BGVP has been gradually furthering their foothold in the IEM world as of lately. I’ve just been scratching the surface of their products, having had some experience listening to their NS9 IEM. The NS9 had a very particular, bass heavy sound that I quite enjoyed, but made me unsure of what to expect from the rest of their line. When I got the DM7, which runs for $279, I was wondering whether it would be equally specific and somewhat polarizing in its tuning to the NS9. What I found upon listening to it was quite surprising.
What’s in the Box
- BGVP DM7
- Braided 3.5mm MMCX Cable
- Foam and rubber ear tips
- Cleaning tool
Look and Feel
The DM7 has a neutral, mostly nondescript look that is fairly common at the moment. They come in black, blue, or white, all of which use a clear housing and a classic molded ear shape. I found these highly comfortable as they lock in very securely and settle quickly. They’re snug but won’t feel too tight or bulky.
The DM7 contain 6 balanced armature drivers on each side and use a 4-way crossover system. This 4-way crossover uses 3 Knowles filters and 1 patented filter, dividing the sound into ultra-high, high, medium, and low frequencies. Aside from its sound improvement, this system is also supposed to prevent ear-fatigue.
These have an impedance of 13.5 Ohms and a frequency response of 10Hz - 40kHz
I was very wow’d by the soundstage on the DM7. The first word that comes to mind when trying to describe it is pristine and clear. Many holographic IEMs put a lot of air into the soundstage, but sometimes I almost feel as if the sound is being separated so immensely I can almost feel the empty spaces. The DM7 manages to create a highly realistic, immersive sense of width and depth while maintaining a clean-cut, natural sound with razor sharp articulation.
These are definitely bassy, though the bass on these didn’t strike me as the rumbling type. The DM7’s low definitely contains the rumbling frequencies in its response. However, though the sub area is certainly present, it’s delivered in a tight package that makes for a very punchy, extra-defined sound. There’s a subtle bite to the upper areas of the low end, which helps bring out some bass or kick timbres often lost in the mix. I wouldn't have minded if this bite was extended a bit lower down, to give us those extra guttural vibrations, but this was a minor critique. At large, I found the DM7 had a stellar low end.
The mids on the DM7 have some slight color to them, though are for the most part transparent and neutral leaning. Where the mid range excelled most for me was how it felt so well-balanced I never consciously noticed any of the cuts or boosts going on, a sign of a well-executed, natural sound signature. The other best feature of the mids on these was their extra snap and detail. The DM7 has a nice persuasiveness to it, and the mid range is the key ingredient in this. It’s a very ear-tickling sound—in the good way.
The DM7 has my favorite type of high end on it: bright but not in your face. There’s not a major shine or gloss to the DM7, yet not for a second does it feel dark or dampened. The highs on these are very clean and clear, they don’t need a bunch of boosting to sound like they’re delivering. If you often find IEMs too bright or too dark, the DM7 may be the middle ground you’ve been searching for. It’s a tasteful, detailed yet unobtrusive timbre that is hard to dislike.
For $279, these are an absolute steal in my opinion. I have very few complaints about the DM7, I just found them so fun to listen to. They’re an easy IEM to spend a lot of time with, and their sound signature never seems to get stale, bringing out new qualities from each track. If you’ve been on the fence about getting an IEM from BGVP, the DM7 could be a great gateway into their collection. With its transparent, crowd-pleasing sound, you’re unlikely to have any glaring sonic disagreements with the DM7.
You can purchase the BGVP DM7 Here.