ZiiGaat Cinno Review

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In this article, I’m reviewing the ZiiGaat Cinno IEM. The Cinno features a 10mm Liquid Crystal Polymer dynamic driver and four balanced armature drivers. It’s priced at $99.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Linsoul for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own, based on my experience with the product.

ZiiGaat Cinno Review
Verdict
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Pros
Rich, silky sound
Surprising stage in a warm IEM
Satisfying bass quantity
Compact, comfortable shells
Cons
Moderate detail retrieval
Could use more treble energy
3.8
Our Score

ZiiGaat Cinno

Specifications

THD: < 0.5%(at 1KHz)
Drivers: 10mm LCP Dynamic Driver +Treble Balanced Armature x2+Mid-High Balanced Armature x2
Freq Response: 20HZ-20000HZ
Impedance: 32 ohms
Cable Interface: 3.5mm
Sensitivity: 107dB (at 1KHz/mW)
Plug Type: Detachable 0.78mm 2Pin
PRICE: USD 99.00

Design

Upon first glance at the Cinno’s shells, I found myself double-checking the specifications; it’s almost unbelievable that they house a configuration of 1DD+4BA within such a compact space. These housings, smaller than your typical single dynamic driver IEM, prompt a second look.

Crafted from resin, the Cinno’s shells boast a diminutive and featherlight design. Their charcoal grey hue, coupled with a smooth glossy finish, looks rather sleek. Adorned with a subtle silver ZiiGaat logo on the faceplates, the overall aesthetic strikes a balance between understated simplicity and elegance.

There’s a single pinhole vent in front of the 0.78mm 2-pin sockets and the nozzle has a sturdy lip to hold eartips securely in place as well as a protective metal grille.

Stock cable

These shells feel very comfortable in my ears. Moreover, they have a low profile so you can easily lie down with them. Despite their small size, the IEMs have decent passive noise isolation too.

The 0.78mm 2-pin cable showcases metal components and sports a dark grey sheath that matches seamlessly with the shells’ colour. It minimizes microphonics and handles nicely.

Sound

Gear used for testing includes the Audalytic AH90, HiBy R3 II and xDuoo Link2 Bal. Cinno is an efficient IEM and doesn’t require a powerful source. However, due to its warm nature, I liked it most paired with brighter DACs/DAPs.

Cinno has a tone like a single DD but the technical performance of a hybrid. It has a warm, organic and balanced sound signature. This is an IEM that you can listen loudly to without fatigue thanks to its underlying warmth and safe treble tuning.

ZiiGaat Cinno frequency response graph
Bass

Cinno’s bass is boosted tastefully with a slight emphasis on the sub-bass. This gives instruments like bass guitars, kick drums, and certain electronic synthesizers added depth and power. There is some bleeding into the lower midrange but it enriches it rather than detracts from it.

Midrange

The bass that carries over to the mids adds warmth and depth to vocal performances, particularly for lower-register voices or those with rich timbres. It enhances the vocal presence without overpowering or clouding the midrange frequencies and ultimately makes the mids more engaging.

By slightly accentuating the 500Hz to 2kHz range, Cinno brings out the natural warmth and fullness of instruments and vocals. This imparts a pleasing richness without compromising clarity.

Cinno in the wild
Treble

The ZiiGaat Cinno’s treble leans more towards comfort than detail, ensuring a smooth, non-fatiguing sound ideal for long listening sessions. While it adds some spaciousness, it lacks crispness, slightly softening percussion attacks and limiting ultra-clean transients.

This approach prioritizes comfort over precision, resulting in a slightly disappointing detail retrieval for those seeking meticulous clarity. Overall, it caters to relaxed listening but might not satisfy those seeking extreme preciseness.

Soundstage & Technicalities

Despite its warm tonality, the soundstage offers good width. Vocals maintain a moderate stage depth with a fairly intimate feel. While instrument separation is generally good, there’s a slight tendency for sounds to blend during complex music passages. The imaging, while not exceptional, is reasonably good for something in this price range.

Comparisons

Moondrop Aria 2
Ziigaat cinno vs moondrop aria 2

The Moondrop Aria 2 is a single dynamic driver IEM. It has a brighter tonality compared to the Cinno, mostly due to added presence in the 1.5kHz to 5kHz and upper treble regions. This gives Aria 2 more vibrant vocals, upfront upper mids and better clarity.

While Aria 2 presents clearer, more animated upper mids, it can veer towards shoutiness at higher volumes. Cinno, in contrast, is silky smooth but darker in tone.

Similarly, Aria 2 has more treble energy, giving it a brighter sound. Aria 2’s soundstage has similar dimensions but has more clean space between instruments. The Moondrop will suit listeners looking for a crisp, energetic sound while treble-sensitive people will appreciate the silky smooth presentation of the Cinno.

Cinno on a wooden box

Verdict

The ZiiGaat Cinno IEM is a little powerhouse, squeezing in 4DD+1BA drivers into its comfy, compact design. Its build quality? Solid. When it comes to technical performance, it’s good overall, but it misses a bit on micro details—the tiny stuff. Still, at $99, it’s a decent grab, especially for those who are treble-sensitive. Moreover, it’s a solid start for this new IEM brand, hinting at even better things to come.


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