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on 27 April 2014
I think these are excellent earphones. They were sent to me by Brainwavz for review and, like others of theirs I have tried, they sound exceptionally good once they are properly adjusted, and far better than I might expect at this price.
They come with a very nice little carrying case and a good range of silicone tips for a good fit. The build quality is very good; the earphones themselves are made of machined aluminium, painted a sleek black onto which you fit the tips which suit you best, they have a good copper connecting cable and the jack is gold-plated. This is plainly a well-made product.
The description says that these M5 earphones are "designed to sound good with any genre of music." I think that's a fair claim: for earphones in this price range the sound is excellent: precise and well-balanced with an exceptionally firm bass. The middles are rich and there is a good, bright treble which is hiss-free even at high volume. I have a Test Playlist which I use for audio products beginning with 15th Century choral music, ending up with The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen and London Grammar and going through most things in between; these perform well on everything. There is clear, articulate sound throughout the frequency range, they go plenty loud enough and the bass in things like London Grammar's Hey Now really resonates in your head. Especially at this price, I think it is remarkably good sound quality.
Correct positioning in the ear is vital with earphones like this. For some reason I found it quite difficult at first to get the right tips and position and I spent quite a while fiddling about with them. However, now I've got them right they are excellent, with a simple and comfortable fit. I suspect that the reviewers here who didn't find the sound good haven't really adjusted the earbuds properly, but it's well worth taking the time to get it right if you need to. These are a quality product at a very reasonable price, giving excellent sound. They are well made by people who really know and care about sound and I can recommend them warmly.