1000+ Head-Fier
Less Or More?
Pros: Tunning more accentuated in bass, upper midrange and first treble.
- Very good bass level, even better treble level, quite extended.
- Descriptive and informative sound.
- Macro detail evident.
- Remarkable separation, clarity and transparency.
- High level of construction and very good finish.
- Good ergonomics and fit.
- Appreciable case.
Cons: Despite the level of resolution, micro detail is not the best.
- Thin lower mids without much body or physicality.
- Upper mids can become too energetic.
- The cable is not very good.
- Only one set of tips.

Just over a year ago I reviewed the Simgot EA500. Now it's the turn of the new Simgot EA500 LM. The Shenzhen-based company, founded in June 2016, has released a sub-$100 iteration of its successful model. This is the second-generation IEMS with dual-magnet, dual-cavity magnesium and lithium dynamic diaphragm. The new LM version uses an improved dual-magnet, dual-cavity design with refined 2nd generation DMDC™ technology. Again, it comes with three pairs of interchangeable mouthpieces for a different profile. Again, a high-purity silver-plated OFC wire is used, while the ergonomic design of its predecessor, made of CNC-etched high-density alloy, is repeated. Let's take a look, in this review, at what's new with the new EA500 LM.

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  • Driver Type: 10mm dynamic with second-generation DMDC™ lithium-magnesium dome diaphragm.
  • Frequency Response Range: 10Hz - 50kHz
  • Effective Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 123 dB/Vrms (1kHz Gold-plated copper mouthpiece and red silicone ring).
  • 123dB/Vrms (1kHz Silver steel mouthpiece and red silicone ring).
  • 124dB/Vrms (1kHz Silver plated steel mouthpiece and black silicone ring).
  • Impedance: 21Ω±15%(1kHz).
  • Jack Connector: 3.5mm SE.
  • Capsule Connection Type: 2Pin 0.78mm.
  • Cable Material: High-purity silver-plated OFC cable.
  • Price: $89.99.

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There are similarities in packaging between this and its predecessor. The EA500 LM comes in a medium-large black box measuring 121x146x63mm. It has a somewhat special decoration, with circular silver motifs such as suns, stars, snow, planets, lightning, etc. that seem to come out of hands at the base of the box. On the top left is the brand logo, on the right the Hi-Res logo and on the base the name of the model. The upper part of the back side starts with the model description. Underneath are two frequency responses. In the lower third are the specifications in various languages. Sliding the outer sleeve sideways reveals a matt black box covered by a cardboard of the same colour, in the centre of which there is a kind of concentric rectangles. Underneath is a quote from Blaise Pascal. After opening the cardboard, in the upper half there is a black foam mould protected by black cardboard, which contains the capsules. In the lower half is a box with the accessories. Inside is a zippered case. The complete contents are as follows:

  • The two Simgot EA500 LM capsules.
  • One high-purity silver-plated OFC cable with 3.5mm SE gold-plated plug.
  • A black, oval, zippered carrying case.
  • One multilingual manual.
  • A pouch with red and black O-rings.
  • One warranty card.
  • Three metal screw-on nipples. Two metal pairs with red and black seals and a third gold one. The gold nipple is screwed onto the capsules.
  • 3 pairs of translucent white silicone tips with black core, sizes SxMxL.

A couple more filters are included, as in the EA1000. The nice zippered case is repeated. The cable seems a bit better, but I'm still not convinced, I would have preferred a thicker copper cable. Finally, it still comes with only one set of tips, which is a bit poor for the price level.

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Construction and Design

The design is the same as its predecessor. The only difference is that on the outer face of the right capsule there is a rectangle with the letters LM inside and the metal material used is a little darker, not so silver. The construction is still polished, shiny, but with that darker touch. It retains its two-tiered design on the inside and those details that make it eloquent and attractive. The capsules are all-metal and mirror-plated. Each is made up of two visibly separate faces. The outer face has an equilateral triangle design, with very rounded corners. In the centre is the brand logo on the left capsule. While on the right side you can read LM. The model name is engraved on the rim in capital letters. The translucent, rigid plastic part, which contains the gold-plated 2Pin 0.78mm connection, is slightly recessed. The inner side has two levels. On the lower tier there is a recessed oval, which contains a hole, at the bottom of which there is a metal grid. Next to it is a gold-plated Torx screw. Outside the oval, but near the centre, there is an engraved circle, inside which is the letter indicating the channel. The second level of the inner face is more rounded and contains the mouthpiece. Close to the mouthpiece is another hole, the bottom of which is protected by a cloth grille. The nozzles are inclined and have a thread at their tip for attaching the metal filters. The silver filter with the red O-ring has nothing inside, while the black filter has a foam of the same colour. The gold filter also has a red O-ring and a black foam that looks more dense.
The nozzles have a length of 4.5mm, a smaller diameter of 5.1mm and a larger one, at the rim, of 6.1mm.
The cable has two coiled strands. Inside there are two wires, one black and one gold. It has a transparent PVC coating. The OFC cable is specified as high purity silver plated. The splitter piece is a black metal cylinder. The plug sleeve is the same, slightly longer, with the brand name written lengthwise. Both cylinders have whitish plastic cable outlet protectors. The pin is 3.5mm SE gold-plated. The pin is a gold-plated ring with a hole in its centre. The connection interface is a 2Pin 0.78mm and is the classic 2Pin 0.78mm connection interface mounted on transparent rectangular pieces with a dot to determine the channel, as well as a barely visible raised lettering. They have transparent over-ear guides.
Although the cable has a better finish than its predecessor, I think it should be accompanied by a thicker copper wire to counterbalance its brighter profile.
The capsule design is little changed. It's still a very good construction but they haven't stopped it from remaining a fingerprint magnet.

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Adjustment and Ergonomics

Same size, same design, same ergonomics. The capsules seem a bit large, the design of the inner side, on two levels, facilitates the ergonomics and their placement inside the pinna. The angle of the mouthpieces is also very good. It is true that, on the whole, they are a little short and the insertion does not go beyond the surface. With some tips, a slightly deeper insertion could be achieved.
You also feel that the weight in the hand is evident, but in the ears it is less noticeable, thanks to the remarkable level of fit and integration. The capsules barely rotate and the fit is high, once you find occlusive and well-fitting tips, as is usually the case with my large foam-filled home-made tips. Thanks to them, the level of isolation is remarkable.

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The Simgot EA500 LM builds on the base of the previous EA500s but boosts the bass and compensates for this increased energy in the lower range by extending the treble with a little more power. Without a doubt, these are EA500s that are boosted at the extremes, something I welcome at the low end. Simgot doesn't seem to want to lose that bright character and for every dB it adds in the sub-bass it adds a pinch from the upper midrange. In this way, the LMs have a more pronounced V to W profile, where the bass has gained in punch, to the good fortune of those who were looking for a little more meat in the lower band.
I have used the gold filter for the sound description because it is the filter with the most bass presence and the smoothest upper midrange and treble. The other two filters can be splashier and more vivid, especially in the 5kHz area.

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I was looking forward to hearing more powerful bass in the style of the EM6Ls from Simgot, but in a unique dynamic driver. For my taste, both the early EA500 and the EA1000 were a bit behind in this respect, when it came to fulfilling my timid but clear preference for bass-head territory. This time around, the sub-bass is boosted as it was in those EM6Ls, they are even subtly higher in the low end and have a slightly cleaner tuning towards the midrange. The result is bass with weight, punch and power in the hit. They have a neutral timbre, with little colour. There is sensory darkness in the sub-bass, while the midrange sounds more canonical. The sum is that midrange and natural timbre, but with a certain leaning towards darkness that adds a superior realism. The texture is not very pronounced, as the surface of the bass is smoothed out by the speed of its execution and the little aftertaste that lingers in the ambience. The hit is of the dry, tight type that is usual for skilled dynamic drivers with powerful magnets and strong, resolute diaphragms. That the energy starts from the sub-bass is a further incentive. This time, however, Simgot seems to have wanted to give the bass a little more extension and prominence. In this way, the volume they acquire is more pronounced. The power is felt in the ambience, challenging that emphasised upper zone. It is as if both bands are trying to demonstrate their energy, but it is clear that the bass occupies a good space, as well as possessing a clear power delivery. The ability is demonstrated as soon as there are combined bases at different tempos. The LMs are able to draw several bases reliably and layer them with a mixture of delicacy and precision, not to mention power.
In the pure tone test the LMs raise their level by performing LFOs in an exemplary manner. There is no trace of a wave character. The lower frequencies are reproduced in a sensory, barely audible way, with a good degree of darkness. As the hertz increases, the bass becomes more audible, but the way in which the LFOs are executed is not lost, something which indicates that remarkable power is not at odds with exemplary behaviour. The translation to music is obvious, the demeanour is precise, skilful, technical, voluminous and very capable. This level of performance is reaffirmed when it comes to reproducing dirty, unfiltered bass. The LMs don't suffer at all in the worst conditions and despite the high energy level, passages are dry, tight and under control, without generating sonic aberrations or excessive or misplaced rumble. Bass with punch, depth, control and volume.

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There is a clean, but pronounced drop towards the first half of the midrange. The male voices feel lean and somewhat backward, not too full-bodied and their base is light. Even so, they are quite articulate as the driver has a high level of resolution. The notes are thinner, but very expressive. It manages to reconstruct the male voices from their base to their sibilance in a very complete way. In this sense, the informative capacity of the LMs is high, making up for the lack of body and physicality with a complete journey through the life of the voices. The instruments in this first half also come across as somewhat light and thin, set at a middle distance. The best remains their explicit, analytical level, though not as lush as the instrumentation of the upper midranges. In this sense, the polarisation within the central range is still there, and perhaps more noticeably so. Admittedly, the power and volume of the bass tries to counteract this, but it also highlights the distance between the upper midrange and the lower midrange. Female vocals border on the sibilant limit and the energy can be excessive if the black or red filters are used. On the other hand, the LMs remain an ode to clarity, light, transparency and resolution, but with a bass base that tries to stifle that distinctly splashy and vivid character of the first treble and upper midrange. But what happens if there is no bass present in the songs? Well, the power and energy concentrated in this second half of the midrange is unleashed, reaching a point of explicit saturation. I would have liked to find LMs with this level of bass, but with the energy somewhat more limited in the upper midranges of the first version. In my opinion, it would not have been necessary to increase the energy in this upper area so much. But if that had been the case, perhaps this model would no longer be called EA500. Simgot emphasises the incisive, very detailed, clearly informative, expressive and evident character of this new model, but with a little more imbalance in the central range. All this richness of nuance and ultra-realistic staging can be very eloquent and engaging, but also somewhat suffocating, demanding and somewhat harsh, but also less musical. On the other hand, LMs lend themselves to the exchange of tips, cables and sources, to iron out these rough edges. And a more relaxed version of the ensemble can be achieved, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of such striking midranges.

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On the other hand, the treble has been strengthened. The LMs have their other strong point in the treble. There is a power struggle between bass and treble. And the centre can suffer the consequences. The high end is extended, the control drops are not very pronounced and the gradual decrease in its frequency response is the best weapon to naturalise the treble. They are clearly explicit, full of energy, undeniably fine and penetrating, sparkling and crisp. However, there is still authority to harmonise the whole range, not overblown or overblown high notes. Simgot repeats the pattern of the EA500 but adds that extra energy that makes the treble more present, ultra-resolute, vivid, yet retaining a bright, sparkling, incisive naturalness, reaching the air with great presence.

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Soundstage, Separation

The scene is notable for its depth and for the path from the proximity to the background. There are elements in all three zones. Lots of detail and high notes in the foreground, the midrange right in the foreground, and bass that travels from the back to the front. However, the sound is not very broad horizontally. It is true that the volume of the bass also extends this sensation towards the sides of the scene, but without overpowering the frontal perception. On the other hand, the more detached and distant perception of the notes works against it. The background is not as sharp, despite the high resolution and level of detail of the LMs. Micro detail is not as visible and can be masked by more obvious macro detail. While the level of layering is good, it lacks a bit of horizontal space to separate that micro detail in space, feeling a bit congested at times, as well as somewhat saturated by the amount of elements above it. On the other hand, the height is remarkable and the image is quite good.

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TinHiFi T5s

Without a doubt, the TinHiFi T5s have been one of the IEMS I've enjoyed the most lately. They are obviously $30 more expensive, have more emphasis on sub-bass and a smoother upper midrange and first treble. It is a warmer, more musical and fatigue-free tuning. The T5s do not have interchangeable mouthpieces, but they do have a superior cable, an extra set of silicone tips and a few other extras. Construction is good in both cases. The T5s have a semi-custom metal shape with very good ergonomics and fit. But they are a bit bigger. The LMs are also excellent in this respect and a bit smaller. That may be the difference between one and the other, which makes it possible to choose a particular type of capsule. In my opinion, I have no problem with the size, I prefer the ergonomics of the T5s because the mouthpiece-tips joint is more occlusive, they fit better in my ear canal and their fit is more durable and firm.
En cuanto a sensibilidad, los LM son claramente más sensibles que los T5s.
The difference in tunning is clear as soon as you use one or the other model. The T5s are darker and smoother. That is something you can feel from the sub-bass. There is more power in the low end of the T5s and that is noticeable in the very low frequency pure tone test. The lower notes are more sensory, noticeable and perceptible in the TinHiFi. The LMs have slightly more colour and may be more compact and subtly drier. On the other hand, darkness, depth and volume is more noticeable in the T5s.
In the midrange the darkness and softness of the T5s persists. You feel their warmth and more nuanced character. The notes are thinner and lighter in the LMs, but there is more light, sparkle and separation, you feel they are more analytical. Although, in the upper midranges they are more splashy, which makes them more abrupt and somewhat harsher. On the other hand, the T5s are the opposite, with less informative midranges, but more musical, relaxed and somewhat thicker.
The treble is quite different. If the LMs feel more natural, crisp, with more emphasis, energy and power, they are also sharper. They feel like the star of the show, while in the T5s the high end is relegated to a more secondary, nuanced plane, serving the rest of the band. There is more extension and more air in the LMs.
There is more separation in the LMs, but the scene is wider and deeper in the T5s. Although the macro detail is more noticeable in the LMs, the micro detail is not much better. There is this problem that the macro detail of the LMs stays ahead of the micro detail, even covering it up. This does not happen in the T5s and this loss of informative capacity is gained in certain nuances. On the other hand, the image seems more accurate due to the higher resolution of the LMs.

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The Simgot EA500 LM is a more polarised and excited bass, upper midrange and treble version of its EA500 predecessor. Although it has lost some homogeneity compared to the first version, the higher energy in the bass makes it more fun and all-rounder. But it's the treble that benefits from the increased presence and energy. It is certainly a version with a more V-profile, but it does not lose the brand's hallmarks: three pairs of interchangeable mouthpieces, brilliant tuning, outstanding analytical capabilities, remarkable resolution, clarity, separation and definition. In my opinion, the LMs raise the bar compared to the basic version thanks to a tunning that I prefer. But on the other hand, the weaknesses of that one are still present in this new version, as it is still punchy in the upper midranges and the micro detail feels overshadowed by the macro detail. With the EA500 LMs, Simgot is taking steps to establish itself among the best sub-$100 IEMS, but there is still room for improvement. But it's certainly an excellent choice for its great price/performance ratio and sound, making it a reference for $90.

