DM6 is a dual DD and quad BA hybrid universal in-ear monitor from BGVP. It retails at INR 14,999 from Headphone Zone, India. BGVP is a Dongguan, China-based company, which shot to fame with highly successful products, DMG and DM6.
Design, Build Quality, Comfort, and Fit
DM6 is nicely built. Shell structure and design are very good and are on a little larger side and may cause fit issues for those with small ears. The provided cable is very good, connectors feel strong enough and have no microphonics.
Usability and Functionality
DM6 has its impedance set at 20 Ohm, but it's highly sourcing dependent. It sounded just decent right out of my phone Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and better with Cayin N6ii DAP.
I tested BGVP DM6 with my Cayin N6ii DAP, with its default module A01 and used only 3.5mm SE output. These sound pretty neutral. It has got good bass but lacks thump and rumble. Can say the bass is above neutral, with a slight emphasis on mid-bass. Bass is just there, but won't satisfy any bass head out there. Mids are slightly recessed, but smoother. Highs are inconsistent. I found them rolled off in a few songs and very bright in a few songs and peaky on occasions. And so is the instrument separation, which I term them as decent. There isn't much space between instruments, sometimes feels like sound coming from two different instruments, is compressed. The sound stage is narrow and overall has a less detailed presentation.
DM6 vs OH10:
OH10 is a 1 DD and 1 BA in-ear monitor from another Chinese brand ikko which too retails for 190$. OH10 has a metal build and build quality is far superior and comfortable than DM6. Though it has fewer drivers than the DM6, it sounds more natural and livelier. OH10 has more clear and controlled bass, vocals feel more intimate, slightly forward and lively, wider sound stage, more precise imaging, excellent treble and overall feels more well-balanced and smooth. OH10 puts you in music in a better way than DM6 with a better-detailed presentation.
Overall, DM6 is a decent in-ear monitor from BGVP. It's pretty neutral. Though it has got good bass, its inconsistent highs, and separation, less detailed presentation, recessed mids doesn't get it an easy recommendation. It doesn't get you involved in music. One can find better alternatives over there in the crowded ChiFi market for the same price. I only had one for the comparison and it turned out to be a lot better performer.
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