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Just got my pair of DMGs today and initial impressions are very positive. The sound signature is pretty much right where I want it. A little lift in Bass and Treble but the highs are really smooth and not sibilant at all. I've been listening to my Fiio FH5 IEMs this past week and they are really good with a little EQ from my Earstudio ES100. With these I don't feel the need to apply any EQ. The bass is solid and deep and as mentioned the highs are very present but in a very controlled way. I immediately installed medium "New Bee" foam tips on the standard red nozzles and got a great seal and excellent sound. Will try other tips and nozzles later but I like what I hear. Very fun and musical. The cable is a little bit on the cheap side so I'll probably buy an upgrade soon. I bought these based on the recommendation of #Badguygoodreviews on Youtube so I can thank him for the referral.
Also hoping to see the DM6 on Massdrop.
Can you go into a more detailed comparison of the DM6 against the FH5? I'm very seriously looking at getting those (they have a pretty sexy look) and I hear the bass is aamahhhhzing.
Curious about the set up of one Dynamic + 4 BA vs 5 BA
I don't have the DM6 but the DMG. The Fiio FH5 are a bit more neutral and flat sounding I believe due to a more emphasized mid range and lower treble. Not clinical but just a little boring. I find myself wanting to boost the mid-bass and treble a small amount in order to meet my tastes which does result in a very nice sounding IEM. I think many people would like if not love the FH5 as they do sound very natural and accurate but I just need a little more fun characteristics to the sound. My goal has been however to find an IEM that offers the same profile without the need to apply EQ and the DMG did just that. The problem with EQ is that it can introduce distortion at times and can overemphasize the lifted frequencies on some tracks. I just want to leave it alone and hear the music as it's being presented. I get the slightly emphasized mid-bass and an extension on the upper frequencies with nice air and sparkle on the DMGs. It all just sounds right to me. Bear in mind I am a music listener more so than a vocal listener so I tend to appreciate the instrument presentation more than singers. I listen to a wide variety of rock, electronic, country, new age etc. As I begin to really experience decent sounding gear I find myself liking music selections that I may not have appreciated before because I am now picking up on nuances of instruments and sounds that were either veiled or recessed with lesser gear. This whole idea of people trying to reproduce what the recording artist intended is a mythical thing to me. We don't know what the recording artists tastes in sound reproduction and sound gear were at the time and so much material has been poorly mastered because of the variables in recording and playback gear used. We just have to do our best to find gear that delivers on our own expectations and tastes. Guys like me are trying to achieve that at modest prices and it's gear like the DMG that are a pleasant surprise and almost deters me from looking any further. Almost!
Thanks so much for your thoughts! I’m in the same camp of - trying to get great sound, a fun sound, without EQ.
I think I’m getting sold on the DMGs since it seems like it stands up to the FH5 in terms of fidelity, with a more of a fun attitude towards them.
Totallu agree on “reproducing the sound it was recorded” - the mixing could have been created on a biased playback anyways, and each person has a biased interpretation so the creation of the mix is likely biased too so there’s really no source of truth.
My goal is to build an arsenal of gear so I can select the playback of choice for the songs I’m listening to.
Greatly appreciate your feedback!
Have you tried the FH5 mod advised by #Badguygoodreviews
...removing the filter from the nozzle? He seemed to notice a big improvement.
I did but the change was subtle to me. I do not mean to imply the FH5 is not a great IEM l. It just was not as pleasing to my taste as the DMG. If I had limited funds and had just bought the FH5 I would definitely stick with it. The bass is really solid and the confrt is second to none.