Budget Earpieces – Brainwavz Delta Review

Audio devices are a thing I almost never do reviews of on this site, but recently with my Nakamichi MV7 broken I had to get a new pair of earpieces, to which I ordered a Brainwavz Delta and Xiaomi Piston 2. Since the Delta arrived first, I thought I’d do a review of it.

The Brainwavz Delta is a pair of in-ear noise isolation earpieces built for Android. On the first look, one would think it looks pretty cool, with its coated cables that prevents excessive cable tangling, and earbuds with a pink Brainwavz logo on it. However, it is not just about the looks. It is also really cheap – I paid around 60 dollars for it, including shipping through vPOST.

Everything inside the box

It came in a small plastic box, which in my opinion looks really cheap. Inside the box contains the Delta, 3 silicone earbuds (1 already installed), a COMPLY foam tip, a cable clip, a Velcro wrap for the earpiece, an instruction manual, and a warranty card. Now, if you ask me, that is a lot for a 60 dollars budget earpiece.
When I put the earpiece on, it seemed comfortable – In fact, way more comfortable than any earpiece I’ve owned. The earbuds Brainwavz had provided was really thin and smooth, and even with the little bone in my left ear (that always pushes out the earpiece), the Delta stays relatively intact inside the ear when I move it.

Now on to the audio – listening to music isn’t a problem, as no specific frequency range was overpowering other frequency ranges. When tested against a track, the layers of sound were pretty flat, which meant nothing stood out – Not the vocals, not the bass, and not the other instruments. When tested against a sine wave sweep on an Xperia C3, the audio seemed to be relatively constant, though not all: 12kHz onwards saw a huge rise in volume, which then dipped when it was reaching 16kHz. Note: My hearing range reaches 17kHz. For a person who listens to music as it is, the Brainwavz Delta would make an excellent choice for a budget earpiece. For an audiophile like me though, I would say that the frequencies are still a little unbalanced, and that the extreme frequencies (i.e. 20Hz, 20kHz) were not brought out equally.

Overall, the Brainwavz Delta does not perform particularly badly in any aspect. While not providing extremely high quality audio, it still delivers audio quality that is decent and easy on the ears.