BUDGET
IN-EAR

FORM 1.1

SHOZY

Rating

Price

7.8

65 €

Review published:

11/2019

Driver

2

per Side

1

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

19 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8.5

Bass

7.5

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

100 dB

7.8

Handling

8.5

Haptic

B

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

20 – 20000 Hz

Intro

The SHOZY FORM 1.1 and 1.4 have arrived for review. Let's start with the FORM 1.1 with the SHOZY review series and see if the upgrade (1.4) is worth it, which can be quite expensive with over 100 € more. Definitely it can be said that SHOZY produces great in-ears, which are not only convincing in terms of sound.

Handling

SHOZY does not focus on pompous packaging, but rather on the content. This is particularly rich with its selection of tipa. There is also a robust transport case and a 2-pin cable with fabric cover.
Unfortunately, this is absolutely not one of my favourites. It is too rigid and therefore does not fall very well. Slight bends influence the shape too easily, which then remains the same.

The in-ear itself is very ergonomic and nice to look at, with its faceplate and piano lacquer look. It is very comfortable to wear and seals very well. However, the sound port is not optimally compatible with all tips, especially with regard to form tips (T400). This does not diminish the very valuable impression. I certify that the FORM 1.1 has a long life span, even if not always treated carefully.

Sound

The FORM 1.1 is tuned quite fun. The mid-bass is more prominent than the very deep regions, which provides a pleasant punch, but in the electro range, or hip hop sometimes could use a little more depth. But that's not the decisive criticism, it's personal preference. Despite the bass boost the bass surprisingly always remains very clean and clear, with a pleasant dryness and warmth. I have little to complain about, except maybe a slightly faster response. Thus, the bass of the FORM 1.1 is the little star in comparison to the mids and highs.

The mids are well balanced over the entire frequency range. Male voices don't get too much into the background and female voices don't sting too much out. Well, although, the subject "stinging" is a little problem child, because the FORM 1.1 emphasizes the sibilants a bit too much. Also, there is an unpleasant sharpness in the music every now and then. This is certainly more painful for some people than for others. Apart from that, the midrange scores with a nice presence and mostly natural timbre.

The highs are detailed and have enough capacity in the upper range not to get boring. But I can't enjoy all songs with them, because in the long run I find them together with the mid peaks quite tiring. Here I would prefer them to be more relaxed, even if I have to make concessions in airiness and detail. They sometimes sound a bit tinny and unnatural, especially with weaker input. With higher resolution music the problem is less noticeable. In other words, they don't forgive too much, which does not always make them the perfect all-rounder.

Nevertheless I can attest them a good audibility through different genres, even if not in terms of time. They also do a good job in separation and stage, but without exploring new universes.

Outro

The weak point of the FORM 1.1 is clearly the sibilant emphasis, as well as the over-emphasized trebles, which brings unnecessary sharpness and brightness to the music. Strengths are in any case the bass range, as well as the balanced mids. In the price segment I see better representatives, even if the FORM 1.1 does some things right and scores especially in the workmanship. If you like dry, clean bass, are not too sensitive to high frequencies and like to feed your in-ears with high-quality music, the FORM 1.1 is still a good choice.

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​

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Second Opinion

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