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PLUGS THAT WILL JIVE YOUR BRAINS

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Specifications

  • Drivers: Dynamic 9mm
  • Rated Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz- 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB at 1mW
  • Rated Input Power: 20mW
  • Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Cooper
  • Plug: 3.5mm, Gold Plate

 First Impressions

300x300px-LS-b063a679_440553779_jiveI’m not here to review Jive as a dance form, neither am I trying to rock you down by jiving with you. I’m just here to review earplugs known as Jive by Brainwavz. You heard me right, I’m here to review Jive earplugs and not Jive as a dance form. For most of you, it could be astonishing to which company is it exactly? Brainwavz is no alien to us in the audio market. It started up in 2008 and they’ve made quite a recognition in the market. What is really catchy that Brainwavz gives their audio products quite amusing names and back it up really well with the products! One such name given to one of their audio products is Jive. You must be wondering back of your mind if the title suits the earphones and can Brainwavz really jive up in the audio world? That is something we need to look at, so I decided personally to check it myself.

Design and Built

The Jive is like an extended earpiece which sits deeps inside your ears cutting all the background audio to give you hearing clarity experience. Jive has provided three-size selection of silicone ear tips in different sizes, a shirt clip, 1 Brainwavz logo sticker and a carrying case to protect your earphones and not forgetting the instructions manual and warranty card. To add to that, you have been given a pair of comply foam ear tips to make sure proper fitting and improved isolation. Due to solid metal casing, the earphones doesn’t look it’s cheap. It includes a three button microphone and a plastic remote which looks decent. The volume button works with IOS and Android devices can use it for answering calls and pausing or playing media. The cable is made of rubber and is very durable. The bend in the jack chord makes it protected wherein normally it’s straight and tends to break as it’s frequently used. On the technical side, things are upfront without no fooling around. The headset has 9mm dynamic drivers with 16 ohm impedance rating, the frequency range is from 20-20,000Hz with 98dB sensitivity with a 1.3m cable with chord in form of a Y-shape. The jack is 3.5mm which is common in most earphones. The earphones comes with a 2 year warranty and a carry case for protection of your earphones.

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When I had a first glance, I was impressed with the looks and the way it feels. I was all set to insert the earphones in my ears and check, it was like as if I was testing a school kid. I decided to try different genres of songs so I could find some pointers what it lacks and the power of frequency. The first song I tried was Ori Tali Ma by Sander Van Doorn, it played really smooth. Although the highs were not upto the mark. The mids was good and so was the bass. Second song I tried was Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra, the mids was great, the highs was pleasant to ear but there was a little shrill and sounded colored in the end when any instruments were played. The bass is not the way bass heads would prefer, but it is average and lacks punch. The third song I tried was Teri Jhuki naazar from Murder 3 and the bass,mids and highs were smooth. The bass wasn’t below par. The Jive aren’t that impressive but what’s best part is the vocal frequency and the clarity which it possess.

Verdict

At such a low range, you can’t ask for anything more with Rs.1, 899. It comes with a lot of pros than cons and with mid segment pricing, it is a good buy. Although, lacking of bass and punch and lack of shrillness at the top end means, had been covered really well with the clarity. If you’re looking for something below 2,000 with great clarity, then the Jive is not only value of your money but a decent buy. Please have your comments below about the Jive Brainwavz about the feel, looks and pricing and specs as well.

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