Brainwavz HM3 Headphones Review

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An immediate impression on unpacking these on-ear headphones is that they look a little retro. This is because of the way the ear-cups are adjusted with a simple, but efficient, metal slide through each cup, and the fact that they have no controls such as volume or track movement built in. However, once on your ears and powering a truly dynamic sound into your head, any thought of complex hidden mechanisms to adjust the ear-cups or fiddly touch-switches is left behind as you realise these are seriously expert sound carriers, with the money spent on the drivers and technical input, not frivolities!

The fact is that these Brainwavz headphones offer a brilliant sound. They have a good deep bass right through to a solid treble range. The sound is full and there is a noticeable clarity across the stereo channels when listening to music, with all instruments and vocals full of individual resonance.

The drivers are dynamic, 38mm, with a rated impedance of 32 ohms. They have a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz, with a sensitivity of 95dB at 1mW. The cable is copper and it has a 3.5mm, gold plated plug. Also supplied is a quarter inch adapter, which is great for use with guitar amplifiers and other heavy duty soundboards.

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Following the first paragraph remarking on the adjustment, it must be said that these are truly comfortable headphones to wear, are very simple and easy to adjust, and are  lightweight. Once placed over your ears you are in a world of your own, and those around you will not be disturbed because the cups are very well sound-proofed. And there is a second set of earpads included in the box.

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So, these are great headphones with a professional sound quality at a low-range price, which are ideal for iPods, iPhones and iPads as well as any other MP3 players, computers and laptops, but also for any other audio devices.