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Most definitely one of the better deals in audio right now. MD got a great price on them. Stock stuff out of the box sounds good but you can tweek the sound even further using filters from the LZ A5 which cost $20 on penon and better cables and tips.
Been using my pair I got from Linsul and they sound great for just about every genre of music. Very comparable in SQ to much more expensive earphones like the LZ-A5 and Fiio FH5.
Can't ask for too much more in SQ for what these cost. Thumbs up from me.
What alternative cable and/or tips would you recommend? I don't really know much about IEMs so tip/cable compatibility is all foreign to me.
For guys just getting into earphones. Not a big deal. I would start with what is included in the box. It has a nice silver coated copper cable which is actually a very nice included cable and a variety of tips. It will give you all you need to start enjoying your music. These are very easy to drive so they can be used on anything. No real need to start looking for other cables and tips.
To enhance the sound even further, cables and tips is more or less for guys that own more than a few iems. It comes with 3 filter nozzles. The one that comes installed gives the most balanced profile for the sound. The gold one is for bass enhanced the silver treble enhanced. Subtle changes but does enhance these areas of sound. This is just the beginning.
We all have different shaped ears so I keep a big box of 100s of tips from various earphones I own and I like to tweek each earphone I get using the box of tips but changing the tips to my liking. it is a bit like changing pads on a headphone to give a slight different take on the sound profile. More bass, more forward mid section or even more treble all can be done using different tips. Cable is a hotly debated topic. I use a pure silver cable on the DMGs. Which also changes the tone a touch and tightens the overall sound. Again no need to spend excess amounts on cables and tips or extra filters but this option is there for guys that can't leave well enough alone.
Another option is to use a Bluetooth adapter on these to go fully wireless. You can do that since you can change out the cable to a mmcx Bluetooth cable.
Would these work with the iem’s?
Not sure what Dsnuts will suggest but I picked up the Mee audio MMCX Bluetooth cable. I hesitate to trust unknown Amazon brands with stuff like that... The Mee audio is perfect for a budget option in my opinion (half the price of Shure's BT MMCX cable I think)
But I actually do prefer using something like the Earstudio ES100 or Bluewave get since they allow me to use any of my headphones or IEMs without having to swap cables
You don’t need a new cable. The one it comes with is pretty nice. And don’t believe people that say a cable will change the sound one way or another. That’s a bunch of nonsensical BS. Get a new cable if the stock one bothers you for whatever reason, or maybe you need a longer one.....NOT because you believe it will change the sound.
Why use the LZ A5 filters??? Arent the 3 that come with the unit sufficient?
I like the filters that come with the DMGs. They are designed for the earphones so those will give you a start. A5 filters is a totally different earphone by a different manufacturer which also uses 4 screw on nozzle filters. It so happens that these LZ filters not only fit the DMG earphones perfectly but also gives a different sound to them vs the stock filters. Can't say they make the sound necessarily better but I know 2 guys on headfi that use the LZ A5 filters as they like the sound better.
I stick to the stock filters myself but I have tried my LZ A5 filters and they give a warmer thicker sound to the sound profile. No need to buy extra filters but not too many earphones out there where you can use filters from another earphone for yet another tweek on the sound.
Any idea what's in the LZ A5 filters? Is it simple foam or some other material?
Having previously used a Samsung HS3000, I researched and picked up the Earstudio ES100. It's all that was great about the HS3000, with all of the deficiencies remedied, plus a ton of useful new features. It has given me a new appreciation for my Etymōtic ER4XR. I've also got these DMGs (and the DM6s from a newer drop) on the way, now that I once again have a good bluetooth solution for my wired IEMs. Thanks for mentioning it.
Good deal! Glad to hear it-- someone here at MD suggested it to me a while back but it was out of stock and the company didn't respond to my emails (I ended up with the Bluewave Get, also a nice product). I think the ES100 is better spec wise, and I'm planning to pick one up soon.
Not many reviews out there on the Get, but plenty of happy buyers of the ES100! I'd love if someone could compare the 2 at some point.
Edit: apparently the ES100 easily beats the Bluewave. So now I'll definitely be picking it up :)
Edit2: was reading about the ifi xDSD which apparently is fantastic. But it's 4x the price of the ES100, and has more tech built in.
How do you like the A5 filters on the DMG? I've been super attempted to buy them.