Yesterday I talked about a higher priced model, but today I want to get back to normal and review an under 100 model. Today, let’s talk about the Brainwavz s3 a relatively cheap model around $70, let’s see if you can find in this model what you’re looking for…
Brainwavz has a reputation of providing a good value for the price, and on the Brainwavz s3, it is not different. The sound is great overall, detailed mids and very clean across the spectrum, however, one downside is a lack of bass impact, that might disappoint the bass heads out there. While it is not a model for fans of bass-heavy music, all others will find good value here.
The design of the Brainwavz s3 is pretty much straight forward, clean and simple, and that is a feature that I value a lot. Two good points worth to note is the driver housing made of aluminum, increasing the durability considerably, the flat, tangle-free cable, and the rugged strain reliefs, also increasing significantly the durability and the metal filters, making the s3 a premium earphone without a doubt.
Comfort and fit
The s3 is very comfortable to use and even exercise with, and you can choose from a wide range of ear tips of all kinds: silicone, double flange, comply foam and triple flange. So, there’s no need to say that all ear shapes and sizes are covered.
Accessories and extras
Unfortunately, there are no personalization options, for this model, so you’ll have to settle for the metal color. One of the strengths of the Brainwavz s3 is the great microphone, very clear and clean calls, certainly a point above The competition with the industry standard offering very bad microphones. The 3 button remote is fully compatible with iOS devices but unfortunately the volume buttons don’t work on Android. The s3 also comes with hard case, and the aforementioned selection of ear tips: 6 pairs of Silicone Ear Tips, 1 pair of comply T-400 foam, 1 pair of bi-flange and 1 pair of tri-flange.
- Drivers: Dynamic, 8 mm
- Rated Impedance: 16 Ω
- Frequency Range: 16 Hz ~ 22 kHz
- Sensitivity: 96 dB at 1 mW
- Rated Input Power: 10 mW
- Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Copper
- Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold Plated
Pros and Cons
- Detailed mids and clean sound overall
- Aluminum housing
- Flat cable
- Metal filters
- Wide selection of ear tips
- Moderate bass
- volume doesn’t work with android
My Rating: 8.9 out of 10
With the price today around $70, the Brainwavz S3 isn’t the best in-ear headphone around, but when it comes to value for the money this is one of the best. If you are looking into a $50 model, think again and buy this one, because the sound quality, durability and the wide selection of tips make this model worth every penny.
Hope you enjoyed the review,