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SPECIFICATION:

MODEL
: EPZ Q1 PRO
IMPEDANCE: 32Ω
SENSITIVITY: 100dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz - 20KHz
CABLE LENGTH: 1.2M
PIN TYPE: 0.78mm 2-PIN CONNECTOR
PLUG TYPE: 3.5mm, TYPE-C
DRIVER UNIT(S): 1 DYNAMIC DRIVER

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briantbrain

New Head-Fier
New Contender for Entry-Level Champ
Pros: - Easy fitting due to the small size of the body and nozzle
- Decent finishing on the IEM
- Neutral laid-back tone makes long listening sessions less fatiguing
- Exceptional micro-detail technicality within its price range
- Neutral-sounding midrange
Cons: - Sub-bass feels slightly harsh and disruptive in some songs
- Treble lacks sparkle and crispness, not suitable for my treble preferences
- Lay-back tuning might feel boring to some people due to its lack of energy

"Got a new dish, chef!" That's what many people say when there's an IEM that starts gaining popularity in Indonesia. It's not without reason; their relatively low prices catch the attention of many entry-level enthusiasts, who see them as either their first IEM or as an upgrade from something similar in price. Speaking of similar price ranges, the Simgot EW200 has been around for a while now, with fairly positive reviews. So, where does the EPZ stand?
Let's talk about the EPZ Q1 Pro!

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**==DISCLAIMER==**​

All impressions and reviews I provide are subjective and follow the principle of "I'll only deceive my own wallet, of course my reviews are honest." Agree? Great. Disagree? That's fine too. I review because I want to and enjoy doing so, not because I need to.
  • But you might say this because you're biased, right? Oh, absolutely not. I'm a true audiophile hobbyist who will always be honest without bias. Don't believe me? Read on, and we'll dissect the pros and cons.
  • But you might say this because you're just caught up in the moment, right? In this hobby, which is "dark and full of venom," things will always stay the same until the end of time. Human desire knows no bounds. Haha.
IMPORTANT!! I highly recommend auditioning them yourself. Who knows, maybe it's my ears that need a visit to the ENT specialist, or maybe it's you who needs it.


**==THIS POST IS FOR==**​

- Those looking for a good entry-level IEM.
- Those wondering if there are good alternatives to the EW200 in the same price range.
- Those who don't like IEMs with harsh treble. Any suggestions?
- Those looking for an entry-level IEM with high technical detail.
- Those who just want to read a review.

**==SOUND PROFILE SOUGHT==**​

- Crisp treble, if slightly spicy.
- Good quality and quantity of bass, but not for bass heads.
- Exceptional technicality, imaging, and clarity.
- Wide soundstage.

**==TESTED WITH==**​

- YouTube Music
- Tidal
- Hiby M300
- Fiio Q15
- Lenovo Office Laptop (What series?)
- EPZ Q1 Pro
- Simgot EW200

**==STRAIGHT TO THE POINT==**​

**Unboxing:**
For an IEM priced under 600k, there's nothing remarkable about the box and its contents. The box is decent but not special. The metallic blue text is particularly difficult to read against the black background.
The contents, however, are quite decent for the price:
- The IEM itself
- Cable (no complaints, but nothing exceptional either)
- 3 sizes of eartips (standard eartips; not as bad as the EW200 but still better)
- Pouch
- Instruction manual

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**Fitting:**
This IEM is small and extremely lightweight. It's very comfortable to wear with nozzles that are standard-sized and slightly towards the smaller end. Installing any type of eartip is easy and fits well. In terms of build, it may not be as sturdy as the EW200 due to its metal construction, but it's still more than adequate.

**Bass:**
The bass tuning on this IEM is laid-back, not the deep, rumbling type. The bass and sub-bass have sufficient power, although the impact could be described as quick without much decay, giving it a relaxed feel. Unfortunately, in some songs, the sub-bass feels a bit harsh, which slightly interferes with the midrange. This IEM is definitely not for bassheads but is suitable for those who appreciate good-quality bass.

