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kennethfine
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Sep 25, 2017
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background: I own a great many headphones. My favorites of more than a dozen are the Senn HD800s, Senn HD650s, and Beyerdynamic DT990s. In the realm of IEMs I've owned a bunch, from Monoprice's surprisingly good ~$5 buds to Brainwavz's M-series, to expensive units made by Shure.
I received two packages of the B100s on this drop and plugged them in without knowledge of their price, quality, or typical reviews. I listened to a variety of unequalized FLACs on a FiiO x5.
I'm quite impressed. Build quality is exemplary. The soundstage seems exceptionally wide. The sound is very neutral. Vocals and midrange are amazingly clear. In terms of sound, they most remind me of Sennheiser's understated, excellent HD600 open headphones. The bass is there but the B100s are not trying to be a "fun" hip-hop headphone.
Reading through some of the reviews, I can't help but offer a bit of advice. I received a higher-quality IEM than some, but I own many of Brainwavz' M-series and found them decent in terms of sound. If you don't like how your IEMs sound, and you don't have a lot of experience with these sorts of earphones, I strongly recommend you try out all of the sizes and types of earbuds that are included. For me, the extra-large silicone earpieces work the best; other people swear by the foam earpieces (which sound like crap to me, even the expensive branded ones.) The success of these sorts of phones are highly dependent on fit, so make sure you're finding the fit that works for you before dismissing your purchase as terrible.
Sep 25, 2017
Bekah.M
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Sep 25, 2017
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Thanks for the awesome review and advice!
Sep 25, 2017
kennethfine
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Sep 28, 2017
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BTW, I did try the fancy red Comply branded foam earpieces on the B100s today. To my ears, they made the B100s sound thin, weak, and generally terrible vs. the silicone earpieces. I'm guessing this is because the included Comply tips aren't large enough for my ear canal and do not make a good seal, rather than anything wrong with Comply's product per se. So I'll reiterate my suggestion that no matter which headphones Massdrop dropped to you, definitely play around with the different earpiece options and find what works best for you.
Sep 28, 2017
pauliunas
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Oct 2, 2017
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But look at all these reviews... https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/brainwavz-m100-iem-noise-isolating-earphones-with-remote-microphone-headset-for-iphone-ipad-ipod-android-devices.22055/reviews All of them agree that M100 sounds muddy as f***, there whole upper half is terrible. I've also read some reviews of the other models, and they're totally different. Even the M series. But 40% is a pretty darn big chance of receiving some piece of crap...
Oct 2, 2017
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