BQEYZ Autumn Review

Near two years ago, I reviewed the Spring 2 from BQYEZ, with mixed results, and while it was popular in the community, I found it a tad boring, with a slightly wonky mid-range and a little bright in the upper end. More recently, BQYEZ reached out and sent me a newer product they had developed called the Autumn, and so I finally had time to give it a listen and these are my impressions of it so far.

First off, this IEM is sold for $199 and contains a single 13mm dynamic driver in an aluminum metal shell. The IEM also comes with magnetically attached filters that slightly modify the sound with subtle changes in treble and bass quantities. The filters are attached by magnet on the inner-facing side of the shell. 

The included cable is quite nice looking with a silver and black braid that can be purchased in 2.5mm, 3.5mm or 4.4mm varieties. Likewise, the shell comes in 3 options as well, with blue, green and purple choices. In my unique situation, I have a channel with green and a channel with blue, due to a defective unit I was sent originally, and receiving a replacement in a different color.

Sound Impressions

Compared to the Spring 2, I find the Autumn to be a nicer tuning with a more balanced sound and steady mid-range. It has just a slightly elevated lower-midrange and upper bass area, with improved sub-bass.

The treble is more gentle and slightly dark, but with enough there to keep music from sounding too muted and rolled-off. 

For this review and impressions, I spent most of the time with the default "Normal" filter. 

A side note: I really dislike the use of tuning filters in general with IEMs. It's one more thing to break or lose, and then you're out of luck with your IEM. On top of that, they sometimes may not always channel match right, but I do like the way these are magnetically snapped in place. It does make inserting and removing them easier than other options. In general though, I prefer no tuning filters at all. I find them annoying.

I started off listening to the newest record from jazz pianist and boy wonder Joey Alexander called "Origin" and I found the Autumn to play it back quite well. In the coincidental titled song, "Dear Autumn", I found the bass levels of the introduction and throughout the track to be full and steady, though I could have wished for perhaps slightly more quantity. Piano and cymbals come in clearly with good distinctive crispness to edges. The area where I found a little lacking was the perceived soundstage and level of depth. Instruments are presented in more of a 2D plane than a holographic 3D one, and that does make listening to the Autum a little intense, especially with a track like this one where there's a swirling array of piano notes and drum and high-hats and cymbals portrayed across the scene.

Moving to an acoustic country track by Australian band, Seaforth, called "Heartbreak," I found the Autumn to have the same intense sound with vocals and guitars pushed very far forward, but with also great clarity. There's a bit of a glossy, bright sheen to the song too, which I do find a little distracting, as it can just sound brighter than I want it to be, and that isn't something you'd expect perhaps from looking at the FR curve, however there are peaks along the treble range that could be causing this.

With more listening on other songs and genres, my impressions of the Autumn haven't changed much. It's a decently tuned IEM, but I feel it is lacking a little bit of macro-dynamics, and it's small soundstage and spatial properties gives it a closed-in and intense sound. It's not lacking in clarity and resolution at the price point it's at, but I would not necessarily put it in the above-average class for $199 either.

Precovision also wrote a short set of impressions on this IEM on our site previously.


  1. Could you review some new planars or Moondrop kato?


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