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Smooth, warm sound with dominant bass, yet quite impressive layering and immersion.

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Pros: Good bass liveliness, quite strong clarity, quite even frequency response into the treble, non-agressive presentation.

Cons: Vacuum seal design (driver flex has been heard), no cable cinch.

    I was contacted by a Shozy representative and offered to evaluate and honestly review the Zero IEM, after letting it play around 200 hours of music. They were delivered to me free of charge, so keep in mind this potential bias. I will try to be as honest and objective as possible. I own several single dynamic driver IEMs, aswell as a few balanced armature designs.   I tend to prefer metal and rock music, aswell as soundtracks, and 80s music.   Design:   The Shozy Zero is a very small, very light-weight IEM. The prominent feature is the Rosewood housing, with what feels like metal nozzles (or maybe plastic, not entirely sure), and with cable strain...
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Nothing short of superb

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Pros: Uncolored, natural presentation, soundstage realism, dynamic integrity, clarity, no real weaknesses at all.

Cons: Might not be well-suited for use with headwear, sticks out slightly from your ear, no included shirt clip.

IEMs I own and have used extensively before: Vsonic GR07 (single dynamic), Vsonic VC1000 (dual BA), Etymotic HF5 (single BA) (all around or slightly above $100).     Fit and Comfort The housings were smaller than I was expecting, very light-weight. The cable closest to the housing has a metal wire that you can bend to your desired shape around your ear. The IEMs are not ventilated, so can create a vaccuum feel in your ears with some tips. I am sensitive to this though and it did not bother me with these IEMs. Depth of insertion can be quite shallow if desired, no need to shove them in deep to get a good sound. Wearing a hat over them might put uncomfortable pressure on the...
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Addictive, excellent-value IEMs with an wonderfully vibrant, paper-y crisp texture

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Pros: Detail retrieval, lush/articulate across the spectrum, crisp, extremely clean and fast/dry, great "open" feel with very responsive dynamic range.

Cons: Perceivable treble peaks prevent linear response, detail retrieval/articulation almost to a fault with some "smooth" genres like classical.

After owning the Vsonic GR07 Classic Edition for about 2 months or so, all I can say is these are absolutely brilliant.   Very articulate, fast/dry sound. These will extract details almost to a fault, to the point where classical music isn't realistically presented for the most part, due to overly in-your-face presentation. They are quite neutral, however have a full low-mid area and a 6.5kHz peak, a build to a 10K peak, then a dip around 12kHz and then another peak above that (se for example  innerfidelity for a detailed FR graph).   For critical listening, they are probably not as spectrally linear as you'd need.   However, they have a mildly scratchy/papery...
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