The Brainwavz BLU-100 in-ear monitors (IEMs) is excellent for sports, as supplied with Silicone Ear Tips (S M L) to ensure fits into the user’s ear. This ensures they securely fit in your ear when exercising or throughout your daily day. The materials build quality appears durable and flexible, while no magnet on the earphones.
Included in the Box:
- Earphone Hardcase
- 3 sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
- 1 set of Comply™ Foam Tips S-400
- 1 Micro USB Charging Cable
- Velcro Cable Tie
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card (24-month warranty)
- Bluetooth, Wireless capabilities
- Comfortable Fit
- Light weight and durable
- 3 Button remote
- Transducers/Drivers: Dynamic, 8 mm
- Rated Impedance: 30 Ω Closed Dynamic
- Sensitivity: 110 dB at 1 mW
- Frequency range: 20 ~ 20000 Hz
- Bluetooth 4.0 (CSRBC8645) with aptX
- Operation max distance: 30 ft (10 m)
- Battery: 60 mAh – 4 hrs playtime, 100 hrs standby, 2 hrs for full charge (Micro USB charging)
- CVC echo and noise cancellation
- Supports voice prompt for MMI: Power on / Paring / Connecting / Battery low / Power off
- Supports HFP, HSP and A2DP
- Supports pairing with two devices at the same time
The red and black Earphone Hard case is strong and secure to store the earphones, charging cable and ear tips. The case while strong would prevent damage to earphones, they are physically too big to be practical to carry around for a man, they do not fit comfortable in a pocket, rather need to be carried in a bigger bag / separate.
The warranty as supplied on this unit advised 2 years, some website or suppliers advise a 1-year warranty, this would be worth checking out if purchasing on the web.
The unit does not come with a mains charger but does come with the Micro USB charging (standard android charger) cable. It takes approx. 2 hours for a full charge giving 4 hrs playtime, 100 hrs standby. The standby can cause issues when the phone is paired to ensure the audio is not via the earphone when not in use when taking a call. The Physical L (left side) charging socket on the head is excellent easy to use removing a cover on the right earphone.
Setup & use:
The setup is easy with no app to download, this can be paired directly to your phone as required. The instructions are straightforward with a 3 Button remote, its allows to you take phone calls, adjust volume, or change your playlist without slowing down. The controls work with Apple iOS products, Android & Windows phones & PC. This was also connected to a windows lap without any issues and worked (the quality did not appear as good as from an android phone). Various BT earphones were used in the past which have not sync with a standard windows laptop, this unit synch straight away to the laptop allowing YouTube or music directly from the laptop.
The power on / off button advises via audio when the unit is powered on & off, when connected via Blue tooth which is a great feature. The Brainwavz BLU-100 is comfortable to wear once the correct Silicone Ear Tips are used. There is the option of small, medium and large sizes and a set of Comply.
The cable supplied are flat to prevent tangle with the cables. No tangles were observed with the cable due to the short cable from ear to ear. The Brainwavz have made no mention of sweat or water-resistant while appear sealed in the right areas.
The audio quality is not perfect but when used via BT from an Android phone the difference is negligible when compared to more expensive BT headsets costing in the hundreds. The correct Silicone Ear Tips when used gave worthy noise isolation and fit, these were miles ahead of some budget earphones. The access to all the various features been a tap away / hold away was instinct and simplicity. The Brainwavz BLU-100 has lots of appeal ahead of many products on the market for the price.