Hidizs MS1 Galaxy

pradiptacr7

100+ Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy Review
Pros: Very Good Bass for the Price, Inoffensive Treble, Good Male Vocals, Wide Soundstage
Cons: Treble is not extended well and less airy, Average Layering, Female Vocals and Cymbals suffer from the Bass bleeding

Hidizs MS1 Galaxy REVIEW



Introduction: -

Before we start with Hidizs MS1 Galaxy we would like to first write a bit about Hidizs as we at Aural Café give supreme importance to the people behind the Audio products. Hidizs is a China-based company founded by Tamson in 2012, who himself is an avid audiophile and fronted an underground rock band and decided to dedicate his life to making HiFi music affordable. As an audiophile, it was a no-brainer; music should be heard as it was intended to be. In these 12 years, Hidizs has been able to consistently produce the highest quality portable digital audio players (DAPs), earphones, USB DACs, etc. Hidizs products have been recognized by winning the VGP Golden Prize for three consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021).

Their first landmark product in this audiophile world was Hidizs AP100- a HiFi Portable Music Player in 2014. Today we are reviewing their latest offering in budget IEMs categories, MS1 Galaxy. It has a 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm Dynamic Driver on each side. It comes with a 0.78mm 2-pin SPC cable with a regular 3.5mm Termination. Hidizs MS1 Galaxy’s shell is constructed with high-density Germany's Makrolon resin providing a suitable, comfortable, and skin-friendly experience. Moving to its price it retails at a maximum of US$ 25.99 and regularly goes on sale for significantly lower prices.

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Specifications: -
  • Driver Configuration: 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm Dynamic Driver
  • Impedance: 32Ω ± 10%
  • Freq Response: 20Hz-40Khz
  • Sensitivity: 108dB/mW
  • Cable: SPC Cable with 0.78mm 2-Pin Design
  • Plug: Gold-plated 3.5mm
  • Weight: About 10 grams.
Disclaimer: -

The item was sent by Hidizs free of cost for review purposes. We are thankful to them for the opportunity. However, the review reflects our honest opinion as always.

Packaging & Accessories: -

The MS1 Galaxy comes in a simple small box, inside of it we have the IEMs, behind the IEMs tray, the Sets of Tips and a cable composed of 2 strands of high-purity silver-plated Copper. The packaging and unboxing experience is very simple. However, there is no IEM carry case included. But again, we have to take the price of the package into account.
Check out the full unboxing video here,
- https://www.youtube.com/shorts/YsJQHD_80ME

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IEM Build & Design: -

The design of Hidizs MS1 Galaxy is very ergonomic, and we didn’t have any issues fitting it. The IEMs come in a German-made Makrolon resin shell, and we have chosen the transparent one. We found no problem using it for longer sessions. The IEMs are itself very lightweight. The cable is also built sturdy, and we think the cable is by far the best in quality in this price range we have seen. It also comes with a Microphone inbuilt as another option.

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Sound Analysis: -
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  • Tonality: - This is our first encounter with Hidizs-made IEMs, and we are kind of surprised here. The sound of MS1 Galaxy has a thick warm tonality that reflects across the frequencies. The bass quality they offer here for the price tag is quite surprising in a good way. We can say the highs need to be much airier. But it is smooth and inoffensive. Overall tonality is warm and musical to our experiences with it.

  • Lows: -Low frequencies are probably the strongest point of these IEMs. The bass takes the lead in both quality and quantity. The sub-bass is slightly lacking here compared to the mid-bass. For testing bass, we made use of Nakshatram by Jean du Voyage’s offline FLAC file and the Weekend’s Wasted Times. The bass does hit hard with good control and layering. The mid-bass presentation is better and more detailed here. The transient response is not that good in complex bass tracks for example “The Plan” from TENET Official Soundtrack.

  • Mids: - The mids have good tonality but it’s rolled off to some extent. We felt that Mids are influenced by the lower frequencies. For this reason, electric guitars sound thicker and might be losing some details there but it’s fun for casual sessions. For testing mids, we’ve listened to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and Skyfall by Adele through Apple Music. We can say the mids have the right tonality when we consider male vocals. It’s full-bodied with good hints of warmth. Instrumental tracks felt rich sounding taking this a 25 US$ item.

  • Highs: - Highs on MS1 Galaxy are just right considering the price. But the treble is not extended well, and it is less airy. The detailing is decent at this price point. The highs do improve a bit with a neutral source but weren’t that great with mobile phones or cheap dongles. The cymbals don’t have the right sparkle for us. We did not notice any unwanted harshness, but we also did not like the lack of excitement in the treble region.

  • Soundstage & Imaging: - The soundstage is wide and has a decent depth and is probably one of the widest in this price range. The layering is decent as well. The instruments have average imaging however we didn’t find any issues locating them in the stage. But we can say there is a lack of air between them.

  • Synergy: - After trying it with different sources (Astell and Kern SP1000m, Dethonray DTR1+, Pegasus SG1 Gold, Aune M1p, Aune Yuki and Hidizs S3 Pro) we can say it pairs well with neutral and analytical sources. With neutral sources like Aune M1p, it shows emotions in Male vocals and maintains a warm tonal balance. While pairing with analytical sources like Dethonray DTR1+ the brilliance is improved, and airy-ness is also observed. At Aural Café we strongly believe in source matching and here we overall recommend using neutral sources to extract the most from MS1 Galaxy.
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Conclusion: -

This IEM is a very capable set if we take the pricing into our priority. For everyday use, it does not create any kind of fatigue sonically as well as fittings because of its ergonomic design and weight. The accessories given are very good. It admirably delivers good bass. Overall, we liked the set for its warm tonality and timbre though we would not mind if there were more sub-bass emphasis. For users who like very much technical performance, we would not recommend this IEM. It needs good neutral sources to shine. But whoever is starting this hobby or a student who doesn’t want to spend much we can recommend this IEM blindly.

Non-Affiliated Link: -
- https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors
- https://www.amazon.com/Hidizs-MS1-Galaxy-High-Performance-Microphone-Detachable/dp/B0CDX9WM5G
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Chenkw

New Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1-Galaxy: Colorful Entry-Level IEM into the World of Hifi
Pros: - Lightweight and clean design
- Affordable during promotion
- Fun and warm V-tuning
- smooth treble
- Easy to drive DD
Cons: - Cheap plastic outer shell
- Slightly bloated bass
- Sound resolution & details could be improved
First and foremost, I would like to thank Hidizs for sending in a pair of Hidizs MS1-Galaxy for my honest review and opinion. I am not in any way affiliated with Hidizs, and you may find the link below for the review unit on their website below if you'd like to support them on this product by Hidizs.

Hidizs MS1-Galaxy Product Link:
https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors

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The Hidizs MS1-Galaxy is an entry-level IEM that has recently received a lot of positive reviews for its price-to-performance, and finally today I have a chance to test it myself and express my honest opinion on this highly anticipated well-performing budget IEM. After generations of MS1 models, Hidizs has finally decided to implement its Hi-Fi level materials and technology, improving the overall sound performance while maintaining its low price.

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Packaging/Design:
The small packaging comes with a pair of the IEM itself, together with 3 pairs of ear tips with different sizes for comfortable fit, a two-stranded high-purity silver-plated copper wire (1.2m length), a Waifu photocopy and a warranty card & user manual. Its customized 10.2mm Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver PU+PEEK composite high-polymer diaphragm is the main highlight as it improves the magnetic flux and conversion efficiency, resulting in a better detailed expression. The IEM outer shell is build using high-density Germany's Makrolon resin, however it feels just like the usual plastic shell, yet it allows comfortable and longer fitting in my ear without causing stress. The IEM itself is extremely lightweight and I don't feel anything wearing it.

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Specification:
- High-Performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver
- 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm
- Optional Inline Control & Microphone
- High-Density German Makrolon Resin Shell
- Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
- 0.78mm 2-Pin Plug
- Ergonomic Liquid Silicone Ear Tips
- Ergonomic Design with Comfortable Extended Wear
- Perfectly Aligned With The H-2019 Target Frequency Response Curve
- 3.5mm Gold-Plated Plug & Durable Metal Shell & Splitter
- Hi-Res Certification

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Testing Equipment/Sources:
- Tidal Hifi FLAC
- iBasso DC03 Pro DAC

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Sound Performance:
After testing the Hidizs MS1-Galaxy for some time, it is safe to say that this product is a very good entry-level IEM designed and built for those who are new to the Hi-Fi world without breaking your bank. It's fun and warm V-style tuning will definitely impress the bass head especially for its strong and powerful bass production, however there's some slight bass bloat. Its soundstage is one of the widest among other competitors at this price range. Male vocals are thick, warm, full and overall great, you'll definitely be impressed by how good its mid-bass performs. However for female vocals are thin, hollow and recessed, which Hidizs could improve for the upcoming models. The treble has enough energy to be noticed and instrumentals sound natural, however there are some slight muddiness and clarity issues. At this price range, it lacks airiness which is quite normal yet still acceptable.

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Conclusion:
Rather than using the earphones that comes along with most smartphone packages, using Hidizs MS1-Galaxy would obviously be a better choice here as it is overall a good performing and aesthetical product especially for Hi-Fi beginners without breaking the bank, pricing at just $16 during promotions. Consider upgrading to Hidizs higher tiered products such as MS2 or above if you seek for better bass and treble performance. Give it a try and you won't regret it!

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Takeanidea

Headphoneus Supremus
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy - the guardian of the Galaxy
Pros: £19.99 - excellent value for money
Visceral Bass response. Cosmetic appeal. Fit. Cable, esp. good fit.
Cons: Slightly bloated bass when not on the move. Needs eq'ing to get £100 performance!! Tips need experimentation.

The blockbuster budget battle - Hidizs MS1 Galaxy v Moondrop Chu - both £19.99​

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Hidizs are a Chinese Company. That means they can somehow produce decent stuff at ridiculously low prices. Products that a ChiFi enthusiast can get excited about are available at under £20. How do they do it? I don’t know, but I’m not complaining! These were sent to me for a review by Hidizs, and were accompanied by their stylish AP80 Pro Digital Audio Player. This AP80 Pro replaces a review model I have had for some time. Unfortunately I put it in the washing machine, for an hour, and having been thoroughly soaked and spun at 1400 RPM, the screen would not work as well as it could! Having said that, amazingly, it still plays music! I now can put that behind me and make sure I take this tiny player from my pocket before I put my trousers in to clean!

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The MS1 Galaxy is the latest budget IEM from Hidizs. It is currently on sale here, for £19.99 , in the microphone cable I requested. If you wish for a cable without mic the price goes down to £18.99, at the time of press. Seriously, please don’t bother trying to get this cheaper; either buy from an authorised dealer or direct from the manufacturer. It does not make sense to save a few £s or $s on an unauthorised sale with little or no comback should anything go wrong. Peace of mind lasts a long time. I get no commission from these links, please use them to find out more, or to make a trustworthy purchase.

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About the MS1 Galaxy​

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This is a Single Dynamic driver IEM with a detachable cable. The Galaxy sticks as close as it can to the Harman 2019 Frequency Response Curve; this means the tuning should not particularly annoy any listener. The driver shell is made of resin. The sensitivity is 108 dB, the impedance is 32 Ohms. A sensitivity of 105 or greater and an imepdance of 32 Ohms or less is what is needed as a minimum spec for working well in your smartphones. I will not dwell on the smartphone aspect overly, as, of course, I have the beautiful AP80 Pro to mess around with; during the review, fear not, I shall certainly put my Samsung A52 into play as a source. The detachable cable is a 78 mm 2 pin affair, so is easy to interchange with any custom cables you may have.

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Unboxing and testing​

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The first 2 things that struck me imediately about the Galaxy – 1. The Driver shells. They’re very pretty! I’d pick the transparents over the rest of the colour range every time. They fit in my ears comfortably, and, due to the resin construction, they’re warm from the outset. These are the classic olive shape, so they will not be a pain to keep, or to fit into the ears. 2. The cable. The earhook strengthening is excellent; it pulls the driver naturally into the ear canal’s entrance. There is no need for readjustment once in place. The tips are cheap and cheerful, but don’t cause any irritation in the ears. There is no carry pouch supplied, but, at this price, I’d rather every cent was spent on sound and build quality. As for build quality, the strengthening on the cable and the finish of the drivers is perfect.

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Contrast this with the Moondrop Chu; £19.99 on amazon uk as of time of going to press. The Chu has a non detachable cable, which is not a litz design, and has no earhook. The drivers are a third smaller than the MS1s, and they are not an easy fit, as they are only locking into two thirds of the outer ear. Instead, you are given some silicon hooks to slide on to the cable. The Chu has a higher level of sensitivity and a lower impedance than the MS1 Galaxy. Therefore, it should be louder.



I discovered that the Chu, despite the superior efficiency specs, was noticeably quieter than it’s counterpart. There was also a noticable difference in the perceived sound signature between the MS1 and the Chu. I put together a playlist of 3 songs to use as a test. They were chosen for their particular styles. Track 1 was Immune, by Act – this was a synth pop FLAC track. Track 2 was Big Day by XTC. This was an audio fidelity ultra hi res track. The third was a throwaway pop track – Ooh ahh just a little bit, a 1996 Eurodance number by Gina G, that has somehow got into my subconscious!

