HIGH-CLASS
IN-EAR

DMS

BGVP

Rating

Price

8.6

140 €

Review published:

03/2020

Driver

7

per Side

1

Dynamic

6

Balanced

Impedance

12 Ohm

PZ/ES/PL

0

Sound

9

Bass

8

Mids

8.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

110 dB

8.5

Handling

8.5

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

10 - 40000 Hz

Intro

With the hype about the BGVP DMG (which is still justified today), I think the supposed successor has been somewhat undermined. The DMS relies on only one dynamic driver, but offers two BA drivers more, which brings it to 7 drivers per side.
For me it is finally almost a head to head race, whereby both have their strengths and small weaknesses and address different listening habits.

Handling

The DMS is similar to DM6 and DM7 in terms of packaging design and content. Only the cable is different with all three and for me the cable of the DM7 makes the race here quite clearly. The cable of the DMS is however also not bad, although somewhat rigid. It is two-core and makes a very stable impression.

The tip selection is very extensive with 9 pairs of different sizes and sound openings, as well as a pair of foamtips.
The housing is made of the same material as the DMG, which not only feels great, but is also light and ergonomically shaped, making it very comfortable to wear. Despite the seemingly half-open construction, little level penetrates to the outside and the isolation to the inside is also without complaint.

Sound

I was surprised to see that there is probably a new version of the DMS (PENON AUDIO), which also offers the possibility to swap the filters to influence the sound characteristics (as with the DMG). Unfortunately I can't judge which effects these have, but I assume that they are not too big, similar to the DMG.

The bass is truly great. It is more sub-bass oriented than the DMG, which I personally prefer, since it suggests more depth, but also provides a richer sound. The DMG, on the other hand, is tighter and punchier, which might be more appealing to some people.
It plays so dry and deep that it's a real pleasure to listen to it without overlaying the mids too much.
The overall bass is clearly lifted, which gives it a strong impact, without being overdimensioned. A small elemental force, perhaps too powerful for some, as already with the DMG! In general it is very balanced in the whole frequency range, in contrast to the DMG, which rolls off faster. Here the taste decides between DMG and DMS. I would personally wish for a little more firmness of the DMG, but the bass of the DMS is more textured. Both are however in their way extremely good.

The mids are for me the biggest difference compared to the DMG. In a direct comparison, the midrange of the DMG appears thinner and is more reduced. The mids of the DMS have substantially more body and warmth. In return, they are very defined and transparent. This means that they do not appear too thick despite the voluminous body. What I particularly like is the timbre of voices, which are emotional but also direct. This applies to both genders. I also like the "dirt" of the electric guitars. It's really fun to listen to rock music and generally everything with drums and guitars. But this should not mean that the DMS can't also serve other genres with bravura. What I want to point out as a small criticism is the sometimes missing liveliness. Here the DMG has the nose slightly in front despite the thinner mids. All in all, the DMS midrange is more to my taste, due to its naturalness and full body. It goes without saying that they are highly detailed and tonally correct.

That the DMS goes a different way than the DMG in terms of sound I think I have already pointed out and that is also not different with the trebles. Compared to the DMG, these appear tamed and are not as present in the top end. Here the tuning is similar to the DM7, where the DMG is more comparable to the DM6. There are no unpleasant peaks and the sibilants are only cut very delicately. This lacks a little bit of liveliness, but this does not affect the resolution and transparency. I would simply describe it as mature, reflecting on the essentials. I'm not very sensitive to treble, but I'm not a triplehead either. I prefer to consume my music in a more relaxed way and therefore I sometimes make small sacrifices.

The stage also convinces me. It is very well dimensioned, concerning width and depth and is above average for me. The excellent separation contributes to the very three-dimensional feeling.

Outro

The DMS is an independent in-ear in the BGVP family and is left to the left a little bit unjustly. As far as my personal taste is concerned, I see it at eye level with the DM7, which currently leads the BGVP family for me (models reviewed so far: SGZ-DN1, DMG, DM6, DM7). Especially with rock music it is even in front. The DM7, however, has the finer tuning.
Of course I would still be interested to what extent the sound of the new model can be adjusted with the exchangeable filters, but even in its basic configuration the DMS is a clear recommendation, as a body-hugging, bass-hungry all-rounder with audiophile demands and finesse.

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​

1/0

SGZ-DN1

ZERO

DH3

DMS

DM6

VG4

DM7

DMG

EST12

EST12

EST8

EST8

V12

V12

Second Opinion:

Contact:

chi-fier@gmx.de

CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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