BUDGET
IN-EAR

DN2

BGVP

Rating

Price

8.4

50 €

Review published:

10/2020

Driver

2

per Side

1

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

21 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

8.5

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

111 Db

8.2

Handling

9

Haptic

A

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

10 - 40000 Hz

Intro

BGVP is back. After they let off steam in the expensive price segment with their ArtMagic series, they are now making their mark in the "budget" sector with the DN2. However, this does not mean that you have to do without accessories or good workmanship. The DN2 also offers a lot in terms of sound (as usual from the company) and proves to be extremely competitive in the highly contested market around 50€.

Handling

The DN2 is a showpiece when it comes to exquisite accessories in the budget range. Although the 4-core cable cannot be compared to the 8-core cable of the DM, or ArtMagic models, it is still of high quality and haptically appealing. The use of metal on the connections (3.5mm & MMCX) ensures durability.
Also included are two different types of silicone tips, with different opening sizes, which prefer the bass, or mid/high frequencies a bit more. A pair of foamtips are also included.

The DN2 is compact and very comfortable to wear. Its size is limited to the bare essentials and the choice of material (light metal) gives it a robust and simple appearance. Actually I have nothing really to complain about here.

Sound

The DN2 has a slight V-signature, which doesn't swallow the mids, but makes it the highlight of the DN2 for my taste.

In the bass range, the DN2 focuses on a mid-bass emphasis with a fast declining sub-bass. This is reflected in a warm, punchy bass, which however always acts in a controlled way and doesn't tend to instability. Although it doesn't sink towards the mids, but keeps its level, it doesn't seem bloated or booming. This may be due to the solid material of the dynamic driver, but also to the good and clean interaction with the BA driver. I prefer the linear bass of the TIN HIFI T2 Plus more, but the fun factor goes to the DN2 without dominating the signature. In addition, it is handy and physical with the ability to master even difficult bass passages.

I was somehow taken with the mids. They have a pleasant warmth and a natural timbre. Although they are a little bit set back, but due to the presence in both the lower and upper mids, they know how to assert themselves and shine. I can't make out anything shrill or unpleasant. Almost a bit too well-behaved, but still authentic and lively. Voices are reproduced cleanly, even if the DN2 feels a bit more comfortable with female voices and gives them more presence. I would like to give them a bit more bite here and there, but they are absolutely right for me. BGVP shows with the DN2 how a "V" can work.

The high frequency does not fire a spectacle and certainly has deficits in the extension, but it also gives a coherent overall picture without becoming harsh or obtrusive. Here and there some sibilants sneak in, but this is easy to overhear. However, they lack brilliance and they focus more on security than on absolute resolution. I would describe them as neither too light nor too dark, but rather as natural, even if I lack that certain something. For trebleheads the DN2 is nothing, but still they provide me with enough information to make the music interesting and that for a long time without any signs of fatigue.

The DN2 is not the most technical IEM, but it still opens up a pleasing stage, which is not the biggest, but makes good use of the space with a realistic imaging that is very plastic in all directions.

Outro

The DN2 is an IEM that can convince across the whole range. Although it has a slight v-signature, I see its strengths especially in the mids, which have a full body and a natural timbre. The bass, on the other hand, might like to have more presence in the subrange and the trebles a little more extension, but in itself the DN2 convinces with a warm and homogeneous sound. If the T2 PLUS sounds a bit too well-behaved and uninspired, the DN2 is recommended. It may not be perfect, but for me it's really good value for money. A welcome change to similarly priced models from KZ (ZAX), or TRN (V90s), since the DN2 is the tonally much more competent one.

Thanks to BGVP for the review unit. News about products can be found on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BGVPaudio/

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

DN2

DN2

SGZ-DN1

SGZ-DN1

ZERO

ZERO

DH3

DH3

DMS

DMS

DM6

DM6

VG4

VG4

DM7

DM7

DMG

DMG

EST12

EST12

EST8

EST8

V12

V12

Second Opinion

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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