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The Chu has little to no visceral impact. There is no perceived air pushing against the contours of the ear, on any of the tracks. The signature of the Chu, as compared to the MS1, can be described as lean. The mids and highs of the Chu sounded rougher than the MS1. The bass, on tracks 1 and 3 was faster and more linear, or, simply put, slightly less bloated sounding. The MS1 has visceral bass impact in spades. It has some presence in the lower mids. There is also a decent width of sound in the mids and highs, much of the roughness present in the Chu’s does not make an appearance here. I have an MSEB function on the AP80 Pro. This enables me to really fine tune the bass response. Of the 3 bass settings, I chose to reduce the thickness of the bass by 5%, but this was only for tracks 1 & 3. For track 2, an audio fidelity ultra hi res track, the bass, as engineered in the studio, was much less bloated, and didn’t need any further mixing on my part. On this track, with no adjustments made, the MS1 was a clear winner.

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Bass is often the deciding factor when choosing an IEM. Where bass comes into it’s own, where a little bit f extra warmth can help, is in circumstances where background noise is present. This could be on a busy street, during a sweaty workout, or commuting on the metro. Low frequency noises will drown out much of the bass in your music. In quieter environments, there is not so much need for low end energy. It pays to have an IEM that can at least adapt to it’s surroundings, and, in that case, I would recommend some form of eq for the MS1s. I also believe they are worth some experimentation with eartips, as the ones supplied are undoubtedly contributing to an enhanced bass response. The cable is a triumph. It has been adjusted to a painstaking attention to detail, and it has really done wonders for the overall fit of the Hidizs. For those of you who like to feel your bass, this £19.99 single driver is a no brainer. For the remainder who have discovered that bigger is not always better, I firmly reassert these as worthy of a tweak or two. They will handsomely reward the efforts you are prepared to go to .
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Kindlefirehditaly

New Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy Review: The Budget Warrior
Pros: Decent build quality
Good comfort and fit
Anime girl packaging (not really a pros)
Removable cable
Nice standard tips
Safe V-shaped tuning
Inoffensive treble
Warm Bass and Sub-bass
Soundstage (pretty well)
Crazy low price
Cons: Timbre seems a little bit thin in the treble region
A slightly dark background
Lacks sparkle and air

Disclaimer:​


The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy was sent to me as a review sample from Hidizs, for which I thank them!

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This model is positioned in a market dominated by brands like KZ, CVJ, TRN, and Kbear. It’s not easy to stand out, as the market in this range is ultra-saturated. Obviously, they aim at a very wide audience; in fact, the tuning is very safe and typically V-Shaped. I don’t expect any big surprises on this side.


However, the review will still be 100% honest and, in no way, biased.


I’m not an audiophile; I’m just a guy that likes to test out different IEMs and DACs and spends a lot of time listening to music.


So I’m not going to use super-technical words to review it, but I will do my best to describe it.


Tech Specs:​

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  • High-Performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver
  • 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm
  • Optional Inline Control & Microphone
  • High-Density German Makrolon Resin Shell
  • Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
  • 0.78mm 2-Pin Plug
  • Ergonomic Liquid Silicone Ear Tips
  • Ergonomic Design with Comfortable Extended Wear
  • Perfectly Aligned With The H-2019 Target Frequency Response Curve
  • 3.5mm Gold-Plated Plug, Durable shell, and splitter
  • Hi-Res Certification

Packaging:​


The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy packaging in this case is more simplified and economical. It vaguely resembles some KZ packaging but is more refined. Inside, we find the following accessories:

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  • 3.5mm Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
  • 3 pairs of tips
  • Manual and Warranty
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The tips for being such a cheap IEM are not bad at all. They look very similar to the models also present in MS5 and MS3, have a medium-width bore, and are very soft. The cable is thin but very soft and light, very comfortable, and of much higher than average quality.


Design/Build quality:​


The price certainly doesn’t allow for an imaginative design, but it still remains a well-made IEM with good build quality. The shell is made of resin (the material used is high-density Germany’s Makrolon resin), which is quite thin and light but not that bad.

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The faceplate has a three-dimensional effect with a play of reflections. The internal driver is not huge (10.2 mm) but of good quality with a PU+PEEK membrane.


The nozzle is made of very good-quality metal, and the angle, I would say, is very similar to the other Hidizs models. If you consider that they cost 11 USD, it is surprising. With this product, Hidizs gives everyone the opportunity to have a taste of one of their products. Personally, I have stopped reviewing KZ as there are brands that now offer superior quality at the same price. The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy represents excellent proof that anyone can put an excellent product on the market at negligible prices.


Comfort/Fit:​

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The MS1 Galaxy is extremely comfortable. I don’t think you will have any problems with the shell or nozzle size. Both the earhook and the cable are flexible, allowing for any positioning. The tips are pretty good and soft, so you might have some issues with them, but I doubt it. The size L tips were incredibly comfortable, but if I had to swap them out, I would suggest the Kbear/Nicehck 07, which are inexpensive but very good. Above all, try to keep your total spending under $20, including spare tips.


Initial sound impression:​

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Let me start by saying that I switched from Kefine Klanar to Hidizs MS1 Galaxy on the same day, so the impact was a bit traumatic. In terms of bass, I notice a certain similarity, even if the quantity and emphasis on the MS1 Galaxy are much less intense. While female voices can sound a little flat and cold, male voices perform exceptionally well. The highs are super calm and smooth; I find it difficult for anyone to feel hurt by them. Overall V-shaped tuning.


Final sound impression:​


Equipment used for testing above


Device:​


  • iMac
  • Redmi Note 7 Snapdragon
  • Poco M4 Pro Mediatek

Software:​


  • Foobar2000 24bit 192kHz (iMac)
  • Amazon music UHD 24bit 96kHz (Both)
  • Tidal Hifi Plus

DAC:​



I listened to pop, R&B, and EDM music, and I believe those are the best genres for this kind of IEM.


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I only used the original accessories included, and I mostly used the Hidizs S9 Pro Plus. However, I must admit that DACs with a more neutral and analytical timbre help the final result considerably. Towards the final part of my testing, I decided to use the LessFox Da2 with an AK chip (very similar to the LessFox Da1).

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“Hidizs MS1-Galaxy is tuned based on the B&K HATS target frequency response curve, following the H-2019 target frequency response curve guidelines. The tuning process is conducted by highly skilled acoustic engineers at the Hidizs Acoustic Laboratory, involving extensive adjustments and critical listening sessions. This scientific and psychological acoustic fusion results in a perfectly balanced sound signature that delivers an exceptional listening experience. The MS1-Galaxy boasts an incredibly wide full-range frequency response, providing outstanding audio performance across all ranges.”


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I have to admit that they sound pretty good for the asking price. Do they leave you speechless? Maybe not, but personally, at this price, it’s difficult to ask for more. What could be achieved with a different tuning is certainly something more in terms of detail in the treble region. Surprisingly, the soundstage is slightly more open than average.


Bass​


The bass definitely dominates the scene; the sub-bass and mid-bass are definitely wild, but not enough to define the MS1 Galaxy for bassheads. The bass descends in a clean and authoritative manner, but despite this, it does not overpower the other frequencies too much. This is another borderline set that might find appreciation even among some not-so-extreme bassheads, but the texture is not excellent. Dropping a better-quality tips on hit makes a remarkable difference!


Mids​


As you can also see from the graph, the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy has medium recesses compared to the rest. Obviously, even without the graph, you can immediately notice that vocals and instruments are slightly behind the rest. I also have to say that the voices sound slightly thin and unnatural. Female voices especially pay the price, as they sound a little cold, as do some musical instruments (cymbals, for example). However, the situation is not absolutely tragic, but average.


Treble​


Here, Hidizs held back! To make the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy as pleasant as possible, the highs have been made soft and fluid, therefore inoffensive. Obviously, you pay the price with a lower definition as it lacks sparks and air. Stringed instruments lack thickness and also have a slightly cold timbre. However, for most users, its highs will be just about perfect, especially if you are very sensitive.


Soundstage and Imaging​


I must say that despite everything, the soundstage is particularly wide. Even if the separation and the image are not at the same level, you can still distinguish the origin of the sounds quite well, even if their separation is slightly more difficult.


Comparison:​

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I should have made some comparisons with KZ, which is often the first choice for beginners in this hobby. However, I only own old KZ models like the EDX and CCA CRA, but honestly, they are too old to mention. They’re fine to start with too, but I think the Hidizs offer you a better overall experience.


vs Kbear Rosefinch

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This remains an extremely underrated but appreciated IEM by several users. This is the “bass-monster” version and is sure to please several bassheads. However, I advise you to read the reviews to understand whether or not you might like it. This is about bass and nothing else and of course it’s really cheap.


vs Kbear Storm


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The ones that most resemble us aesthetically are the Kbear Storm. The quality is inferior in both material and sound. I totally advise against these! They sound embarrassing and cost exactly the same.


vs MS1 Rainbow

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The old MS1 Rainbows have a totally different price, despite their very close relationship. They are so visually similar that they can be confused. The shell is exactly the same, but the driver is totally different. It has the same diameter but a totally different thickness. I admit that they are worth at least double and that they are superior to the MS1 Galaxy. The superior-quality internal driver has detail and resolution on a whole other level. Vocals and bass have much better depth. A full review will follow separately.


Conclusion:​


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Obviously, as usual, I performed a bit of tip-rolling with the tips I own. Since it is a cheap model, it makes absolutely no sense to put very expensive tips on it; otherwise, it would be better to buy a superior model directly. In the AliExpress Choice section, I found the Tri Clarion with an embarrassing price of less than 4 USD. They promise to bring out the high frequencies, and on a warm set, they are perfect. In fact, there is definitely a clear improvement: less accentuated bass and clearer and brighter highs. Perfect!

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This is definitely the set I will take with me to stay worry-free. Having expensive headphones is definitely cool, but when it comes to taking them on trips or to work, I’m always worried that I might ruin them. These have an embarrassingly low price of just 16.99 USD without discounts; ruining them wouldn’t be a tragedy, and you don’t even have to give up good sound quality. Personally, I recommend them to anyone who is looking for similarly priced V-shaped sets. Other brands in this price range often offer indecent cables and unusable tips, while here you have a good set out of the box.

Where to buy?​


IryxBRO

500+ Head-Fier
MS1-Galaxy – great everyday budget IEMs
Pros: fit comfort, design, lows and mid bass sound
Cons: lacks resolution, can hiss under certain circumstances
MS1 Galaxy are not the first single DD budget-friendly IEMs by Hidizs. There were MS1 Rainbow and Seeds preceding Galaxy and I still honor Seeds as one of the best single DD IEMs with very accurate and delicate sound. Unfortunately, those have been discontinued and had one huge drawback – integrated audio cable. I even had 2 versions of Seeds at once – SE and balanced to switch between the sources. Therefore, Hidizs has the expertise to design and build good budget single DD IEMs.

MS1 Galaxy specs:

– High-Performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver
– 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm
– Optional Inline Control & Microphone
– High-Density German Makrolon Resin Shell
– Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
– 0.78mm 2-Pin Plug
– Ergonomic Liquid Silicone Ear Tips
– Ergonomic Design with Comfortable Extended Wear
– Perfectly Aligned With The H-2019 Target Frequency Response Curve
– 3.5mm Gold-Plated Plug & Durable Metal Shell & Splitter
– Hi-Res Certification

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MS1 Galaxy comes in a small white box with the design and graphics resembling anime culture what makes them a desirable gift for younger generations. My 14 years old daughter spotted it on my shelf and tried to free me from this pair at day one after its arrival. I am not a fan of anime, but still the design is fresh and unique to my liking. Even my wife was starring at the box and IEM shells despite staying far from this hobby.

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Box includes IEMs, 3 pairs of silicon tips, audio cable and some papers.

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MS-1 Galaxy shells are made of transparent resin which already draws the attention. Front facing plates shine with different colors and remind of diamonds or stars. Cable ports and sound nozzles have golden finish and add to the entire aesthetics.

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Chambers, cables and driver combination inside look accurate and neat. Sound output nozzles are covered with aluminum mesh for the additional dust/dirt protection.

Cable looks similarly gorgeous: silver braid in transparent isolator with aluminum housing on gold-plated jack and resin housing on 2pin IEM contacts. Additionally, it has ear guides formed of transparent heatsink material.

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Nothing to be worried in terms of fit since the shape is the most universal for the majority of people, nozzles are quite long and ear guides secure IEMs and cable at place. Choice of ear tips is limiter to 3 sizes and only one material but the diameter is common and most of the aftermarket products would fit nicely if needed.

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Now, the sound… I’ve tired MS-1 Galaxy with different sources: AP80 Pro DAP, tablet, PC, S9 Pro Plus DAC/AMP and my Android Xiaomi smartphone. In all cases the sound can be described as tending to warm with large bass presence, juicy mid bass, slightly recesses mids and fairly accented treble. Lows and mid bass are the strongest virtues of MS-1 Galaxy. Great presence, good texturing, good control and layering here. Mid bass has good dynamics. Mids are slightly less resolved and slightly pushed back. Male vocal sound pretty rich and natural whereas female vocals might suffer from hisses and sibilance with less capable sources (smartphone, for instance) and low quality tracks. The better the source is, the less this tendency to hiss is pronounced.

