Introduction

BGVP is a Chinese brand that produces in-ear monitors (iems) and earbuds. They are known for their Sidy iems and have produced other iems such as YSP04 and DGS100. Recently, they have released a detachable earbud. I would like to thank Penon Audio and BGVP for this review unit. As of now, you can buy the DX3 from https://penonaudio.com/bgvp-dx3.html .

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Specifications

  • Driver: 15mm Graphene Dynamic Driver
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz – 40 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 118dB/mW
  • Impedance: 32Ω

Unboxing & Accessories

The DX3 comes in a black package with the brand name printed on it. After removing the cover, there is the DX3. The box below the earbud contains packs of foams/ear hooks, shirt clip and instruction manual.

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Earbud Build & Design

The earbud has a black and gun-metal housing. There is a vent at the back of the earbud. The shell is rather light and it fits in my ears comfortably. There are no L & R markings for differentiation purpose.

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Cable Build & Design

The cable has a 8 core braided design. It is made of silver plated copper and copper. It has MMCX connectors. Each connector has an opaque black housing with grip. There are L & R markings on the left and right side respectively. There is strain relief. The chin-slider is made of rubber. The y-splitter is black in colour and has an oval shape. Lastly, the jack is 3.5mm gold plated with strain relief. It has a black housing with the brand name printed on it. There is strain relief.

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Sound Analysis

Lows

The DX3 has a good amount of sub-bass quantity and it is extended well. The rumble is not very quick but moderate. It is sufficient to produce an impact. Each bass note is articulated moderately. Bass decay is fairly quick and the texture has a nice smoothness to it. The mid-bass has moderate quantity to it and the slam is not very authoritative. There is a nice weighted feel. Bass is slightly warm. It is soothing to listen to the bass.

Mids

The midrange is recessed. The lower mids has a moderate amount and male vocals are being expressed well without sounding dry or hollow. It takes on a smooth approach. The upper mids has slight forwardness with crisp. Female vocals are presented well. There is intimacy. The overall midrange has a moderate level of details retrieval and it is being presented smoothly.

Highs

The treble is extended moderately with a nice body. There is no sibilance and harshness. The amount of air rendered is fairly good. There is a lack of crisp and sparkle for some excitement. The definition is moderate. Treble articulation is moderately precise. The treble presents itself rather smoothly. It is fatigue-free and ensures a long listening session. There is a lack of energy.

Soundstage

The DX3 has a moderately natural expansion in its width and the magnitude is decent. The depth is rendered with a nice amount of space. The positioning of vocals and instruments is rather accurate but when tackling busier tracks, there is slight congestion.

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Comparisons

BGVP DX3 vs PMV B01 AOEDE

The DX3 has less sub-bass quantity than the B01 but it has edge in the extension. The B01  is able to give a fuller sub-bass reproduction. On the other hand, DX3 is able to present it cleanly. The mid-bass on the B01 has more body and the slam has a good weight to it. It improves the overall dynamics. Bass texture on the B01 is smoother while the bass decay on the DX3 is quicker. Rumble on the DX3 is presented with more pace. The lower mids on the B01 has more quantity than the DX3 and the body helps to express male vocals in a thicker manner. DX3 is not very far behind. For the upper mids, there is more body in the B01. Female vocals are presented in an organic manner. The DX3 has the better transparency in its midrange with a higher standard of details retrieval. Moving on to the treble section, the extension on both is similar. There is no sibilance and harshness. DX3 has slightly more quantity and the amount of air rendered is greater. Lastly, B01 has a more natural expansion in its soundstage but the width magnitude of the DX3 is greater. The depth on the DX3 has a greater amount of space rendered.

BGVP DX3 vs Penon BS1 Experience

The DX3 has less sub-bass quantity than the BS1 Experience and it is less extended than the BS1 Experience. BS1 Experience is able to present its sub-bass with more authority and confidence. Each bass note is articulated with precision and there is a clean attack. The bass definition is clearer on the BS1 Experience. Bass decay on the BS1 Experience is slightly faster and DX3 edges with its smoother bass texture. The mid-bass on the BS1 Experience has more quantity with an engaging slam to it. The lower mids on both has similar body and the body helps in the male vocals. The upper mids on the BS1 Experience has more forwardness with better crisp and definition. The DX3 is not very far behind. Female vocals are expressed intimately on the BS1 Experience. There is a more organic performance on the BS1 experience. The treble on the BS1 Experience has more extension. The DX3 showcases its finesse here with a good control. The amount of air rendered is similar. There is no sibilance and harshness. Lastly, the soundstage on the DX3 has a more natural expansion and the width magnitude is similar. The depth on the DX3 is slightly better with more space rendered.

Conclusion

The DX3 is a smooth sounding earbud that is capable of captivating listeners. It has a relaxing midrange which is great for a long listening session. In addition, it features a 8 core MMCX detachable cable and the earbud is constructed well. The BGVP DX3 is a nice earbud with its soothing sound.

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