Price & Value
Currently, HM9 is available for $119.50, and for this price it's probably one of the consumer cans you can buy. There are very few alternatives available (Sol Republic Tracks HD / Sony MDR-XB300), and almost all of 'em don't have the same clarity / detail.
I ended up liking the HM9 more than I was expecting to. It's built like a tank, and it feels like one too. I think it's a bit heavy, but other than that, I have no complaints it terms of build and design. In fact, I find it impressive that such a bulky pair of cans is so comfortable.
When it comes to sound, HM9 is decent, especially when you consider its price. BrainWavz was clearly going for a wider-audience with these cans, and I think they got it. It has what could be considered a fun signature, and though there are some issues with it (I would have liked the mid-range to be a little less veiled for example), the end-result is still one of the best in its bracket and price-point.
Thanks to BrainWavz for providing us with a sample for this review!
- Great Build Quality;
- Worth every penny;
- Surprisingly comfortable;
- Rich, detailed sound;
- Ear-cups bite on the top of the ear;
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