BGVP NE5

The New Age of Tri-brids.

PROS: Build quality with aircraft grade Aluminium alloy shells, attractive shell design, comfortable semi-custom shells, tuning filters, musical and fun signature with good dynamic punch, rumble, fuller sounding lower-midrange, natural midrange tonality of instruments with a warmer tinge, natural but resolving treble, instrument note weight and definition, variety in stock ear tips.

CONS: Not for people looking for a reference style IEM, I would’ve liked a bit more upper-treble air for my preferences since I like airy signatures but YMMV, stock cable not as flashy for the price, subtle differences with tuning filters.

Disclaimer.

Thanks to BGVP for sending me the NE5 to test and review. I am not affiliated with the company or any of its sellers and write this review with an unbiased opinion regardless of how the review turns out.

About BGVP.

BGVP is based out of Dongguan, China. They manufacture and sell a wide range of products like in-ear monitors, earbuds, cables, cases, etc. They initially came into prominence with successful products like DMG and DM6. Since then they’ve launched a wide range of products with us having reviewed their EST hybrids EST12 and EST8ArtMagic V12DM7, ArtMagic VG4 and BGVP ArtMagic DH3 here on the website. Today we’re reviewing their newly launched 5 driver tri-brid with 1DD+2BA+2EST – BGVP NE5.

Website – BGVP NE5 (Official AliExpress Store)

BGVP NE5 Right


Technical Specifications.

  • Five driver tri-brid configuration (10mm Dynamic driver with liquid silicone diaphragm | Sonion 2300 series BA for midrange | Knowles RAD BA for high frequencies | Dual Sonion EST drivers for ultra-high frequencies)
  • Impedance – 12 ohm
  • Sensitivity – 109dB
  • Frequency Response Range – 10Hz-40kHz.
  • Channel difference – </= 1dB(20Hz-10kHz)
  • THD+N – </= 0.5%.
  • Patented four-way frequency distribution.
  • Swappable tuning nozzle filters (Shadow Grey, Red and Champagne Gold)
  • High-precision CNC machined earpieces made with 7000 series Aluminium alloy.
  • Fifth-generation DLC 3D printed inner cavity.
  • 6N Silver-plated mono-crystalline copper cable.
  • Connector Type – MMCX

Included in the box.

  • BGVP NE5
  • Filters – Shadow Grey, Red and Champagne Gold
  • 6N Silver-plated mono-crystalline copper cable.
  • Silicone ear tips – Balanced (SML with black bore), Vocal (SML with different bore colours), Bass (SML clear tips) and Black ear tips (SML).
  • Memory foam ear tips – 1 pair
  • Cleaning tool
  • Manuals/warranty cards

Build quality, fit and noise isolation.

NE5 comes in 2 colours – Shadow Grey and Silver. My unit has very well built Shadow Grey (smokey nickel) coloured 7000 series aircraft grade Aluminium alloy shells. They are perfectly milled, plated and have an extremely smooth glossy surface with a semi-custom shape that slides and fits in my ears perfectly. Shells are slightly on the bigger side and fit my above average size ears like a glove but may protrude outside in smaller ears. However since they have nice semi-custom shaped contours, they should fit most ears well. It comes with 3 different detachable (screw on) nozzle tuning filters which can swap for some tuning customisation. They complete the semi-custom contours of the shells with good length and enable a medium to deep insertion fit depending on the choice of ear tips. The threads on the filters and shell are long, so they screw in perfectly and securely. Noise isolation is on the average side since the shells have a vent on the top for the dynamic driver.

Cable – NE5 comes stock with a 6N silver-plated mono-crystalline copper cable. It is slim, very supple and extremely easy to manage but isn’t the most premium looking flashy cable. I do like its form factor and even the looks but well, I expected more coming from BGVP having tried the cables that came with their cheaper IEMs like VG4, DM7 and DM8. NE5’s cable has slim chrome plated 2-pin connectors, chin slider, y-split and jack with 3.5mm termination. You can in fact choose the jack termination you need in the stock cable from the order page. Even though DM8’s stock cable was a bit on the heavier side, it was a 2.5mm balanced cable that came with 4.4mm and 3.5mm adapters and was much more versatile as you could use it with different outputs. BGVP should’ve taken the same route with NE5 too.

BGVP NE5 Cable

Tuning Filters.

BGVP has new patented tuning filter tech where they have a vent in the Champagne Gold and Red filters with an acoustic filter on them that tweaks the sound. If one doesn’t know, it’s easy to miss since it is so small! In my tests, I felt Shadow Grey (SG) had most amount of bass, Red had a bit less bass and a tiny bit more lower treble and Champagne Gold (CG) had the least amount of bass in comparison. But frankly, these differences are more minute than substantial.

BGVP NE5 Filters

Page 2 – Sound Analysis, Comparisons and Conclusion.

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