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Brainwavz Alpha IEM Review

  1. Introduction, Specs and Accessories
  2. Sound Quality and Conclusion
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Disclosure: This review unit is supplied by Brainwavz

What about the Brainwavz Alpha…

Brainwavz is a Hong Kong based audio company that manufactures portable audio devices including IEMs, DAPs, Headphones and even DACs since 2008. I’ve just finished reviewing its excellent M2 earphones and now I am testing the Brainwavz Alpha IEM. The M2 was highly regarded on many review sites. The Brainwavz Alpha at around US$ 18.50- half the price of the M2. Naturally, we would all like to know what would you get out of it and if its good enough.

The specs and features are as follows:

Features:

  • Deep, full bass
  • Ultra-affordable
  • Sleek and stylish

Specifications:

  • Transducers/Drivers: Dynamic, 8mm, CCAW Drive units
  • Rated Impedance: 20ohms ± 15%
  • Sensitivity: 110 ± 2dB at 1KHz 1mW 20upa
  • Frequency range: 15 ~ 28000Hz
  • Distortion: <= 2% 94dB (20upa)
  • Channel balance: <= 3dB (at 1000Hz)
  • Rated input power: 10mW
  • Maximum input power: 30mW
  • Plug: 3.5mm 24kgilt stereo plug
  • Cable length: 1m
  • 1-year warranty
  • Dimensions (Packaging): 145 x 100 x 5mm
  • Net Weight: 10g
  • Gross Weight: 19g

*Included Accessories:

  • 3 x Pairs of ear tips (S/M/L)
  • 1 x Cable clamp
  • 1 x Comply ear tips

The Brainwavz Alpha has a decent package but doesn’t provide a carry case which I loved to have with the earlier reviewed models! As a trade-off, the Alpha is a lower priced earphone so Brainwavz would have to cut something. That said they did include a set of Comply ear tips, which is pretty neat. You also do get the basic set of ear tips. The Brainwavz Alpha has a plastic housing and an average cable. The build quality is better than the cheaper earphones I have tried like Soundmagic ES19s which we reviewed but not as good as its more expensive brethren like the S0 and the M2.

One glaring omission is the lack of a microphone which is something even much cheaper earphones come with.

About Brendon Fernandes

Audio H/W Reviewer

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