Shozy Form 1.1 Review
Shozy is a company that prides itself on having products for every budget. As hybrid in-ear monitor technology becomes cheaper to produce, it also becomes more accessible to consumers. Shozy’s Form 1.1 is a great example of a hybrid IEM at a much more accessible price point than average ($75). Today, I’m going to test Form 1.1 and see if they hold up with other hybrid IEMs.
What’s in the Box
- Shozy Form 1.1 Hybrid IEMs
- 0.78mm 2Pin Pure Copper Cables
- Carrying Case
- Assorted Premium Eartips
Look and Feel
The packaging on Form 1.1 is simple and only the essentials, which I find refreshing. I found the IEM rather comfortable, and the design is aesthetically pleasing. However, the build quality is where the price shows somewhat. The housing feels light and somewhat flimsy, however, it can still hold up to standard wear and tear. You can wear these at the office, just don’t drop them off your roof. The eartips give you options for both comfort and sound preferences, though I did have one instance where the stock eartip came off and got stuck in my ear when I removed the IEM, that might have been my fault. Overall, these feel pretty good and definitely won’t cause the average listener any problems.
Form 1.1 features a 9.2mm beryllium-coated dynamic driver. The dual hybrid crossover design ensures separation and clarity of the high and low ends of the IEM. The housing utilizes metallic venting to ensure proper bass decay and faster response. Shozy selects each driver carefully for quality control.
The Shozy Form 1.1 has a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20 kHz and an impedance of 19 Ohms.
The soundstage on the Form has a pretty neutral width. The spatial imaging and stereo separation are very good and provide the listener with a pleasant space. Sounds tend to feel closer, however, spacious mixes can still come alive with the Form. The dynamics and isolation are very good and complement each other nicely.
The low mids are very present and make up the majority of Form 1.1’s low range. That’s not to say that there aren’t subs, but the low-mids dominate the low end. This isn’t inherently a bad thing though, it gives mixes a lot more energy and the bass parts on the Form have really good levels of definition. While they could have more support, I can hear lows very well on these.
The Form has a powerful midrange that isn’t afraid to highlight the stronger elements of a mix. That being said, it doesn’t usually distort or sound unpleasant; it does this with nice smoothness. While it can border on aggressive at times, I still was able to hear everything in the mix and never felt like I needed to take a break from the Form. While not flat, it still sounds great overall.
The dual crossover system on Form 1.1 adds incredible depth and clarity to the high end. The highs on this sound great, especially considering the price. I heard attacks and reverbs that I hadn’t heard before and they added a depth that makes the sound of Form 1.1.
I was both surprised and impressed by Form 1.1. I wasn’t expecting much from a $75 pair of IEMs, but the Form sounds like it should cost more. Does it stack up with IEMs around the $400-$600 range? No. Does it have flaws? Yes, as does every IEM. For this price, these sound amazing and will make a great pair of budget IEMs for any listener. Because of Form 1.1, I’m excited to hear how the budget hybrid IEM market evolves now.