||This review isn’t technically a review of Babes network but is of the identical clone, Babes.com. I really can’t imagine why a company would have two identical sites, but they do.
This site is another in the ‘artcore’ niche with hardcore porn done with a softer edge. If you’re looking for slapping, throat fucking and lots of anal pounding, then you’ll want to look elsewhere. There is none of that here.
What you will find here are lots of scenes with beautiful women in solo, lesbian and b/g scenes. The site has offers the ability to sort by scene type, which is an excellent feature for getting to what you prefer. My preference is for b/g, so selecting for ‘couples’ removes the solo and lesbian from what I can see. The hardcore b/g scenes all follow a familiar format with kissing, foreplay (for both partners), vaginal sex and the money shot. As is the norm with these kinds of sites, the scene lengths are approximately 20 minutes each, in keeping with the natural feel that the site is trying to create. The production values are high with good lighting and editing in the scenes. The lesbian and solo scenes offer what you’d expect with scenes in those niches.
The models are a mix of American and Europeans. Some are well-known porn stars while others are lesser known. They are all relatively young (18-25) and most are petite. One advantage to sites like this that have more sensual scenes and also offer solo and lesbian is that they seem to attract newer models who may only do solo or g/g for now. It’s a great opportunity to see some new models (like Emily Grey. Please, please, please, Ms. Grey, make the leap to hardcore!)
The site is fairly large with 189 couples videos, 95 lesbian videos and 179 solo girl videos available. The videos are all available as streaming or downloads. Streaming is available as RTMP or HTTP (I have no idea what that means…) in 720, 480 or 320 resolutions. Downloads are available in 1080, 720, 480 and mobile resolutions. MP4 is the only file type offered. I found the 720p videos to be a good compromise between video quality and file size. The 720p videos come in at 1280x720, 4000kb/s and 29fps. Subjectively, they look great with no pixilation that some sites still have at higher resolutions.
The site supports download managers and I had no problems with the links timing out. The download speeds were what I get with other sites so they don’t try to limit speeds, even at peak times. Updates are made daily with one scene per day being added.
The site offers lots of photos too. Currently there are 122 ‘couples’ photosets, 95 lesbian and 179 solo sets. The photos are available as either zips or singles. The few photosets I downloaded all had a little over 100 photos. Photo resolutions seem a bit low at 1663x2494.
There are no obvious negatives to the site. There are ads and upsells, but those happen at other sites too and they aren’t obtrusive or distracting. I did find it a bit annoying that when sorting scenes you had the option to see what scenes are available on other company sites like Brazzers, Mofos and Twisty’s. I think the trade-off is that if you really like a model it gives you access to trailers and you may want to join another site if you like what you see.
The bottom line is that this is an excellent site with some great sensual porn available. The models are beautiful and the sex is hot. At the discounted price available through TBP/PU this site is a great value if you’re looking for porn with a softer edge.