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Sources Used During the Analysis

  • Aune X8 XVIII Magic DAC + EarMen ST-Amp.
  • Burson Audio Playmate.
  • EPZ TP50.
  • Hidizs S8 Pro Robin.
  • Tempotec V3.

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Simgot offered me this model, in exchange for writing an honest review. I want to make it clear that all my opinions written in this review have not been conditioned by this fact, nor will I ever write anything that I do not really think or feel here. I will only write about my personal opinion in relation to the revised product.

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Purchase Link

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You can read the full review in Spanish here

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New Head-Fier
The cheaper one is better?
Pros: 1. The overall sound quality is fantastic for the price!

2. My best under $100 pick as of now due to the overall offering

3. The cable supplied is really soft and supple

4. Great build quality

5. The bass compared to other simgot iem's is really good (Check my full review for the small mod I mention)

6. It beats out the more expensive EA1000 in my opinion

7. The case is fantastic, great for carrying your dongle DAC

8. Plays most genres very well!
Cons: 1. The iem is very very scratch prone

2. Lack of foam tips and maybe a different set of silicone tips should have been included (Probably a nitpick for the price point)


Simgot has done it again, I don’t know how they do this. Its the EA500LM today in for review today.

I have also shared a video version of the review at YouTube any support there in form of a view, A like or A subscribe is greatly appreciated. But if you so wish to read the written version you can read this.

Before I start the review I want to say that these are a review unit from Simgot and a huge thanks to them, but all the thoughts and opinions are my own.

Buy it here (Unaffiliated Link) :-

Linsoul Aliexpress - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256806282220279.html?

DD Audio Store Aliexpress - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256806282021290.html?

Linsoul Website - https://www.linsoul.com/products/simgot-ea500-lm?

Amazon USA - https://www.amazon.com/Linsoul-SIMGOT-EA500-Dual-Magnet-Dual-Cavity/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linsoul-EA500-Dual-Magnet-Dual-Cavity-Replaceable-Silver/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

Amazon Germany - https://www.amazon.de/LINSOUL-Headphones-Replaceable-Detachable-Audiophile-silver/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

Amazon Spain - https://www.amazon.es/LINSOUL-Simgot-EA500-LM-Dynamic/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

Amazon France - https://www.amazon.fr/EA500-LM-Dual-Magnet-Dual-Cavity-remplaçable/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

Amazon Canada - https://www.amazon.ca/Linsoul-EA500-Dual-Magnet-Dual-Cavity-Replaceable/dp/B0CSJQDXCD

I will be as usual following my bullet style format for better readability for those who are dyslexic and in general find it hard to read long paragraphs. I follow this guide in general from the British Dyslexia Association.

Lets get started!


Build, Comfort and Accessories:-

1. The overall packaging is really good

2. I really like the outside box, it has this nice trippy art.

3. Inside the package it has the iem, the really good 2 pin cable, the fantastic case, 3 set of nozzles, spare silicon rings and one set of silicon tips.


4. I personally would have liked a set of foam tips.

5. There is no driver flex here

6. There are really comfortable and I can wear them for hours without any issues.

7. The iem has this mirrored finish which gets scratched really easily and although it looks nice and premium I don’t like it.

Sound Impressions:-

1. The overall sound signature is quite harman where in the upper mids and mid-treble is subdued a bit

2. While also giving the mid-bass a bit of an oomph

3. I really like the stock sound coming out of this.


4. I will be using the stock gold nozzle when it comes to these, but I will be suggesting a small mod for these.

5. I would suggest that you take the foam of from the silver/black nozzle and put it inside the gold nozzle.

6. Compact the initial foam inside the nozzle a bit and then shove this foam

7. This way the treble which can get a bit peaky in some songs is subdued a bit and the bass sounds more in tone with the treble here.

8. This free mod is really quite easy to do and changes the stock sound by a tad bit.

9. I will be using all the stock accessories for my review, except the minor mod I did

10. Also I have used my usual set of dacs for my review.

11. These also play really well as a low volume set, which is a thing I like.


1. The overall bass is really good!

2. The sub-bass is really good and has sense of rumble and texture over here

3. When listening to crack crack crackle by classy it has the right amount of bass texture and quantity

4. The bass feels really clean and detailed here

5. The mid-bass too performs really well in tandem with the sub-bass

6. The Mid-bass though in some songs could be bit lifeless, this is specially apparent when listening to the OST from Ping Pong anime.

7. But the overall bass response is really good



1. The instruments form the 1985 live album by cassiopea is done really well

2. It has this touch of thickness which is basically the oomph in mid-bass I mentioned previously

3. The instruments sounds good and has the correct tone and timbre

4. Now coming to male vocals they sound a bit behind the overall sound, although for the price they are quite good

5. Male vocals like Chris Cornell and Bill Withers while they don’t sound the absolute best, they are still quite apt.

6. The Female vocals is where it is done perfectly! They are not too shouty at all but they still sound very lively

7. Songs like Hanawa Sakura by ikkimonogakari sound very well controlled while giving me the lively feeling of the female vocals


1. The overall treble is much much better than the simgot house sound here

2. I think so simgot listened here to the feedback and they cut back on the peaky harsh treble they had on their previous iem’s

3. There is a decent amount of treble extension here

4. The treble for me has the perfect amount of airiness and it performs really well.


Soundstage, Technicalities and Imaging:-

The soundstage of the ea500lm is fantastic! I am surprised how an under $100 iem can perform so well. Listening to live songs was a really nice treat over here. The Soundstage has equal amounts of depth and width

It has very good technicalities it hits way above its price point. I could call this a benchmark for the under $100 or even Under $150

Imaging too is really good and it performs really with the exceptional soundstage. The right to left and vice versa transition was really good!

Gaming Test:-

Well it having a fantastic soundstage and imaging fares really well for it being a gaming iem. Even in a situation where lot is happening it maintains its composure and everything sounds well under controlled!


Comparison and Recommendation:-

1. v/s The Geekwold Gk20 – The Gk20 is a lean sounding iem and the ea500lm is an all rounder iem. I think so for most people the ea500lm is the better deal, although if you want a better treble then the GK20 is better

2. v/s Simgot EM6L – Well I think so the ea500lm clearly wins it here, because the bass in em6l is a bit blunt and flabby while in ea500lm it is very tactile and punchy. Also the dynamic presentation of the EA500LM comes across really well than the em6l

3. v/s Simgot EA1000 – Now this is the surprising part. In Every aspect I feel that the Ea500LM is much better than the EA1000. EA1000 is tad bit better than the EA500LM in terms of treble. But is it worth the double the price? No! Also surprisingly the soundstage and imaging is much better here in the cheaper and younger EA500LM than in the EA1000!

4. v/s Simgot EW200 – Well what can I say, this is an upgrade in every sense. So If you are planning to buy the EW200 or are looking for iems around the $50 range, I suggest saving a bit and buying the EA500LM instead.

4. So what do I think of the EA500LM, well I think simgot has done a fantastic job and for the price I think its one of the default recommendation

5. If you do get it, please do try the simple free mod I suggested. That really helps the overall signature a lot

6. I think so with the IFI Go Blu and EA500LM makes fantastic pair!

7. Another fantastic pair I can think of is the Simgot DEW4X which sounds really good!

8. Sorry for gushing about this, as I think these sound really good and I was surprised that these sounded even better than the EA1000 which is double the price.

9. So that is my review of the Simgot EA500LM, If you have any question please do comment below. I hope you have a great day ahead, Thanks for stopping by!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me and also if you have any issues regarding this format of review please do comment I will try to mend it. Also sorry to those who are used to reading long paragraphs of review in headfi. I hope my review was upto the mark, I appreciate any feedback.

Again a big thanks to Simgot for making this review possible.

Have a great day ahead, Bye :)


New Head-Fier
A Worthy Upgrade - 3 Pairs of Nozzles, But...
Pros: + V-shape tuning leaning towards warm, which many people like
+ Good build quality
+ Neutral timbre
+ Fun tuning with a good amount of power
+ Wide soundstage
+ Comfortable fitting
+ Good clarity and coherence from the single DD
+ Modular nozzles to enhance the treble
Cons: - The Silver-Red nozzle has almost no impact change
- Poor quality cable
- Recessed vocal positioning (preference)
- Micro-detail is not the main focus of this IEM
- No complaints for this price range
Some time ago, I reviewed the Simgot EM6L, and thankfully, many people asked, "What's the difference between the Simgot EA500LM and EM6L since the price difference is minimal?" Without further ado, here's what you need to know.

Straight to the Point... Simgot EA500LM

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All my impressions and reviews are subjective, adhering to the belief, "Only my savings can be lied to, but reviews must be honest." Agreed? Great. Disagree? That's fine too. I review because I want to and enjoy it, not because I need to (LOL). Important! I recommend you audition it yourself, who knows, maybe my ears need an ENT doctor, or perhaps you do (LOL).


- My recommended IEM around the 1 million IDR price range
- Fun and airy IEMs
- IEMs with modifiable nozzles
- Just want to read the review


- Symphonium Crimson
- Kinera Verdandi
- Sennheiser IE900
- 634ears Loak-2 OP
- Fiio Q15
- HibyDigital M300


First, when I received the box, my wife commented, "Why did you buy tarot cards?" I wasn't sure either, but it turns out it's not tarot cards. The box design has a hologram that looks like tarot cards. For a price range of 1.5 million IDR, this IEM has a decent box. Inside:
  • The IEM itself
  • 2 braided cables (I'm quite tired of Simgot cables in this price range, they feel like sticky aquarium hoses)
  • Ear tips (improved, these ear tips are more decent compared to other Simgot IEMs)
  • Carrying case
  • 2 additional nozzles (black-silver and red-silver, with brass already installed, making a total of 3 nozzles)
  • Manual
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Still with the metal body from Simgot, this time the body is slightly oval and a bit bulging on the faceplate compared to the flat design of other Simgot IEMs like EM6L or EW200. No issues at all when using this IEM since the body is standard, even with just a Single DD configuration. The nozzle is also standard and comfortable for mixing and matching with various ear tips.

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All impressions are using the Brass Nozzle because it offers the most balanced tuning. Impressions with other nozzles will be explained after the sound impression section.

Indeed, Simgot's Single DD has a bass sound that I like for the entry-level price range. The neutral timbre is pleasant. The bass is punchy and deep but not to the level of bass-head with a moderate speed. The sub-bass rumbles with an impact that is neither too long nor too short, tuned just right without exaggeration. The low-frequency layering feels dynamic, making the quantity and quality almost impeccable at this price range, combined with engaging energy. Honestly, I have no complaints about the low frequencies.

Neutral is the right word to describe the mids of this IEM. It has good vocal control for both male and female voices, balancing the bass and treble aspects well. With just the right power and enough engagement, the vocals are presented right in the middle but slightly recessed compared to other sounds. There's no sibilance or shoutiness; the vocals are airy and not too thick, which might feel thin for some people, but for my taste, I prefer airy sounds, making it neutral. No complaints.

The treble tuning of this IEM is relaxed. Relaxed doesn't mean weak due to lack of power, but because the cring and sparkling sensations are tuned very safely and appropriately. Although it has a long extended treble, it doesn't make this IEM fall into the treble-head category due to the lack of a shining-shimmering-splendid impression. For non-treble-heads, this IEM is very suitable as it still delivers good treble tuning without the distraction of over-sparkling or shining.

One of the clearest IEMs in its price range that I've tried. Very clear and comfortable. Perhaps its weakness lies in the micro-detail, which is less prominent, so many micro-details sound thin or not at all.

Above average. The airy aspect and additional sub-bass rumble enhance the impression of a wide and spacious soundstage.

3D holographic imaging is just standard when the sound revolves around the head, nothing special. The pinpointing of instruments is very clear due to the clear and distinct sound separation. The imaging positioning of instruments is also very good.


- Silver/Black: My favorite. Clearly my favorite because it elevates the treble frequency. This nozzle gives a more aggressive treble tuning that was previously too relaxed. The cring and sparkling sounds are firm without being piercing. Additionally, this tuning is comfortable for treble-heads seeking a more shining-shimmering-splendid sound compared to the standard brass nozzle. For the mids, one needs to be a bit cautious as the vocals might feel more piercing in some songs. There is no noticeable change in the bass aspect.

- Silver/Red: Almost no difference from the Brass nozzle with its balanced sound, just a slight variation in the treble that is tuned more safely than the brass nozzle. The effect of this tuning makes the low frequencies sound more powerful but with differences that are almost imperceptible to most people.

==PROS & CONS==​

+ V-shape tuning leaning towards warm, which many people like
+ Good build quality
+ Neutral timbre
+ Fun tuning with a good amount of power
+ Wide soundstage
+ Comfortable fitting
+ Good clarity and coherence from the single DD
+ Modular nozzles to enhance the treble

- The Silver-Red nozzle has almost no impact change
- Poor quality cable
- Recessed vocal positioning (preference)
- Micro-detail is not the main focus of this IEM
- No complaints for this price range

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Many asked for a comparison with the EM6L, so let's compare. Let's also include Kefine Delci, which is currently hyped. Can it still be better? Let's see.

  • **Unboxing:**

EA500LM. Better ear tips and I prefer the IEM design.

  • **Fitting:**

Draw. All fit comfortably. Maybe because my ears are quite large (LOL).

  • **Bass:**

EA500LM. I prefer the punchy and rumble bass that's more airy. Kefine, unfortunately, is darker in my opinion, not as airy as EA500LM. EM6L has decent bass quality and quantity, but it's just too weak, like soggy vegetables.

  • **Mid:**

EM6L. Besides having more forward vocal presentation than the others, EM6L has vocals that sound more effortless and melodious. The vocals are thick but still airy, making it a strong suit of this IEM.

  • **Treble:**

EA500LM with the Silver-Black nozzle. Energetic, cring, long extended treble, and slightly piercing. The best compared to the others.

  • **Clarity:**

EM6L. All are clear, but EM6L has better detail.

  • **Soundstage:**

EA500LM. Spacious and airy soundstage.

  • **Imaging:**

Draw. All have good imaging aspects in their price range.


  • If you're looking for an IEM with a good single DD configuration for around $85, the EA500LM might be the best choice with a myriad of options like modular nozzles that can provide significant sound changes.
  • The fun tuning with engaging power makes it very suitable for all-around songs. The quantity and quality of bass and treble aspects are clean, neutral, and coherent, making it a strong point of this IEM despite having slightly recessed vocals and not being the best for micro-detail.

That's all.
Trust Your Own Ears.


