Disclosure: This review unit is supplied by Brainwavz.
Introduction, Specifications and Accessories
Brainwavz Audio started a few years ago, primarily making earphones, headphones and DACs. The company mostly competes in the budget space and their earlier offerings I heard were very good and value for money. The earphone reviewed here is the Brainwavz Xfit XF200 which is meant for people listening to earphones in the gym or doing other physical activities.
As such its one of the cheaper sports related earphones around. Brainwavz doesn’t say whether these earphones are water resistant since people who do sports sweat a lot but in my limited usage they didn’t give me any problems even when I was profusely sweating when I eating something spicy. Unfortunately, my lifestyle is not overtly compatible with sports so my testing of these earphones is down to only using them as ordinary earphones and not as sports earphones.
The XF200 comes with a built-in volume control and mute switch which worked very well. The fit is something that can be problematic depending on the person. I for one had issues getting a good seal. Thankfully I have a large collection of ear tips so I found something that fit me well but my ears are not a standard size so most people won’t face the same issues with fit as I did.
One thing I must commend Brainwavz for is the nice hard pouch that they provide with the earphones. The pouch is very well designed and looks classy to boot. Considering the low price of the earphones finding a nice pouch is a good bonus. There is also a pair of Comply foam tips which are nice but foam tips have a life of a few months only and replacing them can be an expensive affair. So it’s not recommended to use them unless you are willing to spend Rs 1200 for a pack of three tips which should last you around 6 – 9 months depending on how much you use them.
That said Comply tips are very comfortable and if you have the budget they are very good. They do provide regular silicon tips in small, medium, large and bi-flange.
The specs and features are as follows:
- Over the ear
- Ergonomically designed for sport
- Crisp clear bold sounds
- Drivers: Dynamic, 9 mm
- Rated Impedance: 16 ohms
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 95 dB at 1 mW
- Rated Input Power: 10 mW
- Cable: 1.4 m Y-Cord, Copper
- Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold plated
- Earphone Hardcase
- Velcro Cable Tie
- 1 Shirt Clip
- 6 Sets Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
- 1 Set Bi-Flange Silicone Ear Tips
- 1 Set Comply™ Foam Tips S-4-00
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card (24-month warranty)
Compatibility for 3.5 mm Jack:
iPods, iPhones, iPads, MP3 Players, Android, Tablets and Phones & Other Audio Devices