This article is about the BGVP DM8 IEM, selling for $349.
Disclaimer : the BGVP DM8 was sent to us, free of charge, by the brand in exchange of our honest opinion.
Based in Guangdong, China, BGVP is one of the most popular chi-fi brand at the moment, thanks to its comprehensive range of high-quality/affordable IEM catalog. I had the chance to review most of their models, and Berkhan even reviewed the high-end model, like the EST8.
And today, we are getting the latest addition to their line-up, the BGVP DM8. Standing at the top, the DM8 enjoys eight balanced armature drivers, a whole new design and should tackle more expensive models, or so it seems. Let’s check it out.
The BGVP Series
As usual, we’ll look at BGVP’s actual line-up, to see where the new DM8 ends up.
The BGVP DMG is a hybrid IEM with 2DD+4BA in a metallic shell. It’s a good earphone with lush sound and replaceable filters to tune the sound, but falls short when you use them in loud and noisy environments.
What did we think of it ?
” The BGVP DMG is a true all-rounder: it’s fast, precise and truly balanced without compromising the bass section.[…]The poor isolation, however, is my main concern regarding the DMG, as its exceptional performances are totally annihilated in public transports. “
Full review available here.
The BGVP DM6 is a 5-drivers / 3-way IEM that we previously reviewed. It packs good sound, cool design, ergonomic fit, and low-price: all you ever might want, in an IEM. Still one of my fav ones to this day.
Here is an excerpt of our review.
“The BGVP DM6 offers a lot, for less. The sound is great, the fit is nice and it fixes one of the major flaws from the BGVP DMG: poor isolation. It was my daily driver for the past few weeks and it didn’t disappoint me at any time.”
The BGVP DM7 is an upgraded version of the DM6. It looks the same, sounds a lot like the prior one, but remains technically superior, in every way. Okay, it’s 50% more expensive, but we are talking of 200-300$/€ IEM, so you won’t end up broken by choosing one or the latter.
Quick resume of our review:
“Again and again, BGVP keeps improving and the DM7 is the finest model they offer up to date. It’s a good improvement from the DM6, even if they both share the same sound signature. The improvements in the upper range really make a difference in the long term.”
The BGVP DMS is a hybrid IEM with no less than seven drivers. It looks a lot like the DMG, with a metallic enclosure and semi-custom shape. The price is low (150$) and the only drawback, in my opinion, is the poor isolation, like the DMG.
What we said :
“So, is the BGVP DMS a good addition to the brand line-up? Yes… and no. The sound is superb, especially in this price range, with good dynamics, a neutral signature, and no real flaws. Apart from the isolation that is, which truly kills the mood.”
The BGVP Q2 is a True Wireless IEM packing two Knowles drivers and a dual entry input. It’s one, if not the sole, TWS that you can connect both wired (MMCX) and wireless. Bluetooth 5.0, 3D printed semi-custom shell, good battery life, and surprisingly good sound, it really hooked me up.
“The BGVP Q2 is the first TWS to get full coverage on our website, for a reason: it sounds amazing. For the $75 to $109 price, it’s incredible. BGVP has also confirmed every little bug will be corrected and that early reviewer feedback will be taken into account for the consumer version.”
The BGVP EST8 is a hybrid model that combines six BA drivers with two EST ones for the trebles. And, in case you ask, EST means Electrostatic, yes, just like Stax headphones. Add a few toggles to tune your sound, and you get a very complete IEM.
Berkhan had the chance to get a pair, here are his thoughts:
“ BGVP has implemented the EST drivers into their lineup which is a good decision as they follow the trend. However, the treble presentation is not that impressive to me, although having good extension and timbre. Also, the mid-bass is a bit too much sometimes, especially when you flick the switch.”
The BGVP DM8 is the newest model of the brand, sporting eight balanced drivers per side and a 4-bore design.
It’s supposed to match, and even surpass many similar specced IEM, at a lower price. We’ll have to check on that!
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