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New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500 LM: Not Really an Upgrade?
Pros: Very well built
Easy to drive
Mod friendly with tuning nozzles
Impactful, punchy bass
Slightly warm and pleasing lower midrange
Sparkly and airy treble
Well extended treble
Good technicalities
Cons: Fingerprint magnet
Tuning nozzles does not provide much without mods
Shouty upper midrange with shrilly vocals
Harsh and peaky treble
Metallic timbre
  • Huge thanks to Simgot for providing a unit of the EA500 LM for me to review. I really do appreciate it. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and are not influenced in any way.
  • Please take this review with only a grain of salt, as everyone's hearing, fit, and gears may differ, so our experience may be different.

  • $89.99

  • It is fairly easy to drive
  • Even on the JM6 Pro, I only 30-40% volume at most, but I prefer the Topping DX1 due to its smoother nature.
    • Topping DX1
    • HiBy W3 II
    • JCally JM6 Pro
    • Truthear Shio

Ear tips
  • Dunu S&S

Unboxing and Quick Summary

  • Simgot EA500 LM.
  • Hard carrying pouch
    • A little big but it doesn't feel cheap.
    • Great for storing but a little harder to carry around with only your pocket.
  • Standard selection of ear tips.
    • 3 pairs of generic silicone ear tips (S, M, L)
      • Looks and feels like a 07 clone, which are pretty decent.
  • High-purity, silver-plated OFC cable
    • Cable is decently built for the price and is very comfortable to use.
    • It is not microphonic and it does not tangle often.
    • However, it can be a little bit thin.
  • Tuning nozzles

Build Quality
  • Build quality is excellent for the price, completely made out of metal, with some heft to it.
  • Nozzle length and width is fairly average.
  • Fits is decent, but not the best. Comfortable enough but not really that deep.


  • Bright leaning Harman

Tuning Nozzles
  • Gold
    • Least shouty out of the 3.
    • Considering that this nozzle is already shouty to me, so I will use this as a default for the rest of the review.
  • Silver with Red Ring
    • More shout. Nope.
  • Silver with Black Ring
    • More shout. Nope.

  • Bass is quite balanced between the sub bass and mid bass.
  • Rumble is present but doesn't go really deep or is super thick.
  • Slams and thumps have great impact and physicality to it.
  • Tight, well textured, and snappy. Very satisfying to listen to.
  • Overall, the bass is somehow the best part of the EA500 LM to me.
  • Quantity is a little more than sufficient, pretty fun amount of bass without being too much.

  • Lower midrange comes with a little bit of warmth, yet still clean and open.
    • Male vocals sound decent. Not exactly lush and forward but not really thin or dry either.
  • Upper midrange is overly energetic.
    • Female vocals just sounds too forward, which easily comes across as shouty and shrilly.
  • Overall midrange performance is uneven, where lower midrange is decent but upper midrange being way too much.

  • Treble is quite bright and harsh especially in the mid and high treble region.
  • High hats and cymbals are emphasized a lot, plus it is quite sibilant.
  • Can easily be fatiguing especially for longer listening sessions.
  • Treble is very well extended but also overdone, which causes timbre to be unnatural.
  • Details in the treble can be perceived well due to how bright and airy the treble is.


  • Resolution and detail retrieval is good even when compared against hybrids in this price range. However, this is also partly because of how boosted the treble is.
  • Soundstage has good width but with only decent depth.
  • Imaging and accuracy is decent, pinpoint accuracy in terms of stereo imaging but I didn't get that 3D holographic feeling.
  • Separation and layering is good. It never really gets congested even in busier tracks.
  • Note weight is on the thinner side due to the boosted upper frequencies.
  • Timbre is not very natural as it has a metallic sheen to it due to the overly boosted treble and air region. Vocals are not really natural as well due to it being shrilly, especially female vocals.


Simgot EA500 LM
vs Simgot EA500

  • Accessories:
    • Similar, if not, exactly the same.
  • Fit and Comfort:
    • Similar, if not, exactly the same.
  • Bass:
    • Quality wise, they are quite similar. Tight, snappy, and impactful.
    • A sub bass boost is very much appreciated here to balance out the already bright signature, I prefer the LM in this aspect.
  • Midrange:
    • The upper midrange from the EA500 is already a little too shouty to my ears, but the LM somehow just doubled down.
  • Treble:
    • Same story as the upper midrange, but due to the masking from the upper midrange, the treble actually sounds a bit less harsh on the LM, but still on the sibilant and peaky side.
  • Technicalities:
    • To be honest ... technicalities are similar as well, despite Simgot claiming the driver upgrade.
  • Overall, I don't really prefer either, really. They are more similar than different with only minor differences. If I have to pick one, I would actually go for the original EA500 due to the lower price tag and less shouty presentation. However, the LM does sound a bit more balanced but also costs 10 more bucks.
  • Is the LM really an upgrade over the original EA500?
    • Not really.
    • More like a side grade but it isn't really too different either.

  • Honestly, I think that the Simgot EA500 LM is a little overhyped by the community.
    • While it certainly isn't too bad, but I can definitely see how overbearing the upper frequencies are for many people.
    • Timbre and tonality wise, it isn't the most natural due to the metallic sheen.
    • As for technicalities, there are many planar IEMs nowadays for under 100USD.
  • Also, the EW200 is also available for lesser than half the price of the EA500 LM if you are interested in Simgot's bright house sound.
    • Not a huge jump or improvement in my opinion, plus they share a similar sound signature to my ears.

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New Head-Fier
Budget monster!
Pros: -Beautiful vocals
-Above average soundstage
-Above average imaging
-Really good detail production
-Good resolution
-Very good upper mid energy
-Air frequencies are lively
-Good dynamics
-Good bass response and amount
Cons: -Nothing at this price

I bought this iem with my own money. This review is completely subjective.



500LM comes with carrying case, tuning nozzles, cable, eartips and iem itself. Pretty good accessories for the price.




EA500LM is fully made out of metal and comes with a pretty good quality cable. Thumbs up for build quality.

Sound-Tonality and Technicalities

I just love how this iem sounds! It’s very lively, detailed, airy and fun. Engaging to listen. Soundstage is a bit narrow but it’s not an issue for me in this price range. Midrange clarity is excellent and instrument separation is just beautiful. Vocals feels natural. Note weight done pretty good and instruments sounds colored. Especially, electro-guitars are VERY UNIQUE to listen to it in this price range… It feels just amazing….




I can fight for this iem… It just sounds amazing for the price. If you have money right now, go get one. im not kidding :D Very very good sounding and good looking IEM…. Good job Simgot!
Spot on in this review, it is special for its price

Muhamad Aditya

New Head-Fier
Pros: + Fun sounding
+ Good bass execution
+ Good Treble execution
+ Great technical
Cons: - Thin midrange
- Poor Packaging for the price

Hallo This mission is to review one of the iems from kz, namely the kz symphony which has a hybrid driver configuration with a plannar + DD combination. How does it sound? Just look at the review.


1 . INTRO :

Before starting the review, I would like to thank Uncle Yuwan Tara once again for the unit loan. Disclaimer: This review is purely my opinion using the Symphony cable & eartips plus the Tempotec Sonata BHD DAC supported by the Redmi Note 10 Pro + Yt music with my personal playlist. Well, it won't take long." Just get on with it.



Still the same as KZ in general which many people know. So don't discuss it too much, okay? 🤧


You could say the housing is really good or not, but it's not bad either. It's not bad, the faceplate is made of metal with the bottom made of plastic/resin. But the feeling of being heard honestly doesn't feel cheap, it's comfortable & feels solid.


The housing is relatively large, but I find it comfortable in my ears, more comfortable than the Rhapsody or AS16 Pro x. However, perhaps this is not a universal housing size, so you have to be careful.


- BASS :

The bass is the best sector for me. He has quite a large quantity of bass which is quite dominant in the sub bass area with deep extension coupled with very steady rumbling. He also has good bass control, in terms of impact the bass is really nice, the bass is very addictive, in terms of texture the execution is also good, finally, even though the quantity is big, he has a speed bass that's fast enough to double pedal it's still good. Overall the bass execution is good for me so the score is (9.5/10).

- MID:

The mid presentation is quite backward compared to the bass or treble. The weight is also a bit thin, but I still appreciate that it still opens and doesn't close even though the position is backwards. The vocals have a thin body so they are better for female vocals than male vocals. The presentation is actually quite good, clear, quite clear, quite sweet too & minimal sibilance. Timbre is also quite natural, even though I don't think it feels like plannar. Yes, overall the mid is not that good but it's still an okay score for me (7.5/10).


As for the treble, it feels very typical of Plannar, a bit reminiscent of Plannar PR3. The presentation is good, a bit smooth, but it has good extension, the Treble body is also right, the details are nice, airy & there is no sharpness or piercing like that. Overall good execution for the treble, score (8/10).


Technically, it also feels distinctively planned, the presentation is neat. From clarity, detail & micro detail, it's great. From the stage it also feels spacious, slightly dominant in the wide area with good depth & height presentation. The execution in imaging & layering is also good, it feels accurate, the separation is also neat. Overall, this IEM also has a good technical execution, with a score of (8.5/10).


- VS 7hz SONUS :

Obviously Sonus is more balanced in execution but Symphony is much more fun than Sonus for me. From the bass, the symphony is more fun overall, the bass execution is better than the Aonus. As for the mids, the Sonus is better, the vocals are sweeter, clearer, more full-bodied & more balanced than the symphony, although the indication of sibilance is more pronounced on the Sonus. As for the Treble, you could say it's equal, technically it's still 11 12 for me.


KZ Symphony is probably not getting enough attention because people are skeptical about KZ products that cost over a million. But to be honest, for me personally, this is actually a good song if you look at the sound. Can compete with IEM in its class like Sonus. Although I have to admit that for a 1 million IEM, the packaging isn't really original, it feels like I bought an IEM for 100 thousand. But if you don't see it, this iem still has value because the sound is quite unique for me, namely V-Shape, but executed properly, it could be one that you have to try.

6 . NOTES :

This iem is quite heavy and requires quite a lot of power to unleash its potential, but it's not as heavy as the Lord PR2, so don't worry. When I use Tempotec Sonata BHD, I just use low gain at 70-80% volume. Usually it just sticks to 50%. It is recommended that you use a source that has a balanced jack at least, don't use a cheap DAC.

Nice review, but the Title says it’s for the Simgot EA500LM and its review under them.
Please correct yourself, this way it's out of the proper thread.
Muhamad Aditya
Sorry iSorry, I'm still confused about how to post. but I will fix it


New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM
Pros: Shell quality
Good packaging
High Quality Driver (really fast and low distortion)
Really nice chrome finish
Bright Harman, Natural, Energetic
Clear and luscious voices, sparkly treble
Bass and sub-bass are pretty natural (just a touch of emphasis)
Great imagining
Good but intimate soundstage (could be wider)
Easy to drive
Cons: Tips need to be upgraded
2 nozzles are pretty close in tuning
Slightly too bright with some tracks
Fingerprints & scratch magnets
Not for Bassheads



Good morning, readers! I finally had time to review the Simgot EA500LM. I confirm that all Simgot products follow a certain tuning style that I really like. Their tuners know their own! Musically full of energy, they stand out from the crowd and they honestly seem to be one better than the other. There isn’t an IEM of theirs that I haven’t liked so far. I have yet to review the Simgot EA1000, which will be the next review to be published.

What I like about Simgot is that they take great care of the aesthetics of the product, starting from the packaging, passing through the aesthetics of the product without forgetting the sound, and giving very good tuning. If you are sensitive to trebles, these may be too much for you.

I thank Simgot for sending me this sample so I could review it.

I’m not an audiophile; I’m just a guy that likes to test out different IEMs and DACs and spends a lot of time listening to music.

So I’m not going to use super-technical words to review it, but I will do my best to describe it.

Tech Specs:​

  • Driver: Second generation 10mm dual-magnet & dual-cavity dynamic driver
  • Diaphragm: The second-generation lithium-magnesium dome diaphragm integrates with flexible suspension
  • Impedance: 21Ω±15% (at 1kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 123dB/Vrms at 1kHz Gold Copper nozzle & Red Silicone Ring) / 123dB/Vrms at 1kHz Silver Steel nozzle & Red Silicone Ring) / 124dB/Vrms at 1kHz Silver Steel nozzle & Black Silicone Ring)
  • Frequency response range: 10Hz–50kHz
  • Effective frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • Connector: 0.78mm 2-pin
  • Cable material: high-purity silver-plated OFC cable


The Simgot EA500LM box is mystical, especially at certain angles, with the sun’s rays dazzling you with rainbow reflections.

A package capable of attracting anyone’s attention. Opening the package, we immediately find the Simgot EA500LM as beautiful as two jewels. Inside, we find 2 boxes with the accessories inside:

  • Nozzles
  • Tips
  • Hard case
  • Cable
  • Manual and QC card.

The cable is identical to that found in the Simgot EM6L; it is not particularly attractive, but it is a good stock cable that is flexible and lightweight. The tips are the “07” type, which often works well with all IEMs and is the best you can find already included in the package. The hard case is similar to the one seen on the EM6L, but a little anonymous; it is not a big deal, but I would have added a nice Simgot logo.

Design/Build Quality:​

For my personal preferences, these fully represent my aesthetic taste. Maybe they are too minimal but the metal shell with mirror finish is absolutely fantastic. We have the possibility to choose 3 different nozzles (a choice that I prefer compared to the switches that I hate), the faceplates are simple with the Simgot and LM logo, and on the inside we find two ventilation holes.

The nozzles are quite large so they might bother some of you. Like various chrome products, obviously dirt but above all, skin sebum sticks to the surfaces. I note that unlike some recent IEMs such as the Kefine Delci, the shell of the Simgot EA500LM is probably obtained from a fusion and is therefore heavier. I hope in the future they will also arrive with a model with a shell machined from solid aluminium using CNC machining.

Initial sound impression:​

At first listen, I wasn’t particularly surprised due to the stock tips, which, despite being good for most of the IEMs on the market, this time didn’t get along with my ears. After changing tips, I immediately appreciated what I was listening to. I would have liked to make a comparison with the EA500, but from what I saw graphically, I believe that the EA500LM is a revisitation with more bass, sub-bass, and treble.

Everything remains very balanced, in my opinion, and even if it winks at the V-shape at times, it resembles more of a W-shape. You immediately notice how Simgot always has a certain sound signature on its products. I can feel that they are all from the same brand. The Simgot EA500LM has somehow merged the treble of the EW200 (further improving it) with the rest of the older EA500, where they have added more bass. The overall mix immediately seemed rich in detail, with a precise image but a quite intimate soundstage. IEMs are also suitable for gaming but currently the best in this area remains the EM6L. I think I’ll look for a balanced cable to match it.

Comfort & Fit:​

In terms of comfort, the shell is the ideal shape. The only drawback could be their weight; if you have a unique ear shape, this could cause pressure points. Typically, with the right eartips, you can solve these issues.

Tips Rolling?​


TRI Clarion

I believe it is one of the IEMs most sensitive to tip rolling, thanks to its stocks, which are not particularly suitable. I absolutely recommend you try the Whizzer/Kbear SS20 tips or the Tri Clarion, as they are the cheapest to try. If you want to try something more expensive, I recommend the Divinus Velvet or the DUNU S&S. For the Dunu, in particular, they may not suit you well on all IEMs.

