Chances are you may not have heard about Brainwavz as a brand but as it stands, they do come out with some good audio products. Delta range is a good example. Brainwavz launched the M1 in-ear monitor (IEM) last month and we’ve been giving it a thorough test to see if they’re worth the asking price.
The M1 sales package is bundled with a hardcase along with 6 sets of silicone ear tips (S/M/L size), 1 set of Comply Foam Tips S-400, 1 set of silicone bi-flange tips, 1 shirt clip and velcro cable tie.
Our initial impression of the M1 was how flimsy it looks and will it hold during the everyday commute in Mumbai locals but we’re happy to report it did, and how! Despite the deceiving looks, the M1 is sturdy enough for everyday use. And even surprising is the fact that these small earphones pack in 10.7mm drivers.
In terms of audio quality, the M1’s 10.7mm drivers have an impedance of 32 ohms and sounds true to its description – balanced. Over the course of few weeks, we played a number of tracks ranging from pop to EDM and the audio quality was pretty good throughout. The wide soundstage also helps to add to the overall audio quality. However, don’t expect it to be bass heavy as this particular IEM is geared more towards a neutral sound.
If we talk about ergonomics, the bundled silicone ear tips do a decent job but Comply tips enhance the experience, fit for a prolong listening session. The noise isolation also works fairly well with the M1.
The Brainwavz M1 is priced at Rs. 2,999 and while it may not be premium-looking as its asking price, the sound quality and bundled tips and other accessories make up for it.