BGVP DM6

Rating:
4/5,
  1. audio123
    BGVP DM6 - Precision
    Written by audio123
    Published Sep 5, 2018
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Precise, Detailed, Ergonomics
    Cons - Midrange can be more forward
    Introduction

    BGVP is a Chinese brand that produces in-ear monitors (iems) and earbuds. They are known for their Sidy iems and have produced other iems such as YSP04 and DGS100. Recently, they have released the DM6. I would like to thank BGVP and Penon Audio for this review unit. As of now, you can buy the DM6 from Penon .

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    Specifcations

    • Driver Configuration: 5 Balanced Armature
    • Sensitivity: 122dB/mW
    • Frequency Response: 10-400000Hz
    • Impedance: 20Ω
    • Distortion: <0.5%
    Unboxing & Accessories

    The DM6 comes in a brown package with a protective cover that sports the brand logo and name. There are specifications printed at the back of protective cover. After opening the package, there are the DM6, detachable MMCX cable, tips, cleaning tool and instruction manual.

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    IEM Design & Build

    The DM6 is made of acrylic and it has a translucent green shell with smooth surface. It utilizes MMCX connectors. The faceplates sport the brand logo. The nozzle is slightly angled. It has an ergonomic design.

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    Cable Design & Build

    There are 2 available cable options – Silver Plated Copper (SPC) or Copper & Silver Plated Copper (C & SPC). The MMCX connectors on the SPC and C & SPC cables have silver and gunmetal housing respectively. There is indication of left and right through the markings on the connectors. There is memory wire section. Moving down, there is no chin slider. The y-splitter is silver and gunmetal in color respectively. Lastly, the jack is 3.5mm right angled gold plated. The housing is silver and gunmetal in color respectively. There is strain relief.

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    Sound Analysis (Silver-Plated Copper Cable Pairing)

    Lows

    The DM6 has moderate sub-bass quantity with a fair extension. The sub-bass reproduction takes on a controlled approach. Each bass note is articulated with moderate precision. The bass decay is acceptable and the overall agility is reduced. Bass texture is rendered smoothly. The rumble is quite natural. The mid-bass has good quantity and the slam is not delivered in a hard-hitting way. There is nice finesse shown.

    Mids


    The midrange is slightly recessed and it is presented in a smooth approach. There is sufficient body to contribute to the vocals reproduction. The lower mids has good amount of quantity which benefits male vocals and there are no signs of hollow feeling. The upper mids has moderate forwardness which adds some intimacy. Female vocals are expressed in a controlled manner without sounding shouty. The midrange has a fine execution.

    Highs


    The treble on the DM6 has good extension and there is sufficient amount of air rendered to complement the overall sound. There is no sibilance and harshness. The DM6 presents its treble in a controlled manner with moderate definition. There is nice crisp and slight sparkle to inject excitement in the sound. Treble articulation is accurate and there is good details retrieval.

    Soundstage


    The soundstage has a natural expansion and the width magnitude is able to give a spacious feeling. The depth offers a good amount of space. There is minimal congestion. Positioning of instruments and vocals is precise.

    Copper & Silver-Plated Copper Cable Pairing


    There is greater bass quantity with smoother texture. The mid-bass has slightly extra weight which helps to deliver a weighted slam. There is a fuller feeling. The midrange has more body and the transparency level is reduced slightly. The lower mids has greater quantity while the upper mids is slightly less forward. In treble department, there is decrease in the amount of air and sparkle. The crisp is reduced slightly but the presentation is smoother. Lastly, for the soundstage, expansion is more natural. The width magnitude is less with a closed in depth.

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    Comparisons

    BGVP DM6 vs Brainwavz B400

    The DM6 has more sub-bass quantity than the B400 and the extension is better. The sub-bass reproduction on the DM6 is able to produce more impact which adds punch to the overall sound. Bass texture on both is rendered smoothly. The bass decay on the DM6 is significantly quicker and the extra agility creates a speedy performance. The mid-bass on the DM6 has slightly more quantity than the B400 and the slam is greater. Each bass note on the DM6 is articulated with a stronger hit and there is more definition. The rumble is more natural on the DM6. Bass reproduction on the DM6 provides a higher engagement level. The midrange on the DM6 has more energy than the B400 and it boasts better details retrieval. The lower mids on the DM6 has similar quantity as the B400 and male vocals are expressed fairly. The upper mids on the DM6 is more forward than the B400 and female vocals are presented with a higher intimacy level. The treble on the DM6 extends better and takes on a brighter approach. There is greater amount of air rendered on the DM6 and sparkle is present. Crisp on the DM6 is more apparent. Lastly, both expands quite naturally. The DM6 has greater width magnitude than the B400 with a more closed in depth.

    BGVP DM6 vs Magaosi X3

    The DM6 has more sub-bass quantity than the X3 and it is able to extend greater with more depth. The sub-bass reproduction on the DM6 has better engagement than the X3. The bass decay on the DM6 is quicker and the agility helps to elevate the overall speed. The bass texture on the X3 is rendered with additional smoothness. The mid-bass on the X3 has extra quantity which presents the slam in a weighted manner but it lacks the agility of the DM6. The midrange of the DM6 has better transparency with a higher standard of details retrieval. It is presented in a leaner approach. The lower mids of the X3 has more quantity than the DM6 which results in male vocals sounding thicker. The upper mids of the DM6 has less forwardness than the X3. The DM6 demonstrates additional crisp and definition. Next, the treble of the DM6 extends greater with more width magnitude. There is more air rendered on the DM6. The presentation on the X3 is smoother but lacks the sparkle on the DM6. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, X3 expands naturally while the DM6 has greater width magnitude. The depth on the X3 is more closed in.

    Conclusion

    The DM6 is a mild v-shaped sounding iem that has precise bass reproduction, detailed midrange and controlled treble. It is able to deliver a presentation that sports good finesse and accuracy. The technical aspect is showcased well. In addition, it comes with a detachable braided cable and the shells are constructed nicely. The BGVP DM6 is an enjoyable iem to listen to.

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    2. Kitechaser
      But the way, vocals are not recessed after switching to an OCC 4.4mm balanced copper cable.
      Sound and timbre are spot on.
      Kitechaser, Nov 9, 2018
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    3. audio123
      @Arghavan Hi, thank you! In brief, I feel the NS-5 is more lush with an intimate vocals performance, the bass reproduction has better rumble and stage width is smaller. Cheers!
      @Kitechaser It pairs well with a copper cable. Enjoy listening!
      audio123, Nov 9, 2018
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    4. Otto Motor
      The B400 has been the widely accepted winner in the $200 class. Does the DM6 dethrone it?
      Otto Motor, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:24 AM