Final sound impression:​

Equipment used for testing the above



  • iMac
  • Redmi Note 7 (MIUI-Based)
  • Poco M4 Pro


  • Amazon music UHD 24bit 96kHz
  • Tidal Hifi Plus



I waited some time as usual; in the meantime, I performed a burn-in for a few days and also waited for my mind to adapt. The second-generation dynamic driver mounted has a lithium-magnesium dome and a flexible suspension. As far as I’m concerned, I won’t go into detail because I would have to disassemble a driver to verify the information but the dome seems to be made of white material and can be glimpsed by removing the nozzle. I have no doubts about the quality of the driver.

It should have the same technology as the driver mounted on the EA1000 (the dome material is different) and I believe it is also the only one in my possession with a similar composition of the dome.

Regarding the timbre, I consider it natural, even if perhaps it has a slightly colder touch than I personally like but it still has a slightly warm note. I think it might not appeal to everyone because it takes away a bit of body warmth from the mids, which could be heard as slightly cold.

In any case, it follows a V-shape curve and through the nozzles, you can have variations based on your tastes and various tolerances.

Honestly, it has a very clear and detailed tuning and the mids don’t appear to be so recessed that calling it V-shape tuning is a bit misleading.

It gets along very well with POP, EDM, house, and R&B music, in my opinion, but if you like to have a more decisive bass presence, there are certainly other IEMs that are even more suitable.


Gold Red:

In my opinion, this is the best nozzle. Everything remains balanced and appears to be in harmony. Furthermore, it is the tuning as Simgot conceptualized it, whereas the others are variations. This nozzle was used the majority of the time while reviewing. The voices, in particular, appear to have a strong presence here.

Silver Red:

This nozzle brings the tuning closer to the Harman target; it actually doesn’t add warmth to the sound. The highs are almost unchanged, just slightly more bright/sibilant but by relatively little. I seem to have missed some bass body and detail However, this is also the spiciest one. Already with the gold nozzle, there are somewhat borderline traces so completely removing the nozzle sponge makes some problems stand out even more. There is a minimal difference from the stock gold nozzle.

Silver Black:

Although it looks like the gold-colored one, at first glance I might think that the sponge inside has a different density. From what I feel, it should be a lower density; in fact, the bass loses a bit of body but gains in resolution. Honestly, it’s not bad but I prefer the gold one as it’s more balanced and a little less bright.

Nozzles help a lot and are especially useful instead of switches. Because I do not like changing them frequently, I choose the most balanced option. I am not sure why the two with red gaskets look so similar, whereas the silver/black one reduces bass and increases treble. When it comes to nozzles, the possibilities for modding are obviously limitless. Without a doubt, I would have preferred more variation between some nozzles.


In terms of bass, we are absolutely not at basshead level but the quality is extremely good. There is a clean bass and a slight emphasis on the sub-bass without deviating from the naturalness of the tuning. The bass is precise, fast, and rich in texture, just the way I like it.

I think in terms of tuning, they probably listened to the feedback on the EA500 and improved that aspect. Their basses are very composed and present but only if required by the track. Personally, everything is particularly clean and pleasant, especially due to the precise separation they have. Maybe they are too present for some and too few for others but in my opinion, they have found an excellent balance.


The midrange part has the voices that dominate it. Female voices are silky, vivid, and rich in detail. The best nozzle to maintain the best balance is absolutely the gold-colored one. With the one without sponge, there is no difference at all. The other nozzle with the sponge instead dampens a little too much for my tastes. Personally, the part that I consider slightly cold is the mids, which, with a slightly warmer touch, would have been decidedly more enjoyable.

I think I read that someone had a metallic experience regarding the mids but I think it’s just a sensation due to the brilliance of the tuning together with a slight resonance of the material. I can assure you that the mids are represented in a fabulous way and the musical instruments are very faithful to reality.


I think the trebles of the EW200 are much more elevated but in terms of detail and precision, I think the Simgot EA500LM returns more detail without adding peaks that could be noticeable. In my opinion, we are at the limit beyond which I personally would consider them as such, some very complex tracks are already at the limit with the gold nozzle. If the Simgot EW200 is already too much for you, these will not be suitable for you. Even if they seem more fluid, if you raise the volume beyond the safe limit, you will certainly have the opportunity to experience some sibilance or treble situations that become very lively. The presence of air is excellent.

Thanks To Gizaudio

Soundstage and Imaging:​

I would have expected the Soundstage to be wider due to that really large ventilation hole compared to what you usually see, but despite being more intimate, the ultra-detailed, bright but above all, precise image is excellent, as is the layering. This also makes them particularly suitable for gaming, which, however, does not take full advantage of them. I must say that the sound seems to me to develop in height and depth rather than in width. The effect is at times holographic, given how clearly the image is placed in front of you. I tried it in a few games on PS4 and I had no problems locating enemies through the sounds of footsteps.

Overall, it keeps everything as natural as an audiophile would like; in fact, they are the closest thing I can think of to what one of them would want.


They are in a segment where both single-DD and hybrid IEMs can be found. There are so many products in this price range but there are some IEMs with a lower price that come into play.

vs Simgot EM6L


It is not a single DD so the performances are slightly different but I would also recommend this IEM for gaming. As excellent as the Simgot EA500LM is, it does not achieve the separation and soundstage of the EM6L. Honestly, the EM6Ls are full of energy and take you in and immerse you completely in the music. They have a different approach that engages you more easily. However, I must say that the shell of the EM6L is slightly less premium and resistant than the Simgot EA500LM.

vs Whizzer HE10

Whizzer HE10
Whizzer He10
If you’re looking for something harmless on the treble side, this is for you. Despite having very hot tuning, it manages to restore a lot of details and a more accentuated bass region. The bass is very present but all in all, it blends together in an impeccable manner. The slightly warm mids give depth to the voices, which honestly don’t even sound too recessed. Excellent highs that are inoffensive but still rich in details with a good presence of air. I don’t think I have a review here on MBA but I’ll give you the link to the one I did. In my opinion, it is a hidden gem that has never had much success. It remains one of my favorites, together with the HE01, which is often found at super discounts.

vs Kefine Delci


The Kefine Delci are the new monsters in the sub 100 territory. Making a direct comparison with the Simgot EA500LM is difficult, as one is for Bassheads and the other is not. What I can tell you is that if you like a lot of bass, this IEM is for you. Furthermore, it has an ultra-light CNC machined shell with a very good driver capable of maintaining details and good sound despite the bass. They are a must-have set and are also extremely competitively priced. How could I prefer one over the other? Honestly, personal taste comes into play here. The Delci has a fun approach, while the EA500LM has a more serious profile oriented towards more audiophile listening. If we add the price factor, it is obvious that Delci is the winner in terms of quality/price ratio.

vs Simgot EW200

EW200 Opening

It is the Simgot that comes closest to what the EA500LM are. Obviously, they can’t compete but if you’re short on money, the Ew200 is still a great alternative. If you want something even better, the EPZ Q5 has a slightly warmer tone and a wider soundstage. Even technically, I would consider them slightly superior but they have a rather obnoxious and delicate MMCX connector.

Despite their similarities, I find them to be slightly warmer, with a bass that appears to be the same quantity but has a less heavy/beefy and slightly slower impact.

I would like to say that the EA500LM can be considered an upgrade of the already excellent EW200. Although double the price in this case does not mean double the sound quality.



Unfortunately, I was unable to test the EA500, but based on the graphs, the EA500LM is a variant developed in response to user feedback. Personally, I find them to be IEMs with a high quality/price ratio, especially under 100 dollars. They have a purely audiophile nature where quality comes first; there is a slight note of fun but they are purely serious. I cannot hide a certain similarity with the EW200, which, despite costing half the price, still manages to compete in the same race. The real monsters are IEMs like the Ew200, EPZ Q5, and now also the Kefine Delci, which, despite their price, stand up to IEMs that cost twice as much. The Simgot EA500LM is undoubtedly better since the definition and details are a step higher but not by much.

Aside from rock, I think it works well with a variety of genres, particularly those from the 2000s. I am quite young, and I admit that I mostly listen to modern and electronic music, even though I experiment with every musical genre without any real preferences. As far as I am concerned, it is a tuning that works well with a variety of genres.

What I have noticed is that it requires a good dongle to express itself properly. If you have a slightly warm one, I think this combination is ideal, but it also works well with the SIMGOT DEW4X, which is slightly neutral. Another thing to consider are the tips; clearly, this is an IEM that is heavily influenced by tip rolling.

If your budget is limited but you want Simgot’s sound signature, the EW200 could be a great alternative to the EA500LM. Obviously, you will sacrifice some macro and micro details, resulting in a lower resolution but still above average.

Considering the cost-benefit factor, I see myself having to give a slightly lower rating to the Simgot EA500LM, this is because the wow effect is superior to the EW200 which are truly fantastic in that price range.

Where to buy? (non-affiliate links)​

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New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM: Unmatched Clarity and Precision at a Budget-Friendly Price
Pros: •Exceptional Sound Quality: The Simgot EA500LM delivers outstanding audio performance with clear, detailed sound across the frequency range.
•Tight and Controlled Bass: The bass response is well-balanced, providing a satisfying rumble without overpowering other frequencies.
•Clean and Articulate Midrange: Vocals and instruments are reproduced with clarity and precision, enhancing the listening experience.
•Crisp and Detailed Treble: The treble is lively and well-defined, adding sparkle to the sound without causing fatigue.
•Durable Build Quality: Constructed from high-quality materials, including full metal, and featuring interchangeable nozzles for added customization.
Cons: •Only Cable and tips i dont like it that much. thats it
Looking for in-ear monitors (IEMs) that redefine what you expect from audio under $150? Enter the Simgot EA500LM. Let's dive into its performance across bass, mid, treble, and technical aspects:



•Packaging & Fitting: It's so catchy the box has nice and Aesthetic color and pictures. Accesoris is good. not a stingy, has what u are looking for a case, decent eartips, even changeable noozle..
Fitting In this iem is good, the shell is round shape It is soo sturdy imo.. no any sharpe angle.


•Build Quality: It's not just about sound—the EA500LM excels in build quality too. Made with premium materials, including full metal, and featuring interchangeable nozzles, these IEMs are built to last.
Also with Changeable Noozle, you can choose whatever u like, it has 3 include the installed one, but i like the Silver Red Stripe one it less bright/ analytic than the other two. even u can change to another Noozle from another Brand like Moondrop Kato.. will definilty try it this one for sure, i heard some good news with this noozle.
Cable is decent not bad though but not thick either, decent.

Moving To Sound Aspect...

•Bass: The EA500LM nails the bass aspect. It's not just tight; it's textured and rumble-filled, striking the perfect balance between punchy and controlled. Plus, its decay is spot-on, ensuring every bass note is delivered with depth and precision.

•Midrange: Vocals? Oh, they're a highlight. Clean, clear, and devoid of any unwanted sweetness or thickness. The midrange here pronounces details with crystal-clear clarity, adding depth and emotion to your favorite tracks without any hint of sibilance. i even try with songs full of sibalance like ~IVE - Afterlike, suprase suprase its not noticable..

•Treble: Now, onto treble. The EA500LM impresses with its crispness and clarity. It's never harsh or fatiguing, offering extended highs that add sparkle and definition to the overall sound signature. You'll hear every detail without feeling overwhelmed.

•Technical Aspects: Let's get technical. The soundstage? Wide enough to immerse you completely in your music. Resolution? Surpasses expectations for its price range, with excellent clarity and instrument separation. Timbre? Natural and lifelike, ensuring each instrument sounds true to its original recording. And the 3D imaging? Precise enough for gaming or pinpointing instruments in complex mixes.


•Conclusion, the Simgot EA500LM sets a new standard for clean sound and technical prowess in the sub-$150 price range. Whether you're a discerning audiophile or a competitive gamer, these IEMs offer an unparalleled listening experience that's sure to impress. but in my opinon if u want some competition iem u can try another product from Simgot too, EM6L is very much good/ made for gaming experince..

My Rating..
- Low: ★★★★✮
- Mid: ★★★★✮
- High: ★★★★★
- Technical: ★★★★★ (4.9/5) {☆ 0 point, ✮ 0.5 point, ★ 1 point}


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New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM: Space update of EA500
Pros: Stunning design
Superb tuning
Rich bass, saturated middle, and shine treble
Possibility to change nozzles
Easy to drive
Cons: Fingerprint-attracting shells
Slight lack in bass presentation
Cloth and extra eartips could have been included
Simgot EA500LM

Simgot means "Simple and elegant" A rather modest meaning for their company, but significant in many ways.
To be honest with you, i truly love Simgot's products for their design and sound performance. I already own the EW200, which i love
They have created a wonderful, bright EA lineup: EA2000, EA1000 Fermat, EA500, and the budget EW lineup: EW200 Maze, EW100P.
Additionally, they offer excellent hybrids for gaming purposes - EM6L, and divine - EN1000.
Each of their earphones looks great and has excellent sound tuning. But today we will talk about the continuation of the EA500 lineup, namely ea500lm with an updated lithium-magnesium diaphragm driver.
Did Simgot manage to make an upgraded version of the bestseller EA500?
In this review, we will find out!


  • Impedance: 21Ω±15%(@1kHz);
  • Sensitivity: 123 - 124 dB (depends on the installed nozzle);
  • Frequency response range: 10hz-50kHz;
  • Effective frequency response: 20hz-20kHz;
  • Connector: 0.78mm 2-pin;
  • Cable material: High-purity silver-plated OFC cable;
  • Price: 89$.
What's in the box:
  • IEMs itself;
  • 2 pin 0.78mm silver-plated OFC cable, 1.2m length;
  • Regular silicone eartips (S / M / L);
  • 2 interchangeable nozzles: Silver with the red seals & Silver with the black seals;
  • 16 seals for the nozzles;
  • Carrying case;
  • Instruction.

First impression, Design, Comfort, Build Quality

First impression

My introduction to the Simgot EA500LM started with the box. Its front part is adorned with abstract depictions of planets, the sun, the moon, and zodiac signs with a shimmering color that changed its shade in the sunlight. In real life, it looks simply amazing.


As I mentioned before, Simgot knows how to impress with its exterior design, and the EA500LM is no exception. EA500LM has a brilliant look, thanks to its full-metal body and metallic-steel color. The earphones are mirror-like, effortlessly reflecting sunlight and adeptly collecting fingerprints.
On the left side of the earphone, you will find the Simgot logo, while the letters 'LM' are engraved on the right side. The inner part features a properly shaped sound nozzle, 2 holes, and a left/right identifier.
On the side panel, there is a 2-pin connector, as well as the engraving of the earphone model - "EA500LM".


The earphones fit like a glove in the ears, weighing approximately 10 grams each. Despite their weight, they didn't cause any discomfort even during extended use. While the sound isolation is decent, it's not the best. With these earphones, you can easily hear surrounding sounds.


