General Information

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Isobaric Dynamic Driver Subwoofers:
Latest IEM design with 2DD subwoofers featuring 10mm polymer diaphragms in an isobaric configuration for enhanced sub-bass frequencies and tactile quality.

Studio Tuning Precision: Professional studio monitor tuning with a focused sub-bass shelf at 300Hz, delivering impactful and precise bass, clean and neutral midrange, and natural treble peaks at 3kHz. Ideal for musicians, engineers, and audiophiles seeking accuracy.

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Balanced Armature Excellence: Incorporating the latest Sonion 26A05 dual BA driver and Knowles 33518 super tweeter in a 3-way crossover with the 2DD sub-woofer system, achieving optimal tonal balance and technical performance for studio and stage applications.

Immersive Sound Experience: Enjoy an immersive audio experience with the Cincotres, combining innovative subwoofer technology, studio-grade tuning, and advanced balanced armature drivers for a rich, detailed, and accurate interpretation of music.

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FEATURES:
  • Studio-grade tuning
  • Large diaphragm dynamic drivers
  • 3-way crossover
  • High quality Knowles and Sonion balanced armature drivers

SPECIFICATION:

MODEL
: ZIIGAAT CINCOTRES
IMPEDANCE: 11Ω
SENSITIVITY: 104dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz - 20KHz
CABLE LENGTH: 1.2M
PIN TYPE: 0.78mm 2-PIN CONNECTOR
PLUG TYPE: 3.5mm, 4.4mm
DRIVER UNIT(S): 2 DYNAMIC DRIVERS + 3 BALANCED ARMATURE DRIVERS

Latest reviews

ywheng89

100+ Head-Fier
ZiiGat Cincotres - Unique Sound
Pros: Energetic and crisp treble yet inoffensive
Good bass performance, good control and texture
Good ergonomics and beautiful faceplate
High price performance ratio
Cons: Bass response is quite dependent on the seal and eartips, make sure to get a good seal and tip roll if necessary
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General/Packaging/Comfort/Build
ZiiGat is a relatively new brand which is sold by Linsoul exclusively. The brand has released several IEMs, namely the Cinno and Nuo,and also the Doscinco, which I have also tested and reviewed previously and found to be really good for the asking price. I have the Cincotres with me today which has the same configuration: 2DD+3BA as Doscinco, in which the two DDs are arranged in isobaric configuration.
Build quality is very solid and features beautiful faceplate as well, metal nozzle, it is neither short nor long for my ear anatomy. Packaging is rather minimal i would say, the stock cable, eartips, faux leather storage case and the IEM itself. Doscinco and Cincotres, size for both of the IEMs are similar, the difference lies on the faceplate.
In terms of comfort, the Cincotres does not have any sharp edges and I use them for several hours a day and I did not feel any discomfort throughout my listening session. They are in fact similar to the Doscinco which i had already reviewed
Prior to writing this review, Cincotres has been run in for roughly 20 hours, and in my opinion, the DD does benefit from the burn in.

Equipment and Software used
  • Aune S9C -> Earmen CH-AMP
  • Fiio K9 AKM
  • Aune Yuki
  • Macbook Air M2
  • Apple Music/Tidal/foobar2k
  • Tempotec V3
Foreword
My review is solely based on what I hear via my equipment and I never consider my reviews to be objective in any way rather a subjective approach. Do take into consideration that everyone’s ear anatomy is not the same, so the psychoacoustics perception might be different as well, but i believe it will not stray too far

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Sound Impression

Upon first listening impression, Cincotres sounds quite neutral to my ears with a sub bass boost, it is fairly detailed yet it is not offensive, it doesn’t sound dull and quite a refreshing tuning i would say. Slight warmish tonality with fairly natural timbre, still a slight hint of BA timbre is there if you pay real hard attention to it. Note weight is neither too thin nor thick.