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reble, in its turn, is completely enough in presence but lacks in clarity and transparency. In overall, MS-1 Galaxy with its virtues and imperfections in sound still up ahead of many budget IEMs that passed through my hands and builds the impression of good musical IEMs. Perhaps, its warm signature creates this charm which goes smooth and easy on my ears. I would prefer such type of tonality over crisp and cold when it comes to everyday use. Furthermore, its signature fits ESS-based sources well, making the sound softer and more velvet-like while maxing out the resolution which the driver is capable of. But I wouldn’t use it with AKK-based sources or with tubes cause the sounds starts to feel a bit muddy.

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In overall, Hidizs MS-1 Galaxy is a good budget IEMs, great for those who like bass and warm tonality and less interesting for analytical or precise listening. It wouldn’t irritate throughout the day, neither with its fit, nor with the harshness in sound. It feels warm, flowing and smooth, like lounge music that plays on background all day long, suitable and pleasing for everyone. Strong contender, with its pros and cons, excellent build quality, universal fit, relaxing sound, at very low price.

Hidizs MS-1 Galaxy already available at Hidizs official online store: LINK

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New Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy (Solid choice under 20$)
Pros: ~ Comfortable & light weight polycarbonate shell

~ good sub bass rumble mid bass punch

~ warm & engaging "V" shape tuning

~ Non fatiguing & safe treble performance for the price

~ Satisfactory stock cable and accessories

~ An ideal dd set for beginners
Cons: ~ Depth of the stage could have been better

~ Avarage technicalities

~ Treble extension could have been thicker rather than smooth

~ IEMs Shell feels a bit cheap (subjective)
★ Introduction : -


Hidizs is a well-known name in the chifi
world. They are quite popular in making
portable audio gear. They have some hit
products which have played a helpful
role in increasing their reputation.
Portable music players include Ap80,
Ap80 pro & pro X which have received
more acceptance among audiophile
persons, amplifiers like S9, S9 pro, S8,
XO are no exception, besides they have
some popular IEMs like - Mermaid MS1,
MS2, The recently discussed Planar IEM
MP145 along with MS3, MS4, MD4 has
gained a lot of reputation. But the topic
of today's review is Hidizs
MS1Galaxy which is a dual dd IEM of
Hidizs which is very affordable price
category.

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# Disclaimer :- I have no financial agreement with "Hidizs" for this review, so my opinion is completely personal.
★ Looks & Design :-


The design of the IEM was also very nice looking , the device is available in 4 different color variants namely - black, red, blue & transparent color (Each color has L, R marking on the front of the earphone) . The single dynamic driver of 10.2mm inside can be seen from the front of each color variant and at the back all of them have the usual hidizs branding. My unit is of blue colour but personally I like the transparent color more.

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★ Build & Comfort :-


Hidizs MS1 Galaxy is an entry level IEM so I don't expect anything extraordinary from its build quality. It also feels like all other IEMs in the sub 20$ price category. However, according to hidizs, they claim to have used High-Density German Makrolon Resin to make the shell of the earphone. Although the build doesn't seem very shaky to me, I believe it will support you for a long time if you use it with care. But the shell of this IEM is very light, if the ears are fit with the right size eartips, then it will not feel that there is any IEM in the ears. So I am sure about this matter that no one will face any problem with ear fit. Moreover, out of the box there are a few pairs of eartips of different sizes which I found quite usable. On the other hand, not to mention the stock cable, it was so nice that I couldn't even imagine that such a budget earphone would come with Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free 2 core braided copper cable.



★ Box content at a glance👇 :-


1. A pair of hidizs ms1 galaxy IEMs
2. Three pairs of eartips of different sizes
3. A decent 3.5mm silver-plated stock cable
4. Warranty card and some extra paperwork
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★ Specifications :-


~ Driver
: 10.2mm high-performance single dd- circuit magnetic dynamic driver (PU+PEEK composite diaphragm)
~ Impedance: 32 ohm
~ Sensitivity: 108dB
~ Distortion ratio: less than 0.05%
~ Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz
~ Connector: 2-pin 0.78mm
~ Cable type: Oxygen-free, silver-plated copper cable with 3.5mm gold plated L shape jack


# All the audio gear items I used during the review are –
1. ASTELL & KERN SP1000M ( 3.5 & 2.5mm both)
2.Quloos Mc01 ( 3.5 & 4.4mm both)
3.@Tanchjm space lite

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I also tested these by plugging them into the earphone port of my redmi note 12 smartphone.


# Ms1 galaxy is a set of 32ohm impedance whose sensitivity level is 108db so no powerful amplification is needed to run it, but if a good quality dac amp or portable player is used, then it gets scaled up with the source and becomes a bit better sounding.



★ Sound impression :-


MS1 Galaxy is basically a set of "V" shape tuned set that is pocket friendly. The internal configuration of this set has single dynamic drivers which handle the entire sound frequency. The tuning of this IEM is fun & engaging, the tonality is warm and lush in a word. There is no extra emphasis on any frequency due to which there is no listening fatigue when listening for a long time which seems to be a very positive aspect according to this price. I have used stock eartips as well as aftermarket eartips during the sound testing period and it makes a good difference between fit, comfort and sound. I used Cp145 & Cp100+ eartips which gave me good experience. So if anyone has such eartips, then you can change the tips and hopefully you will be benefited. However, stock eartips do not give very bad performance, so listening can be done with them in the initial condition. Since this is a set of "V" shape tuning, you can understand that there is more bass and treble emphasis and the mids will be a little behind, so there is no exception here. Below is a sample image of frequency response for your understanding, hopefully you will get a good idea.

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Credit :- cqtek

# Now
I will discuss the sound in detail, I will start with the big strength Low end of this set, i.e. the bass......


★ The Bass :-


Bass section is a strong point of this IEM, the extension from sub bass to mid bass was very good so both sub bass rumble and mid bass punch can be heard very well. With the extreme punch of mid bass, it is able to create a fairly clear environment where the attack of the bass is strong but does not hamper any other sound frequency. Therefore, in the bass section, the instruments with the kick of the bass guitar, drum pedal, whose impact is very deep, but the notes were clear. However, in most of the tracks, I have seen the bass texture decrease, which is normal for such an earphone. But the warm frenzy that the bass offers will be more acceptable to many bass lovers.



★ The Mids :-



Mid range is not too bad for me although its position is a bit towards the back. However, the mids seem a little recessed to me, so the mid section is a bit thinner side, that is, the contrast of the singer's voice has deviated, as a result, the natural presentation of the vocal has been disturbed. However, it can be said that the throat tone, breath and movement of male & female vocal were fairly good, but the male vocal seemed to be a little better than the female vocal. On the other hand, the warm invitation of the entire mids combined with the sustain gives a smooth presentation that doesn't sound bad. So despite being a bit bass heavy, there is not much room for complaints about the mids.

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★ The Treble :-


I am a bit unhappy with the treble performance because the treble is somewhat smooth. This smoothening thing hampers the full body of the treble a little so that the sparkle of the treble is not felt in the ear and at the same time the vibrant image of the string instruments of the guitar is not blown. However, this type of treble only bothers treble head people, but on the other hand, treble sensitive people will get more acceptance. By doing this, those who are used to listening more to instrument heavy genre like hard rock or heavy metal will get okay type performance from here.However, since there is not much boost in the treble section, I did not notice any unwanted harshness or shoutyness, the overall smooth treble delivery was as a result, I did not like the lack of engagement in the treble region.

★ Technicalities :-



The staging & imaging of the IEM was the same as the others in this price category, but could not offer anything special. The sound stage was a little bigger than the average, i mean out of the head type presentation. This made the notes playing in the stage come together and limit the feeling of expansion on the upper side. This made the stage's wideness & depth decrease a little, making the stage seem small. Separation & layering in instrument heavy genres was fairly standard. I got 2D effect in its staging , at the same time imaging can be called average, as a result gaming will not very good naturally. When I used it while playing a bullet force game I had difficulty understanding the positioning of the opponent At the same time, I cannot locate the direction of the gun shot precisely, so it will not be an ideal choice for gaming. So if gaming is priority, it is better to go to other options.
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# Overall rating out of 5 is what I would give it👇👇
Bass : 4.2/5


Mids : 3.8/5

Treble : 3.5/5
Technicalities : 3/5

★ Comparison :-
~ Ms1 galaxy Vs Ew100p(20$) ~

The sound signature of the Simgot Ew100p is good to that of the ms1 galaxy in many ways. Although Ew100p is priced at 20$ but ms1 galaxy is priced between 16-17$ but it has some strengths which are better than Ew100p in some aspects despite the price being slightly lower. Now if I discuss the sound side by side with Ew100p then ms1 galaxy will advance in some aspects, the most advanced in the bass section because the big down side of ew100p was mid bass section on the other hand bass section is a strong part of ms1 galaxy, sub bass & mid bass both were better compared to Ew100. On the other hand, mids were slightly better than ms1 galaxy. However, it cannot be called the most fuller mids, the presentation is slightly recessed, but it will be a little ahead of the Ew100p. However, the mids presentation of ew100p was quite clean & crispy compared to ms1 galaxy . Now there is treble part where none of the two sets can deliver outstanding performance. If, i talk about the treble of Ew100p, then I will say that its treble was slightly dark type, besides, its treble may be considered a bit dry by many people, but it is foolish to think so. It seems to have somesparkle and accuracy than ms1 galaxy . On the other hand, it can be said that the treble part of Ms1 galaxy was a bit smooth where the treble is not very harmonious because this smooth effect presented the whole treble in a different form where there was no natural presentation at all at the same time of all the instruments that play in the treble section. There is a lack of quality which is mainly organized due to lack of airy extension. However, treble sensitive people will like Ms1 Galaxy more, while those who like treble will not find any of the two sets very ideal but Ew100p will be slightly ahead of ms1 galaxy in treble section . On the other hand, staging, imaging & separation were average of both. In this case, none of the two can give best performance, so there is not much discussion about them in my opinion.

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~ Ms1 galaxy vs Tinhifi C0 Elf (detachable version) ~


Elf C0 is another offering in 20$ price category, it is also open back single dd IEM with "V"shape tuning. This set is eartips sensitive to a large extent, at the same time its treble is very bright, which creates fatigue in case of long time listening on the other hand mids are more recessed, moreover, it takes more power to drive compared to Ms1 galaxy and the lack of resolution is also high. On the other hand Ms1 galaxy is very easy to drive set. So in my opinion Ms1 galaxy is more suitable for daily usage.

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★ Conclusion :-


Sub 20$ price category is very competitive, there are various chifi brands offering in this category. Since then, I have personally used several IEMs, so considering all aspects, the two sets seem to be quite good to me, so I presented the two sets in a side by side comparison review so that it is convenient for you to make a purchase decision. Now talking about who will buy this earphone? It can be an ideal choice for those who are new to join this hobby and whose budget is under 20$ and looking for fun "v" shape sounding IEM and treble sensitive at the same time. I would recommend buying it if you are not used to such a sound signature.

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I have provided the purchase link below for your convenience👇

https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors ( link is not affiliated)


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Always excited to see new competitors on the market. Hope to see more from you brother.
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500+ Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy Review
Pros: -Very well built for such a low price

-The design is gorgeous (reminiscent of the MS2)

-Big Bulbous Bass (close to basshead levels)

-Thick timbre

-Lush & smooth male vocals

-Non-fatiguing treble region

-Soundstage

-Overall fun and relaxed V-shaped sound
Cons: -Neutral & Airy lovers may not be fans

-Bass may be too much

-Could use more treble emphasis

-Resolution

-Detail Retrieval
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy

MS1




MS1

Hidizs MS1 Galaxy

Intro

Hello friends, this is my full written review of a brand new Hidizs Budget iem aptly named the “Hidizs MS1 Galaxy“. I was asked to review this set awhile back and have had plenty of time to digest its sound and really get a feel for it and how it may fit against the current crop of iems in the under $20 price point. In fact, the actual retail price of the MS1 will hover around $15 to $17 US which is pretty great to see.

Hidizs

The audio company Hidizs was founded in 2009, so they have been ingrained within the audio community going on 14 years which, if you have been paying attention, is not the norm. Obviously, they are doing something right. Beginning in 2012 the R&D Team within Hidizs took three long years of extensive research into the global Hi-Fi market with a team of audio professionals, R&D specialists and personalities to finally launch their first digital audio player (DAP) the Hidizs AP100 in October of 2014. Since that time Hidizs has been on a roll creating dac/amps, daps, etc. As well as many iems that usually are built and designed well past their relative price point. I also feel that Hidizs has really dialed in their tuning of late as well creating different sound signatures for different situations I reviewed the Hidizs MS5 (MS5 Review), Hidizs MS3 (MS3 Review), as well as the Hidizs MP145 (MP145 Review) and I have to say that I’ve been completely impressed and gave high marks and high praise for each.
We have actually seen a couple other Hidizs MS1 versions, the Hidizs MS1 Mermaid and the Hidizs MS1 Rainbow. Now, this latest installment of the MS1 moniker is actually the cheapest of the bunch and surprisingly probably the best tuned of the bunch as well. However, that is a very subjective statement. I am happy to have been able to spend plenty of time with the MS1 Galaxy and I’m ready to get into it, the MS1 Galaxy…

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Gear
Ifi Go Blu / Hidizs S9 Pro / iBasso DX240 / Shanling M6 Ultra / Moondrop Dawn 4.4

Gear used for review

Ifi Go Blu
Hidizs S9 Pro
Moondrop Dawn 4.4
iBasso DX240 with Amp8 MK2
Shanling M6 Ultra

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The Hidizs MS1 attached to the Shanling M6 Ultra using the Tripowin Zonie 4.4 balanced cable.

