Smartphones have turned a ubiquitous thing for all of us. In fact, they have replaced our audio devices as the primary source of music consumption device.
Regardless of the price range, smartphones never come with a good set of bundled earphones. They either lack bass or sound too tinny.
Brainwavz Omega IEM
Most bundled smartphone earphones either sound mediocre or offer really poor fit. Some look cheap out of the box while premium looking ones like Apple’s earpods also don’t deliver that much on sound.
Brainwavz Omega IEM promises to fix all that woes with a comfortable fit and noise cancellation. But does it really deliver? We figure that out in our review
Price: Rs 999
What is good?
Brainwavz Omega IEM looks really decent, it is not as luxurious looking as Apple’s earpods but definitely doesn’t seem cheap either. It is extremely light which most headphones in this price range happen to be and offers microphone with volume controls.
The sound is what makes it stand out from the crowd. I never thought Rs 999 headphones could sound so good. It plays great with vocals and gets along well with rock and jazz too. Also, it is good with audio calls. At the end of the day, Brainwavz proves that it is meant for calls and music is just an additional benefit.
After using this one for more than a week as my primary headphone for calls, mobile audio and PC audio, I am really impressed with its balanced audio profile. You are buying this one for its bass, but also for the way it balances every type of audio.
While Brainwavz Omega IEM with silicone ear tips didn’t quite stay in my ears, I found using comply foam tips improved the fit. All of this comes at a really cheap price.
What is not good?
I have used a wide array of headphones and believe this one doesn’t really deliver Hi-Fi music. I have my own collection of Hi-Fi lossless 44kHz music collection and they didn’t really sound that good on this one.
Also, not everyone’s ears are the same which automatically means that not everyone is going to like those comply foam tips. So it is hard to judge whether those silicone ear tips will stay in your ears.
Another issue that Brainwavz failed to fix is the issue of knots. Just remove them from your pocket after some time and these headphones would be completely entangled. Even Panasonic’s TCM headphones which cost just Rs 600 have fixed this issue.
Should you buy?
If you have a smartphone with really poor bundled headphones, this could be the finest options under Rs 1,000. Though I have noted issues here, they are not deal breakers.
Not many headphones sound as well as this one and most fail to offer such balanced audio profile.
If Brainwavz solves the knot issue then this will be the perfect replacement for the headphones supplied with your smartphone.
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