VerdictI once thought that when it comes to budget earphone reviews, a jaded attitude would eventually begin to creep in. Surely there's a limit to how many of these in-ear headphones one can try before it all gets a bit dull! However, I'm glad to find that I can still get bucket loads of enjoyment out of trying earphones such as this. The Brainwavz S5 are bags of fun with a warm and friendly presentation and they have loads of room with a generous soundstage. For the asking price the Brainwavz S5 is a fantastic sounding headphone; being new does not make it average, as we've seen with recent debutants such as DUNU-Topsound and Fidue. There are a couple of minor gripes such as the 'left' and 'right' markers being tiny and the y-split strain relief on the cable - it looks like a section borrowed from a bridge.
- Generous supply of tips including Complyfoam
- Good solid jack adapter
- Hard case
- Involving sound
- Left and right markers hard to see
- Straight jack
- Cable split strain relief has become a feature