Bass
  • Fairly good speed and doesn’t sound bloated or muddy when listening to busy tracks such as Slipknot’s People’s = crap!, Metallica’s Lux Aeterna, it handled the speed drumming and kick flawlessly, without sounding muddy nor bleeding into the mids
  • Sub bass has good extension and very rumbly when the track calls for it
  • The transition from sub to mid bass is very good, the mid bass doesn’t lack punch and the sub and mid bass complement each other very well
  • The bass has good texture and doesn’t sound “loose”
Mids
  • The mids are neither too forward nor recessed, just right to my ears
  • They mids are not too thick nor thin, overall, i would say they’re clean sounding
  • Vocal positioning is slightly forward but not intimate
  • Male and female vocal has good texture to it and doesn’t sound thin, female vocal has good bite and energy to it, very enjoyable
  • The bass doesn’t bleed into this range which is good
  • Pinna gain is rather safe and never shouty even when the volume is being cranked up
Treble
  • Treble is very crisp and has good bite to it, yet they’re not offensive, but retains enough energy to not sound dark
  • Extension is fairly good and i have nothing to complain about
  • Good amount of air and presence, hence it does give a good stage size perception
  • Detail retrieval is good as you can pick up some minute details in the background
Soundstage/Imaging
  • Soundstage is slightly out of your head with good width, and depth, slightly lacking in terms of height perception
  • Separation is good for the asking price, i would say it is above average for the price point
  • Imaging is good as the instruments can be pinpointed easily even during busy track
Driveability
  • Cincotres is not hard to drive but it does scale well with more power, in terms of dynamics and bass control
  • Most of the entry level/mid range dongles will do just fine but desktop setup will squeeze every bit out of the Cincotres
Comparison (ZiiGat’s Doscinco)
  • Warmer sounding overall, thicker note weight
  • Bass quantity is slightly more than Cincotres, hence packing more punch
  • Soundstage is more or less similar, detail retrieval is slightly lacking compared to Cincotres
  • Mids has good body and vocals are not too recessed nor forward in the mix, the vocal is not as forward compared to Cincotres
  • Upper mids are not perceived as shouty as well
  • Overall, the Doscinco is tuned differently and i would say when you just want to chill and have fun, grab Doscinco, if you decide that today you want to have a critical listening session, Cincotres is the one you’ll be grabbing

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Final Thoughts
As ZiiGat is stepping up on their IEM game, their releases has been interesting so far, from Cinno, Nuo, to Doscinco and Cincotres which i have tested today, they’re very interesting in terms of sonic performance as well as the price point, the Cincotres reminds me of the Etymotic’s EVO, in a way, they are quite similar(based on my HRTF and Audible Spectrum) except the bass on the Cincotres has better extension packing a lot more punch and quantity.
I would even go as far as saying the Cincotres is punching above its price point, at 269$, with the sonic performance as well as the build quality that it offers, i will not hesitate in recommending the Cincotres to anyone who likes this sort of sound signature that i have described in this review, both the Doscinco and Cincotres are unique in their own way, they shouldn’t be under the radar and more people should be made aware of this brand’s release.

*A big thanks to Linsoul for sending this over for the purpose of this review. Thanks for the support and opportunity as always

Head over to their store if you are interested in getting a pair:

ZiiGat Cincotres- Non affiliated

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marcos antônio
marcos antônio
@ywheng89 do you have both? What made you prefer Cincotres , tonality, timbre? I love the Doscinco my only criticism I have is the treble, sometimes not always but there are songs where the drum cymbals sound metallic and that bothers me a little... but overall I have to praise the set because it it's perfect
ywheng89
ywheng89
Hey @marcos antônio , yes i have both, tonality wise, the Cincotres sounds a little cleaner and less warm compared to Doscinco, i agree with you that the Doscinco's treble does leave to be desired, but it's not really that bad, Cincotres does the treble better, but in terms of timbre, they're quite similar and Doscinco have slightly thicker note weight compared to Cincotres.

I wouldn't say either one is bad, i would use Doscinco when i just want to chill, Cincotres when i want a bit more of excitement, so if you have either one of it, you're good and not missing out much. :)
marcos antônio
marcos antônio
@ywheng89 Thanks for the answer, you really clarified my doubts, I'm quite satisfied with it, the only thing that really is my complaint is the strange timbre of the treble, but otherwise I have nothing to complain about, based on your explanation, the Doscinco is more my style.
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RumbleWeed

500+ Head-Fier
I am ready to pull the trigger on either these or the Dochenco but am a bit confused with the different tunning?
Which one has the strongest "Sub-Bass" of the two and which model would respond to EQ best if used in both music production AND casual listening?
Thanks in advance for your help it's much appreciated 👍
 
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cliffmeister

New Head-Fier
I am ready to pull the trigger on either these or the Dochenco but am a bit confused with the different tunning?
Which one has the strongest "Sub-Bass" of the two and which model would respond to EQ best if used in both music production AND casual listening?
Thanks in advance for your help it's much appreciated 👍
Same question here
 

DunninLA

100+ Head-Fier
Same question here
From listening to clips on Dan's youtube channel, Hype4 has more "total bass" than Hype2. However, I believe they have the same 30-100 Hz bass energy, butthe Hype4 adds more midbass. Still a tucked bass, but more energy from 100-200 Hz with Hype 4 than Hype2..

