Brainwavz M2 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Brainwavz Model M2
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 15 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 20 Cable Length (cm) 130
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$60
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 7.0 Bass Impact 7.0
Bass Quality 6.0 Mids Quality 7.0
Highs Quality 6.0 Soundstage 7.0
Detail 7.0 Portability 9.0
Isolation 5.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 6.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 9.0    
Overall Score 7.0 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member NA Blur on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact7
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality6
Detail7
Comfort8
Durability6
Value9

I did a ton of digging for a mid level IEM. After reading Joker's IEM reviews of over 190 IEM's I decided on the M2 for 3 reasons.

1.) No section of the spectrum was tremendously recessed

2.) The clarity is top notch

3.) The quality vs price was phenomenal

I listen to these 4 hours a day at work and every time I put them in I am amazed at how well they sound.

The bass extends nicely and does not distort. It remains impactful and in place, not boomy. The bass is no where near weak and bass heads will enjoy the extension. Other listeners will enjoy the lack of sloppy boominess that is so common with super bassy IEM's.

The mids are very up-front and only slightly recessed on the high end. As the frequencies go above 4kHz there is a noticeable drop off in amplitude. Vocals come in clear and spectacular.

The M2 lacks the high end crispness that other IEM's have like the ER-6i. Not to say that the high end is terribly rolled off, just suppressed. Cymbals sound a little laid back, but there is a definite jump in high frequency around 10kHz or so.

The soundstage is amazing for such a small IEM. Listening to Buddy Miller & Julie Miller \"Long Time\" is just awesome through the M2. I give credit for this to a decent seal and a large dynamic driver ( 10.7mm ).

The detail is quite enjoyable. I used Great Big Sea' \"When I'm Up\" (Live) to test detail. Because the mids are recessed slightly the detail is not superb, but it is surely very good.

I found the default ear tips very comfortable. I can wear them for 4 hours without feeling discomfort. I own several other pairs of IEM's and for using the default tips I can say they are very comfortable. For a better seal I recommend some large Comply 400's.

I did not notice any major improvement with amplification. The bass tightened up a bit and the detail improves slightly, but an amp is not necessary to enjoy the M2.

The build quality is superb. They are stress relieved at each stem of the ear piece. The only complaint I have on the build is the cord has quite a bit of memory and remains coiled for its lifetime. The cord is also slightly microphonic, but not enough to where it really bothered me. Perhaps if you ran everyday you would not like it, but I walk around with these and do not notice it.

In the end these are an amazing find especially at their price point. The M2 remains a well detailed and enjoyable IEM.