Packaging

The box and all its contents are pretty basic and a mostly utilitarian packaging and unboxing. Which, we should all expect at this price. Open the box and you’ll see the beautiful MS1 iems sitting in cardboard cut-outs. Under the iems is the cable, the eartips and some reading material. Nothing fancy and no case but truthfully nobody should expect anything luxurious at $15. Put the extra cost in the tuning and build and I’m a happy man.


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Eartips


MS1 Eartips

Nothing too fancy here either. Within the packaging Hidizs provides three sets (S, M, L) of white silicone eartips which have a narrow bore on them. They are pretty firm and can certainly be used with any number of earphones which need a bit of upper-mid glare brought back to earth. However, for the MS1 Galaxy I don’t think that the included tips are what works best for this set. I think you need at least a firm & semi-wide bore with a firm flange as well. Open up those mids with something like the KBear 07 tips like I used or go with something like a wide-bore and shallow fit eartip. The sound signature is thick and heavy with a warmth across the mix and so anything you can do to offset that will be beneficial.





Cable


MS1 Cable

For ultra-budget earphones, the cable is actually pretty nice looking. Hidizs provides a gray colored and braided 0.78 2-Pin, two strand Silver-plated Oxygen free Copper cable which ends in a right angle 3.5 single ended gold-plated jack. You may also opt for the mic version of the cable. I find the included cable to be perfectly good for any listening and as I said it is a nice-looking cable which functions perfectly. However, I did have to swap out cables for balanced sources and I chose a blue colored 4.4 balanced Tripowin Zonie cable which matches the color of my MS1 very well.

Hidizs always takes cables into account and seems to fully understand that we hobbyists love having the best cable we can get. The included cable won’t change your life or anything but compared to other ultra-budget releases it is a huge step-up. I found the included cable to be very nice for any single ended listening.


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Build / Design / Internals / Fit

Build

The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy shells & faceplates were made using German Makrolon Resin by injection molding. Supposedly this type of resin is “high density” and makes your earphones more structurally sound and not as easy to crack or break. In my opinion the build is pretty good and has a nice feel to it. Of course, let’s manage our expectations a bit because this set does cost $15. Still, for $15 I’d say that the MS1 is one of the better built iems that you can purchase. The shape (as you can see) is in a nicely ergonomic and fit friendly style which is actually very light in the ear. The MS1 nozzles are medium length, and they have a regular nozzle mesh. I have nothing bad to say about the build, especially at this price. If this set costed $50, I would likely call it a “con” but for this price it’s a “pro”.

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Design

The actual look & design is one of the highlights of the MS1 Galaxy if you ask me. They look almost chic, trendy, even bougie and definitely stylish. If you ask me the MS1 has a striking resemblance to the much loved and adored Hidizs MS2. Friends, I honestly don’t think you can buy a better looking iem at this price unless maybe the KZ Krila is more up your alley as far as looks are concerned. I think it’s the best-looking set under $20 and they come in four different gorgeous colors; Blue (My set), Black, Red, & Transparent.


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The first thing you notice is the faceplates as they have a truly unique refraction of metallic light which shoots out at different angles, much the same as the Hidizs MS2. You’ll see different polygonal shades of different colors sparkle and shine as you turn them in your hand. The Shells are also completely transparent which is very cool. I love being able to see the inner workings of my earphones. Hidizs added the logo on the faceplates which doesn’t bother me as it isn’t overtly obvious but instead looks classy. I think Hidizs did a wonderful job making a very nice-looking set of earphones at a great cost to the buyer. They are unique, they are solid and the MS1 Galaxy are striking in appearance. Nice job Hidizs!

Internals

Hidizs chose upon a single Dynamic Driver for the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy. That being a 10.2 mm Single DD with a PU+Peek Composite High-Polymer Diaphragm. I don’t have a ton to say about this except o don’t get any undue distortion at high volume levels that I’ve noticed. Also, I do believe that this driver will reward you with some lengthy burn-in.

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Hidizs Customized 10.2mm High-performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver
PU+PEEK composite high-polymer diaphragm is recognized as the most stable and mature diaphragm solution in the driver manufacturing industry. It has the characteristics of good uniformity of texture and light weight. Dual magnetic circuit structure improves the magnetic flux and has higher electro-acoustic conversion efficiency. It improves the extensibility of high frequencies and better detailed expression. Additionally, it significantly reduces nonlinear distortion, ensuring even the most delicate audio details are faithfully reproduced.
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Fit

The fit is one area of my review that almost makes no sense for me to include. However, I will always get at least a couple questions pertaining to fit & comfort. Obviously, the fit that I get is 100% subjective and personal to me and I have zero idea how the MS1 will fit you. That said, these things fit me like a glove. I found no issue at all with fitment. Simply find some eartips which suit your ears and listening style and you should be in business. Honestly, I find the MS1 quite comfortable. Isolation is what you should expect. The MS1 isn’t going to attenuate outside noises like something with ANC but get a nice enough fit and the passive noise isolation does a decent job.

Drivability


MS1

The MS1 Galaxy is a very easy iem to drive to good fidelity. Rated at 32 ohms and a sensitivity of 108 dBs the MS1 was made to be able to drive off of just about anything. I even liked the way the MS1 sounded straight off my iPad. However, as far as sources goes, I used the MS1 extensively with the Fiio UTWS5 and feel that this was a mobile match made in heaven. I like how the MS1 reacted to the AK4332 dac/amp of the UTWS5. Using the IFi Go Blu was nice as well with 3.5 single ended listening but in my opinion opened up a bit when I used the 4.4 balanced cable. The MS1 is great for those who don’t have super powerful sources, but I will say that they will scale a hair with source quality and power.

Dongle Dacs

I don’t think you need some ultra-powerful dongle dac if this is your favorite way of listening. However, I mainly used Hidzs’ own Hidizs S9 Pro because I think the MS1 reacts very well with the source tonality. Much better than when I used the Fiio KA3 for instance. The S9 Pro with its ES9238Q2M dac chip has just the right amount of neutrality and dynamism to really help the MS1 to sound nice.

Daps

I always use my daps the most, I’m a Dap man. Always will be. For me the MS1 actually paired much better with my iBasso DX240 as the DX240 has a closer to neutral sound yet is highly resolving as it is equipped with a flagship ES9038Pro dac chip and I also use the Amp8 MK2 module to beef up the power. The warmer hue to the MS1 is countered nicely with a slightly brighter source. I enjoyed the Shanling M6 Ultra very much as well, but it is more velvet in its sound which casts a slightly stuffier veil across the mix. The iBasso really hit the mark for me.

In the end

I wouldn’t worry about power as much as tonality. Try to pair with a more neutral, analytical and energetic source if you can. I don’t think that power plays a huge role apart from some minor upgrades in soundstage and bass density and impact with more power. The MS1 reacts much more to the quality and fidelity of the source and the source tonality.

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The Hidizs MS1 paired with the iBasso DX240 is a perfect match with lovely synergy.

Sound Impressions

I find the Hidizs MS1 to have a nicely warm, relaxed and easy going sound which comes across as warm V-shaped to L-shaped tonal color to me. The sound is very much weighted and thick across the mix with a dense and full note structure. What I hear is a very full bass region which has some serious ability to thump and rumble. I would say that the MS1 Galaxy is approaching basshead levels and certainly could earn that distinction from many hobbyists. Obviously not everyone loves a big and Bulbous Bass so keep that in mind. The midrange is very lush and “smooth as silk” with slightly recessed male vocals that sound pleasant and present to go with slightly more forward females. The treble is relaxed and easy going. This is a treble that can be listened to for quite some time without fatigue. Perhaps too laid back for some but for the majority of hobbyists and target demographic this will suit them just fine.

The stage is actually decently sized as it is a sound that is slightly intimate but also pretty large (I’ll explain later). Details suffer a bit from the tuning but what you get in return is a fun sound that you can bump your head too.

If this is all you read

All in all, the sound is nice for the price. We are talking $15 US and even lower if you are one of the first to purchase this set. The sound comes across lush and thick with pervasive warmth which forms a canopy over the entirety of the mix.

Not the norm

Don’t let that dissuade you, the sound is uniform and clean for such a bassy & fun signature. Macro-dynamics are not lost in the warmth as the stage is filled with dynamically present sound and each area of the mix is represented. Granted, it may not be to your liking or a tuning that agrees with you, but I cannot call this bad. Not by any stretch. It is well composed for what it is, and we all have to remember that before we judge a set like this. It is a particular tuning, much like other Hidizs sets. Hidizs isn’t afraid to jump off the bandwagon and do something different. So, if anything, the MS1 is certainly a nice counter tuning to some of the usual warm/neutral, neutral, neutral/bright tunings that we so often are presented with. Also…the MS1 can flat out bang!

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Graph courtesy of Ian Fann, thank you so much!


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Bass Region

The MS1 can get it! Thick and warm bass sets the foundation for the mix with a euphonic type note delivery. It hits hard, but it does so with a softly layered density. I liken this type of a sound to a “hammer inside of a sock”. The note definition is not ultra crystalline and hard edged, but it is soothing and very meaty. To put things bluntly, if you dig a bigger bass than you’ll probably enjoy what the MS1 offers. This is a huge portion of the hobby, bass lovers, bassheads, or bass apologists who enjoy a little more fun and low-end energy to get that blood pumping. For $15 it is very hard to complain.

Sub-bass

The sub-bass is rock solid and can get pretty low with great haptic energy and resonant vibration without coming across as flabby. Though it’s big it still has good control which is not always the easiest waters to swim. Songs like “Groove” by Ray Wylie Hubbard is a track I always use to explain sub-bass as this track will tell you right away how dense the sound is or how much resonant vibration and tactility your earphones give off down low among other things. Let’s put it this way… The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy will please fans of Hip-hop etc. The sub-bass gets very gritty, guttural and has nice depth and extension though it does have a softer note edge.

Mid-bass

The mid-bass is also very thumpy with a hefty slam and plenty of torque for tracks that offer it. For instance, “How it Feels” by Lil Baby & Lil Durk is a banger friends and the MS1 acknowledges this fact and reciprocates with a rotund boom, full-bodied note weight and visceral tactile texture to the sound. The mid-bass can flat-out BOOM! And boy does it sound nice with the right library. Also, keep in mind that the bass does impede on the midrange quite a bit, adding a soft warm blanket over the sound as well. Still, for the most part the sound is exactly what fans of this style want. Bass guitar is very plump, kick drums have that booming quality yet with a soft edge and even male “Bass” singers like Avi Kaplan will sound very sonorous to anyone who listens. Is it the speediest? No, it isn’t. Do fans of this style care? Um… no! Is it clean for what it is? For the most part it is.

Downsides to the Bass region

The downsides to a bass like this are pretty obvious but also, I hesitate to call this a downside. Anyone purchasing the MS1 should know what you are getting and for this type of L-shaped rumbly sound the MS1 is fantastic for the price. That said, the midrange does feel the effects of the bass region which casts a slight veil over the mix. Also, the bass isn’t the most detailed or resolving and transient attack & decay isn’t super speedy. Is this a bad thing? Maybe. I happen to like that atmospheric low-end quite a lot. It lingers, adds some of that good old school feel to the sound. However, fans of snappy and speedy bass will likely want to steer clear. The bass is not one that is overbearing however which is something important to note. Somehow it works well with the rest of the mix.


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The MS1 Galaxy using a Tripowin Zonie 4.4 balanced cable.


Midrange

The mids are relatively clean in the face of pervasive warmth which covers over this area of the spectrum. Certainly, fans of a neutral & airy sound could possibly call the sound “veiled”, but I think of it more as lush, rich and smooth. Also, “veiled” has more of a negative connotation. In truth, I don’t get anything negative from the MS1 and I don’t think the low-end negatively covers over the mids. In my experience the sound is simply musical & thick as with that thick note weight the MS1 also has a very mellifluous and melodic sound. Now, you won’t hear the shimmer like most sets in this range, and there isn’t that detailed and separated sound coming from instrumentation but what you do get is a nice presence from the mids which is great for a simple and casual listening session. There’s no hint of sibilance or shout and the timbre is quite nice.

Lower-midrange

Male vocals are stellar on the MS1. They are forward in presentation with a very bold sound and a very emphasized sound in the face of a slight recession. Especially males with deeper voices due to the warmth and weight from the low-end. Dermot Kennedy sings “Dreamer” and his voice sounds very nicely chiseled out, coming across vivid while he has an almost kinetic texture to his voice. Yes, even in $15 iems. You won’t hear an uplifted and airy sound but instead it comes across refreshingly organic. Dermot has a very coarse voice and the MS1 can reproduce this, but I like that his voice sounds even more voluminous in body. “Cover Me Up” by Morgan Wallen is actually a smooth rendition of a crisp southern voice which sounds more natural than it doesn’t. I’m telling you, the smooth and bodied sound of the MS1 does male vocals very well.

Upper-Midrange

The upper midrange still has the remnants of some warmth from the low-end as well as the fact that they aren’t as emphasized as most iems in this area of the mix. For example, female vocals also come across pretty lush while also having a thicker note heft and organic type timbre. Obviously, there is some color to the sound but as far as note structure and inflection it simply sounds more natural. Take Lady Gaga in “Always Remember Us This Way“. Her voice doesn’t have that shimmer or levity like you would usually hear when her voice reaches the higher notes. Instead, those peeks are slightly smoothed over. Now, females are still more forward than males and this pays off for instruments in this region as well.