**Midrange:**
The midrange is unique and presented very naturally. The lower midrange is elevated, giving male baritone voices a weighty feel. Both male and female vocals sound quite natural without any additional seasoning. For those who prefer vocals, it feels just right—natural, not overly musical, not dry, but not overly wet either. It fits perfectly.

**Treble:**
In line with the laid-back bass tuning, the Q1 Pro's treble is also laid-back, with minimal emphasis. It provides sufficient power with decent extension given its price range. Although it's not bright and sparkling, the treble is presented smoothly and clearly. It's perfect for those who aren't big fans of treble.

**Clarity, Soundstage, Imaging:**
Clarity: All aspects and sounds feel clear except for some harshness in the sub-bass in a few songs. The natural vocals stand out as the clearest aspect.
Soundstage: Average; nothing more.
Imaging: This is where I think it really shines. Not only are the instrument separations portrayed well and not stacked on top of each other, but the micro details it produces are also incredibly detailed for its price range. It's impressive how detailed its technicalities are, especially for micro sounds.

**Specifications:**
- Main process: 3D printing cavity + hand-painted panel
- Driver unit: 10mm dual-cavity dual-magnetic circuit PU+LCP liquid crystal molecular dome diaphragm
- Frequency response range: 20Hz-20KHz
- Sensitivity: 100dB (±3dB) @ Vrms
- Impedance: 32Ω @ 1kHz
- Total harmonic distortion: <0.5% (@1kHz, 100dB)
- Plug diameter: 3.5mm
- Headphone plug type: 0.78mm double pin
- Wire: 4-core single crystal copper
- Cable length: 1.2m
An easy-to-drive IEM that's not fussy.

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**=COMPARISON=**​

Since I only own the Simgot EW200 in this price range, let's compare it to the EW200:
**Unboxing:**
Q1 Pro wins by a large margin, not only because the EW200's box is average, but also because of the cable, which is more like a garden hose, and the terrible eartips, both of which are big negatives in this aspect.
**Fitting:**
Draw, both are equally good due to their small size.
**Bass:**
EW200 wins, not only because of its more energetic power but also because of its more pleasant sub-bass presentation, which is a plus for the EW200.
**Midrange:**
Draw, EW200 has a more forward, sweet, and wet sound, although its upper midrange is starting to feel sharp. Q1 Pro has a natural sound without any additives, giving it its own advantage.
**Treble:**
EW200 wins again, not because the Q1 Pro has bad treble, but because I prefer treble that is crisp and sharp, in addition to being more energetic. Although the Q1 Pro has better detail.
**Clarity:**
Q1 Pro. The only downside is the slightly harsh sub-bass. Otherwise, the Q1 Pro is much clearer and more detailed.
**Soundstage:**
EW200. Slightly wider than the Q1 Pro.
**Imaging:**
Q1 Pro. They're both equally good, but because the Q1 Pro can provide better detail, I'll give it the point for imaging.

**=CONCLUSION=**​

  • The EW200 and Q1 Pro have different tonalities that complement each other. The EW200 has a neutral-bright tone, while the Q1 Pro has a neutral laid-back tone.
  • For those who prefer an energetic and fun sound, the EW200 could be an option.
  • For those who prefer a laid-back sound with good technicalities in this price range, the Q1 Pro could be an option.
  • So, is it better than the existing champ? You decide.

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That's all.
Trust your own ears.
Bye.

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RemedyMusic

100+ Head-Fier
One of the best your $30 can buy
Pros: Gorgeous shell design
Price
Timbre
Inoffensive treble
Well tuned harman sound profile
Fun and engaging factor
Cons: Not the most technical set
INTRODUCTION:
EPZ may be a new name on my radar, but according to the online chatter, they've been around since 2019. My initial encounter with the brand was their Q5, which, while catching some flak for its design resemblance to a certain popular IEM, managed to garner positive reviews for its sonic performance. They maintain a well-stocked AliExpress store and boast a respectable collection of offerings. Their 530 has recently piqued my interest as a compelling mid-fi option, and you can expect me to delve into some of their portable DACs in the future.

