BGVP VG4 Review just arrived! BGVP ArtMagic VG4 comes with 9 sound presets, MMCX connectors and close to CIEM grade isolation experience. Thanks to BGVP for sending this review unit.
Box, Unboxing, Headphone, Cable
Box and contents are just like other latest BGVP IEMs: Headphone illustration on the white surface, on top left corner there’s model name and on bottom right there’s driver logos. Hi-Res logo on down left. On the back there’s specs and address of the company. After take this white cardboard off, actual box appears. Inside the black box, canvas-like carrying case, IEMs and paperwork&earphone tips inside beige colored envelope. Cable is in the canvas case.
VG4 have 4BA and those are Knowles and Sonion armatures. Sonion armatures are rare and exclusive armatures that have very high quality and price. With pignose nozzle stem the sound is very close to you, in the other hand with solid one piece finish the structure completes itself to Custom Universal In-Ear Monitor. MMCX connectors color coded blue for left and red for right on cable, also there’s L and R indicators on ear side.
Cable Quality is outstanding. VG4’s cable is better than Faaeal Hibiscus and Bqeyz Spring 1‘s cables. Braided on 4×4 structure while keeping its flexibility. There’s only one strain relief and it’s on jack plug, there’s ~1cm margin for mobile device cases. Y split shaped like grain rice and chin strap is circular, have BGVP logo on it.
- Drivers – 4 balanced armatures (2 Sonion + 2 Knowles)
- 3 tuning switches.
- Impedance – 12 Ω
- Sensitivity – 110 dB dB/mW.
- Frequency response – 12Hz-40kHz.
- Channel difference – ≤1dB.
- Distortion rate – ≤0.5% (1kHz)
- Rated power – 6mW.
BGVP ArtMagic VG4- Sound
Sound is partially dark while background is whole dark. Tuning sounds mellow, clarity is high. Even in this heavy metal track everything is on surface. There’s no spikes and flows coherently. Strong, wide staged and airy, instrument separation is really good and instruments sounds 9/10 holographic. Everything’s in front of you. Even in the electronic music you can hear those effects organic, full and tight just like real. I’ve heard this on Final Audio E1000 and Sennheiser Amperior before. VG4 got really good layering too, and have decent details.
In the Hans Zimmer Orchestra -which i oftenly use- while the bass instruments heats up; sitar, piano, strings… every one of them hearable and all of the splendid in the stage comes to your ear like an open-back headphone. We owe this to organic depth and vertical height of the stage. In ~5th minute i’ve heard choir sings on higher and further just like the live performance! I’ve experienced this on few headphones.
Due to its holographic presentation, every instrument on the stage have their own body and lastly if I must add, the sounstage is placed near the listener with all the reflection capacity it has.
(Sound characteristics may vary with switches on the VG4. I’ve used 1-1-1 preset on this review.)
Bass, Mid, Treble
Bass performance little bit depends on presets. They are not much in quantity but quality is good, fading in beats are naturally hearable. In the meantime you won’t hear midbass thump in Metallica songs. Bass does not goes down much but you can experience comfortable listening with VG4’s not bright and mellow sound.
I’ve mentioned naturality in midrange. Since the sound signature is like wide U, mids are recessed just a little bit but even in the complex songs you can track them one by one. In a trio band, Le Trio Joubran as i hear there’s decent space in every percussive & strings therefore instruments can reflect their naturality. While we listen to a modern hip-hop song with 5-6 channel (Monitored with Cubase) the sound difference is audible with VG4.
Treble never does disturbs. If you listen carefully Metallica’s intro you can hear Lars Ulrich’s soft touches on cymballs with drumsticks on. This kind of detail might be annoying but since VG4 does not focuses on microdetails and sounds little bit dark and controlled you can eliminate this.
BGVP ArtMagic VG4 – Conclusion
In this review BGVP VG4 performed really good and passed in every field therefore it does respectfully claim its “Artmagic” name. Quality of the sound, sealed fit in the ear and joy on orchestral tracks makes it worth its price. I would recommend BGVP ArtMagic VG4 if you are looking for an upgrade.