Downsides to the midrange

The downsides of the midrange are the exact thing which makes them different and unique in a good way. If “different” is a downside than please, someone let me know what the “correct” sound actually is. I’m obviously Joking but the sentiment remains. At $15 what do you call bad? Okay, no the MS1 is not a detail king. No, the MS1 doesn’t exhibit perfect separation of instruments. Yes, the sound has a warmth that covers over the sound in comparison to other sets. No, the transients aren’t lightning quick. However, the MS1 is also… musical, melodic and organic. The midrange has an almost facile and perfectly fluent smoothness that is very nice. Will this set be for everyone? Absolutely not, but also… what is? There’s no sibilance and the timbre hedges on being more analog/organic than anything.

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The Hidizs MS1 looks perfect paired with the blue colored Tripowin Zonie

Treble Region

The treble region has a laid-back approach with once again a thicker and fuller body & note presence. The treble region doesn’t overexert itself with any glaring peaks or spikes. It doesn’t have any moments of processed timbre up top and definitely zero forced resolution either. There is none of that in the MS1. Now, I could absolutely use a bit more of a rise in this region beginning at the ear gain through the treble, but I’ve actually grown to enjoy this effortless symmetry and congruence of the sound as a whole. There are no surprises here and nothing that makes you wince.

Not perfect / Not bad

The treble could use a bit more air and a bit more treble bite. This region could also use more speed and could definitely use some more treble sheen to add some sparkle to the sound. However, that is not what this set was tuned to be. The treble as a whole is a bit pushed back and toned down and doesn’t feel like the cherry on the top like many sets are tuned to nowadays. Is this a bad thing? Of course, it isn’t. Not everyone wants a sparkly treble. Not everyone wants this heightened response to the nuances in a track. To be 100% honest, I actually didn’t miss a thing after spending actual days with the MS1 while critically listening. This also isn’t to say the MS1 is detail deficient either. I’d say they are about average in this regard up top.

Listening to Billy Strings track “Ice Bridges” I was happy with what this $15 set could do. The MS1 was actually keeping up with his banjo play, though at times there was a slight mixing of sounds. Still, overall, the MS1 performs better than you’d think. Extension into the upper treble is actually decent as there is nice info past 10k and the sound is pretty clean too.

Downsides to the Treble Region

The downside here has pretty much already been explained from my point of view. I usually prefer an airier presentation and some folks will likely feel the same way. Of course, treble heads will not enjoy the sound of the MS1 up top either. The MS1 could probably use a bit more treble bite with a bit more crispness to the sound. That said, the super airy sound up top is not what this set was tuned to be so calling this a con or a downside is slightly misleading. Furthermore, a benefit to this tuning is you won’t come across sibilance or anything even remotely splashy.


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Technicalities

Soundstage

I find the soundstage to actually be well laid out on the MS1. The sound as a whole is actually more intimate and cozier, but Hidizs was able to fill the entire sound field. So, the sound is big, wide, even slightly deep, but the presentation is close & intimate. I see this from time to time and kind of like this way of presenting my library. It’s great for less complex tracks like acoustic for instance or any track with less moving parts. Honestly the sound is quite large friends. Basically, it isn’t some flat wall of sound, it isn’t narrow, and it isn’t ultra congested either. It’s big but it’s also close.

Separation / Imaging

As far as separation of instrumentation is concerned, the MS1 Galaxy does a relatively good job of parsing out elements of a stage. This is certainly not a strong suit of the MS1. On more complex tracks you will hear a bit of blending going on. With more simple arrangements the MS1 performs perfectly fine. The Imaging is nice though. Left to right & front to back sounds nicely laid out. I don’t hear any glaring weaknesses in this category. Again, if a song is more complex or ultra bass heavy then you may have a harder time mentally placing instruments. For the most part the MS1 creates a nice mental image of an imaginary psycho-acoustic stage.

Details

I would hope that after reading this far you wouldn’t still question whether the MS1 is a detail king or not. I can tell you straight up that it isn’t. Also, it isn’t supposed to be, and honestly, I wouldn’t want it to be. I like the organic and warm approach. Yeah, it’s a bit cozy and intimate but that is the charm of this set. With that said, details are about average of what you should expect from $15. Simpler tracks will yield better results and just like separation & imaging, more complex tracks will not be as refined and decisive in note definition. Also, the sound is lush, it’s rich, it’s smooth and that is not the recipe for a heightened state of nuance reproduction. Still, average is pretty darn nice.


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Is it worth the asking price?

This is a question that can only be truly answered subjectively. It really comes down to preference. If what I and others have described sounds appealing and that warm and lush sound with big bass suits you… Then yes, this set is easily worth the price. Heck, I’d even say if you don’t like the sound, it’s worth that. $15 is pretty darn cheap friends and it’s nice to fill your collection with different sound signatures. To answer for myself I’d say absolutely! I enjoy this type of sound.

The Why…

First off, the build is pretty nice, but the look of this set is almost a reason alone to buy it. It’s a gorgeous looking iem in my opinion. However, it will ultimately always come down to sound when asking this question. The bass is very hearty and really does move your feet without sounding muddy or flabby. It’s a solid bass region with nice density that bassheads should enjoy. Note weight is another appealing quality as the thick and rich sound usually comes across too veiled at this price but in the MS1 there is some refinement to the entirety of the mix. Also, if you re after a non-fatiguing and non-offensive sounding iem then the MS1 is your guy because there truly isn’t anything offensive about it.

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The MS1 attached to the Shanling M6 Ultra using the Tripowin Zonie balanced cable.

Ratings (0-10)

Note: all ratings are based upon my subjective judgment. These ratings are garnered against either similarly priced sets or with similar driver implementations or styles with the unique parameters of my choosing. In the case of the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy ratings below, that would be $10-$20 bass heavy styled iems of any driver configuration. This set is certainly one I would need to categorize its tuning style. Please remember that “ratings” don’t tell the whole story. This leaves out nuance and a number of other qualities which make an iem what it is. A “5” is exactly average and please take into consideration the “lot” of iems these ratings are gathered against. $100 – $200 US is a small scope of iems and so seeing a 9 is easy to understand. My ratings are never the same and each set of ratings tells a different story. Each time you read one of my ratings it will be unique to that review. Basically, I create a Rating that makes sense to me.

Aesthetic

-Build Quality: 9.0

-Look: 9.8

-Accessories: -.- (At this price Accessories don’t apply)

Overall: 9.4

Sound Rating

-Timbre: 9.5

-Bass: 9.8

-Midrange: 8.2

-Treble: 6.2

-Technicalities: 7.0

Overall: 8.1

Ratings Summary:

This is one Rating that needs at least a little bit of explanation from me, I think. The first thing to iron out would be the “Treble” Rating of “6.2”. On the surface this may seem fair to most, it isn’t sprightly and energetic or detailed or punchy and so naturally that should knock it down a few notches. However, for those who thoroughly enjoy a non-offensive sound without any glare or sibilance than those people would obviously rate this a hair higher. I feel a 6.2 makes sense but that’s up for debate. The treble basically fits the tuning. Once again, another reason why Rating things on a number system simply doesn’t tell the whole story.

Also, the “Technicalities” category is questionable. On one hand the staging is awesome and on the other hand the detail retrieval is about average. Both are technicalities. Imaging is good, separation is about average. Both are technicalities. Roll them all into a ball and you get a “7.0”…my opinion.

Bass heavy iems never score high, they simply don’t. Too many areas get clouded over or muddied. So, seeing a score overall of an “8.1” in the sound section is quite awesome. It says a lot about Hidizs ability to take different styles and make them work. There are other debatable calls in my ratings, but I think you all get the gist of what to expect from the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy.


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Conclusion

To conclude my full written review of the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy I first have to thank the awesome people of Hidizs (you know who you are). Thank you so very much for providing this set and never asking me to speak favorably or skew my words to fit your company. I truly thank you. Also, thank you to anyone who spent any time reading my review, I do hope it helps you. Please comment any questions below or catch me on my email at cloveilove@gmail.com. You can also reach me on Facebook as well and I’d be happy to get back. Just keep it cool and don’t be one of those weirdos in the hobby who take everything too seriously.

I always end every review with this little blurb; please take in other thoughts about this set. Do not simply rely on my version of what the MS1 Galaxy sounds like. I am only one man with my own perspective, my particular taste in music, my particular gear I use to test, and I form these opinions from my own personal journey through this audio game. Take in other reviews as it’ll surely help you to make a more educated decision. $15 can be an enormous amount to many people (I know because I’ve been there) and even a purchase at that price has to be right for many people. So, reading, listening to or watching other thoughts will only be a benefit to you. After all, you are why we do this, at least that “should” be one of the main reasons. To help. Take good care, stay as safe as possible and God Bless.


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From A Galaxy Near At Hand
Pros: Fun and warm V-tuning, with a nice, pleasant midrange and smooth treble.
- Ideal set for everyday use and as a first choice for newcomers.
- Very comfortable and lightweight.
- Good cable for the price.
- Very good value for money.
Cons: Minimal accessory set, just enough, without even a storage bag.
- For the price, don't expect a technically outstanding set.
- The tuning is soft in general, especially in the treble, which is also not very extended.
Introduction

Hidizs is still in the race. In a very short time it has presented a whole range of IEMS. From the top of the range MS5 (1DDD+4BA), to more economical and versatile hybrids such as the MS3 (1DDD+2BA), to its latest planar technology model, the MP145. Now, it is back with a very economically priced IEMS, the MS1 Galaxy, a sub-$20 IEMS featuring a high-performance 10.2mm dual-circuit magnetic dynamic driver customised by Hidizs. Its PU+PEEK high polymer composite diaphragm is recognised as the most stable and mature diaphragm solution in the driver manufacturing industry. German high-density Makrolon resin is used for the capsules, which guarantees excellent stability, skin-friendly comfort and non-irritant properties, making it safe for long-term use. The injection moulded design ensures both durability and a premium look, providing a feeling of sophistication and quality. The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy have been tuned based on B&K's HATS target frequency response curve, following the guidelines of the H-2019 target frequency response curve. After extensive testing by the Hidizs Acoustic Laboratory, the MS1-Galaxy features a full-range non-linear frequency distortion of less than 0.05%. Of course, the MS1s use a 2Pin 0.78mm cable to increase compatibility with any use, be it with a balanced replacement cable or Bluetooth devices that adapt to such a connection. They have an impedance of 32Ω and a sensitivity of 108dB which makes them relatively easy to use with today's smartphones. Let's see what the overall performance of this new model is and, of course, what they sound like.

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Specifications

  • Driver Type: High-performance dual-circuit magnetic dynamic driver.
  • Diaphragm: 10.2mm PU+PEEK composite diaphragm.
  • Cartridge: Made of high density German Makrolon resin.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-40kHz.
  • Sensitivity: 108dB
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Distortion Ratio: less than 0.05%.
  • Jack Connector: SE 3.5mm gold-plated, L-shaped.
  • Capsule Connection Type: 2Pin 0.78mm.
  • Cable: Oxygen-free, silver-plated copper cable. Optional microphone and in-line control.
  • Weight: about 10g.

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Packaging

The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy comes in a white box with very compact dimensions, 111x76x42mm. On the front face is a realistic photo of the capsules and their colour. At the top left is the Hidizs logo in silver ink. In the same way is the model name, bottom left. At the bottom right is a symbol indicating the use of a dynamic driver and the Hi-Res logo, in the same silver ink. On both sides there is an anime girl and the logo and model name are repeated above and below. On the back are the specifications in several languages, including English. It is also specified whether or not the cable has a microphone. After removing the vertical sleeve, a white foam mould protected by a white cardboard cover is revealed. The MS1 capsules are embedded in it. After removing this layer, you can access the bottom of the box which contains the rest of the accessories, protected by transparent zip bags. In summary, the contents are as follows:

  • The two Hidizs MS1 Galaxy capsules.
  • One cable with 2Pin 0.78mm connection and gold-plated SE 3.5mm plug.
  • Three white translucent silicone tips, sizes SxMxL.
  • Instruction manual.
  • Social media card.
  • Business card of the anime girl, named Lin.

Apart from the fact that if you don't present or put an anime girl on the box it looks like you can't sell IEMS, the MS1s come with just enough to function. Any storage accessories are missing, but there is no bag, let alone a zippered case. Brands would do well to save any anime girl designs, make a product-focused presentation and invest the money in protecting the IEMS during storage. Very basic.

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Construction and Design

The capsules are medium sized, made of high density German Makrolon resin, with a very good finish. They have the classic semi-custom shape in the shape of an African continent. Their outer face has a very well achieved holographic pattern, on which is the Hidizs logo in silver ink. It is available in four colours, black, red, blue and transparent. The 2Pin 0.78mm connection is mounted on a translucent plastic oval base with gold-plated connections. The connector is flat, which makes it easy to use any replacement cable. On my transparent model you can see that the dynamic driver is close to the mouthpiece and the rest of the inside of the capsule is hollow, only the wires to the cable connection interface are visible. There are two grey moles with the channel lettering on the inside. There is a dynamic driver breather hole. The mouthpieces are metallic and have three parts, the base, the longer central part with a diameter of 4.8mm and the mouthpiece rim with a top diameter of 6mm. The orifice is protected by a dense metal grille.
The cable consists of two coiled strands. Each has a kind of metal braid and a transparent PVC sheath. The 3.5mm SE connector has an L-sleeve which mixes a black plastic part with a metal cylinder. The splitter piece is an equal but longer cylinder. The 2Pin connectors have an angled transparent plastic sleeve. Each of them has a blue or red mole to indicate the channel. Both sides have semi-rigid, ear-shaped sleeves.
There is nothing new in the shape of the capsules. But the use of quality resins and the familiar lightweight/ergonomic design is appreciated. The metal mouthpiece adds to the value of the construction, although the diameter is one of the wide ones, for use with wide-channel tips. The cable is nothing special, but there is an effort in the use of the wire mesh that takes it away from being a totally simple and thin cable, although it has a bit of microphony and slight stiffness. It comes with a sleeve to protect the 3.5mm connector. The low weight of the capsules is also very welcome.