The stock cable is of good quality. It's a 2-core OFC cable with high-purity silver plating and is 1.2m in length. It's quite lightweight and flexible.
On one end is a straight 3.5mm mini-jack, and on the other end are aggressively shaped ear hooks with a right/left channel indicator. At the end of the hooks, there's a 0.78m 2-pin connector.


Sound Impression

(I used to the EA500LM with the stock cable, gold nozzles, and SpinFit eartips)
When I first put them on, i was a bit disappointed, but after 20 hours of burn-in and changing the eartips, they played as they should.
Well, let's start with the bass:


The bass is what makes the Simgot stand out. It's a definite step step-up.
The bass frequencies here are rich, not getting lost in the overall musical composition but also not overpowering it. The sound of drums is deep, the bass-guitar is energetic, and it fits well into the musical symphony.
Perhaps there is a slight lack of bass punch and attack, but the bass quality is more important than the quantity.
In my opinion, this is the best bass among other Simgot models.
Well-done Simgot!

The mid-range here are saturated, conveying the texture of instruments excellently. I really enjoy the sound of piano keys, and the clarity of guitar strings is distinct but not overpowering among other musical timbres.
Vocal tones are fully conveyed, with male vocals sounding bold and female vocals more graceful. Every vibration in the performer's voice sounds completely natural.
The vocals in songs by Queen, Frank Sinatra, Frank Ocean, Ed Sheeran... are particularly impressive as well as the female vocal parts of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, ABBA etc...

The treble are where these earphones truly shine. The highs are not as bright as in previous models, but they still leave a good impression. Plates are crisp but not overpowering in volume, and violins sound natural.
For example, they are not as smooth in the high frequencies as the EW200.
With these earphones, you won't have any trouble separating sounds into separate layers. Piano keys, guitar strings, vocals - they sound like separate presentations, and you'll have no trouble recognising them from one another.

The sound stage here, i would say, is decent, not too wide but enough to contain the full spectrum of music.
However, it's not deep enough to fully recognise the positioning of each instrument.
Performance in games:
I don't have the Simgot EM6L yet, which are considered the best for gaming purposes, but i can say that the EA500LM performs well in FPS games like CS2 and Valorant.

The positioning is good. It wasn't difficult for me to determine the direction and distance of footsteps or shots. The sounds are clear, and each sound is distinguishable from the others

Some Comparison

Simgot EA500LM vs EW200

Both fit well in small ears, both are metal, and both are well-built. The EA500LM is slightly heavier, larger, and fits better in the ear canal. The EA500LM also has interchangeable nozzles and better overall tonality, making it a step up from the EW200.
The EW200 is better suited for long sessions because of its lightweight and comfortable design. It is well-tuned, with good bass quality, similar in quantity to the EA500LM, and has more expressive high frequencies, with slightly more pronounced upper mid frequencies

vs Kinera Celest Pandamon 2.0
These are two different pairs in terms of sound signature.
The Pandamon features a square planar driver, while the Simgot is equipped with a dynamic driver. The Simgot EA500LM offers a more melodic approach, while the Pandamon 2.0 provides a wider presentation with a planar driver.
The Pandamon presents music more deeply, but this may result in some lack of detail. On the other hand, the EA500LM excels in music detail.
With the Pandamon, you can feel the breath, the movement of air, while Simgot is more focused on instruments and vocals

For whom are these earphones
These earphones are recommended for those seeking a complete sound experience. They offer moderate bass frequencies, excellent mid-range vocals, and detailed high frequencies. They are ideal for listeners who enjoy high-quality and complex compositions and seek emotional engagement with their favorite songs.
Additionally, for those looking to maximize their audio experience without the need for additional equipment such as a DAC dongle or amplifier, these earphones deliver vibrant sound without extra investments.
Well, Simgot has once again provided another fantastic product that excels in any genre. They've managed to create something between the EA1000 Fermat and the EA500 OG.
Well-tuned, comfortable fit, with excellent presentation of instruments and vocals
With the right eartips, EA500LM will deliver an unforgettable range of emotions.
It's a safe purchase for less than $100 for any consumer, and I definitely recommend it for this price


Thank you for reading my review!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments, i will definitely respond

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Fia Lam from Simgot for providing this unit for review.
The earphones review is my personal opinion about product. I don't receive any income for conducting reviews and i'm don't participate in any affiliate programs.

You can purchase the Simgot EA500LM from Linsoul store - https://www.linsoul.com/products/simgot-ea500-lm


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Simgot EA500 LM Review!
Pros: The “perfected” version of the EA500 and EW200!

All-rounder, near-neutral sound signature.

Very good technical performance improvement!

Well-balanced tonal and technical performance in Simgot fashion!

Fast, non-lacking, detailed bass response!

Clear, open, near-transparent mids!

Airy, well-extended sound signature.

Excellent detail retrieval!

Holographic, precise, well-layered technical performance!

Additional tuning nozzles!

Very good fit, comfort and isolation.

Very good build quality!

Excellent among and quality of accessories!

Easy to drive.
Cons: Just like its older siblings, its finish is prone to scratch and smudges.

While arguably a very good improvement fromEW200 and EA500, its overall improvement isn’t a huge leap when compared.

While this set is less bright in sound when compared to the EW200 and EA500, this set can still be shouty or “too much” to sensitive ears.

A cleaning cloth would’ve been a nice treat due to its smudge and scratch prone finish. An additional set or eartips would be a good treat as well.

Simgot EA500 LM Review!

Good day! After 5 days of casual and critical listening, here’s my written review for the Simgot EA500 LM. In pursuit of perfection!
  • I don’t read FR graphs. I only use my ears, as how earphones should be used.
  • Simgot sent this unit to me in an exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Rest assured that this review will do its best to devoid from any bias/es as much as possible.
  • The following remarks and observations shall be made and owned only by me.
  • No monetary compensation is/was involved before, during, and after the period of creation of this review.
  • Your mileage may (and always, will) vary.
Burn-in time: 4-8 hours per day, 5 days.

Source/s used:
  • - Non-HiFi smartphone (Infinix Note 12 G96), PC.
  • - Tanchjim Space DAC
  • - Kiwi Ears Allegro DAC
  • - Hidizs S9 Pro DAC
  • - Simgot DEW4X DAC
  • - Aiwa XP-V710C CD Player (12 sec. EASS)
  • - Fosi Audio DS1.
  • - Sony Xperia X Compact
  • -Local Files via Foobar, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Qobuz with UAPP.
IEM/Earbud/Setup configuration: Stock medium eartips, any form of EQ or MSEB off, 40-60% volume.

Additional Note here: I’ll be reviewing the EA500 LM in its stock, pre-installed gold tuning nozzles first then comparing it to the other nozzles later on.

Sound signature:
  • The Simgot EA500 LM follows the Simgot’s house sound which leans to the brighter side of the spectrum. This means that the EA500 LM is a mild-u (near neutral) sounding IEM that leans to the brighter side of the spectrum. What makes this different from its older siblings is that there is a noticeable improvement in technical performance when compared, albeit not being night-and-day.
  • The bass on this set is mildly elevated, fast, detailed, and non-lacking for most people. Midbass is definitely more dominant here compared to its subbass, exhibiting a punchy, snappy attack and decay. This doesn’t mean however, that this lacks the subbass when the tracks call for it. It still delivers sub bass with a decent amount of depth. While this may not be a basshead’s dream, I am still happy and pumped that they managed to improve the EA500 LM’s overall bass character. It is now more detailed and textured, while keeping its clean, fast characteristics found on its older siblings.
  • Simgot’s take on the presentation of their mids is always preferred by my ears because of its openness and details, but is not favored by some due to its “thin” in presentation. The EA500 LM exhibits its sound a bit thicker but not far compared to its older siblings. Lower mids are clean and free from midbass bleed, but are mildly recessed. Lower vocals and instruments are detailed in this region, but will sound “thin” for those ears who are accustomed to a warm, smooth, lush character in terms of presentation. Upper mids are elevated, exhibiting a very good amount of clarity, air, and sparkle. The EA500 LM with its gold nozzle does not exhibit any unnatural peaks and harshness, but is still bright and is not recommended for those people with sensitive ears as it can be “too much” for those ears. In a nutshell, Simgot again traded the warm, “safe” character for a vivid, open, airy presentation, which really fits my preferences, but I am also aware that this will not fit some ears, so do take a note of that.
  • Moving on to this region, the treble in this set definitely leans to the brighter side, exhibiting a very good amount of air and sparkle. Peaks and harshness are still not heard with this good nozzle, which is a good sign for most ears. Detail retrieval is excellent and will definitely render all the details in the track.
Soundstage, Imaging, and separation:
  • Here’s where the EA500 LM differs itself from its previous siblings. The soundstage is wide, tall, and holographic. To my ears this is above EM6L and midway to EA1000 in this context, but definitely not on par or above it. Separation and layering is excellent for its price, and will render heavy passages clearly with ease. Imaging is precise and renders vocal and instrument positioning clearly. I did use this when I tested the latest Call of Duty Warzone Mobile game and it is more than enough and precise on that game as well.
Other Nozzles Comparison!

VS Silver Nozzle, Red Ring

  • The EA500 LM sounds nearer to the Harman Target with this nozzle. Its bass is more elevated and thick, mids exhibited a smoother warm character, and the treble remained the same. The soundstage however, took a toll on this nozzle to my ears.
VS Silver Nozzle, Black Ring
  • This nozzle made the EA500 LM brighter compared to the gold nozzle, elevating the mids a bit compared to the gold nozzle. This also means that the bass became more tight and lost a bit of detail and versatility. Vocals became elevated and sound mildly “nasal” to my liking. This nozzle also introduced peaks and sibilance which is almost non-existent with the gold ring paired. It also affected the layering and soundstage, in terms of width and depth.

Other IEM Comparisons!

VS Simgot EW200

  • The EW200 is brighter than the EA500 LM and “thinner” if you find the EA500 and EW200 thin to your preference. Bass is also lesser in quantity on the EW200 and is less detailed when compared. Soundstage is also “flatter” but wider, if that makes sense.
VS Simgot EA500 (Black ringed nozzle)
  • The EA500 is brighter and is closer to neutral when compared. It is also prone to sibilance and harshness when compared. Soundstage is more immersive on the EA500 LM. Separation, layering, and imaging are also cleaner and precise on the EA500 LM.
VS Simgot EM6L
  • The EM6L is EA500 LM’s thicker-sounding, warmer, “safe” brother. The EM6L is safer in upper frequencies, but the EA500 LM is airier and much more extended. The EA500 LM has better technicalities as well, but not big in terms of difference.
VS Celest Phoenixcall
  • The Phoenixcall has more bass quantity and has more recessed mids when compared to the EA500 LM, but is lesser in treble quantity when compared. This also means that the Celest Phoenixcall has less air on the top-end. Technical performance is also cleaner and more precise on the EA500 LM
VS Celest Pandamon
  • The Pandamon is a more balanced set when compared. It is thicker as well and exhibits a tinge of warmth. The EA500 LM is airier. Technical performance is also better on EA500 LM due to its soundstage.
VS Letshuoer DZ4
  • The DZ4 leans to a more laid-back, neutral, vocal-centric sound when compared. It is also less detailed when compared to the EA500 LM. Technical performance is better on the EA500 LM.

  • The “perfected” version of the EA500 and EW200!
  • All-rounder, near-neutral sound signature.
  • Very good technical performance improvement!
  • Well-balanced tonal and technical performance in Simgot fashion!
  • Fast, non-lacking, detailed bass response!
  • Clear, open, near-transparent mids!
  • Airy, well-extended sound signature.
  • Excellent detail retrieval!
  • Holographic, precise, well-layered technical performance!
  • Additional tuning nozzles!
  • Very good fit, comfort and isolation.
  • Very good build quality!
  • Excellent among and quality of accessories!
  • Easy to drive.
  • Just like its older siblings, its finish is prone to scratch and smudges.
  • While arguably a very good improvement fromEW200 and EA500, its overall improvement isn’t a huge leap when compared.
  • While this set is less bright in sound when compared to the EW200 and EA500, this set can still be shouty or “too much” to sensitive ears.
  • A cleaning cloth would’ve been a nice treat due to its smudge and scratch prone finish. An additional set or eartips would be a good treat as well.


As I listened to the EA500 LM, I decided that Simgot took the input they received from earlier sets and applied it to this set. This is their "nearly perfect" IEM for around $100 USD, in my honest opinion. In practice, the EA500 LM's upgrades aren't so "big" when compared to their earlier sets, because, in my perspective, they already made very good IEMs in their respective price ranges, such as the EW200, EA500, EM6L, and many more. But that doesn't affect the fact that I recommend the Simgot EA500 LM to anyone looking for a highly-resolving, technical IEM for less than $100, as long as their ears aren't sensitive to bright, vivid sound signatures. Excellent job Simgot, as always!

Pairing recommendation/s:
  • Source: This IEM does not need an expensive, or too powerful dongle to be fully utilized. A neutral, or a warm sounding dongle would fit with this set. Their own Simgot DEW4X fits this so well.
  • Eartips: The stock eartips included decent enough for the most part. You may still use your preferred eartips.
  • Cable. The cable is good and sturdy enough for daily usage, but you may still use your preferred cable.

Thank you for reading!

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Alba Project YT

New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM | I Choose You
Pros: + The availability of 3 nozzle options for tuning
+ Its sound presentation is very clean and clear
+ Good bass texture
+ Clean vocal presentation with clear articulation
+ Decent sound staging and imaging
Cons: - Some may find the vocals thin
- Average instrument separation, but not bad either
- Lack of airiness

Simgot EA500LM

"I Choose You"


Alright, folks. This time, we're going to discuss another IEM from Simgot. Actually, this product has been launched for quite some time, a few months ago, but the samples for review were only sent by Simgot from China last mid-Ramadan, and it was just towards the end of Ramadan that the product arrived in my hands, here in Jogja, Indonesia.

Now, the one we're going to talk about this time is the SIMGOT EA500LM.


First of all, I would like to express my gratitude again to Simgot for sending this IEM sample for us to review on this forum and also on my YouTube channel, Alba Project Youtube Channel. For those who are interested or curious, you can check the link I provided in the description of my YouTube video.

As for the price, the EA500LM is currently priced at $80.99 USD on Linsoul as of the date of this writing (April 15, 2024), while it's not yet available on simgot.com, I'm not sure why. Meanwhile, in my country, Indonesia, there are already several stores selling this IEM for around Rp 1,300,000 to Rp 1,400,000.

The price is not much different from the Simgot EM6L that we reviewed earlier.

In terms of specifications, the Simgot EA500LM differs from the Simgot EM6L. While the Simgot EM6L has a configuration of 1DD plus 4BA, the EA500LM uses only a single dynamic driver. For those of you who are fans of Single Dynamic Driver, pay close attention to this review.

