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DELTA

BRAINWAVZ

Rating

Price

7

25 €

Review published:

03/2019

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7

Bass

6.5

Mids

7

Trebles

Sensitivity

100 dB

6.8

Handling

7.5

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

The BRAINWAVZ DELTA have been in business for several years now. Does that make them worse in comparison? No, they can still keep up with today's offers and do not belong to the most sold models of the company for nothing, but there is a lot of competition around 20€, which has largely passed by (unbeatable the SENFER DT6). The company has made a name for itself in the Hi-Fi world with the B200 (2*BA) and B400 (4*BA).

Handling

Let's start with the company's claim regarding the supplied equipment and it's not from bad parents. For a good 25 € we get a very robust, high-quality hard case with compartments, where the in-ears are packed including a pair of comply tips, 3 pairs of silicone tips and a T-shirt clip.

Otherwise the quality of workmanship is commensurate with the price, and due to the full metal housing even more than that. Even if it feels as light as plastic, the "tooth test" proves the opposite.

The design is usual, slim and very comfortable (cable down). The cable noise is a bit of a nuisance. The problem can be solved by placing the cable over the ear. As the cable gets shorter, the Remote/Mic isn't really useful anymore and the cable can easily slip off the ear due to the missing reinforcement. This trick also works with all other in-ears with cable noise, if they are not already worn over the ear as standard.

With the Comply-Tips one achieves a very good isolation, but also with the Silicone-Tips this is satisfactory.

Sound

The BRAINWAVZ DELTA is warm, relaxed and balances with a sometimes stronger, sometimes less subjectively perceptible V-signature.

The bass has enough power and punch to suit any genre. But it's not always accurate and can sometimes overpower, making it booming. The DELTA cuts a better figure in the sub-bass, even if the extension is not the biggest. It brings some warmth to the signature. It has to be said that this varies from recording to recording and depends strongly on the quality. If you put a little more steam under the DELTA's butt, the bass becomes tighter and cleaner, but still not perfect. It plays slightly above average with a nice kick. Bass guitars can stand out positively if they are well mixed/removed.

The mids sound quite balanced and fall off towards the top. I wish they were more crisp and direct. They line up at the back of the signature, but lack clarity, which would make them more noticeable, and so they just swim along. That doesn't make them screeching or unpleasant, but they can go a bit more forward as far as I'm concerned. They are very soft and relaxed, but also slightly dark coloured. Especially women's voices sound a bit dark.

I actually find the highs most successful in the DELTA. They are smooth, but not as discoloured as the mids. You manage to give the DELTA some lightness and to suggest details. So they save the DELTA from the darkness and even have a nice extension of 10 kHz without becoming clinking.

The separation is in the good range. The highs in particular are a real help to the mid-range, which, on their own, can easily throw the instruments a bit overboard. But with their help a picture is created which is quite appropriate for the price, especially if it gets quieter.

Outro

Even after more than 5 years, the BRAINWAVZ DELTA is still convincing when it comes to a balanced V-signature. However, they do not move mountains. They play an appropriate role in their price segment, but do not set any accents. Those who like it relaxed and prefer the softer sound rather than the direct, fast and brighter sound can access it without hesitation. In addition, there is a nice bass kick and a trouble-free listening session when it comes to peaks. But the resolution suffers from this.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

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