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Adjustment and Ergonomics

With such a popular design there is not much to say. Classic semi-custom shape with a capsule made of very light resin. The interior has no edges or ridges, the surface is soft and smooth, there is hardly any friction or contact with the ear parts. Good projection of the nozzles and good angle to the ear canals. The width of the mouthpieces implies the use of wide canal tips which guarantees a higher clarity. Very suitable for tip rolling, although the diameter itself limits the insertion which can only be shallow or, hopefully, subtly recessed. Depending on the tips, a good isolation can be achieved. With foam-filled or foam-only tips, this insulation is improved and the sound pressure and bass performance are improved.
Overall, the comfort is quite high, the low weight, the ease of insertion, the almost no rotation and the great fit allow daily use, in public transport and also for sport. Very good.

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Sound

Profile


The profile of the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy could be summed up as a warm V, with a smooth transition between mid-high and first treble. The mid-bass is emphasised, with a good level of energy in the sub-bass, but without being decisive in this aspect. The mids are slightly dipped, especially in the middle, while the rise towards the treble is slight, something that avoids a brighter and more polarised sound, but ensures a good level of harmony, smoothness and a certain balance.

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Bass

The punch in the low end is authoritative, with a medium speed, where the feeling of rubberiness is more noticeable in continuous bass lines than in single bass drums. Recovery is not very fast, which implies that feeling of a somewhat saturated space in the lower range. Thus, the MS1s are more adept at rhythmic bases than at processing more continuous, overlapping or unfiltered bass lines. In such cases, the energy level can be high and can even overshadow the other ranges. However, this applies to the sense of volume it generates and the response in representing multiple layers of complex bass. However, it suffers no loss of control when reproducing such situations, as it is able to recreate them while maintaining a relatively natural and powerful feel, vibrant and with a good dose of texture. The bass is slightly rumbling, there's no denying that. It's one of those that you feel in your ears, it's sensory and that vibration I'm talking about resonates in your ears. Clearly, this is a bass with quite a lot of power, a noticeable presence, which produces a great deal of fun and enjoyment for those who love slightly thick and heavy bass. Bass-heads may find the MS1s quite satisfying and they can be great allies for sport. Personally, I like that bass boost when playing sports outdoors.
In my classic very low frequency pure tone test, it feels that frequencies below 40Hz have a good balance between colour and sensory capability. Whereas above 40Hz is when the timbre becomes more natural, offering that nice, rough texture that vibrates in my ears. It is true that you notice the thickness of the notes, the power and the average speed that makes them bigger and juicier. But there is also a dark component that gives it a quite appreciable dose of warm realism. For the use and enjoyment of those passionate about bass.

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Mids

Coming from a low end as notorious as this one, I was thinking of a more recessed midrange. However, the part that could suffer the most, such as the male voices, are not so far away, but occupy a good middle ground. They have a good level of physicality, warmth and softness. It is clear that this is not an analytical presentation, but is more musical and homogeneous, with a pleasantly medium thickness of notes. The overtones are not very prominent, while the harmonics are slightly nuanced, offering a soft, warm, subtly dark, even timbre. The fleshy body coming from the bass settles in the initial part of the mids and that is what creeps into the more powerful male voices to maintain its presence, even to gain in volume. It is true that this volume, which is superior in the bass, sometimes tries to push these voices, as well as other instruments, aside, limiting their space on the stage.
The female voices feel quite velvety, blending softness, warmth and just the right amount of excitement to gain a higher degree of vigour. On the other hand, they are free of sibilance and always secure, never strident. The whole is remarkably pleasant and enjoyable as well. On the other hand, the instrumentation doesn't feel penalised in its representation, but don't expect a very high level of detail or resolution, due to the warmth, the homogeneity of the sound and the thickness of the notes. Don't get me wrong, it's not a coarse sound or lacking in technique, the MS1s have good dynamics and don't do anything wrong, as long as you're OK with the space the bass occupies and its energy level. But their effort is to be more complacent, than technically decisive. Nevertheless, I would like to emphasise once again that the mids are quite well presented despite the power of the bass.

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Treble

They begin by maintaining the energy level of the mid-highs and open with a controlled, gentle sparkle, but with a degree of vivacity that keeps them from being dark or overly nuanced. They are not completely clean or crisp, but their control zone is also light and then there is a splash that tries to regain presence and some sparkle. The result is still soft, but the performance is fuller in its first half than expected. It is true that the air zone is not very present and suffers from some extension in the upper treble. The execution of the high notes has an average finesse, lacking sufficient edge to offer a higher level of definition, although it is true that the result does not detract from the sound as a whole. One might conclude, as I have commented on other occasions, that the treble fulfils its role, feeling relatively inoffensive, with a polite sparkle, medium clarity and a flare that can have a certain level of spirited excitement.

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Soundstage, Separation

The volume occupied by the lower zone expands the scene in depth, width, even height. The overall space is not very large, though, which is why the rest of the range sometimes feels occupied by the lower end. In a realistically sized soundstage for this price range, the space is finite and the bass presence feels close, almost in the foreground. This gives a good sense of laterality, but clumps the notes together, limiting an expansive upper range feel. In this way, the scene appears relatively rounded, becoming oval towards the sides, but without reaching too much depth due to the proximity of the bass.
The average level of resolution, the thickness of the notes, the warmth and homogeneity of the sound enhances the harmony, but prevents details from being more volatile and prominent. The musical cohesion limits a perception of a cleaner and darker background, as well as the level of transparency. Despite all this, the MS1s do not come across as stuffy or claustrophobic, although there is some unavoidable pressure that comes close to the listener. Finally, I was surprised by a good level of incipient detail in later layers of the music. The MS1s have been able to insinuate micro details that I wasn't expecting. It doesn't reproduce them clearly, but, at times, they can be intuited. Quite curious.

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Comparisons

KBEAR Rosefinch


The industry of inexpensive IEMS is very diversified and there is always a clear competition for any model. In this case, the KBEAR Rosefinch is the ideal opponent for the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy. With a very similar, if not almost the same price, the Rosefinch has many similarities to the MS1. The size and shape of the capsules are similar. The main difference is the metal outer face of the Rosefinch, which gives it a heavier point of weight. While the inner face of the KBEARs is more depressed and lowered at the edge, the MS1s are somewhat thicker, with that peak at the end of the inner face that seeks the ergonomics of the bell, as an anchor. As far as accessories are concerned, both are minimal, but it is worth noting that the MS1s have a better cable than the generic and hackneyed Rosefinch cable. Ergonomically they are almost identical if it weren't for the protrusion of the MS1's rim, which is the only thing that might make a difference for some. For me, this point is an improvement in favour of the Hidizs and their lighter weight as well, even if it is not very distinguishable in the ears. The Rosefinch are 16Ω, the Hidizs 32Ω and despite the higher sensitivity of the MS1s, the KBEARs are subtly easier to move.
In terms of sound, the graphs are very eloquent and the differences are obvious, or rather, the similarities. Both graphs, from 200Hz onwards, are very similar. From that point back, the Rosefiches rise steadily towards the sub-bass, offering a more powerful, energetic, wide and deep low end. But it is also more noticeable and intrusive. Their greater presence affects the rest of the bands, offering a more oppressive volume than the Hidizs. Really, the graph says it all, the level of vocals and instrumentation are at the same level, while the bass excels in the Rosefinch. Whereas, in the MS1s, there is a lot of power, but it is better integrated with the rest of the frequencies. Basically, the Rosefinch is like an MS1 that has been equalised to boost 6dB at 20Hz, with all its consequences. If you are looking for bass-free songs, those similarities are obvious and there just seems to be a bit more clarity and transparency in the MS1s. The Rosefinch's seem a little darker, with a hint of lower resolution. But the midrange and treble presentation is very similar, with a drop of more brightness and extension in the Hidizs, but this is something that could be changed with the use of different tips, even cables. On songs with full frequency range, the Rosefinch's suffer in representing detail, the wide, energetic bass masks any attempt to recreate detail. On the other hand, the Hidizs manage to show it, even if only in an insinuating way. In this sense, the KBEARs are niche IEMS, while the MS1s can be much more all-round IEMS, despite the power of their low end. In general, the background is more visible in the MS1s, the separation is more obvious, there is a little more light and freedom in their presentation. The Rosefinch's fall victim to their big bass and sub-bass rumble, oppressing the scene and detail, despite their more obvious depth.

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Conclusion

The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy are IEMS with a fun and warm V-tuning, very light and comfortable. They are perfect allies for those looking for an energetic sound, very suitable for everyday use and highly recommended for sports, due to their powerful low end. But despite the power of their bass, vocals and instruments aren't distant and you get a remarkable overall musicality, softened by homogeneous and friendly treble. Their performance for the price is good and they may be a first choice for those looking for powerful bass, but without losing the rest of the frequencies, offering a more all-round suitability than other rivals, as well as a smooth, attractive and melodious sound. Also not to be overlooked is its high level of ergonomics, its fit is durable and firm, with a negligible weight. All these features emphasise its value as an IEMS for daily multidisciplinary use, thanks also to the choice of a more than acceptable cable with microphone.

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Sources Used During the Analysis

  • Hidizs AP80 PRO-X Red Copper LE.
  • Hidizs DH80S.
  • Hidizs S9 Pro.
  • Hidizs XO.
  • Tempotec BHD Pro.
  • Burson Audio Playmate.
  • Aune M1p.

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Hidizs offered me this model, in exchange for writing an honest review. I want to make it clear that all my opinions written in this review have not been conditioned by this fact, nor will I ever write anything that I do not really think or feel here. I will only write about my personal opinion in relation to the revised product.

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Purchase Link 1
Purchase Link 2

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You can read the full review in Spanish here

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suicideup

New Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1 Galaxy Review!
Pros: All-rounder, fun sound signature.

Fairly controlled, elevated bass.

Decent mids quality in terms of presence.

Non-fatiguing upper frequencies.

Good technical performance for its asking price.

Aesthetically-pleasing design among all the MS1 variants (subjective)

Very good, tight build quality!

Excellent fit, comfort, and isolation.

Very good mic quality!

Literally easy to drive.
Cons: Mids may sound thin at times.

Mids lack definition to my liking. (subjective)

Technicalities are good, but nothing to write home about.

No in-line volume control buttons.

Barebone accessories. A pouch and/or a cable winder would’ve been a treat for everybody for its asking price.
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Hidizs MS1 Galaxy Review!

Good day! After 5 days of casual and critical listening, here’s my written review for the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy. The third lightyear!

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Disclaimer:
  • I don’t read FR graphs. I only use my ears, as how earphones should be used.
  • Hidizs sent this unit to me in an exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Rest assured that this review will do its best to devoid from any bias/es as much as possible.
  • The following remarks and observations shall be made and owned only by me.
  • No monetary compensation is/was involved before, during, and after the period of creation of this review.
  • Your mileage may (and always, will) vary.
Burn-in time: 4-8 hours per day, 5 days.

Source/s used:
  • - Hiby R3 Pro Saber
  • - Fosi Audio DS1
  • - Non-HiFi smartphone (Infinix Note 12 G96), PC.
  • - Shanling UA1 Plus
  • - Sony Xperia X Compact
  • -Local Files via Foobar, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Qobuz with UAPP.
IEM/Earbud/Setup configuration: stock medium clear eartips, any form of EQ or MSEB off, 3.5 SE plug, 40-60% volume, low gain and high gain.

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Sound signature:
  • The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy sports the usual Hidizs house sound - a fun, mild-v-shaped sound signature. Compared to the MS1- Rainbow, this sounds a lesser in bass quantity.
Lows:
  • This region is the highlight of the MS1-Galaxy. It is elevated, thumpy with a good amount of punch and rumble. Midbass and subbass are fairly equal, and are average in terms of attack, decay, and texture. Bassheads on a budget will be happy with this IEM catering their bassy genres.
Mids:
  • The mids isn’t the strong suit of the MS1 Galaxy. It is mildly recessed, will sound thin at times, lacks some “openness” and suffers from some midbass bleed, making the lower mids warm but not too much to make it sound congested. Lower mids have good thickness and texture most of the time. Upper mids are slightly elevated compared to the lower mids, with a decent amount of clarity, air, and sparkle. There isn’t any form of sibilance or harshness in this area, which also means that this IEM can also be used with those ears who are sensitive to excessive upper frequencies.
Highs:
  • As for the treble, it is fairly extended, but not as elevated compared to its lows. Trebleheads may find this lacking or rolled off, but will be just fine to most people. Detail retrieval is alright for its asking price and is not capable of showing clear microdetails which is fine since this IEM is not made for critical listening.
Soundstage, Imaging, and separation:
  • “Mediocre” is the first word that came into my mind when I heard this IEM. Don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything “bad” in this region of the MS1 galaxy, but this isn’t the strong suit or competitive aspect of this IEM in this price point. The soundstage is wider that deep, with a good amount of height and depth. Separation and layering is average with some congestion on very busy tracks. Imaging is accurate for the most part, and is sufficient enough for competitive gaming.
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Other IEM comparisons!

