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Brainwavz HM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Brainwavz HM5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The durability and sound are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the portability.

comfort, sound, durability, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Brainwavz HM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brainwavz HM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Brainwavz HM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The bass quality and durability also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the treble quality.

sound, durability, bass quality, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brainwavz HM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Brainwavz HM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and durability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability.

sound, durability, comfort, bass quality, usability

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brainwavz HM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Brainwavz HM5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and bass quality. The usability and sound also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

comfort, sound, usability, bass quality, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Brainwavz headphones sound great with everything

 

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with professional headphones for an affordable price.

The ; is an excellent set of monitor headphones yet it's still able to make music enjoyable to listen to; the package includes two different-lengthed cables and a spare set of earcups; the build quality is very good and the fit is very comfortable.

The cosmetics are boring; the sound can lack low-end punch and high-end sparkle, making them not so suited to dance music; and apparent clones are available for much cheaper online

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Brainwavz HM5

 

The Brainwavz HM5 are solid flat response-style over-ear studio monitor headphones with a focus on clarity in the highs.

Accurate frequency response with detailed high-mids and highs. Extra pair of earpads and two detachable cables of different lengths included. Comfortable, closed design.

No inline remotes on either of the cables. Slightly pricier than some comparable models.

The Brainwavz HM5 get just about everything right—accurate audio, an exceptionally comfortable fit, and some helpful replacement accessories thrown in for good measure. The price might seem a little high to some, compared with the HD 280 Pro but you're...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Brainwavz headphones sound great with everything

 

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with professional headphones for an affordable price.

The ; is an excellent set of monitor headphones yet it's still able to make music enjoyable to listen to; the package includes two different-lengthed cables and a spare set of earcups; the build quality is very good and the fit is very comfortable.

The cosmetics are boring; the sound can lack low-end punch and high-end sparkle, making them not so suited to dance music; and apparent clones are available for much cheaper online

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

BRAINWAVZ HM5 HEADPHONES

 

The Brainwavz HM5 are good critical listening headphones with a bulky but comfortable design. They're well padded and have spacious ear cups you can wear for hours and a balanced sound quality suitable for most music genres and even movies....

Good audio reproduction. ; Very comfortable fit.

Poor noise isolation. ; Bulky design. ; Treble delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to positioning.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Brainwavz headphones sound great with everything

 

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with professional headphones for an affordable price.

The ; is an excellent set of monitor headphones yet it's still able to make music enjoyable to listen to; the package includes two different-lengthed cables and a spare set of earcups; the build quality is very good and the fit is very comfortable.

The cosmetics are boring; the sound can lack low-end punch and high-end sparkle, making them not so suited to dance music; and apparent clones are available for much cheaper online

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

BRAINWAVZ HM5

 

Great for those on a budget, BRAINWAVZ HM5s pack a lot of performance punch.

High performance for the price

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Worth the price, reasonably neutral

 

I have the Studiospares M1000, identical to the HM5 and won them on ebay for £26 which was an absolute bargain. The Studiospares retail brand new for £64 plus delivery. They have a secure clamp pressure but are comfortable due to the thick, soft pads....

Good airy soundstage, smooth and quite detailed, comfortable

slight lack of bass, loose adjuster on headband

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Brainwavz replacement earpad for Brainwavz HM5 Headphone

 

Thanks to Brainwavz for the review samples of the HM5 pleather and velour earpads replacement! These replacement earpads are meant for Brainwavz HM5 headphone, but Brainwavz told me, size wise, they are compatible with other headphones from other...

Well made, comfortable, available in both pleather and velour material, & available in various colors

Sonically not very suitable for ATH-M50 and ATH-MSR7

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Brainwavz HM5 Monitoring Headphone

 

There has been plenty of monitoring headphone floating around in the market some of which are more on the affordable range such as, the Shure SRH-840 which I likes a lot, the Audio Technica ATH-M50 which doesn't really suit my taste as well but it is...

Does everything well for its price

treble is ted too bright

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Rather Neutral Headphone At An Attractive Price

 

Brainwavz HM5 Review The Brainwavz HM5 is a headphone that I have been very intrigued about for quite a long time. I have heard the FA-003 and some other headphones that use the same driver many times and always felt like it had something that really...

Quite Neutral, Accessories, Value

Slightly Bass Light

Dec, 2014

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