It has an impedance of 21 Ohms, sensitivity of 123 dB, frequency range of 10Hz to 50,000 Hz. The connection from the driver to the cable uses a 2-pin 0.78mm connector. Also, the driver uses a Lithium Magnesium Alloy diaphragm. Hence the name LM. The size of the dynamic driver is standard, 10mm, with dual cavities and dual magnets.

In the EA500LM, we can also change the sound tuning using its detachable nozzles, similar to the older EA500, unlike the EM6L which doesn't have this feature. The tuning using these nozzles results in a significant difference.

Now, considering the comparison between the EA500LM with its single DD and the EM6L with its 5 hybrid drivers, what makes the EA500LM's 1DD special, and why is its price equivalent to the EM6L's with 5 drivers? We'll discuss that later. For now, let's talk about the packaging.

As for the packaging, the box model is similar to the EM6L, with the only difference being the artwork.


While the EM6L had a phoenix bird-like image, this time the EA500LM's image is more like classical astronomical paintings, with images of the sun, stars, or planets, reminiscent of Abdurrahman Al Sufi's style.


As usual, there's the Simgot logo on the top left, the Hi-Res logo on the right, below there's a hand either praying or offering something to the universe, and below that is the EA500LM label.


On the back, there are specifications, etc., along with the frequency response graph.

As for the accessories, the EA500LM is similar to the EA500 and EM6L. The only difference is that the EM6L doesn't come with additional nozzles for tuning like this. Also, there's a black and red rubber ring.



Other than that, it's the same: clear unit, ear tips, just three pairs, then there's the high-quality hard case that Simgot always provides, inside there's a High Purity OFC Silver Plated cable. Plus, there's a manual booklet in Chinese and English, and a warranty card.

For the build quality, the pouch is the same as the EM6L's, and I like this pouch, it's sturdy, strong, and can accommodate both a small DAP and the EA500LM IEM. So, if you want to be compact, you can just carry this one pouch everywhere.


I also like the IEM unit itself, it's made of full metal and really sturdy, hard, with a very smooth finish, with just the Simgot logo on the left driver and the LM logo on the right side. This LM logo reminds me of the Mobile Legends logo, but reversed, in Mobile Legends it's ML, and this one is LM.


On the inside, there are two vents, there's something like a bolt, but I don't know what it's for, and there are L and R markings.

The nozzles are also metal, and the filters inside are aluminum.

So overall, it looks very solidly built.

As for the internals, there's one Dual Magnet dynamic driver, size 10mm, with a diaphragm or membrane made of Lithium Magnesium.


The cable is exactly the same as the one from the Simgot EM6L, except this time it doesn't use QDC connectors. This time it's more universal with 2 Pin 0.78mm connectors. The looks are typical Simgot cable, the cable diameter is also not large, it's small, and the cable is soft, not stiff. In daily use, this cable also feels comfortable, there's no noticeable microphonic effect here.


The ear tips are also standard Simgot. I've known for a long time that Simgot provides ear tips like this, they're quite good, the flanges are soft, a bit stiff but still comfortable.

As for the fitting, Simgot always fits me well, starting from EW100P, EW200, EM6L, up to this EA500LM, they're all comfortable. The housing size is also never too big, even though the EM6L has many drivers, it can still be made compact. Small, smooth, in the ear, it feels immediately comfortable.

For use on a laptop or PC, the metal material is safe, there's no hint of buzzing even when the laptop is charging. Not like the KZ D-Fi which can cause slight buzzing and itching in the ears when plugged into a laptop.

Moving on to the sound quality discussion.

Let me first tell you about its drivability, the EA500LM is quite easy to drive. In terms of volume, even the EA500LM requires less power than the KZ Castor Harman. So, you don't really need a powerful amplifier to drive this EA500LM. The consideration is more towards a source with good sound quality. As for power, it's hardly something to worry about. It's easy.

Also, I need to mention this so that you guys have a better idea of the tonality and technicality of the EA500LM when paired with your devices or sources.


For my own testing of the EA500LM, I used a Fiio KA13 DAC source priced around Rp 1.300.000 IDR, its tonality is slightly neutral with a hint of brightness but has an extra bass kick that makes the sub-bass a bit deeper but still tight and tidy. From the midrange to the highs, it also tends to be slightly crisper. The power output here is also quite significant; well, if it's good enough for KZ PR2 or PR3, then it's sufficient for driving the EA500LM.

Secondly, I used an F.Audio T3 DAP source priced around Rp 900.000 IDR, this one also has a large power character, but not as big as the Fiio KA13. Its tonality is still relatively neutral, but the warmth here is warmer than the Fiio KA13, and it also has quite a bit of smoothing in the range of 7 to 9 kHz, making its character more musical. Additionally, it can better control peaks in the upper midrange, and it can tame sibilance and shoutiness better. The Fiio, on the other hand, is more suited for analytical listening.


Third and fourth, I also connected the EA500LM to cheap dongle DACs costing less than Rp 200.000 IDR, even less than Rp 100.000 IDR. Here, I used the KZ AM01 and the KZ X J3 Labs Audio, known as J3 Eline. They both have the Conexant CX31993 chip, which generally has a tuning from neutral to bright with minimal noise, providing clean sound and decent detail. The AM01 has a secondary independent amplifier, the MAX97220, with a power output of around 60 mW, similar to the JCALLY JM6 Pro, but with a cheaper build quality, especially in the slightly stiff cable.


The remaining connections were made to the Infinix Note 30 smartphone with a DTS sound profile set to Traditional, with bass boost and vocal and treble enhancements turned off, and another connection was made to the Asus ROG Strix G531G laptop.

For the tuning, I'll be using the Silver Nozzle - Red Ring primarily. After that, we'll discuss how it changes when swapped with the Gold or Silver Nozzle - Black Ring.

Generally, the Simgot EA500LM with the Silver Nozzle - Red Ring tends to have a Mild V-Shaped or U-Shaped sound signature, with a focus on boosting the Sub-Bass and the Upper-Mid to Mid-Treble range. However, it's not extremely V-Shaped. It's more of a mild V or U shape.

In terms of low or bass frequencies, it's not entirely neutral; we get a really good depth in the sub-bass, nice texture, tidy mid-bass, and the overall bass’s presentation is very clean. Extremely clear.

However, in terms of its impact on the lower mid-range or vocals, the lower-vocal doesn't thin out too much.

This low’s transient isn't lightning-fast, but it's still considered very versatile. What I mean is, when we need quick bass for chasing double pedal beats in metal music like Trivium or Dragon Force, here we still get enough speed, unless you're used to listening to metal every day with planar IEMs like PR2, PR3, or S12 Pro, or Timeless. With the EA500LM during the initial adaptation phase, it might feel a bit slow, but the texture remains good.

If you've been using non-planar IEMs lately or haven't been using planar IEMs at all, the EA500LM's single DD still feels quite fast.

So, with the EA500LM, it's enjoyable to listen to any genre. Pop songs sound lively, dangdut or even EDM retains its enjoyable bass without feeling dry or hollow.

Now, if we switch to the Gold Nozzle - Red Ring, the bass quantity increases slightly, the mid-bass becomes thicker, so for Pop, Top 40, or EDM music, it can hit harder, although it won't reach the immersive levels of basshead IEMs. The lower vocals also become thicker here. On the other hand, using the Silver Nozzle with the Black Ring, the bass becomes tighter or thinner but can be quicker.

Here, we need to be careful and pay close attention to the sound signature of our source.

In my experience, when I first received the EA500LM, it was fitted with the Gold Nozzle - Red Ring. When I plugged it into the F.Audio T3, which inherently has smoothing in the upper mid-range and treble areas and has a warm tonality, the EA500LM initially disappointed me a bit. Overall, the tone felt too warm, somewhat muddy, with vocals pushed back and the treble somewhat dulled. This affected not only the tonality but also the technical aspects, such as clarity, separation, and sound staging, all felt somewhat lacking.

On the other hand, when I switched to the Silver Nozzle, whether with the Red-Ring or the Black-Ring, the difference was significant. These two Silver Nozzles are much more compatible with the F.Audio T3 compared to the Gold one.

Conversely, the Gold Nozzle feels best when plugged into other sources like the AM01, Fiio KA13, or even J3 Eline. It sounds best with the KA13. Here, we get bass that's punchier yet tidier and cleaner. The positive impact extends to the overall vocal and treble presentation, which sounds nicer and cleaner here than when plugged into the F.Audio T3 earlier.

Regarding the mids and vocals, using the Silver Nozzle - Red Ring, the vocal thickness is just right, positioned well in the center for male vocals, while for female vocals they sound more forward here. When plugged into the F.Audio T3 with the Silver Nozzle - Red Ring, the vocals feel relaxed, fitting, lively, and clean, with clear articulation of lyrics and good dynamics that convey emotion well.

However, when this Silver Nozzle is plugged into the Fiio KA13, it tends to be slightly aggressive in the upper mid-range, and male vocals become somewhat thin, while female vocals become even more pronounced. Sometimes, it can sound shouty and slightly sibilant.

With the Fiio KA13, KZ AM01, or J3 Eline, in my opinion, the best match is with the Gold Nozzle - Red Ring, which makes male vocals thicker, while female vocals and the overall upper mid-range don't become too forward. Using the Gold Nozzle here prevents shoutiness or sibilance.

Instrument sounds in the mid-range have a similar presentation to vocals. Clear, clean, lively, with good clarity. But again, match or synergize the nozzle with the sound signature of the source.


For the high frequencies or treble, the extension is decent; it has good extension but not overly extended, nor is it truncated. It's just right. The focus is more on the upper midrange to the lower treble. The mid-treble also retains a nice crispness. Instrument sounds in this frequency range, such as the cymbals, focus more on the initial strikes, the crashes or crispness, which feel quite forward.

Here, if we use a warm source with a lot of smoothing like the F.Audio T3, I personally find the Silver Nozzle - Red Ring more suitable. You can also use the Black Ring if you want an even crisper instrument presentation. Because if you use the Gold Nozzle, the EA500LM with the F.Audio T3 will feel muddy, with too much bass bleeding to the lower mid-range, and the vocals will be too recessed.

Conversely, if you pair it with a bright source like the Fiio KA13, the Gold Nozzle feels the most comfortable for listening to any genre. The crispness is just right, not piercing, with very minimal peaks, and still delivers a very clean instrument presentation. Meanwhile, if you use the Silver Nozzle, especially the Black Ring one, the treble can be a bit too forward and quite aggressive.

So, those were the tonal characteristics. It's really beneficial that the EA500LM has detachable nozzles that can be tuned to match our sources better. If your source is warm, use the Silver nozzle; if your source is bright, use the Gold nozzle. Both provide good, clean tonal presentations.


In terms of technical performance, what stands out most about the Simgot EA500LM is its clean presentation. The quality of its dynamic driver is very good. No matter which source you plug it into, the presentation remains clean once tuned properly. Furthermore, the cleaner the source, the greater its potential for cleanliness. For example, with these two sources, although both can make the presentation of the LM clean, it's still cleaner with the Fiio KA13 compared to the F.Audio T3 or the two other dongles.

Regarding timbre, the EA500LM isn't the most natural, but it's still good enough to distinguish the sound of each instrument. There are no instruments that sound off, metallic, plasticky, muddy, boxy, or anything like that. Everything is relatively safe.

For separation, layering, and positioning, considering this is only a single dynamic driver and not a planar one, it's pretty good. Instruments are well separated, layering isn't overlapping, and positioning can be analyzed quite well. It's not better than the EM6L, which has one dynamic driver and four BAs, but the EA500LM is still good.

But also note, don't use the Gold Nozzle with a warm DAC or DAP with lots of smoothing if you want good technical performance.

Including resolution, clarity, and detail, you'll get good resolution, clarity, and detail with the Silver Nozzle. But be careful, this Silver Nozzle has the potential to make the upper mids and treble aggressive when plugged into a bright DAC or DAP. If you're using a DAC or DAP with a bright sound, it's better to use the Gold Nozzle; it still provides good overall resolution, detail, and clarity, including separation, layering, and positioning.

The detail isn't extremely fine, especially in the treble detail, because the treble extension isn't extremely extended, especially in the airy parts; it's just decent in the EA500LM. Not extremely airy.

The sound staging of the EA500LM is wide and spacious, with good depth and height, and the sensation of rotation around the head is quite good. In terms of imaging, it also has good depth, height, and rotation sensation around the head.

For comparison, I won't compare it to the EA500 because I haven't tried it myself yet, so I'll compare it to the EM6L first.

If you're really looking for good technical performance in terms of instrument separation, positioning, and layering, the EM6L feels more luxurious.

But with the EM6L, you won't get the same clean instrument and vocal presentation as with the EA500LM. The details and resolution are better with the EM6L, but both still have similar levels of clarity.

For tonality, I personally tend to prefer the EA500LM with the Gold Nozzle paired with the Fiio KA3. The sub-bass hits deep, the mid-bass punch is sufficient, vocals are clean without thinning out, and the treble has a lively presentation without being aggressive.

At this price point, what else do we have? Maybe the Hidizs MS3. Resolution is indeed better with the Hidizs MS3. Separation and 3D imaging are also slightly better with the MS3. But once again, in terms of the clean instrument presentation given by the drivers, the EA500LM is still better. Tonal-wise, the MS3 has some points of aggressive upper vocals and lower treble.



Okay, folks, in conclusion, if you're a fan of single dynamic drivers, whether it's single DD or dual DD, at the price of around 1 million, I think the Simgot EA500LM is one of the good choices and safe to pair with whatever source you have. Just adjust it with its detachable nozzles. And I suggest optimizing its potential by pairing it with a good source, especially one with a clean black background and good technical performance, no need for high power.

But if you're really into technical aspects like separation, imaging, and positioning, you might lean more towards the Simgot EM6L or Hidizs MS3.

Okay, peace be upon you, and thank you.


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New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM is might worth the hype, but not with its stock tips.
Pros: Imaging
Fast Driver (Resolution)
Good Amount of Slam in Bass
Easy Drivability
Microdetails and Microcontrast
Cons: Metallic Treble
Not optimal timber
Unrefined lower treble
Tip Dependency
Too fast bass decay


I bought Simgot EA500LM with my own money, so all thoughts and opinions are mine and no one influenced me to write anything good or bad about the product.


  • This IEM is reviewed with no-foam nozzles since they sounded the best to me.
  • This IEM is reviewed with Flat Sources. So expect no colouration.

Tip Rolling

Before beginning the review, I must warn you about the tip sensitivity of Simgot EA500LM. This IEM is extremely sensitive to tips and wrong tips might break its tuning for you. This is one of the most tip-sensitive IEMs I encountered, along with Tripowin Olina.

With stock tips, the treble sounds unrefined. The bass and mids are well balanced but the range above 4khz gets very bumpy and uneven.

Final E: With final E the bass gets a boost and the the mids take a veil turn. This is my least favorite tips to use with the set. The treble gets refined but everything else falls apart. Resolution(Perception of micro details reduced a lot ).

Spring Tips: Treble gets uneven but other things are OK with this tip.

