Brainwavz XFit XF-200 Quick Review
Thanks to Brainwavz for the sample.
Brief: Brainwavz do sporty.
Price: US$25 or about £18
Specifications: Drivers: Dynamic, 9 mm, Rated Impedance: 16 ohms, Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz, Sensitivity: 95 dB at 1 mW, Rated Input Power: 10 mW, Cable: 1.4 m Y-Cord, Copper, Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold plated
Accessories: You get a case, Velcro cable tie, shirt clip, 4 pairs of silicon tips and a pair of Comply’s. It’s a superb bundle for the price.
Build Quality: It’s all plastic and very light weight but it’s nicely put together. For the price of them they feel superb.
Isolation: Pretty good for a dynamic. It’s at the better end of a dynamics typical range so it’s easily enough for most normal situations. You know, on a bus, walking out and about. Not really flight or Tube levels but would be do occasionally. Its more than easily enough to block out the traffic sounds that your used to so remember you have to use your eyes to compensate, or get squished.
Comfort/Fit: Excellent. They must be worn up which I’m fine with and I has no issues, a largely perfect fit for my ears.
Aesthetics: Love them. Just look at them, the clear plastic housings look awesome.
Sound: Outstanding for the pennies. Bassy as you would naturally expect, big but not crazy so, the mids do their very best to keep up with the bass creating an overall warm, richly bassy sound. The treble being the hardest bit to nail does the wise thing and dampened down. Enough to keep you aware of all that’s going on but even in highly trebly tracks they never dominate. The bass is clearly what’s in charge with the treble just dashing in here and there to paint the appropriate acoustic picture. These however are tuned with pop centric bass. They are gym aimed at earphones so unsurprisingly they pair up with just the sort of thing you’d find on “Now That’s What I Call Running” fast paced rhythmic, energy filled bouncy pop. However if you want they can also do a nicely rich and laid back presentation. A little heavy, a little slow for sure at times but as is so often the case, the price tag comes into play. These cost less than your monthly gym membership, potentially considerably less. That is their biggest claim to fame as it were, they are stupidly cheap yet still sound good.
Value: Excellent. A great earphone, great looking, great sounding and then to top it off it comes with a great bundle.
Pro’s: Look awesome. Sound awesome. Silly cheap.
Con’s: Kinda a little over bassy for my tastes, if you think of that as a “problem.”