BGVP has always been a successful brand with me. No matter what price range their IEMs are in, you can expect a good standard for sound quality and design from their selection. Ever since I reviewed the DM8, BGVP has been on my radar, and now I’ve finally been able to try out one of their top models. The Artmagic ED12 is one of their highest-priced IEMs at $1,275. Do they meet the standard that BGVP has set?
What You Get
- Vocal Eartips S/M/L
- Balanced Eartips S/M/L
- Sponge Eartips*1
- Storage bag*1
Look and Feel
It goes without saying that BGVP will always incorporate a great design for its IEMs, and the Artmagic ED12 is one of the best of them. Its outside shell has this multi-colored swirl design glossed over with resin. The artwork is pretty and excellently crafted. Their fit offers great comfort as well, giving practicality to its aesthetic flourish.
The ED12 integrates a tribrid design. It uses two dynamic drivers made of silicone, six Knowles balanced armatures, and four Sonion electrostatic drivers.
- 3 Tuning Switches: 9 Styles
- Sensitivity: ≥112dB SPL/MW
- Impedance: 29Ω
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-40kHz
- Distortion Rate: <0.5% ( 1kHz)
- Channel Difference: <1dB
- Rated Power: 10mW
- Cable Length: 1.2m ± 5%
For BGVP, a good soundstage is almost always provided for you, and the ED12 doesn’t hold back. It delivers a great width from left to right, and it creates a respectable level of dimension with its depth, but not equally so. That being said, it will still wrap around quite nicely, giving your tracks an immersive space to play around in. There’s a good sense of transparency so that musically, you know you’re getting the right mix without any distractions or cloudiness.
This bass is tuned slightly warm while offering a sufficient amount of clarity as well. Bass frequencies are delivered to you effortlessly, with extra impact for a stronger presence. The mid-bass and sub-bass are both given their proper dues, while not creating any bloatedness in the timbre that can potentially distract from its fidelity.
The midrange performs with an uncomplicated, natural timbre that always satisfies. Its tone is both realistic and gratifying, never creating a dull moment within the sound signature. They don’t give you quite the amount of power as the bass, but the frequency bands balance themselves out in a way that compliments that response. Vocals are roomy and offer a great amount of presence, making most genres a joy in this region.
The ED12 doesn’t go strong with its treble but still performs in a way that will make any type of listener happy. Its response propagates over a smooth and leveled field avoiding brightness and piercing tones. To some that will be enough, but I would have preferred is some elements incorporated a layer of shine.
With the Artmagic ED12, BGVP gives you everything it has to offer in one IEM. It was a pleasure to experience its depth and naturality, as well as its aesthetic design. It did leave me wanting more in the highs, but that is something that can be easily forgiven. There’s some tough competition in this range, but I think the ED12 does a good job standing on its own in terms of its tuning, making it more worth your while in the long run.
The BGVP Artmagic ED12 is available at Audio46.