ZiiGaat, a recent entrant in the market, has unveiled two in-ear monitors. In this review, we'll delve into the ZiiGaat Nuo in-ear monitors. The Nuo boasts a 10mm Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) dynamic driver and is competitively priced at ₹2,490 in India. Let's explore how it fares against the competition.
Design and Build Quality-
The ZiiGaat Nuo's faceplate features a metal build coated with textured matte black paint, while the inner shell is crafted from high-quality semi-transparent resin material. The IEM shell, lightweight and premium, complements the cable made from durable TPE material. Metal components, including the audio jack connectors, Y-splitter, and 2Pin connectors, showcase a sleek black finish. Although the cable feels soft, it exhibits slight microphonics. Overall, the build quality justifies the selling price.
Comfort and Fit-
Designed for extended listening sessions and passive noise cancellation, the ergonomic ZiiGaat Nuo IEM shell provides excellent comfort. The stock eartips enhance both comfort and sound, with no discernible flaws in fit or comfort.
Utilizing the ZiiGaat Nuo with my lightning Apple dongle and iPhone 12 proved to be an easy-to-drive experience. The in-ear earphones deliver warm, balanced tones with an airy and expansive soundstage.
The sub-bass is controlled yet resonant, offering excellent clarity. While bassheads might find it less impactful, the mid-bass is subtly forward with a textured presentation, providing ample energy and warmth for an enjoyable musical experience.
The midrange stands out as a major strength, delivering natural, rich, and clean tones. Vocals possess weight and body, avoiding fatigue or sibilance. The midrange performance is well-rounded.
The treble is airy, crisp, and musical, with good resolving capabilities. Although slightly leaner than the midrange, it adds extra crispness and speed without any sharpness or harshness. A commendable treble performance at this price point.
Soundstage & Imaging-
The soundstage is wide, and imaging is precise, providing excellent separation and directional sense.