IntroductionBQEYZ (I hope I won’t make a mistake in this name) is a Chinese manufacturer. In the portfolio, they have a variety of IEMs in prices between $45 and $169. Some time ago Bruno wrote about their flagship model – Spring 2, but spring is already a thing of the past and now it’s time to give some love to Summer (here in Poland summer is also gone, but let’s pretend, it’s not).
CableAs I mentioned above, the cable is made of OCC copper with silver plating and has 8 cores. It’s available with three different connectors: 2.5mm balanced jack, 3.5mm single-ended jack and 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced jack. I’ve received an option with the 3.5mm connector. On the earphone end, the cable has a 0.78 2-pin connector that even after attaching and detaching it many times, holds the hanging earphone pretty safe. Many headphones makers get us used to changing the original cable right after taking the IEMs out of the box, but not this time, the cable of Bqeyz Summer is so good that I wouldn’t think about it. The cable is so good that Bqeyz sells it for $29 without the earphones and for me, it still has got a very good price to quality factor and if I’ve been looking for a cheap cable for my 2-pin headphones I would definitely consider this one.
Comfort and Noise IsolationDamn, I must be a bad reviewer. Yet another place where I have to say that Bqeyz Spring earphones are good and they don’t have any flaws. The body of the IEM is very light, 4.2g makes that even after using them for a few hours, my ears didn’t hurt. The original cable is quite soft and it doesn’t cause a microphonic effect. I think the worst part of Bqeyz Summer is weak sound isolation, for me, it’s an important thing because I usually use IEM on my commute, where it’s quite loud and I want to isolate myself from the surrounding noise.
TechAs I mentioned in the intro inside there are three different driver types. A 13mm or, if you’re a fan of imperial units, a little smaller than half-inch dynamic driver, which is responsible for reproducing bass part of the frequency range. A second generation (whatever it means, but this time second is better than first I suppose) custom-tuned balanced armature. This unit reproduces midrange. The last one and I think the most interesting is a five-layered piezoelectric ceramic driver responsible for the treble. I used to listen to only one headphone using similar technology – LittleDot Gyfu (you can read my review here) and I really like the magic it does in the highest parts of the audible frequency range, but more on that later.
SummaryBqeyz Summer is yet another +/- $100 IEM with a V-shaped frequency response graph. They definitely will find some fans, if you’re looking for maybe not the most technical sounding but quite bright headphones with powerful bass, you definitely should take them under your consideration. Recommended. Gear used during this review for the sake of comparison and as an accompanying equipment:
- Headphones – AKG K712, Audio-Technica m50x, Craft Ears Four CIEM, Craft Ears Aurum UIEM, Fiio FD3, Fiio FH3, Focal Elegia, Kinera BD005Pro KZ ZSX, LittleDot Gyfu.
- Sources– Fiio M11Pro, Fiio BTR3k, Palab M1-mini, SMSL su9&sp200
I’m a 24 years old software engineer, but also coffee, wine, and audio gear freak based in Cracow, Poland. I like to get lost in the city, but I hate getting lost while reading pompous audio reviews. My goal is to provide simple and informative reviews that I hope will help you to find your way around the rabbit hole.