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Brainwavz Delta In-Ear Monitors
Martin Colloms is seduced by some tiny earpods, the more so after he discovers that they only cost £20!
Review By Martin Colloms
Odd items cross my desk for possible review, and these apparently well-made examples of the usual £35 in-ear variety caught my attention – especially after I discovered that these only cost £20.
Key points are solid aluminum alloy construction, a well interfaced snap-in mount for the wide range of earbuds. An additional Comply memory foam tip for near perfect sealing means virtually noise-free operation for adjacent travelers, and almost no ambient noise leakage into the wearer’s ears. The tight seal takes some adjustment, but most users will take to it with gratitude, owing to the considerable benefit in useable signal-to-noise ratio. A good seal also defines good stereophony and the deepest and most powerful bass, as it did in this case.
This type of earphone intimately drives the ear canal entrance and requires very little power for a dynamically realistic result, and theoretically promises a long life provided they are not abused. Inside, tiny moving coil speakers are fitted within a sealed chamber capsule of machined alloy.
Functional details include clear channel labeling, a decent tangle resistant cable with intelligent strain relief at each junction, a full function line remote with microphone and volume, plus track change, Android and iOS. A most detailed operating guide includes excess volume ear safety guidance and a 24 month warranty.
The sound is not high end, nor was it expected to be, but it was sufficiently musical for me to persevere, noting a smooth, fatigue free mid and lower treble. Rock oriented, it had strong bass lines which were well articulated and quite well timed, a smooth midrange, and a mildly dull treble that lacked extension to higher frequencies. Stereo imaging and depth was above average while nothing in the sound annoys.
Weighing up the whole package, this intelligently made and presented product deserves a Best Buy rating.
Brainwavz Delta In-Ear Monitors Review
Type: In-ear monitor
Drivers: Dynamic, 8 mm
Rated Impedance: 16 Ohms
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 100 dB at 1 mW
Rated Input Power: 20 mW
Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Copper
Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold Plated
Weight: 0.48 ounces
Multi-Function 3 Button Microphone & Remote:
Supports Apple iOS & Android Products
Phone Call Control
Audio Player Control
Supports TRRS Connector
Earphone hard case
Three sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
One set of Comply Foam Tips S-400
One Shirt Clip
Velcro Cable Tie
4B, Jumbo Industrial Building
189 Wai Yip Street