Ive had the B2 since release but havent really posted much about it, apologies for being quite quiet about it... Now i cant do a full write up and i guess its not really needed as more experienced people have already beat me to it.
I listen to id say a varying music genre main examples:
Five Finger Death Punch
The Pretty Reckless
And alot more, wide variety apart from real dubstep and all that rap crap (imo :P). For things like evanescence its pretty damn good, im still annoyed with it being just to damn bright, almost ear piercing but i think its got better over time (maybe i just got used to it) however i think if it could be reduced a fraction or two it would be great. Apart from that then its amazing how awesome these sound, you can hear every instrument and nothing is "drowned" out and as its been said its very analytical but IMO it doesnt lose out from this, i know alot of earphones will tend to be laid back when going for an analytical approach and so you just dont enjoy the music as much but the B2 are far from it.
I got the pleasure of seeing evanescence live in my home town a mere week ago, god is amy lees voice 10000000000x better live than any recording, orgasmic
. I would
. But having compared to the recording, the B2 really give her voice the best representation compared to other earphones ive had (the B2 are the most expensive for me... however i have some audio technica AD700s in the same price bracket to compare price wise and they are solid considering ones a headset and ones an earphone they both excel). I couldnt listen to evanescence with heavy bass especially after the live performance it just ruins it(unless live cause the sound system was MASSIVE, bass was insane and moving all my clothing but amys voice was so strong it actually overpowered all of it...lol).
Now for the other types of music i found it to be a solid performer, loving Iron Maiden on these earphones but my favourite.... Five finger death punch new album "American Capitalist" since i heard it i thought it was awesome (on my speaker setup at home) but after trying it on my B2 wow im impressed. I said the B2 was good in the songs i listen to but i will add that in some cases it did lack the punchy base that could help it be just that bit better, i know alot of people dislike the low amount of base but i really dont care but since listening to FFDP new album, can safely say that base was just hiding somewhere as it was just so tight and punchy and 100% on the money with being equal in vocals and base, the best i have ever heard its awesome! Recommend you guys try it if you like FFDP of course!.
Just ordered some M4 a few weeks ago as a present for my dad, i know he would prefer them to the B2 as he does like the vocal music but he would prefer a greater balance a more punchy base, and plus he only wants a cheap pair and £26 or whatever it was was a good price i was willing to pay,be nice to compare between the two.
My Sound system that has been used to test the B2:
A/V receiver, pioneer vsx-520k (at home)
Sandisk Sansa Clip+ (sometimes with fiio 5)
LG Optimus 2x
Some 320Kbp/s mp3s.... evanescence was mp3 until i bothered to convert it yesterday (found my disk! Maybe one of the reasons it didnt sound as good as live)
Comparison audio output devices:
Audio Technica Ad700
2x Cambridge Audio S30s (bookshelf speakers connected to pioneer 520)
Razer Protone(the original ones at £10)
random sennheiser not in ear style, sit in ear style.
Couple of others ive forgotten
Overall am i happy with my purchase made MANY months ago? Hell yes, there is dimishing returns on earphone prices i think but im really happy, i would buy them again as long as they last... yeah that sounds like a weird statement as if it lasted i wouldnt need to buy a new one... as long as they last atleast 2 years im happy with the price.
What would i change about the earphones?
Reduce the sibilance (is that what its called? the quite high, brightness just a couple of notches too bright)
Change the cables, id rather just one solid sleeved cable or something like the current 3 wires inside of a bigger sleeve/sheath as i think the black and white looks tacky for such a high end IEM(within reason... i know this isnt truely high end :P).
Have an angled jack/connection, raz i must ask why you decided on the 180degree connection? All of the other brainwavz have been 45degree/90degree afaik, its complete oversight for doing a flat connection, it only stands to add strain and basically reduce the durability. Only had 2 earphones break on me and suprise suprise they were flat connections and the wires had just worn/snapped inside cause of the stress of being in the pocket etc