*the only good thing about this crap is that people keep buying the pads to upgrade their headphone lol*
Thanks for the review. I watched Z's review and was going to get this for my dad, but the poor comfort and build quality is a no go for me.
I just purchased a set from Brainwavz for $64.00...it's a child's toy. It does sound good though, and the pads & case are nice. The dual cable is old school and a pain.Oh well they will probably last a few years.
These are for sale at $62 USD now on the Brainwavz website which is an absolute bargain.
Remember that this is a Fischer FA-003Ti rebranded which was around $200 USD back in 2014 (Mine fell apart 2 years ago).
I just got one from Amazon to save my 2 sets of Fischer FA-002W wooden cups (cost me $500 back in 2014). You can't find these for sale now which is a shame.
If anyone interested about the Fischer cans here is a link https://headfonics.com/fischer-audio-fa-002w-the-master-series/
Update: I swapped the Fischer Bog Oak cups onto the HM5 and it sounds AMAZING with the sound stage opens up. I still remember the Fischer was cold, bright, and quite fatiguing. Just ordered 2 more pairs right away, one for reference and one for my Karelian Birch cup.
Like folks have said, you def have an older revision with worn parts or changed ones from Z, so it's not quite a fair review of the current product. However, I like the format here a lot. There's surprisingly little on these on YT, the best being Z's vid and yours. It's really wild to see Brainwavz post a YT vid on the product page and instead of being something honest like your video or Z's it's just some 21 year old fumbling through and being excited about everything.
My HM5s are arriving next week so hopefully the new rev is nicer bc both you and Z praise the sound a lot. I'll be subbing so maybe in 3 years when I'm bored of my SHP9500s I can have another source of opinion for open backs haha.
Brainwavz HM5 is dead cheap right now. $62 shipped directly from brainwavzaudio.com
You're having the older version of HM5.. I have the newer HM5 that been remake with new plastic pieces for the cups, that might not break as easy.. Also, the earpads you got are probably old too now that's why you feel the plastic under it. Mine still new and they feel nice.
Please review jays a seven
Well, finally made up my mind. I will go with the Audio Technica ATH-M40x's! Always loved the looks of them, and I've heard the sound is great. There a trustworthy brand and within my price range.
I think they updated these since the website video and pictures have silver on the sides of the earcups the outside.
Thanks for the review(s). Keep up the good work.
A couple notes.
* that's the XPT100 cable, the brainwavz one is colour coated.
* those are the XPT100 pads, the HM5 comes with 2 pairs of brainwavz pads. Those pads are the nvx comfort max flat pads.
* those pads and headband are fairly worn looking.
* Z sent you a naked HM5 and XPT acssesories lol. What a monster.
* Imo get a brand new HM5 and XPT and check them out new.
Love the reviews.
Get his Takstar pro82
Just pulled the trigger on these. I got them for 59! I'm not bright sensitive so i think ill like them with all of my music. I came from Superlux EVOs which their build is the most trash ever BUT i have not broken them and ive hand them for over a year so i think the HM5 will last the way i treat them.
The really bad thing about the Evo's is that they are semi open. This is bad because i get severe anxiety hearing noise such as loud kids in crowds or even the sound the bus makes. I have classes so i cant avoid it and i needed something to block that out so i can create a comfortable space in my head with my music! Music and my audio hobby are very important to me. I cant thank you enough for thus reviewing products that (when i make the funds) may be a potential upgrade but also be a life saver.
I am also small so i doubt ill be stretching i
the HM5 much to sit over my head. You seem like a bot of a burly guy, which is probably why these were almost painful to wear! Im also coming from iems so i hope the soundstage will not be worse than earphones! Either way thank you for this review! It helped alot!
GJ man, you are a hard worker ! xx
Speaking of neutral studio monitoring headphones, I hope you or Z or DMS review the Koss Pro4S's at some point. I think they destroy the ATH-M50Xs in every way. They're my favorite closed back studio monitors. Excellent for monitoring and pleasure listening.
Review the brainwavz in ears?