Today, however, we set our sights on a more budget-minded contender: the EPZ Q1 Pro. While I typically steer clear of the sub-$30 realm, will EPZ defy expectations and produce a diamond in the rough? Let's embark on this listening journey together and see if the Q1 Pro can rewrite my preconceptions.

FOREWORD:

The gear on hand has undergone at least 10-15 hours of use before it was assessed.
No EQ is ever applied in my reviews.
For the sake of convenience, I try my best to use a stock setup. Not everyone has access to personal ear tips or cables. If personal ear tips, cables, or accessories are used, you will be notified.
As I try to be objective, my claims inevitably will be subjective and biased to my personal preference. I cannot stress more that you should take this with a grain of salt for we have different perceptions to sound and what we hear.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Maker: EPZ
Model: Q1 pro
Drivers: 1x 10mm LCP+PU dynamic driver
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 100db

PACKAGING & DETAILS:
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The Q1 Pro's presentation adheres to a minimalist aesthetic. Clad in black with contrasting blue fonts, the packaging prioritizes functionality over flamboyance. While the legibility of the blue text could be improved,
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the essential details are clearly displayed on the back. Unsurprisingly, the included accessories are kept to a bare minimum, which is perfectly reasonable considering the budget-friendly price tag. Let's now dissect the contents of this unpretentious package.

CASE:
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The included pouch prioritizes portability over ultimate protection. While it easily slips into a pocket, it wouldn't fare well against significant pressure or a nasty fall. However, its presence at this price point is a welcome addition, offering a convenient way to store and transport the Q1 Pro.

EAR TIPS:
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The Q1 Pro arrives with three pairs of silicone eartips. While a wider selection would have been ideal, it's difficult to find fault at this price. The provided tips are fairly generic, but for seasoned audiophiles who practice the art of "tip rolling," feel free to experiment with premium eartips to further personalize the listening experience.

APPEARANCE:
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Eschewing the typical utilitarian aesthetic of budget IEMs, the Q1 Pro surprised me with its eye-catching design. Crafted through a 3D resin printing process, the smooth, translucent blue housings (though color preference is subjective, of course) boast a sleek and contemporary look. A strategically placed vent hole ensures proper pressure relief for a comfortable listening experience.

CABLE:
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The Q1 Pro adheres to a no-frills philosophy when it comes to the cable. While lacking in extravagant aesthetics, it doesn't disappoint in terms of build quality. The cable exhibits a reassuring sturdiness, suggesting longevity with proper care.
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Thankfully, it also minimizes cable tangles and microphonics, ensuring an unhindered listening experience.

COMFORT:
The Q1 Pro excels in the realm of comfort, offering a secure and snug fit that remained fatigue-free even during extended listening sessions. The lightweight shells contribute to this luxurious experience, practically disappearing into your ears and eliminating any fear of accidental dislodgement. While isolation falls within the average range, allowing a subtle presence of ambient noise at comfortable listening volumes, it proved perfectly adequate for my home recording sessions. Even during a marathon 3-hour listening stint, the Q1 Pro remained a paragon of comfort.

SOUND IMPRESSIONS:

The Q1 pro was paired with the following sources:
  • Cayin RU6
  • EPZ TP50
  • Fiio M11 LTD plus
  • Centrance Dacport HD
  • Ovidius b1
  • Hiby FC6
  • Fiio K9
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TECHNICALITIES:
Sure, the Q1 Pro's technical specs might not blow the roof off the audiophile convention. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find some hidden gems that make these IEMs sing.

The soundstage isn't a cramped shoebox, but it won't leave you feeling like you're lost in a concert hall either. It's got decent depth, instruments layered front to back believably, but the width stays firmly in "standard IEM" territory.

Imaging is average. Instruments sits where they belong in the mix, but don't expect any surprise discoveries hiding on your favorite tracks. These guys aren't gonna reveal secret notes you never noticed before.

