41points

Brainwavz HM5

59points

Sol Republic Shadow Fusion

Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
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Brainwavz HM5 vs Sol Republic Shadow Fusion

Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
41
points
Brainwavz HM5
59
points
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion

Why is Brainwavz HM5 better than Sol Republic Shadow Fusion?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 6500Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    26500Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 32.8mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    42mmvs9.2mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 23 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    24vs1
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sol Republic Shadow Fusion better than Brainwavz HM5?

  • 48 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Sweat resistance
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

26500Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.impedance

64 Ohms

16 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.warranty period

24

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has voice prompts
Brainwavz HM5
Sol Republic Shadow Fusion
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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