VS CCA Duo
  • The Duo leans to a more neutral, refined sound profile compared to the MS1 Galaxy. It has a lesser bass presence but punches and decays quickly when compared. Mids are more open on the Duo and more detailed, but is brighter and has peaks when compared to the MS1 Galaxy. Treble is also more extended on the Duo. The soundstage is a bit wider on the MS1 Galaxy, but not by much. The rest are better in quality on the Duo.
VS Kiwi Ears Cadenza
  • The Cadenza is more cohesive, smoother sounding than the MS1 Galaxy. Both don't have the advantage in technical performance, but the Cadenza is noticeably more lush and rich in sound character compared to the MS1 Galaxy.
VS Simgot EW200
  • The Simgot EW200 is better overall in terms of technical and tonal performance. It is more open, airy, detailed, but is brighter when compared. The fit and comfort is better on the MS1 Galaxy though.

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Pros:
  • All-rounder, fun sound signature.
  • Fairly controlled, elevated bass.
  • Decent mids quality in terms of presence.
  • Non-fatiguing upper frequencies.
  • Good technical performance for its asking price.
  • Aesthetically-pleasing design among all the MS1 variants (subjective)
  • Very good, tight build quality!
  • Excellent fit, comfort, and isolation.
  • Very good mic quality!
  • Literally easy to drive.
Cons:
  • Mids may sound thin at times.
  • Mids lack definition to my liking. (subjective)
  • Technicalities are good, but nothing to write home about.
  • No in-line volume control buttons.
  • Barebone accessories. A pouch and/or a cable winder would’ve been a treat for everybody for its asking price.
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Verdict

The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy exists as one of the “options of the many” IEMs due to its all-rounder sound signature. While not be anyone’s first choice, the Hidizs Galaxy MS1 performs well for its asking price and suits well as an everyday-carry IEM since it is very reliable on conference calls and casual music listening on commutes.

Pairing recommendation/s:

  • Source: This sounds just fine when plugged straight to a phone due to its easy to drive nature. However, using an external dongle or DAC wouldn’t hurt.
  • Eartips: The eartips are alright and enough for the most part. You may always use your preferred eartips.
  • Cable gets the job done and is sufficient for the most part. You may always use your preferred cable.
Thank you for reading!

Non-affiliated product link here!:
https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors

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nxnje

500+ Head-Fier
Hidizs MS1-Galaxy: thick sound for a few dollars
Pros: - Super punchy and authoritative bass with rumbly sub-bass
- Non fatiguing warm signature
- The stock cable is acceptable
- Comfortable shells and good isolation
- Price
Cons: - Treble lacks extension and sparkle
- Not the most detailed and resolving set you’ll find in its price range
- Only one set of tips included and they aren’t that good

Introduction​

Hidizs is not an unknown brand in the audiophile community, especially thanks to their DAPs that were discussed and appreciated on many audio-hobbyists’ forums.
Instead, their IEMs weren’t among the most popular around, but they have recently started promoting them and it seems like many people are now trying their products.

Disclaimer: the Hidizs MS1-Galaxy were sent by Hidizs free of charge in order to be able to write a honest review. I do not represent Hidizs in any way and this is not promotional content.
The Hidizs MS1-Galaxy are being sold for 15.99$(no mic) and 16.99$ (with mic) on Hidizs’s website and on Amazon.com.

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Technical Specifications​

  • IEMs Configuration → 1 x DD
  • IEMs Sensitivity → 108 dB
  • IEMs Impedance → 32 Ω
  • IEMs Frequency Response → 20 Hz – 20000 Hz
  • Cable → 1,2m copper silver-plated cable with 0.78mm 2-PIN connectors for the IEMs and MMCX connector for the microphone
  • Plug Type → L-shaped gold plated 3,5mm jack connector

Packaging​

The packaging is very simple, as shown in the photo, and contains:
  • The MS1 Galaxy
  • The cable
  • 3 pairs of eartips
  • User manual
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Design and Build Quality​

The MS1-Galaxy look pretty good in their well-built and transparent plastic shells, and the faceplate has a shiny texture that is pleasant to look at when reflecting sunlight or other types of light.
They are very lightweight but they don’t give a “cheap” feeling when in the hands, even though one can definitely guess the price range of the IEMs.

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Cable​

The cable is not bad for the price, and even though I’ve definitely seen better cables this is better than what’s provided with KZ or CCA IEMs, for instance.
It is not prone to tangle (at least from my experience) and it’s not affected by any kind of microphonics effect.

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Comfort and Isolation​

The MS1-Galaxy are super comfortable thanks to the rounded shape with no sharp edges or protruding wings, but one has to find the right tips at first since the stock ones didn’t meet my expectations. Once the right tips are found, you almost forget these are in your ears, both because of the weight and because of how the shells are shaped.
Isolation is average for the price range and considering the materials used for the shell.

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Sound​

GEAR USED FOR THE TEST
  • DAC: Topping E30
  • AMP: Topping L30
  • Mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Dongle: Apple Type-C dongle, Truthear SHIO
  • Portable DAPs: Benjie S8/AGPTEK M30B
  • Other sources: Presonus AudioBox iONE
Do they need an amplifier?
The Hidizs MS1 Galaxy are easy to drive and don’t need an amplifier.

Sound signature
The Hidizs MS1-Galaxy are bassy and warm with smooth treble. Hidizs markets these as Harman tuned but in fact they are almost L-shaped to my ears.

Lows: the lows are emphasized, with a particular focus on the sub-bass. It’s rumbly, deep and provides a truly solid foundation to every track. Bass is also emphasized, it’s very punchy and thick and even though it’s not speedy, the textures are not bad.
If you like bass, you’ll like the MS1-Galaxy, and I am pretty sure many bassheads will like these babies.

Mids: the midrange is slightly recessed but it’s not thin in the lower-midrange. Instead, male vocals sound deep, even though sometimes the bass can bleed and show some tendency to overshadow them. Female vocals don’t sound excellent, but they are reproduced with a lot of intimacy and their timbre is mostly on point. Instruments take a hit in resolution and separation due to the big bass and very warm timbre, but even at that point they still sound pretty natural.

Highs: the treble is on the safe side, it’s warm, smooth and also lacks some air and sparkle on top (which can be good news for many, bad news for others).
By no means this is something I’d suggest to those seeking for very open, resolving and detailed sets, since this is not what the MS1-Galaxy can be proud of (one should also expect this considering the overall tuning).

Soundstage is above average for the price range, with very good width and a nice sense of height. Sure, depth is not like on more expensive sets, but there aren’t many IEMs in this price range that can give a bit of depth perception.
Imaging is not top notch, let’s say adequate for the price.

Some comparisons

Hidizs MS1-Galaxy vs CCA CRA

Sub-bass is more rumbly on the MS1-Galaxy, more controlled on the CRA. Bass is slightly tighter and faster on CRA, a bit slower, more textured and more authoritative on the MS1-Galaxy.
The midrange is recessed on both, but vocals sound slightly more forward on the CRA. Instruments generally sound slightly better and more open on the CRA.
Treble is much safer on the MS1-Galaxy whereas the CRA are very bright. The MS1-Galaxy lack some air and sparkle but they are practically fatigue-free, while the CRA are more detailed and airy but they are more fatiguing for longer sessions.
Soundstage is bigger on the MS1-Galaxy, imaging is on par more or less.
Build quality is very similar, MS1-Galaxy’s cable is better. Comfort is on par and so is Isolation.

Hidizs MS1-Galaxy vs Blon BL-03

Sub-bass is just a touch more present on the BL-03, whereas bass is not that different in terms of quantity even though BL-03’s bass is slightly slower and fatter (also more textured).
The midrange is recessed on both, with male vocals sounding very similarly even though female vocals are much better on the BL-03. Treble is a bit more emphasized on the Galaxy, though, with the BL-03 sounding warmer and a tad smoother on top (with even less treble extension, though).
Soundstage is bigger on the MS1-Galaxy, imaging is better on the MS1-Galaxy.
Build quality is better on the Blon BL-03 thanks to their metal shells, while the MS1-Galaxy come with a much better cable. The MS1-Galaxy are generally more comfortable and have better isolation.

Hidizs MS1-Galaxy vs Moondrop Chu​

Sub-bass is more emphasized and less controlled on the MS1-Galaxy, while the Moondrop Chu have a more controlled sub-bass that cannot rumble as on the MS1-Galaxy.
Bass is more emphasized, punchy and fat on the MS1-Galaxy, whereas the Moondrop Chu have a faster, tighter and more controlled bass.
The midrange is much more recessed on the MS1-Galaxy, that also happen to have less forward lower-mids and upper mids. As a consequence, the midrange sounds better on the Chu, with better instruments’ reproduction and more accurate male and female vocals (even though female vocals can definitely become hot sometimes).
Treble is more extended, airy and detailed on the Chu, whereas the MS1-Galaxy sound less fatiguing and warmer overall.
Soundstage is bigger on the MS1-Galaxy, imaging is better on the Chu but the instruments are reproduced in a smaller stage so the sense of “pinpointing” is slightly limited by that.
The build quality of the Chu is generally better but the faceplate painting will chip overtime (even though the materials are durable and solid). The MS1-Galaxy are enclosed in a plastic shell instead and they are also more lightweight.
The MS1-Galaxy’s cable is removable and it’s more than decent, while the Chu have a fixed cable which isn’t properly the best around. Comfort is on par and so applies for the isolation.

Final Thoughts​

The Hidizs MS1-Galaxy are a very safe buy in their price bracket: they sound punchy, fun, warm and they are also very comfortable.
They are not excellent when it comes to resolution, detail or treble extension, but the overall sound signature is pleasant and there’s little to complain about: they’re a well done basshead set with a pretty big stage and they are being sold at a very reasonable price.

littlenezt

100+ Head-Fier
Hidizs Ultra Budget Contender
Pros: +Mellow & Relaxed Sounding
+Comfortable
+PRICE
Cons: -Build Feels Rather Cheap (nitpick)
Hidizs MS1-Galaxy
PU+PEEK 1DD
$9.99 (no mic), $10.99 (with mic) – Limited to 200units
Retail Price : $15.99 (no mic),$16.99 (with mic)


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Disclaimer : Hidizs send this in exchange for my honest review, Hidizs doesn't have any input on this review at all.

Just in case you wanted to purchase the MS1-Galaxy while supporting me at the same time, here is the link
https://tinyurl.com/ms1gltnz (affiliated)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CDX8LQVS?ref=myi_title_dp

Unboxing

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There is also anew Hidizs Anime Mascot debut with this release, her name is Lin.
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Build Quality
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Made from plastic, it is pretty lightweight and comfortable to wear for long listening session though if I must be honest, it feels rather cheap.
It also has a lot of colors to pick, the color choice itself reminds me of a candy.
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Cable is pretty good for its price, solid, no microphonic and not easy to get tangled.

Fitting
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Is very comfortable for long listening session thanks to its super light weight build, it pretty much disappear from my ear.


SOUND
Tested using Hidizs AP80 Pro-X, Shanling M3X, iFi ZEN DAC V2, Moondrop Dawn PRO
Stock Cable, Stock Eartips
Song is mostlyfrom Apple Music
(J-POP, EDM, Jazz, Rap, Anisong)

Tonality in General : Mid-bass Boosted Harman Warm

Bass : it has generous bass shelf just like any other Hidizs IEM, it has a boost ranging from sub-midbass, the bass presentation on this set for its price is very satisfying, not a bass head quantity, but it has a deep rumbly bass without muddying the mids, the bass speed is on the slower side but it still can be used for metal and double pedal songs.

Midrange : mellow and lush, is probably the words that I would use to describe the midrange of the MS1-Galaxy.

It is certainly free from shout and sibilance and is pretty balanced with all of the frequency spectrum (bass and treble), it means that it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb but it also not getting drowned out in the bass / treble.

Treble : smooth but airy, it has a pretty safe treble tuning for all of the treble sensitive folks out there.
The layering of the treble is pretty basic but is expected given the super affordable price. (probably I'm just nitpicking at this point now).

Overall tonality of the MS1-Galaxy I'd say is pretty mellow and relaxed for long listening session.

If you want an IEM that can be used as a background sound this set is probably pretty good at doing that.
The MS1-Galaxy is not demanding your attention at all, it just there, pretty relaxing sound.

Technicality :

Stage :
Average, not the widest soundstage but not small either, it doesn't has exact wall placement, so it will presents it sound like on an empty void.

Imaging : 2.5D sounding, definitely not holographic but not 2D sounding either, I guess its pretty good for its price.

Separation and Positioning : Separation is above average, it has generous bass without sacrificing sound separation, positioning is also decent, tested on game such as Valorant, you can easily identify where the sound is coming from.

For the Comparison part, just ask me in the comment section.


Conclusion :

The Hidizs MS1-Galaxy is recommended for person that want a mellow and relaxing sound signature from an IEM that also can be used as a background sound while doing their activity, it also has some pretty colors if you're into that kind of thing.

Personally myself use the MS1-Galaxy while doing work and it serves me pretty well without making me lose concentration on what I'm doing.

