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I have previously commented on my experience with the DMG in the comments section but I felt I should offer an amateur review. I've purchased quite a few IEM style earphones over the last year or so. Most have been budget priced models from the likes of KZ, TRN, Tin Audio Etc. I have ventured near the $300 mark with the Fiio FH5 but can't bring myself to commit to anything higher in price unless I can be convinced there is a substantial gain to be had. Especially now that I've experienced what $115 can get you. With the BGVP DMG IEM's I believe I have reached a pinnacle of price to performance ratio. These things just sound balanced and fun tom me. They are revealing and offer substantial clarity. The bass is strong and articulate while the treble is airy but controlled. many of the cheaper BA hybrids tend to be bright sounding which is OK with me but the DMG's just seem more natural. I prefer that my earphones provide extended high end because my hearing is not what it used to be and I feel like it helps to have some emphasis there. These just seem to do most everything right for me. They are also quite comfortable with the chosen silicon tips. I know the sister product DM6 from BGVP is supposed to be a superior product but I really don'r feel compelled to take the risk by spending another $160-$200 to find out. Will I buy other IEMs? Probably, but I will likely be more careful and selective because I just don't see how much better it can get. After having bought about 20 pairs I think I need to slow it down a bit. I do have a pair of the Tenhz P4 pros coming from the Drop but I'm not expecting any improvement over the DMGs. I highly recommend these.
How would you say these compare to the FH5's? I've heard these are very good for the price, but I've heard the same for the FH5 and I'm curious how the sound quality (etc.) compares between specifically these two iem's. Not easy to find someone with access to both pairs, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.
At the time I got my FH5 IEMs they were clearly a big improvement in finesse compared to all the other budget IEMs I had purchased to date. They did not have any glaring emphasis on any particular frequency. At that time I was accustomed to and partial to a V shaped sound profile so the FH5 sounded more neutral but offering a lot of clarity and detail. I found myself wanting to add just a little bass and treble to make them sound more V shaped so when I applied some EQ they were outstanding. I was thrilled with how they sounded. The problem is that I really wanted to find some IEms that sounded like that but without having to add EQ. I really don't like applying EQ because unless it is done really well it degrades the sound to some extent. I had the FH5s for about 2 or 3 weeks when I happened to see the DMG review by #BadGuyGoodAudio and was intrigued. I did not plan to buy anything that soon but something just said "Do It!" Needless to say when I opened them up and listened to them the first time, they were just what I was hoping for. They sounded very refined and offered nice bass as well as the sparkle I was looking for. I think most would agree that the mids are very slightly recessed but still clear and present. That is exactly what I personally prefer. The DMG quickly became my favorite set. Now, having said all this I am still experimenting and have several other models that I am testing or are or on their way. Others say the DM6 are even better so I had to order a pair from AliExpress and am still waiting on that slow boat delivery. I also just jumped on the Toneking T88K Drop so we'll see what that yields. So far the DMG is the best bang for the buck I have tried so far. I don't mean to take away anything from the FH5s but for my taste the DMG's were a better fit.
Brilliant. This is what I was hoping to hear. I agree with you about sound signature and using EQ, so your testimonial is further evidence that the DMG is the iem I'm looking for right now. Thank you very much for sharing!
Hey! Looks like you probably have the DM6 and the Toneking now. Did anything jump out at you about those?
I found that both the DM6 and the T88k became acquired tastes. I don’t know if was because of a physical change in the sound of them from extended listening or a mental acclamation but I enjoy them now. The Tonekngs respond well to a little eq but sound a bit more neutral than the DM6..
Hi Cyberthingy. for you
what is the comfortable for general listening (Iems or in ear headphones or over ear headphones)?.
I use both but it depends on whether I am listening while at my desk or away from it. I spend more time listening either in bed or as I'm moving about with a DAP and IEMs. When I have the time I enjoy listening using my desktop gear and over ear headphones. The desktop equipment with over ear headphones just provides overall better performance.