Review: BGVP DMG Hybrid 6 driver IEM's

Firstly I would like to thank Linsoul for this sample. 

Gear Used:
Audio Opus #2 / Yulong DA10 > DMG (silicone tips)

*disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings


Tech Specs:
Driver unit: 4 BA + 2 dynamic
Frequency response: 15 Hz–25 kHz
Impedance: 18 ohms
Sensitivity: 110 dB
Connector: 3.5 mm
Cable: 4 ft (1.2 m), 5N OCC silver-plated MMCX

https://www.linsoul.com/product-page/BGVP-DMG-Earphone

Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories:
The packaging of the DMG is pretty simple and elegant, there is a card sleeve which has the model and brand printed on it, along with a picture of the IEM's. On the back you have a list of the specs, there is no blurb about the product though. Take the sleeve off and you have a card box which opens to reveal the IEM's and accessories neatly separated in their own inner boxes. The packaging is nice and simple, and I have no problem with that.

Build quality feels solid overall, with nicely finished metal housings and a great cable. The nozzles unscrew as they have tunable sound filters, and the cable uses MMCX connectors. The MMCX connectors are night and tight on the DMG, and cable is soft and has great strain relief all round. I can't find any issues with the build quality, but only time will tell how well they hold up.

Accessory wise you get lots of tips (3 sets of regular single flange tips in S, M and L sizes) along with a set of medium foam tips. Also included are the sound tuning filters, a cable clip and also earhooks. No pouch though, which is a real shame. Overall a good selection of tips means most people should be able to get a good fit with at least one type of tip.

Comfort and Isolation:
The DMG are very comfortable in use, the housing has rounded inner edges and the cable is soft meaning once you find the right tips, you can easily use these for hours on end. They like a relatively shallow fit, which might not feel the most secure but does help with comfort. I didn't experience any driver flex either, so that is a big bonus.

Isolation is fairly good, a bit lower than average due to the vented housing but I will take this over driver flex any day. Perfect for average day to day use, but maybe not the best for very noisy commutes.


Sound:
Split into the usual categories with a conclusion at the end. The main part of the review is based on the reference filters.

Lows: The DMG are not lacking down low, with a full and punchy presentation that is fun yet not overbearing. The lows manage to extend well into the sub-bass region with ease, and there is a slight lift in the mid-bass bringing out a bit more impact. Layering in the lows is however a strong point, along with realistic impact. Bass guitars have great articulation and there is a sense of fullness that makes the DMG quite enjoyable. If you prefer a stricter reference sound, the bass may come across as a little too present, but for most users these will be spot on. 

Midrange: The midrange is slightly behind the lows in presentation, but luckily the lows don't overshadow them to a great extent. Male vocals have a little added body yet female vocals come across with good clarity and detail. To be honest the midrange really doesn't do anything wrong, it is fairly linear with a slight edge going to the upper mids. Directional cues in tracks are well presented, and vocals sit well centered with guitars panning accurately around them. The transition into the treble is smooth with no noticeable sibilance. 

Highs: The highs are well extended but do have a little bit of a boost which some may perceive to be a little bright. I do not find the highs to be overly peaky or bright, with quite a smooth and accurate tonality with great air and sense of space. They are however not recessed to make these forgiving, so if you feed them a sub-par recording they will bring out the flaws. I find the treble response very good and definitely help these out with the overall balance. 

One thing that the DMG do very well is channel separation and accurate imaging, along with a wider than normal soundstage. I am also impressed by the cohesion between the lows/mids and highs.

The different filters really don't change the sound much, I would actually advise you stick to the reference ones and tune with tips. Foam tips are going to tone down the top end a little, which will in term come with a perceived increase in bass. Otherwise EQ to your hearts content with these.


Conclusion: The DMG overall are a very competent IEM, with detail retrieval and control that punches above their price point. The lows are full and energetic, the midrange is clean but sometimes a tad recessed and the highs are present, airy and well extended. The overall balance leans towards the warmer side of neutral, but not by much, and they are overall a lot of fun to listen to.

Sound Perfection Rating: 8/10 (very competitively priced, technically capable and enjoyable to listen to IEM's)

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