Though as always, please do use your own judgement, myself here as a reviewer only helping you guys to have more data for you to process by yourself.

Just in case you're Indonesian or understand Bahasa Indonesia, you can watch my review of the MS1-Galaxy here


thanks for reading this far,


-littlenezt
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Headphones and Coffee

Previously known as Wretched Stare
Warm and pleasant
Pros: Bass, Build, and looks great.
Cons: Tuning will not be for some.
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https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors

Features:
- High-Performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver
- 10.2mm PU+PEEK Composite Diaphragm
-32 ohms impedance
-108 dB of sensitivity
-20-40kHz
- Optional Inline Control & Microphone
- High-Density German Makrolon Resin Shell
- Silver-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
- 0.78mm 2-Pin Plug
- Ergonomics Liquid Silicone Ear Tips
- Ergonomics Design with Comfortable Extended Wear
- Perfectly Aligned With The H-2019 Target Frequency Response Curve
- 3.5mm Gold-Plated Plug & Durable Metal Shell & Splitter
- Hi-Res Certification
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The MS1 Galaxy is a more budget friendly offering from the company. It comes in a responsible package with Small to Large tips, a cable that is decent quality and the MS1.
The MS1 one is built like a typical IEM in its price range, very light weight and plastic build. It is comfortable and provides adequate isolation.

Sound:
The MS1 Galaxy presents with a warm V-shaped signature.
The Bass is highlighted and forward. The Sub-Bass is king here giving a commanding boom to the mix. Mid-Bass is behind with a nice slam but is overshadowed by the SUB. Mids are as expected. Warm and thick bodied, with some recession and smooth details, vocals sound pleasant and are positioned slightly back. The Treble has enough energy to be noticed stringed instruments sound natural. Stage is average having a decent separation and accurate imaging but is far from a technical monster.

Conclusion: The Hidizs MS1 is an enjoyable budget IEM, it is targeted towards POP, Hip-Hop and Electronic music. The Bass is too overwhelming for Metal but Classic Rock sounds fine. It's a fun and warm IEM nothing too serious for gaming or critical listening.

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GojiFi

New Head-Fier
𝐇𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐳𝐬 𝐌𝐒𝟏 𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐲: Galactic Expanse
𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀! 💨🦖

This is a review of the Hidizs MS1 Galaxy, which Hidizs themselves have provided me to take a look at and review.

𝘋𝘐𝘚𝘊𝘓𝘈𝘐𝘔𝘌𝘙: 𝘐 𝘞𝘈𝘚 𝘗𝘙𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋𝘌𝘋 𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘜𝘕𝘐𝘛 𝘐𝘕 𝘌𝘟𝘊𝘏𝘈𝘕𝘎𝘌 𝘍𝘖𝘙 𝘈 𝘕𝘖-𝘍𝘙𝘐𝘓𝘓𝘚, 𝘜𝘕𝘉𝘐𝘈𝘚𝘌𝘋 𝘙𝘌𝘝𝘐𝘌𝘞. 𝘐 𝘈𝘔 𝘕𝘌𝘐𝘛𝘏𝘌𝘙 𝘗𝘈𝘐𝘋 𝘕𝘖𝘙 𝘊𝘖𝘔𝘔𝘐𝘚𝘚𝘐𝘖𝘕𝘌𝘋 𝘛𝘖 𝘗𝘙𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋𝘌 𝘈 𝘚𝘒𝘌𝘞𝘌𝘋 𝘙𝘌𝘝𝘐𝘌𝘞.

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Hidizs have hit us once again with another banger with the MS1 Galaxy, a rendition of their most budget offering in the IEM market. It boasts a tuning that is, in my opinion, the quintessential one to attract newcomers in the hobby while adequately satisfying the modern audiophile. With a non-power-hungry driver, big soundstage, huge bass response, smooth midrange, and modest inclusion package, the MS1 Galaxy stands tall in the realm of introductory IEMs in the audiophile space today.

𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚 💵💴💶💷
< $20(USD)
< ₱1000 (PhP)

𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🧾🔩
𝗗𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱: High-Performance Dual Magnetic Circuit Dynamic Driver (1)
𝗣𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲: 0.78mm 2-Pin
𝗣𝗹𝘂𝗴 𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲: 3.5mm unbalanced
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: 32 Ω
𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲: 20Hz – 40KHz
𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆: 108dB/Vrms

𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 💨💨💨🦖 (out of 5)
➡️ 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 🧰
I firmly believe that Hidizs, together with Kinera and its subsidiaries, are the best in the Chi-Fi space when it comes to presenting their products to the general public. They perfectly blend together a sense of professionalism and simplicity to their packaging, evoking a strong sense that their products are of high-quality, not one of those ones that still aggressively try to sell you their product even if you already bought them. A picture of the IEM is up in front, together with its name and the logo of the company. However, at the sides, Hidizs attempts to conform to the "contemporary" aesthetic of Chi-Fi nowadays: waifus. There is a single waifu found at the side of the packaging, adorned in a futuristic outfit with a blue hue throughout. It's all fine and dandy, especially if it doesn't detract from the actual product inside of the box (ehem ehem).
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➡️ 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 🏷️
The MS1 Galaxy is packaged similarly to its pricing contemporaries, which we've all seen before and doesn't need further explanation. Opening the box, we can see the MS1 Galaxy right away. The shimmering illusion brought about by the refracting graphic inside the shell produces a treat for the eyes, complemented by the subtle Hidizs logo and text in the front. I chose the white color for this IEM, which amplifies the rainbow-like coloration of the faceplate when the light hits it right. Overall, it's a pretty looking IEM up close and from afar.
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➡️ 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬 🔖
As synonymous with any other budget IEMs, the MS1 Galaxy only offers the essentials you need to jump start your listening session. A nicely built 3.5mm cable with 2-pin connectors, a set of liquid silicone eartips, and your typical paperwork; these might be modest and spartan, but it gets the job done.
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𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 & 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩 💨💨💨.5🦖 (out of 5)
✳ The 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 🛠️
Coming in at that price, you wouldn't expect the MS1 Galaxy to be on par with the heavy hitters of the sub-$100 category. It feels and handles like a budget IEM, which is given at this price range. It feels adjacent to budget KBEar and early-era KZ products: made of very lightweight plastic with a brass nozzle sticking out of it. Hidizs has stated that the MS1 Galaxy is made out of a high-density resin material, and it does feel like that. It gives it a slight edge over the cheaper, more plastic-y feel of the other IEMs in this budget space. Even though these materials are given for the price, the MS1 Galaxy looks and feels fairly built with minimal to no seam lines poking through the body. Everything seems polished, with no rough edges or bits of extra plastic sticking out of it. Amidst all of these, I do admit that I wish that heftier materials were used in this one. It's possible these days to make a heftier-feeling IEM while being budget friendly, but in the end, it's the company's decision and it's probably just a nitpick.
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✳ The 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 🧸
The trade-off for lighter feeling IEMs is that they provide more superior comfort, especially when it is worn for longer hours. The same case can be said for the MS1 Galaxy, as this one is COMFORTABLE. Once you pick out the right tips for your size, this one can sit in your ears for hours upon hours on end without you feeling it. The combination of its innate lightweight property and the resin material they used in the MS1 Galaxy results in a superb wearing experience, which not many others in prices higher than this one can say. The absence of any protruding fins at the back also makes sure that there are no material rubbing in your inner ear, adding a cherry on top on how comfortable this is.
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𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 💨💨💨💨🦖 (out of 5)
𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗨𝗦𝗘𝗗: (𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘍𝘓𝘈𝘊 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵, 𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 24𝘣𝘪𝘵/48𝘬𝘏𝘻 𝘰𝘳 24𝘣𝘪𝘵/96𝘬𝘏𝘻)
𝘋𝘢𝘧𝘵 𝘗𝘶𝘯𝘬 - 𝘙𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘢𝘧𝘵 𝘗𝘶𝘯𝘬 - 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 2007 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘉𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘦 - 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘶𝘢 𝘓𝘪𝘱𝘢 - 𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘪𝘢 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘛𝘸𝘪𝘤𝘦 - 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 & 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘛𝘸𝘪𝘤𝘦 - 𝘌𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘍𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘺 𝘍𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘺 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘺 (𝘌𝘗)
𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴𝘰𝘯 - 𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘳 - 𝘛𝘰 𝘗𝘪𝘮𝘱 𝘈 𝘉𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘭𝘺 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 - 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘈𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘯 - 𝘈𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 - 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘞𝘢𝘺 𝘛𝘰 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘗𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 - 𝘐𝘯 𝘈𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘗𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 - 𝘍𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘵 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘚𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 - 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘔𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘚𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘖𝘮 - 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘚𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘵 - 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘴𝘵 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩 - 𝘔𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘗𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘳 - 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 - 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 - 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵 𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘒𝘰𝘳𝘯 - 𝘒𝘰𝘳𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘒𝘰𝘳𝘯 - 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘐𝘴 𝘗𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘺 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘛𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘦 - 𝘕𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘳 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 - 𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 - 𝘚𝘺𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩 – 𝘌𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢 - ...𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘈𝘭𝘭 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢 - 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝘚𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩 – 𝘛𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯
𝘚𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩 - 𝘊𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘹 𝘖𝘮𝘦𝘨𝘢
𝘔𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘢𝘩 - 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 (𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮)
𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗨𝗦𝗘𝗗: 𝘚𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘹𝘺 𝘚8+; 𝘍𝘪𝘪𝘰 𝘟3 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘐𝘐𝘐; 𝘝𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘌𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘙𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘗𝘭𝘶𝘴; 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦 𝘔15; 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 (1) 𝘸/ 𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘛𝘺𝘱𝘦 𝘊-𝘵𝘰-3.5𝘮𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 (𝘜𝘚 𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵)
𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: 𝘐 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘦-𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘐 𝘈𝘓𝘞𝘈𝘠𝘚 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 & 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘐𝘌𝘔 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵.

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𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 🎧🎚️🎛️
- Despite the expansiveness that can be assumed from its name, the MS1 Galaxy brings in the MEAT. It is a fairly thick IEM in terms of overall sound, which can appease the general masses. The sub-bass mostly is the king: it brings the good kind of boom that will rumble in your ears for as long as you would like. This is perfect on EDM/Hip-Hop tracks, as it has that head-bopping power that is so revered by the masses. I love how it retains that likeable tonality while having a smoother midrange, a feat that is most often overlooked in IEMs with similar traits. Even though resolution takes quite a hit in the MS1 Galaxy, it sure is still an excellent experience, especially those who want to get started in this hobby.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐭 🔥
- As told in the overall tonality, the MS1 Galaxy is a bass cannon. This is the glowing trait that will get most people hooked unto its sound, me included. It has a very huge bass presentation, focusing more on the sub-bass frequencies that bring in the oomph in every bass hit and note. It transitions quite hastily into the mid-bass region, which contributes to that fat, dirty bass that bassheads have a liking to. I'll just say meaningless audiophile words if I keep on detailing how the bass is king here; I prefer to keep it simple nowadays. If you like bass, you'll like this IEM. The fun doesn't stop there, either. The midrange is the real shocker for me on this one, as it supplies quite a smooth and bodied response despite the stereotypes for bass-heavy IEMs. It has this real analog feel that sounds unforced, benefitting all the instruments and vocal frequencies that reside in this part of the spectrum. I found male vocals quite more pleasing than female ones in the MS1 Galaxy, mostly because of its affinity for the bass region. Baritone vocals (like David Bowie's on Blackstar) are extra smooth and extra creamy, which elevates already-excellent performances on different tracks. Couple that with instruments that sound very warm, you got yourself a very cozy experience. Even in its bassy impression, the MS1 Galaxy will also work spectacularly well with acoustic tracks. To add a cherry on top of things, the soundstage on the MS1 Galaxy is impressive. Due to its mostly empty body in terms of actual physical structure, this IEM naturally transmits a very open stage for frequencies to play around. The fat bass presentation generally doesn't choke up the huge innate soundstage, which is growing quite rare in this type of tonality. I had flashbacks on how the Opera Factory OM1 was presented back then, which the MS1 Galaxy shares a lot of notes from.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐭'𝐬 𝐍𝐨𝐭 👇
- If you're looking for resolution and clarity, the MS1 Galaxy isn't for you. The combination of dirty bass and a bodied midrange means that the "tonal see-saw" is skewed towards on the warmer side of things. Although it has a fairly passable treble performance, those looking for exquisite detail retrieval and heaps of air will naturally find themselves disappointed when hearing what MS1 Galaxy has to offer. Although it isn't as dull as you would expect from the warmest IEMs out there, but it misses a lot of nuances that you typically find in more balanced IEMs. The imaging is also kind of lackluster even in the bigger soundstage presentation, as those two often go together and not against. Listening to live concerts can fall quite short when using this IEM, so keep that in mind if that's your stride in listening to music. I really am not sure how Hidizs marketed this as a Harman target-abiding IEM, as this is quite far from the general tonal feel of one that is. It's not a huge setback for me, but for those coming into these expecting a Harman-ish experience will find themselves perplexed.

𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙑𝙚𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩 (𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟱):
𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜: 💨💨💨🦖
𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 & 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩: 💨💨💨.5🦖
𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙: 💨💨💨💨🦖

𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘻𝘴 𝘔𝘚1 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 (𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥):
https://www.hidizs.net/products/hidizs-ms1-galaxy-dynamic-driver-in-ear-monitors

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o0genesis0o
o0genesis0o
Ey, Gojira is back! He looks so happy.

Great review, btw.
Lifted Andreas
Lifted Andreas
Gojira... Gojira... Gojira
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