This makes the kick impact from bass drums more impactful on the Hype 4. I am assuming that Thieaudio is using the extra set of Sonions in the Hype 4 to work with the dual dynamic drivers to deliver that midbass impact.
 
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cliffmeister

New Head-Fier
From listening to clips on Dan's youtube channel, Hype4 has more "total bass" than Hype2. However, I believe they have the same 30-100 Hz bass energy, butthe Hype4 adds more midbass. Still a tucked bass, but more energy from 100-200 Hz with Hype 4 than Hype2..

This makes the kick impact from bass drums more impactful on the Hype 4. I am assuming that Thieaudio is using the extra set of Sonions in the Hype 4 to work with the dual dynamic drivers to deliver that midbass impact.
Appreciate the reply, but I was asking about the ZiiGaat DosCinco and CincoTres
 

jotaerre

Head-Fier
Well, it turns out that the Cincotres is a hybrid IEM for Studio Tuning, intended for professional stage musicians, studio engineers and audiophiles who want a studio monitor-like sound signature for accurate music performance; and the Doscinco is for audiophiles and any audience... The confusion is great to acquire one of the two!
 

DunninLA

100+ Head-Fier
Well, it turns out that the Cincotres is a hybrid IEM for Studio Tuning, intended for professional stage musicians, studio engineers and audiophiles who want a studio monitor-like sound signature for accurate music performance; and the Doscinco is for audiophiles and any audience... The confusion is great to acquire one of the two!
no. That is marketing, but is actually, per two different reviewers (I have heard neither, just reporting), the opposite of what is reality. Cincotres is more musical, Doscinco is more flat (studio mixing).

As as aside, never, ever, like ever in a million years, assume marketing language = reality.
 
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jotaerre

Head-Fier
no. That is marketing, but is actually, per two different reviewers (I have heard neither, just reporting), the opposite of what is reality. Cincotres is more musical, Doscinco is more flat (studio mixing).

As as aside, never, ever, like ever in a million years, assume marketing language = reality.
Linsoul mail upon consultation:

Hi there!

Thank you for reaching out to us with your query about the Cincotres and Doscinco IEMs. Both models offer unique features tailored to different preferences and needs.

If you're seeking a studio monitor-like sound signature for accurate music performance, especially for professional stage musicians and studio engineers, the Cincotres would be the ideal choice due to its hybrid design optimized for studio tuning.

On the other hand, if you're an audiophile or part of any audience looking for a versatile and high-quality listening experience, the Doscinco would be more suitable with its broader appeal and excellent sound performance.

Ultimately, the decision depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Feel free to explore the detailed specifications and reviews of both models to determine which one aligns best with your needs.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to help!

Best Regards,

Linsoul Audio

Customer Service Team
 
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DunninLA

100+ Head-Fier
Linsoul mail upon consultation:

Hi there!

Thank you for reaching out to us with your query about the Cincotres and Doscinco IEMs. Both models offer unique features tailored to different preferences and needs.

If you're seeking a studio monitor-like sound signature for accurate music performance, especially for professional stage musicians and studio engineers, the Cincotres would be the ideal choice due to its hybrid design optimized for studio tuning.

On the other hand, if you're an audiophile or part of any audience looking for a versatile and high-quality listening experience, the Doscinco would be more suitable with its broader appeal and excellent sound performance.

Ultimately, the decision depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Feel free to explore the detailed specifications and reviews of both models to determine which one aligns best with your needs.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to help!

Best Regards,

Linsoul Audio

Customer Service Team
Linsoul = marketing.

I trust reviewers that I know, both of whom thought Linsoul got the marketing language backwards.
 

dezzadk

100+ Head-Fier
I just ordered these WOOOO lets go!