Divinus Velvet: This tip made the LM a lot better. The Treble got fixed and micro details perception wasn’t reduced. The balance between the sub-bass and mid-bass stayed the same. The mids became a lot better.

Source Rolling

Simgot EA500LM is very transparent towards the source too. It will adapt the nature of your source to a great extent so use your sources to your taste.

With Aful Snowy Night it becomes warm and mid-focused losing all the treble sparkles. With M1P DAP it becomes liquid smooth with richness end to end. Moondrop Dawn Pro, makes it as true to itself as it can.

So choose your sources very wisely. It does get more thump & more authority with more power, but you won’t need anything over 4vrms.


Hype Talk

Now before going any further let’s discuss the hype it is getting and does it is worth the hype that it is getting. In one word, no. It won’t throw out every IEM under $200. Not technically and surely not tonally.

There is a lot of debate about Simgot EA500LM 's comparison with EM6L and EA1000 (check out the reviews of these two). To my finding, both of them sounded better to me than Simgot EA500LM. EM6L is overall a better set for me and EA1000 without its upper treble harshness is a lot better sounding IEM too.

But is it a bad IEM under $100? Absolutely not. Simgot EA500LM 's technical ability this IEM provides is simply excellent.

Now, after setting up the ground for the review, let's start dissecting its timber before analyzing the frequency response.


I am not a fan of its timber. Nor that it provides unforgiving timber for the price it occupies, but it could've been better for sure.


They sound fine. The low-end and the pinna accept the drum hits very well. Snare drums can project the attack of the mid-bass of this IEM properly. Although cymbals sound a bit too much it paired with a flat source. It helps to pronounce the trailing edges though.


They sound very average too. The metallic nature of the driver gives it an essence of inorganic feel. The low end is elevated too. The higher registers sound good though, full of air and details.


They sound above average. Its straight-up not made for something like Classical Guitars. But acoustic guitar sounds very fun. Full of details, bite and crunchiness to offer. Electric Guitars might get a little bit hot with this IEM, they retain a lot of details and are transient but you might have to lower the volume to enjoy them for a long period.

Wind Instruments

They sound full of air and speedy. Prolonged listening is still not possible with them. But they are enjoyable none the less.

The cello/Bass

They sound a bit exaggerated but they also project their authority on the bass shelf. They don’t sound either lifelike or organic. Furthermore, they are a hell of a lot more enjoyable though, if the music fits well.

The vocals

The worst part of the IEM is the vocals. With the aforementioned divinus velvet, they are somewhat palatable but with its stock tips, it could sound veiled in some songs. Not only that sometimes it can feel a bit too metallic to fully enjoy the textural information of the vocalist.

So one thing you might’ve noticed is that instruments sound metallic to me, and that is the biggest concern I have for this IEM. This is not the IEM I would recommend if you are chasing absolute realism through your gears.



This is a V-shaped IEM. The midbass is more pronounced than the subbass. Not that the subbass is less in any way or form. The bass is very full and the attack is very fast too. What bothers me is the decay, it’s too fast to give the sound a natural feel.

The mids are recessed and lack warmth. Although it is full of textures. The female vocals are very prominent contrary to the male.

The lower treble is forward
to a point that some might feel that it is sibilant (I am not treble sensitive). The upper treble is beautiful and airy. Trailing edges are well preserved and airy with a lot of details.

So keeping the timber in mind let’s discuss the different genres of music and how it can play them.

Genre Compatibility


This IEM is exceptional for this genre under $100. The bass feels so good. Subbass it present to give songs a platform throughout. Midbass slams hard and it makes sure that you feel every drop and every beat. The treble is full of details which effortlessly pronounce micro details revealing the nuances of the track.

I whole heartedly recommend this IEM to a Hip-Hop fan and it could save them hundreds of dollars. It is that good.

Modern Pop

This IEM is very good in this genre too. The bass is excellent and matches the mastering of newer pop songs. (Since modern pop songs are mastered keeping consumer-centric earphones and headphones in mind, which are typically bass-boosted). The mids are spot on and the treble is sparkly enough.

If you listen to a lot of Pop/Modern Songs I can recommend this IEM blindly too.


For rock, this IEM is above average. The bass might get a bit too much here and there as well as the treble, but if you keep the volume in control this can play rock music very well. The imaging capabilities of this IEM make me enjoy the genre even more. With little nuances to micro-details, everything will sound well preserved.

I won’t recommend this IEM if you only listen to Rock. But if you’re like me who covers 30-35% of listening sessions with just rock music this IEM will work out for you.


They are very average for blues. Since they don’t project the organic nature of the instruments and atmosphere. The treble is great to produce fast attack and bite but it fails to provide the warmth of analogue at the same time.

Orchestra/Western Classical

The technical abilities of this IEM make this genre a joy to listen to but at the same time, the difficulties while producing timber kept me from having a great time. The details are excellent and the imaging is phenomenal for even 2X of it’s price tag.




The space is large enough for an IEM at any price point. And the most important thing about the sound stage is you can hear the blackness between the instruments. Due to its very high detail retrieval, it can produce a sound stage with such blank spaces. It is nowhere intimate, and the shape of the sound stage is round enough and covers the head on both axis almost equally.


The imaging of this IEM is very good. Even expectations at twice/thrice it’s price point. You can pinpoint instruments with precision. The pan and swap of the instruments are borderline mind-blowing. Even up to the point that it can compete with IE600 for its positional cues.

Details & Resolution

The resolution of this Simgot EA500LM is above average as well as detail retrieval. It surpasses IEMs like Olina/IE200 and can compete with something like Performer 5. Especially details of this IEM are one of the wow factors of the IEM.


At the end of the day, Simgot EA500LM is great IEM if you are a newcomer to this hobby and trying to not sacrifice anything over another aspects of the audio. I think this IEM covers the newer genres of music more than the music created before 1990.

But if you’re a seasoned audiophile trying to buy a budget IEM for daily use, I would like to recommend you look at other options. The tuning is not really up to the mark as well as the timber of the instruments.


Sub Bass – 5.5/10
Bass – 5.75/10
Lower Mid – 4.5/10
Upper Mid – 6/10
Lower Treble – 5.5/10
Upper Treble – 6.5/10
Timber – 4.75/10
Resolution – 6/10
Imaging – 6.25/10
Soundstage – 6.5/10

Overall Rating – 5.72/10

Tonality = B-

Technicality = B+/A-

Non-Affiliated Purchase Link

ConceptKart - https://conceptkart.com/products/simgot-ea500-lm-iem


The Box Consists of

  1. IEM
  2. Very average 3 sets of Ear tips
  3. Above Average Quality Cable
  4. Three Sets of Tuning Nozzle (No Foam, Half Foam, Full Foam)
  5. Rubber Gaskets

The Wire

The wire is pretty solid

  • Pretty good in-hand feeling
  • The construction is nice
  • Doesn't have memory too much
  • Microphonics are not present
  • Thick enough
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New Head-Fier
Quick impression Simgot Ea500lm
Source: Moondrop Dawn pro, Hiby R3 Pro Saber
Eartips: Tangzu Sancai
Overview: This is a budget earphone from Simgot, featuring a 1DD configuration and equipped with three different nozzles, although I'm reviewing the brass/gold nozzle
+ Build: Overall, the build is quite solid, fits well in the ear without any discomfort or issues when worn, however, it can get scratched during use if not handled carefully.
+ Accessories: The cable is well-made, nicely wrapped, and doesn't feel too cheap; it can be said to be one of the best in the budget segment.
+ Bass 7/10: Improved significantly compared to the EA500, the bass is deep and better controlled, without overpowering other frequency ranges.
+ Mid 8/10: Natural, clear, and quite detailed, male vocals are good and much better than the EA500, high mids are very well done, especially female vocals which sound very ethereal and natural, and male vocals are good without being too thin, just not as outstanding as female vocals.
+ Treble 7.5/10: Sounds airy, not harsh or piercing like the EA500, with a certain crispness.
+ Technical: Good layer separation, soundstage performs well in the budget segment.
- Summary
+ Solid build
+ One of the best earphones in the budget segment
+ Easy to drive, just need an Apple dongle
+ Recommended for beginners
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New Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM- the new budget king from Simgot
Pros: -Superb technical performance
-Smooth, natural mid
-Decent bass responses with fast, punchy midbass
Cons: -Stock tips could be a bit stiff and uncomfortable
-The black ring nozzle make the iem sounds harsh with boosted highs
Simgot EA500LM
Another Budget King from Simgot
Please note that sound perception can be subjective and can vary from person to person.
SHORT REVIEW (for normal people): BUY IT !! (I promise you won't regret)
Detailed review ( for audiophiles/tech nerds):
Simgot EA500LM In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Review
The Simgot EA500LM is a single dynamic driver (1DD) IEM that offers impressive technical performance, surpassing its cost expectations. Let’s delve into the specifics of its sound signature.
Sound Analysis:
Important note: The EA500LM comes with 3 set of nozzle. This review is based on the stock (OG) gold brass w/red ring nozzle. The steel nozzle w/red ring sounds almost the same but it has a tad bit smoother mid. The nozzle w/ black ring make the iem sounds harsh and could be fatiguing ( Not rcm).
The EA500LM boasts improved bass response compared to its predecessor, the EA500. Expect deeper, more impactful bass notes that enhance your listening experience.
The low-end frequencies are well-defined and extend comfortably without overpowering other elements.
The midrange on the EA500LM is cleaner and more transparent. Vocals and instruments come through with greater detail and accuracy.
Unlike the original EA500, which could sometimes sound harsh or fatiguing, the EA500LM strikes a better balance, providing a smoother midrange presentation.
The treble of the EA500LM is definitely the star of the show! It has extremely well extension and airiness without being too harsh or fatiguing.
Natural Sound Signature:
One of the standout features of the EA500LM is its natural tonality. Instruments sound lifelike, and vocals have a realistic timbre.
The IEM avoids excessive coloration, resulting in a more authentic and enjoyable listening experience.
The Simgot EA500LM is a commendable IEM for audiophiles seeking excellent sound quality without breaking the bank. Its refined bass, clear midrange, and natural sound signature make it a worthy addition to your audio collection.
Remember that sound preferences can be subjective, so it’s always advisable to audition the IEM personally to see if it aligns with your musical tastes. Happy listening!


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d m41n man

100+ Head-Fier
Simgot EA500 LM : Refined to a Tee
Pros: • Balanced Harman sound with a touch of brightness but still smoother and non-sibilant compared to the original EA500
• Lively and musical
• Non-offensive, easy to like and appeals to most tuning for the non-treble sensitive
• Impressive technicalities (width and separation) at this price point
• Nice quality glossy, durable build
Cons: • Fingerprint magnet
• Might not be for the treble sensitive but I still consider this tolerable than most
• Minimal need for the tuning nozzles. Default nozzle (gold) sounds the safest for the majority

With the pace Chi-Fi is going now, I might be late into the game with owning the Simgot EA500 LM as the majority has already given its praise to this single DD wonder. This impression piece will be a concise one as most of the details have already been discussed in previous reviews but I'm still going to outright start this review with a thumbs up recommendation at the $89 price point and if you can tolerate a bit of balanced-bright sound signature then I'm already telling you this set is going to put a smile on your face. Though if you have tried the other Simgot sets in the past especially the EW200 and EA500, found out not liking them then still, give this one a listen as this is the EA500 made better, optimized, and refined to its purest form with a more mature sound. Read on to to find my updated inpressions.


The EA500 LM comes in a holographic print black box, quite different from its brethren. No waifu here. Inside, you have the IEMs themselves in their shiny glossy metal glory, and an accessories box which contains 3 sets of eartips, the cable and zip case with 3.5mm terminated cable inside similar as to what comes with the EM6L. Lastly, you get 2 sets of tuning nozzles - 1) silver with red ring and 2) silver with black ring though most probably I feel the default gold with red ring will be the right tuning for most listening sessions. The first tuning nozzle is quite minimally different from the default nozzle while the second (silver w/ black ring) makes everything a bit more shouty and peaky.


Build and Sound
The IEMs themselves look and feel classy and sturdy with their all-metal shells, having that hefty feel though it is obviously a fingerprint magnet. It is still somewhat a comfy fit, not needing any fiddling. I just love what a single DD sound can bring and the Simgot house signature is no exception. It is pretty easy to drive and brings out a balanced Harman-bright lively sound that I find it would be appealing to most listeners, both casual and audiophile. The majority would be impressed at what this set brings with above-average details for the price and imaging + stage width that other below $100 sets would be jealous of. Though if you are very sensitive to treble and ever so slightly cringes at the sound of peaks then steer clear especially if the previous Simgot sets does not appeal to you. Though I would say this is one of the smoother sets Simgot has produced with a clean overall response. It's obviously better than the EA500 with friends and I myself finding the LM the polished, improved, grown-up version and better overall as a single whole product. You rarely get this much technicalities and good tuning at this price point. I do find a handful few colleagues who find it a MID set and I respect their opinion, but I do recommend to give it a try first and find out if it appeals to your ears before counting the EA500 LM out.


Comparisons & Conclusion
I would gladly take the EA500 LM over similar single DD sets such as the Moondrop Aria 2, Chu II, and Kato as well as Tinhifi's T3 at the said price tier. It's just that good and puts a boundary what an $80 set could achieve in terms of technicalities. To be frank, even up until now with all the other recent releases, the EA500 LM just gives a price-performance ratio that's hard to beat. With an overall sound that may appeal to the majority, I wholeheartedly just recommend it even up until past the $100 price tier. It just sounds more mature and appealing, makes your toes tap with pop genres while still keeping its composure with smooth jazz. I'd say if you're still curious, have a listen to it and if you're ever so slightly the treble sensitive but then you find the EA500 LM non-offensive, it just might grow on you. Definitely a thumbs up set!

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Great review, how I find them as well.
d m41n man
d m41n man
@Colin5619 thanks, appreciate it. Good to hear someone who has the same reaction.


100+ Head-Fier
Simgot EA500 LM Review: My Default Sub-$100 IEM Recommendation
Pros: - Well-balanced bright Harman tuning
- Excellent value for money
- Versatile sound with tuning nozzles
- Scales well with higher-end sources
Cons: - Nothing sound-wise for the asking price, really
- Stock eartips might lead to fit and seal issues
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Simgot has become a distinguished name for its thoughtful approach to blending elegant simplicity with advanced audio engineering. The EA500 LM, priced at a competitive $90, is their latest endeavor, promising an upgrade over the well-received EA500. Incorporating a dynamic driver made of lithium and magnesium, this IEM aims to set a new standard for resolution and transient response within its price range.

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Build Quality and Accessories:

Robust and stylish, the EA500 LM's all-metal build exudes quality workmanship, complemented by a dark gray finish that resists scratches. The kit includes a high-quality silver-plated OFC copper cable, a simple yet functional carrying case, and six sets of silicone eartips, with the addition of three tuning nozzles that enable sonic personalization. Though straightforward, the accessories cover the essentials, allowing users to start their audio experience on the right note.


