September 14, 2022, 3:00pm
Hi there community!
As you all know, we’ve shipped the early glossy units from our first mass production run. Some of you may have seen those glossy units in action from our community members. In this topic, we’d like to share with you the early impressions and photos from the owners of the first-ever glossy gaming monitor.
Also, we now have a dedicated section for the Spectrum 4K glossy (ES07DC9), so feel free to share your experiences and feedback with the Dough team and the community. We’d love to receive your setup photos and feedback!
Without further ado, scroll below to read from our community members and first-ever owners of the glossy Spectrum monitors.
Update: got my glossy 4K monitor yesterday from DHL. Paid everything (duties/taxes) in advance so no issues. The box was fully intact, no scratches, marks or anything. Handled perfectly.
Everything present in the box (power brick and cable). Even some vintage Eve stickers.
Hooked the monitor up to my M1 Mac Mini (macOS 12.2.1) with a USB-C cable I got with an LG monitor back in 2018. Connected it, my Mac recognised it, instantly got full 4K resolution with variable 48-144 Hz refresh rate and HDR options. Not a single problem or hick-up. Absolutely perfect.
I downloaded and now use MonitorControl, a Mac app which allows you to control monitor brightness with the brightness controls on Apple keyboards. Works flawlessly. Monitor gets plenty bright and reflection are not a problem at all, but I knew/checked this beforehand.
Display performs beautifully, no issues (yet). Hopefully I don’t jinx myself but so far so good. 10/10 recommend for creative/productivity work and gaming. It really is an all-round beast. Such a shame the company is still clouded by its rep and logistics issues.
Here’s some pics:
Good luck to everyone waiting, if you don’t depend on the monitor coming and you can afford to wait i’d say you should.
After a long wait, I also took delivery of my Eve Spectrum 4K Glossy! I just finished getting it set up, and while my first impressions of the product itself are overwhelmingly positive, I’m planning on writing more detailed thoughts after a few days living with the monitor and getting to know it’s quirks.
Off the bat however, I’m very impressed with the colors and overall picture quality. Uniformity seems excellent with little backlight bleed or DSE.
Things I’m a little less impressed with include the overall brightness, which is a bit dimmer than I had hoped, and the HDR implementation which appears to be pretty bad. I will likely keep HDR off.
Also, I seem to be stuck at 4K60 on macOS using a DisplayPort cable. The same box supports 4K144 fine when booted into Windows. Curious.
Anyways, here are some pics to mark the milestone!
Got it all setup last night (except the cable management) and honestly I’m pretty blown away by it. Running it on 1440p scaling within MacOS and it looks much sharper than my native 1440p 27” that this replaced, which I’m sure the glossy only enhances.
Turning it on again this morning and being reminded I have a beautiful glossy screen was a very nice experience. Only downside (so far) except for it being a fingerprint magnet is that I have had some occasional flickers whilst running on Displayport. I have read this happens to other users and with other monitor brands too when using Displayport and HDR sometimes. I have ordered a new 40gbps USB-C with DP alt mode cable to test this out tomorrow, as well as a high quality DP 1.4 cable to test my PC and some fibre optic hdmi 2.1 cables to test 4K, 120hz, HDR, and VRR on my PS5 - will post results maybe tomorrow.
To everyone who just received their glossy Spectrum, we love to see more photos and hear your feedback! Don’t forget to use our dedicated sections for product discussions.
Glossy Spectrum (ES07DC9) General Discussion Category
Glossy Spectrum ES07DC9 User Experience Category.
If you’ve ordered a Spectrum 4K glossy monitor, please feel free to
check the development status here. The QC check has finished and we’re working to improve the yield results to resume the next mass production.
One of these is glossy one is not, can you tell which is which?
and the receipts:
maybe there’s a film I have to take off? I haven’t been able to find it. It looks like they sent me a matte screen in a glossy box.
March 21, 2023, 9:31am
I’m sorry that you are receiving wrong unit compared to what you actually purchased.
Please don’t take any film off. Clearly there’s been a mistake with the packaging and the content. I have brought this to the team’s attention.