Great review...keep up the good work!!!...Greatings from Transylvania
Beard is looking nice man! Also, your camera color and quality is spot on, looks perfect. Like the background as well, Its nice to see some nice and neat fixtures in the back. To me if it was just the solid grey wall it would look too professional / bland. I have grey walls as well, and lemme tell you, plants look super good against grey walls. Heres my place https://imgur.com/gallery/EhHS5
So if you'd like to review the ZMF Vibro Mark II Purpleheart, I'd be willing to send them. I'm actually trying to sell them to upgrade to some Audeze LCD-X. If you like them after review, I'd be willing to sell them for a very friendly price.
These ones have been out for quite a while now but I am very pleased with the feel and sound! Let me know what you guys think! Cheers!
Are they good for gaming?
Nederland? If not there is a light dutch accent in your... well.. accent. But it’s light compared too most people in the NL. Maybe you are from NL and live in the US?
Can you do a video on optoma uhd50
5%er for life. Best review Chanel on YouTube 🍻
Mindseedtv.com!!! Rocking a website now! Awesome bub! Hope all is well liked and shared
im still up for a pc !!!!!
U had them audio technic for a very long time.. Lifeline very weak 😂😂 .. Great review. Cool headphone (like more cords) 👊mad dapz
Lady evil looking upset.
The headphone sound very pretty good.
Is there are any headphone which last long more than year because I have to buy new pair of headphones in a 6 to 7 months can you suggest any one which can last long.
Lady evil is hot! Is she single?
Another great review.
Like these headphones. Thanks for the review.
Brainwavz HM5 is so so cool men.
Lady Evil with the head spin!
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Which one has flat response for mixing (almost all genres-mainly edm, hip-hop,trap,pop) ? My room (8feet * 12feet) has minimum acoustic treatment.
My girl lady evil is back!!🤣🤣
Btw Good video brotha#rotate#5%er
Really nice headphones
Dam those would of been perfect if they were wireless bluetooth, nice looking though , great video as usual
Hi. Can you music this headset for me to listen to instrumental music?
How do these compare to the m40x, esp in 2020.
Im gorn between these and ghe m40x.
ordered today,for 60bucks from their website +free shipping so excited i own m40x so iam curious how will they compare.
Some of the most boring headphones I've used. Yes, they're flat and reference and blah blah but that needs to be mentioned and that they're not fun headphones.
So funny. My first 'cans' were the NVX100s, sure enough I check for reviews on youtube and found Z's channel before 75k subs or something it doesn't matter but I sub'd right away. He reminds me of myself but a person who actually went ahead of me and started (and could afford all the toys) a channel on audio. Man o man - great channel z! Went ahead and bought ATH-WS1100iS because of you too. Even though the NVX's still work fine. yikes, who would of thought they actually have bass comparing them with NVX's. Anyways, keep being you. :D 🌲🌲🌲
I keep hearing complaints about cheap build quality, that the plastic creaks and snaps and that they break very easily. Can someone give me some feedback? Thank you.
Thank you for the review ( and other reviews ). Informative, detailed, and very funny - a sense of humor is refreshing in a review.
170 on amazon not 100
are they good for gaming?
Does it sound better than Status Audio CB-1?
These or the m40x?
This is my new favorite channel, you sir, are a blessing to the world of audio and a delight to listen to. Gettdit? Audio and listen? Anyway, keep doing what you do man.
I don’t know these or M40X?!?!??
hey Hm5 or dt 770 pro? I been using a hd599 for few weeks and it is really nice but for me its kinda flat and boring. I want something wild with more bass but also keeping the clarity and details as much as i can. Thanks for any advice or recommendation.
Looking back at this I am puzzled why the SHP9500's got so much hype despite the sibilant treble, pads that do not seal on top of a loose clamping force which results in the lower frequencies rolling off very badly. These are closed back, neutral frequency response, solid bass (for their tier), two sets of good quality pads and removable cable.
Am I missing something?!
I've owned my HM5s for almost 6 years and never realised the red sack was velcro, I always thought it was stiched.
"Some silica gel in case you wanna kill your dog" HAHAHAHAHA
or akg k 72
ath40x with other pads or shure 440 with different pads?
hey! are this headphones good for gaming?
Great review! Could you tell me the exact earpads model? the link shows many earbuds..Are these the angled ones?
you can make the HM5 Bass cannons with some easy mods tho
Lekker met de meiden
Nederlands? Het is bijna geen vraag haha maar vd zekerheid lol.
How crisp this headphones compared to m40 or m50?
You deserve more subs man! Nice review, thanks!
I was just looking for these kind of headphones when i got a not.