Disclosure: This review unit is supplied by Brainwavz
About Brainwavz M2
Brainwavz is a Hong Kong based audio company that manufactures portable audio devices including IEMs, DAPs, Headphones and even DACs since 2008. We have already reviewed a few of their earphones on this site a while ago. Since I loved them so much I am more than happy to check out Brainwavz other earphone models due to a rather large portfolio.
The earphone here is the Brainwavz M2 which is one of their oldest IEMs. I faintly recalled reading a review of these a good six years ago. And behold! A quick google search revealed that these are one of the first few earphones Brainwavz ever made. If you are wondering what is so great about six years then you should know that Brainwavz have a lot of new IEMs available and if these are still being sold today then maybe there is something special about them. We’ll will know in a bit once I put them through their paces!
The following specs are from its website
- Intense, Detailed Bass
- Comfortable Fit
- Silver, Oxygen Free Cable
- Drivers: Dynamic, 10.7 mm
- Rated Impedance: 20 Ω
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 115 dB at 1 mW
- Rated Input Power: 10 mW
- Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Silver Plated
- Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold Plated
- Earphone Hardcase
- 6 sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
- 1 set of Comply™ Foam Tips S-400
- 1 set of Silicone Bi-Flange Tips
- 1 Shirt Clip
- Velcro Cable Tie
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card (24-month warranty)
From its specifications, you’ll notice the lack of a microphone and volume controls. As said earlier, it was launched in 2009 when there were not many smartphones and so most earphones from that era were all without any microphones or volume controls. Of course, times have changed where in-line volume controls and microphone are in almost every new earphone today.
The driver housings are made of metal and the cable seems reasonably sturdy if a little bit stiff. While the earphone itself is very much an old model the accessories bundle has certainly been buffed from when it was first launched. I ALWAYS point out in almost every Brainwavz review and I WILL point out again- the earphone is bundled with a beautiful and sturdy case. Its the best darn case I have ever used and so far nothing and no other IEM that I have seen has dethroned it at this price range.