Now, here's where the Q1 Pro truly shines – timbre! These IEMs are like sonic chameleons, capturing the natural essence of every instrument. It's what you'd expect from a good single dynamic driver – pure, unadulterated realism.
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Separation might not be the star of the show, instruments preferring a more cohesive presentation than a completely isolated one. But hey, that just means the music flows smoothly instead of sounding like a disjointed orchestra.

Look, at this price point, the Q1 Pro's technical performance punches well above its weight. It's hard to find fault with these guys. They might not be the ultimate beast technically, but they're a damn fine listen.

BASS:
The bass walks a tightrope between keeping things fun and funky, without ever venturing into the boomy abyss. You get a satisfying punch and thump, delivered with a pleasingly round character. Transients, the little kicks of the bass, might not be lightning-fast, but they stay grounded in realism.

The sub-bass takes center stage compared to its mid-bass brethren. Think of it as a deep, subterranean growl that emerges when the music demands it, clean and controlled. There's a hint of bleed into the mids, an unavoidable consequence of this emphasis, but it never becomes overbearing.
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MIDRANGE:
Let's talk about the mids, the heart and soul of the music. The Q1 Pro thankfully avoids the dreaded recession, where vocals get lost in the mix. Instead, they take their rightful place, front and center. Both male and female singers are rendered beautifully, with a natural, transparent quality. There's no artificial sweetness or added richness here, just pure, unadulterated clarity. These IEMs deliver a smooth, detailed midrange that lets the music shine through.

TREBLE:
The Q1 Pro treads carefully in the treble region. It doesn't reach for the stratospheric highs of some IEMs, opting for a safe and controlled approach. This translates to a fatigue-free listening experience – even for those with sensitive ears. Cymbals and hi-hats shimmer with a pleasant crispness, but avoid any harshness or sibilance that can make them sound like a swarm of angry bees. Imagine a gentle summer breeze rustling through leaves, rather than a screeching fire alarm.

COMPARISONS:
Simgot EW200
Here's the thing – while both lean towards a Harman-style tuning, the Q1 Pro does it with a finesse the EW200 can't quite match.

Visually, the Q1 Pro wins hands down. Its build quality feels more premium. But sound is subjective, so let's delve into the sonic landscape. The Q1 Pro takes a more measured approach to the mids, avoiding the overly emphasized Harman signature that might fatigue some listeners with the EW200. The Q1 Pro's vocals have more body and weight, making them a joy to listen to.

Technical prowess might not be the top priority for these IEMs, but even here, the Q1 Pro holds its own. It delivers a more well-rounded performance compared to the EW200. Remember, your experience may vary, but for me, the Q1 Pro is the clear winner in the sub-$50 arena.

TEST TRACKS:
Here are some tracks I usually listen to when reviewing:

That’s the way of the World by EWF
Africa by TOTO
The Girl in the Other Room by Diana Kral
Balmorhea album All is wild, All is Silent
Sila by Sud
Smooth Escape by D’Sound
Never too Much by Luther Vandross
P.Y.T by Michael Jackson
Ain’t no Sunshine by Eva Cassidy
Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC
Another one bites the Dust by Queen
Good times bad times by Edie Brickell
Alice in Wonderland by Bill Evans
Ain’t it Fun by Paramore
Redefine by Incubus
Far Away by Nickelback
Lovesong by Adele
Lingus by Snarky Puppy
Harvest for the World by Vanessa Williams
Love Bites by Def Leppard
No Such Thing by John Mayer
As by Stevie Wonder
Whip Appeal by Babyface
Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan
Futures by Prep
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Every Summertime by NIKI
SADE tracks
AC/DC tracks
Queen tracks


And many more… I always listen to High resolution format, being the least quality 16bit/44khz FLACS be it offline or online.


VERDICT:
The Q1 Pro isn't your typical harman-flavored IEM. It avoids the pitfalls of overly saturated ChiFi sound, however technical prowess isn't its calling card. Think of it as a sonic entertainer rather than a cold, analytical machine.

