The 7HZ brand has quickly gained popularity in the audiophile community, thanks to its Timeless and Zero models. Now, they have introduced an intriguing IEM called Legato, equipped with a 12mm woofer and 6mm tweeter. Legato is becoming highly regarded for its exceptional bass performance. In this review, we will delve deep into its performance and evaluate its qualities.
Design and Build Quality
The Legato features a lightweight aluminum shell with a medium size and extra width, providing a comfortable fit. The faceplate showcases an appealing line texture design, enhancing its aesthetics. The use of metal gives the IEM a premium feel, and the build quality is solid and sturdy, suitable for everyday use. The cable, made of thick and soft TPE material, is both durable and pliable. Overall, the Legato is a well-designed and well-built in-ear monitor available in the sub-Rs.10K price range.
Comfort and Fit
The Legato's medium-sized shell offers a good fit, ensuring passive noise isolation. The IEM's nozzle comfortably inserts deep into the ears without causing any discomfort. Individuals with very small ears may experience some fitting issues or discomfort when using the 7HZ Legato in-ear headphones.
The 7HZ Legato dual driver earphones are expertly tuned to deliver deep sub-bass and clear mid-bass. The midrange is slightly recessed but maintains a warm and smooth treble. The soundstage is wide, providing excellent imaging. Overall, the Legato is a heavyweight contender for bass enthusiasts.
Upon listening to the Legato, we were astonished by the immense amount of exceptional bass present in all our testing tracks. The Legato delivers a strong and warm bass presence that surprises listeners without causing listening fatigue during long sessions. It creates a sensation similar to listening to a 2.1 channel home theater system. The 12mm woofer driver produces rich and deep bass with impressive clarity and texture. Whether you are a basshead or not, most Indian listeners will fall in love with the 7HZ Legato. If we were to assign a score to the bass performance of the 7HZ Legato based on its price-to-performance ratio, it would undoubtedly receive a perfect 10/10.
The Legato IEMs present male and female vocals with realistic warmth, unaffected by the strong bass. However, the midrange presence feels slightly overshadowed compared to the bass and treble.
The Legato delivers a smooth and non-aggressive treble performance, devoid of harshness or sibilance in the upper treble range. Due to the strong bass presence, the treble may feel slightly less detailed. If you prefer a treble-focused sound signature, the Legato might not be the ideal choice for you.
The Legato's soundstage surpasses that of the average in-ear monitor in the sub-Rs.10K price range. It creates an immersive experience, making you feel like you are seated in the front row center.
The Legato provides accurate imaging, allowing listeners to perceive the direction and distance of each sound source. The layering effect adds depth to the listening experience, as if each element is playing in distinct layers.
Value and Competition
Within the sub-Rs.10K price range, several popular IEMs such as Moondrop Aria, TinHiFi T3 Plus, KZ ZAR, and Dune Titan S exist. However, none of them come close to the 7HZ Legato in terms of bass performance and smoothness. Additionally, the Legato offers superior accessories, including a better cable, carry case, and eartips. For bass enthusiasts, the 7HZ Legato stands as the top choice within the 10K to 20K budget segment.
Pros and Cons Pros
|High-quality and quantity of bass
|Midrange could have more weight and thickness
|Includes a nice carry case and cable
|Great value for the price
|Easy to drive
The concept behind the 7HZ Legato is to provide a bass-heavy IEM with a decent midrange and detailed, smooth treble. It is safe to say that 7HZ has succeeded in delivering this at a price point below Rs.10K. They have set a new standard for basshead in-ear headsets under the 10K price range. If you desire deep, powerful bass, the 7HZ Legato is a must-have addition to your collection. The Legato is easy to drive, but with the addition of a decent external DAC and AMP, it can further enhance its performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. At The Audio Store, we stock the 7HZ Legato and offer a 1-year warranty and free shipping service across India. We also provide various online payment options, including EMI, UPI, and all major cards. Thank you for reading, and we look forward to sharing our next review with you.