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Very good in-ear phones,
This review is from: Brainwavz R1 Dual Dynamic Speaker In-Ear Earphones (Electronics)
Brainwavz sent me these earphones to test and review. I have tried a number of their earphones and headphones now and every set has been very good. These R1 earphones are no exception, with very good build quality and quite exceptionally good sound for the price. They are very nicely packaged and come with good accessories: a neat, robust carrying case, a good variety of ear-buds, an airplane adaptor and a ¼-inch jack adaptor.
The earphones have a good copper connecting cable and the jack is gold-plated. The earphones themselves are robust plastic with exchangeable silicone buds, and the whole thing is of very good quality.
They have dual drivers (i.e. one each for treble and bass), and for earphones in this price range the sound is excellent and very well-balanced. The middles are rich and there is a very solid, resonant bass, with good, bright treble. I really like the overall effect. 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 without any hiss or distortion and for in-ear phones at this price they are remarkably good.
These are an over-the-ear design, so the first section of the lead by the earbuds themselves is made of firm but flexible wire. You bend this into a hook up and over your ear so the wire trails down the back. Correct positioning in the ear is vital with earphones like this, so be prepared for a lot of fiddling about with the wire until you get it right and find the buds which suit you. (There are seven different pairs supplied, including a pair of Comply memory foam buds, so you'll find the right ones for you among them.) Once you've got it right they stay firmly in place and sit well, so it's worth the effort. The stiff wire means that phones themselves don't fit into the carrying case, which is for accessories only, by the way.
Personally, I don't get on quite as well with over-the-ear phones like this as I do with conventional dangling-wire ones, but I know a lot of people find them great. If you do, these are a quality product at a very reasonable price for what you get. They give excellent sound, you get good accessories and they are well made by people who really know and care about sound. I can recommend them warmly - the sound quality is far above what you might expect at this price.