For listeners who crave pure technical fireworks, there are other options out there. But if you prioritize pure musical enjoyment, the Q1 Pro is a hidden gem. Its smooth, natural timbre is the star of the show, making music a genuinely delightful experience, even if it cuts a few corners on the technical side.

Here's the bottom line: if you're looking for a fantastically musical IEM under $50, the Q1 Pro is a no-brainer. It's perfect for music lovers, movie buffs, or anyone dipping their toes into the world of hi
gh-fidelity sound.

Thanks to EPZ for sending the Q1 Pro my way – until next time, ciao!

Asta GunaReview

New Head-Fier
EPZ Q1 PRO : Most fun iem under $60
Pros: Good Midcentric
Great Techincality
Amazing Build & beautiful shell also very lightweight
Good Cable for non mic
Bass is tight and well controlled
Cons: Bad cable for mic version
Upper midrange can get shouty
Bass lacks impact and weight
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as sign thanks to Epz aka Tony Liu for sending me a gift later. I just want to do a complete review of the IEM EPZ Q1 Pro. I hope people become more familiar with this bad boy

it's been more than two weeks and I still feel the vibe using this iem, for the price under 60 dollar, the tonal and technical qualities are really top notch for my taste 😌👌

Note: this is purely an impression from my ears and nothing has been exaggerated or subtracted.

Fitting: This iem is the winner, I even dare say that for under 60usd there is no iem that is as good as the fitting of the EPZ for me yeah, the deepfit is 👌. made from medical grade 3D resin and the fit on the ear is really comfortable. Good build quality, solid, super beautiful resin, blue motif.

Cable: for those of you who got non-mic, be happy, because the non-mic version of this iem is really good, 4 braid. different from the type of mic, it looks like a cheap PVC cable.

Eartips: also no cans, the 3 L, M, s that come with it are soft, no cans, like the design kz product... the eartips also don't actually need to be replaced with an aftermarket product, cuz the quality of these items is still pretty good.

OK, moving to the sound

start from LOW yes. In my opinion, the low/bass in this iem is just moderate, not big like Rhapsody, but the drum beats still feel punky, and the rumble here is pretty good. Decay is also fairly fast in its price class for chasing fast paced songs, it's still up to speed, but it's not the fastest in its class. test song Tool - Ticks & Leeches.

Mid. Here, in my opinion, the mid is the most special, it's not thin but not too thick either, it still feels sweaty when listening to songs like IU - Secret Garden. Ayu's voice was lilting. For Kpop or Jpop fans, it's still considered a must buy. Note here that the vocals still feel has a peak or sibalance, especially at the higher volume, but it's not that noticeable, it's still considered safe.

The highs on these iems are still extended but not piercing, especially the eartips are replaced by divine velvet. The splash of cymbals, the pluck of the guitar, and especially the friction of the violin are really delicious. test song Cover Racer x -Technical diffucilaties - by Unlucky morpheus. The sound of the instrument is very powerful and makes you addicted.

Moving on to the final technicality. In the price range, this IEM is one of the best in its class, the soundstage is wide. I tested surround using the JamesDSP application, equivalent to level 2, aka wide, 3D imaging is good for hearing right, left, top and bottom, front and back, very accurate, suitable for games, especially FPS. , the separation is fairly good, the sound of the instruments sounds clear, separate and doesn't pile up. resolution above average has a good sense of clarity and detail.

Conclusion, in my opinion, this IEMs has the potential to become a new fry that beats the Conch or any iem exist, with fun, energetic tonalities but no metallic sounding, and above average technicality so the price is considered very good, but because of limited stock in my country escpesly it's a bit difficult and people run to another IEMs, hopefully people realaze its really good as people say

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Low ★★★★☆, Mid ★★★★✮, High ★★★★✮. technical ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ rate 4.8. {☆ 0 points, ✮ half points, ★ 1 point}

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