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- Overview of qdc Dmagic Solo
- Features of qdc Dmagic Solo
- Build quality
- Sound quality
- Sound quality features
- General comment
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- People who want to hear a heavy low frequency range
- People who like sweet and sexy sound
- People who value design
Overview of qdc Dmagic Solo
- Total Score: 8.4 / 10.0
- Package: 9.0 / 10.0
- Build quality: 9.0 / 10.0
- Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
- High range: 7.5 / 10.0
- Mid range: 7.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 10.0 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
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- Frequency response: 10Hz to 30kHz
- Impedance: 18Ω
- Sensitivity: 96dB
- Connector: qdc 2pin
Features of qdc Dmagic Solo
Mini dynamic / Great Power
High-sensitivity single full-range dynamic driver
3-in-1 plug with switchable 3.5mm/2.5mm/4.4mm plug
Highly sensitive single full-range dynamic driver
Dmagic Solo is qdc's first single dynamic driver model. It is equipped with a highly sensitive 8mm single full-range dynamic driver, and its outstanding tuning allows it to express powerful yet subtle details despite its small size.
Exclusive Dmagic Turbo Technology
Dmagic Solo features exclusive Dmagic Turbo technology. qdc's proprietary Dmagic Turbo mirror virtual supercharged acoustics is a dual structure design with two acoustic cavities. The active cavity contains the driver and diaphragm, while the passive cavity contains only the diaphragm, and the two cavities are connected. When the driver in the active cavity emits sound, the sound in front of the driver is transmitted through a conduit to the nozzle, and the sound behind the driver is transmitted through a passive cavity, enhanced by the diaphragm, to the nozzle through another conduit. This enhances the sound output from the nozzle, enhancing sound detail, compensating for low frequencies, and expanding the scale of the soundstage, further exploiting the potential of the dynamic driver to produce sound.
Ergonomic 3D printed enclosure
qdc Custom IEMs boast an ergonomic light blue 3D printed enclosure for superior wearing comfort. The three-dimensional Dive Blue Clack painted faceplate gives the design a transparent and three-dimensional feel.
*The global model has the Solo logo on one side of the faceplate, but only the model for the Japanese market has the qdc logo on both sides.
3-in-1 plug cable with switchable 3.5mm/2.5mm/4.4mm
Silver-plated copper cable with easy handling and neutral sound is used, and a 3-in-1 plug is adopted. The cable can be easily switched between 3.5mm 3-pole unbalanced, 2.5mm 4-pole balanced, and 4.4mm 5-pole balanced plugs by simply plugging and unplugging the included three types of plugs.
The quality of the packaging meets the price standard.
The packaging is gorgeous for the price. qdc's packaging design is often poor, but this product is very elaborate. The unpacking experience may be more enjoyable than that of the flagship Tiger.
- qdc Dmagic Solo
- Replacement Termination Plug
- Carrying case
Build quality meets the price standard.
The three-dimensionally shaped face plate is beautiful.
The fit is good.
REW Frequency Response
Sound quality description
In this review, I use the standard eartips size L and drive it with the FiiO M15.
The qdc Dmagic Solo has a V-shaped sound signature with an emphasis on low and mid-high frequencies.
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Lows / Bass
The low frequencies of the qdc Dmagic Solo are quite deep and well extended, and can achieve quite a sense of realism.
Drum kicks have plenty of impact and a fair amount of weight, and rumble is of a satisfactory level.
Electric bass also sounds black and well-spaced.
Because of the concave midrange, the low frequencies are quite dominant in presence relative to the midrange. This may have a negative effect on the midrange resolution.
The midrange of the qdc Dmagic Solo has a structure that emphasizes a sense of depth with an extremely concave center, making it sound quite consumer-like.
Distortion is quite low due to the characteristics of the single dynamic driver, but resolution is low and linearity is poor, making this adjustment hardly suitable for audiophiles.
The upper mid to upper mid-high frequency range, which is pleasant to the human ear, is extremely emphasized, and the resolution has been adjusted to be the best sounding.
However, if you listen a little longer, the adverse effects of the extreme adjustments are rather easy to recognize in the midrange, where consonants are extremely emphasized and female vocals, although raspy and sexy, have a strong shouted expression with restless and rough parts that stand out.
Pianos, electric guitars, and cymbals also sound strangely loud, with a strong and habitual flamboyant sound with a strong sense of sparkle, and the overall texture is dry. Also, the midrange is cramped and some songs are quite difficult to hear.
I have heard that consumers in China prefer a sound with a lot of low frequencies and loud mid-high frequencies, and Open Audio, for example, seems to have adjusted its entry-level Witch to target such a customer base.
In fact, if you look closely, you will see that Dmagic Solo is also designed with a sound balance that is based on qdc's basic targets as seen in the qdc Tiger, but with added loudness.
In other words, the midrange production of Dmagic Solo seems to be adjusted in a bizarre way at first glance, but it is actually derived from qdc's basic target based on loudness, and it seems to have been adjusted with some logic on qdc's part. Of course, logic does not necessarily mean that it sounds good.
Highs / Treble
The highs of the qdc Dmagic Solo is not badly extended, but lacks linearity. Only the definition is strongly emphasized, and there is no sense of buried detail, but the overall adjustment feels rough and tends to be a bit noisy for those sensitive to high frequencies.
Sound quality general comment
Sound quality features
- Heavy and deep low frequency range
- Sound field with a sense of depth
- Flamboyant and enjoyable sound
- Rich in dynamism
- Good range
- Glossy and glamorous sound
- Unnatural texture
- Not faithful to the original sound
- Lacks linearity
- Low resolution
The qdc Dmagic Solo is attractive IEMs with an impressive appearance with a very beautiful faceplate and a package that brings more satisfaction than the price. However, its sound is quirky and not for everyone.