To be honest I didn’t know much about Brainwavz until the B150 earphone came across my desk today. This well priced in-ear headphone (under $70) claims to have “clarity and detail” so I’m naturally curious to see if this is true. I’ll run it through the normal sound and durability tests to give the Brainwavz B150 earphone a fair and accurate review.
In The Box
It looks like Brainwavz knows exactly what you’ll need. In the box with the B150 earphone you’ll get the following.
- Brainwavz B150 earphones
- Hard case for travel
- 6 sets of silicone tips
- Shirt clip (for earphone wire)
- Velcro cable tie
- Instruction manual and warranty card (2-years)
Design / Durability
The Brainwavz B150 earphone utilizes the over-ear design similar to high-end IEM’s. This ensures the earphones will stay in place much better because any tug on the cable is stopped by the top of the ears. It’s a design that more earphone companies are using and I like it when it’s done right. The earphone housings are a shiny, durable plastic and seem
The 1.3m cable feels super durable. Examining the cable closely it appears that the left and right wires are twisted and wrapped in an even stronger plastic that’s designed to last. Instead of the 90 degree angle 3.5mm plug the Brainwavz B150 uses a 45 degree angle that seems to be effective in protecting the cable from premature wear.
Fit / Comfort
The B150 earphone from Brainwavz features a stylish yet ergonomic IEM earphone design. The main housing rests in the inner ear while the eartips feed sound directly to the ear canal. The fit feels quite comfortable for the most part. I used them on and off for many hours and only felt a little weary from really extended listening sessions.
The Brainwavz B150 in-ear headphone is built to be an affordable, hi-fidelity IEM for everyday use. The extended frequency range (up to 22kHz) seems to add a nice amount of clarity to the mix. And customizing your sound with silicone eartips (for balanced sound) or foam Comply tips (for more bass) gives you options no matter what your listening preference is.
Headphone manufacturers are finally figuring out that “balance is key” when it comes to bass and Brainwavz is definitely on-point with this trend. While focused on clarity and detail the Brainwavz B150 doesn’t skimp on balanced yet robust bass. It sounds more like the original studio mix rather than a muddy rendition
The mid-range on the Brainwavz B150 is spectacular. As advertised on the box I can hear “clarity and detail” even better than some over ear headphones. The best part about the mids on the B150 is it has a sort of warming effect where some IEM’s tend to get brittle and harsh. I really have to say it’s a refreshing sound signature and the mids are the best part.
The high frequency response on the B150 earphones is splendid. Not too bright and a decent amount of presence overall. The balanced sound signature from low to high keep the frequencies from fighting for their place in the mix making the highs on the Brainwavz B150 a real treat.
I found myself a little shocked at how good the Brainwavz B150 earphones were. Priced at just under $70 these earphones are some of the best you can get in that price range. I had a few issues in keeping a comfortable fit for long periods of time but overall the Brainwavz B150s proved to be durable, well built and great sounding earphones. They’re a decent option for audiophiles on a budget. They come with a 2-year manufacturers warranty which shows Brainwavz really believes in their products.
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Drivers: Single Balanced Armature
Rated Impedance: 30 Ω
Frequency Range: 16 Hz ~ 22 kHz
Sensitivity: 105 dB at 1 mW
Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Over the ear, OFC Copper
Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold plated