:beyersmile::gs1000smile:

So excited to review these! They will blow the AirPods 2nd Pro out the water I'm sure..
 

jotaerre

Head-Fier
Linsoul = marketing.

I trust reviewers that I know, both of whom thought Linsoul got the marketing language backwards.
Let's see if I understand:

If you are an audiophile or part of an audience looking for a versatile, high-quality listening experience, the Cincotres. On the other hand, if you are looking for a sound signature similar to a studio monitor, you are a professional stage musician or studio engineer, the Doscinco.

Thanks! 😵‍💫🥴
 

yaerb

New Head-Fier
linsoul had a live stream on YouTube with comparison sound demo, actually 3 different language streams with different song selections. of course useless for an actual sound demo but show the difference between the two quite well.
 
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earlybirdthr33

New Head-Fier
I just got the Cincotres today. Shipping took forever from China. I think Amazon has them in stock stateside now. I am not a reviewer with great technical knowledge, but here is my take: The Cincotres are outstanding, they don't color the music, they make what you are playing shine. The resolution, the sound stage all sound wonderful with no EQ, bass you can feel, but it does not overpower the excellent treble. I have to give it to HBB on youtube, he knows a winner when he hears it! I enjoy these so much I would buy the Doscincos likely blind. I will probably wait and get some end game IEM's over $1k though. I think the only way to get noticeably better than these Cincotres would have to be in the upper region of above $1k. Anything else is a sidegrade. Ziigaat I will be watching. They make excellent IEM's. (these don't need EQ, but I like the ThieAudio Monarch mk II EQ on my Peter's Peace eq app.)
 

jotaerre

Head-Fier
I also have Cincotres or Doscinco in mind, I don't know which one anymore. I'm waiting for there to be stock and not waiting a month or more. You say twice that it doesn't need EQ, which is very subjective. I have the NEO 5 from ISN Audio and I don't use the EQ either.

Bye.✌🏻
 

tidalwav1

New Head-Fier
I have these too; I also bought them on HBB's recommendation, and agree with everything @earlybirdthr33 said. I find these to be excellent for their price and their place in the market. I am particularly impressed by the bass. I don't know if "impact" is the right word to use, but you can feel the bass without it being overpowering, in a way that seems very reminiscent of the Sony XBA-N3's bass, and that I've heard on no other IEM.

The Cincotres is now my new daily driver.

The only minor let down is the chin slider on the included cable. It's very loose/doesn't stay put where positioned, but I worked around that by putting a tiny orthodonture rubber band on the cable right below it for more friction.

I'm no reviewer, but I'm surprised this IEM has no reviews on this site, it deserves some!
 

earlybirdthr33

New Head-Fier
I also have Cincotres or Doscinco in mind, I don't know which one anymore. I'm waiting for there to be stock and not waiting a month or more. You say twice that it doesn't need EQ, which is very subjective. I have the NEO 5 from ISN Audio and I don't use the EQ either.

Bye.✌🏻
Yes totally subjective. EQ is necessary with the bang for buck excellent Simgot EM6L. I find on my Galaxy Note and gaming PC, Crinacle's EQ for ThieAudio Monarch mkII works for my preferance for these Cincotres. I have only just them though.
 

earlybirdthr33

New Head-Fier
I have these too; I also bought them on HBB's recommendation, and agree with everything @earlybirdthr33 said. I find these to be excellent for their price and their place in the market. I am particularly impressed by the bass. I don't know if "impact" is the right word to use, but you can feel the bass without it being overpowering, in a way that seems very reminiscent of the Sony XBA-N3's bass, and that I've heard on no other IEM.

The Cincotres is now my new daily driver.

The only minor let down is the chin slider on the included cable. It's very loose/doesn't stay put where positioned, but I worked around that by putting a tiny orthodonture rubber band on the cable right below it for more friction.

I'm no reviewer, but I'm surprised this IEM has no reviews on this site, it deserves some!
Thx man. These.. listening now to my ears are tuned amazing.
. I think all the quality was put into the IEM's the cable isn't great.
 

SlhDub

Head-Fier
no. That is marketing, but is actually, per two different reviewers (I have heard neither, just reporting), the opposite of what is reality. Cincotres is more musical, Doscinco is more flat (studio mixing).

As as aside, never, ever, like ever in a million years, assume marketing language = reality.
Doscinco is a Bass canon far from flat
 
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