Tuning Nozzles and Versatility:

The EA500 LM's tuning nozzles truly set it apart, providing discernible variations in sound signature:

- Silver/Black Nozzle: This nozzle takes brightness to a new level, promising crisp and airy vocals along with a treble that unveils the minutest details with clarity.
- Silver/Red Nozzle: My preferred nozzle with stock eartips – it delivers that airy, crisp sound yet manages to stay smooth and non-fatiguing.
- Gold/Red Nozzle: For those in search of richer lows, this tuning offers a more traditional Harman curve, with a heftier bass and midrange presence, with smoother treble.

Included Eartips and Recommendations:

While the bundled eartips suffice, I suggest elevating your experience with the Pentaconn Coreir eartips. Not only do they enhance the fit, but they also bring a notable sonic improvement worth their $20 price tag. With these tips, you'll notice a richer texture, broader midrange, and more vivacious treble, though be mindful of the slight reduction in midbass – something the Gold/Red Nozzle can compensate for if you desire more bass.

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Sound Impressions:
Tested with the Gold/Red nozzle and both stock and Pentaconn Coreir tips.

The EA500 LM showcases a bright Harman signature with remarkable resolution. It presents an airy, expansive soundscape that's ideal for detail-seekers but may not align with those yearning for a warmer, smoother audio profile.

The bass is deep, detailed, and controlled, ensuring impactful lows that complement rather than cloud the mids. The midrange, open and detailed, may lean towards the brighter side, potentially edging towards shrillness in the upper mids. The treble is the star of the show, extending effortlessly to provide a crisp, effervescent quality to the overall sound.


The technical capabilities of the EA500 LM are great, especially given its price bracket. It boasts a decently wide soundstage, paired with good imaging that pinpoints each instrument clearly. The addition of Pentaconn Coreir eartips further enhances these technicalities, resulting in sharper transients and a more expansive, airy soundstage. This additional space allows instruments and vocals to resonate more freely, thereby enriching the separation and overall auditory experience.


The Simgot EA500 LM is not fussy about its source, performing admirably with the Apple Dongle straight out of the box. Exhibiting a modest impedance of 21 ohms and sensitivity levels of 123dB/Vrms, it proves to be an easily driven pair of IEMs. However, there's a definite uptick in performance when paired with higher-end gear. Through the Cayin Ru6 and up to my Audio GD R2R Mk2, the soundstage begins to "open up". When powered by the Burson Soloist 3x Performance, the driver really comes into its own: bass deepens, treble gains finesse, and the overall soundstage widens, shedding any semblance of boxiness. While the EA500 LM excels with basic sources, higher-quality gear brings out the best in these IEMs.

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In Conclusion:

As a sub-$100 IEM, the Simgot EA500 LM shines, particularly for those who appreciate a brighter, detailed sound and the ability to fine-tune their listening experience. While it may not be the top pick for bass enthusiasts or those with treble sensitivity, its resolution


Value: S 🌟🌟🌟
Tuning: A+
Technicalities: B
Enjoyment: A-/B+

Overall Rating: B- (Objective Perspective)
The EA500 LM is a fantastic offering for its price point. While those with more to invest might consider higher-priced alternatives like the final a5000 or Simgot's own ea1000, this IEM holds its own as a budget-friendly champion.

Personal Rating: A (Subjective Take)
For the modest asking price of $100, the Simgot EA500 LM is a remarkable IEM that thrives on its adaptability in tuning and robust technical performance. With a simple swap of nozzles, listeners can shift between balanced, bright, or bass-forward sound profiles to match their preferences and playlists. It's challenging to pinpoint any shortcomings, especially when factoring in the price.

The Simgot EA500 LM Gets My Solid Recommendation 🌟


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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Highly technical improved dynamic driver
Fast attack and decay in the bass
Detailed, spacious and airy sound
Surprisingly not fatiguing
Good fit
Angled nozzles
Easily modifiable
Cons: Tuning nozzles don't make a big difference
Intense tonality that some people may find harsh
Fingerprint magnet
EA500LM is Simgot's latest release at the date of this review. Just by the name, it promises to continue the legacy of the now legendary EA500. LM name comes from the materials used in the drivers which are Lithium and Magnesium, so it doesn’t stand for “Limited”. Apart from the tuning, the price was also increased to 89.99 USD and they added another pair of tuning nozzles to the package.



Simgot EA500LM was provided to me by Simgot for free and I only paid for the customs fee. As I always say, everyone is biased one way or another so take everything you read with a grain of salt. Also I will try to be more concise and to the point in my reviews from now on without worrying about the word count etc. If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments and I will try to answer them to the best of my abilities.

Build and Accessories of Simgot EA500LM​


Earpieces of the EA500LM are identical to the original EA500; it’s made fully out of metal, only darker in color. If you like EA500’s fit, then you don’t need to worry at all. Domes of the drivers powering them are, like I said above, made using Lithium and Magnesium.


Packaging and its contents are identical to the original EA500 and EM6L. For those who don’t know, EA500LM comes with an unbranded carrying case, a thin but decent cable, 3 pairs of eartips, 3 pairs of tuning nozzles and spare O rings. Well tuning nozzles and O rings are exclusive to EA500 brothers.


Sound of Simgot EA500LM​


EA500LM didn’t stray far from the usual Simgot sound. Although they come with 3 tuning nozzles, gold and silver with red rings sound very close. Gold nozzles have tuning foams in them and they somewhat soften the sound but don’t alter the peaks too much so I decided to use the silver nozzles with red rings which don’t feel like they are holding back the IEMs. Nozzles with black filters collect dust since even the other nozzles are already very bright. If only gold nozzles made more difference.


Compared to its predecessor, bass gained some heft and weight. It also extends deeper into the subbass and rumbles more. Attack and decay is very fast and it’s one of the aspects that convinces you that Simgot again used very high quality drivers.

Mids are lovely as always but intensity is somewhat increased. I know some of you find EW200 shouty and harsh and you are probably going to find EA500LM shouty and harsh too. But even in long listening sessions I didn’t feel fatigued at all. Like upper mids, treble is also elevated but unless I cranked up the volume it didn’t feel harsh for me. Instead it sounded very airy and sparkly.


After EA500, I wouldn’t believe they would improve upon it but they actually did. In almost every way they improved subjective experience. I don’t think Simgot achieved it only with the tuning, if that were the case, EW200 would also be superior to the original EA500. EA500LM is highly detailed with great instrument separation. It also feels very spacious and imaging is very precise. I will elaborate in the comparisons section.



Simgot EA500 (original) vs. EA500LM​

This is the obligatory comparison and I’m not the only one to compare them. However for the sake of convenience I will refer to them as OG and LM in this part.


  • LM is slightly harder to drive.
  • Bass on LM has more weight and more power behind it and extends deeper into the subbass. In some songs, bass guitars on the OG sound more prominent but that’s probably caused by the LM having more treble energy.
  • Both have incredible mids presentations. OG is slightly cleaner and also less shouty and less intense.
  • One is not harsher than the other, surprisingly. Although LM is slightly brighter, shoutier and more intense, they stop at the same line when it comes to harshness and fatigue. In fact LM is slightly more controlled in the treble.
  • Timbre is slightly better on the OG but LM is more spacious. LM is more detailed and has more defined notes. Imaging is also sharper on the LM.


After comparing them for longer than I usually do, I actually couldn’t pick a conclusive winner. LM doesn’t replace the OG for me and OG is still relevant in my opinion. If you want to avoid some shout and treble energy, OG might suit you better. But improvements in technical aspects and bass region cannot be ignored.

EA500LM vs Moondrop May​

Moondrop May has become one the most enjoyable IEMs for me and a default recommendation under 100 USD so I really wanted to put them against each other.


  • May’s bass is more tactile, more impactful and rumblier but EA500LM’s bass is faster in decay and shows its capability in the first attack.
  • May’s mids are, although forward, not intrusive. EA500LM is shoutier and more aggressive in the mids, especially in the upper region. Still it is tastefully done in my personal opinion. May has more body in the lower mids. Bass guitars are also more prominent on May.
  • EA500LM is more susceptible to sibilance, May is as safe and inoffensive as can be. EA500 is much brighter.
  • May has a more agreeable timbre. EA500LM’s timbre is although very good, the treble energy it has sometimes throws off the balance.
  • EA500 is technically superior in almost every way. It feels more spacious and detailed. Although May is no slouch, it sounds blunted compared to EA500LM. Imaging is also sharper on EA500LM


It was fun comparing them and I can definitely say I’m glad to own them both. EA500LM is highly technical with Simgot’s bright tuning, May is very versatile thanks to its cable with less technical capability.


Although Simgot named these EA500LM, like I said in the comparisons section, I don’t think these replace the original EA500. In fact I think EA500LM is the default upgrade if you liked the EW200. Tuning is different enough to keep OG and LM both even though they improved LM technically. EA500 was already a benchmark below 100 USD and LM also became one. The only nitpick I can make is, gold and silver red nozzles aren’t that different. If only one of the nozzles made them closer to the OG EA500. Fine, I will do it myself.
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100+ Head-Fier
Simgot EA500LM - Top contender in the sub $100 bracket
Pros: - High quality driver
- Sexy finishing color
- U shaped tonality
- Clean and resolving midrange
- Decent treble extension and technicalities
- Tuning nozzles
Cons: - Fingerprint magnet
- Easy to scratch
- Bright upper midrange, not suitable for loud volume listening
- Light midbass and noteweight
- Weirdly not deep subbass, even if the graph says otherwise
- The threads of the shell was not done smoothly

As a continuation of their worldwide success of the EA500 model, in 2024 Simgot has released a new successor in its name, the EA500LM.

With this model, Simgot has introduced a new 2nd Gen Lithium-Magnesium Dome Diaphragm, hence the “LM” part in the model name. It is said to “not only maintains excellent high-frequency clarity but also enhances the richness and fullness of mid to low frequencies, delivering a sound that is both lush and intricately detailed” compared to the OG EA500.

Does the EA500LM perform up-to-par with its promising? Let’s find out.

Disclaimer: I got this iem from Simgot as a tour review unit. I would like to thank Simgot for providing me this oppotunity.


The box of the EA500LM is the same as the EA500. But this time, on the front, there is a very beautiful design patterns. It may not matter much in the end, but i appreciate the attention to detail from Simgot

The accessories are quite simple. They include a small case, 2 changable nozzles, a few O-rings, few pairs of tips and the cable.

Design/Build quality/Comfort

Simgot has reuses the shell from the EA500 onto the EA500LM. But to differentiate the 2, Simgot has treated the metal surface with a metal gun color, glossy finish. This one is also prone to scratches and fingerprint. The housings feel sturdy on hands.

Keeping the same DNA, the EA500LM also has changable nozzles. Simgot this time include a total on 3, instead of 2 on the EA500, different nozzles to allow us to have more tuning options.

Here is a small peak of what the driver inside looks like.

One thing i would like to comment, and i think this only happens to my unit, but the threads in shell was poorly done. Every nozzles i’ve used, when i want to screw in into the shell, it feels really rough. On the EA1000 and OG500, it feels smoother. After swapping, screwing the nozzles in so many times, the rough edge got smoother. So this maybe due to QC.

As for comfort, it’s also similar to the EA500 and EA1000. I can wear this for many hours straight.

For the cable, i think it’s alright. I expected a bit more for 80$. It's a 2 core cables, inside each strand has 2 smaller gold and black cores The cable feels soft in the hand, has no memory to it, although it does feel a little bit tangly. The connectors feel a bit cheap. The earhooks are quite stiff and not really ergonomical

Sound impression:

*Test gear:

Source: Poco F3, Dell laptop

DAC/Amp: Chord Mojo, Ibasso DC04 Pro, E1DA 9038D

Eartips used during review: Spinfit W1

Cable: Stock

Nozzle used during review: Gold nozzle

Out of the 3 nozzles, the red ones are the only one that has only a simple mesh filter, whereas the black and gold filter has some sort of foam in it. The black one is the brightest and harshest of the bunch, so i didn’t like it. The red and gold nozzle, according to graph, has near identical tonality. But from my test, the gold nozzle sounds a bit more laid back, the bass is a little more hard hitting, tech is more or less the same with the red nozzle.

The EA500LM is easy to drive. I can reach more than adequate volume with just my dongle.

Tonality: Harman-ish, U shaped with bright upper mids

* Bass: 7/10

It’s good. It’s “above average”-ly good, just not outstandingly good yet. I was spoiled with how good the bass of Simgot EA1000 was, so when i switched to the EA500LM, i was underwhelmed. But after a while, as well as testing with other cheaper and/or older iem, i must say the bass of the EA500LM is praise worthy

It has a big, rigid bass with good subbass extension. The bass is hard hitting with great slam, yes, but it doesn’t really have a lot of texture or layering to it. The bass note feels kind of 2D. The bass is fast, maybe too fast in the decay, so it doesn’t have that lingering sense to it.

Cello, trumpet feels a bit thin, like it’s lacking some body to it along with the usual lush, warm feeling that i’m familiar with. Am i too used to the overly warm bass line? Maybe, but i do think it’s the case with the EA500LM even on its own.

* Mids: 7/10

A few words of choice: Expressive, transparent, vocal focus and natural.

The bass doesn’t bleed a lot into the midrange, so what we have hear is a really clean lower midrange, but the pay off is the slightly lacking of noteweight or heft to the notes. I’m usually not too opposing to thin mids, but this is one of them times. Like you can feel like there’s some sort of “mid scoop” in this iem. Female vocal on the other hand is forward, clean and expressive. With the gold nozzle, the shouty feeling was minimized yet still kept the same energetic DNA of the Simgot house sound.

Is it my type of midrange? Probably no. I usually like a more balanced, lusher with more texturing type of midrange. I think this is more suitable for mid volume folks or modern pop fans , or Harman-ish tuning fans of sort.

* Treble: 7.5/10

Probably the best part of the EA500LM. It’s airy, well extended. The EA500LM has more than good percussion rendering (attack decay release). It rides the line of being energetic, yet not being too harsh or overemphasized.

Cymbals strikes and hihats sounds nice, although they do sound a bit scratchy at times (Listening to Caravan-John Wasson and Silhouette-KanaBOON). Just a nitpick.

* Tech: 7/10

Soundstage wise, the EA500LM has a wide, spacious sense of stage with good height and depth. Imaging also sounds adequate with good microspacing left to right. The EA500LM is just an overall technically capable iem.


Vs Simgot EA500


Supposely the successor of the EA500, is the EA500LM an upgrade to the EA500? No imho. That spot is for the EA1000

It’s been a while since i listen to the EA500, but from my auditory memory, the EA500 has brighter and harsher tuning, especially in the uppermids to treble part. The EA500 has this metallic timbre or near sibilant sound to it, while the EA500LM does not.

The EA500LM overall has a more fun type of tuning, as oppose to the more correct, neutral bright tuning of the EA500. The LM has a deeper but boomier bass, yet the OG has a faster, tighter and thicker type of bass. Lower mids sounds lusher on the EA500. The uppermids is not too different between the two, other than the metallic timbre and sibilant feeeling like i said. I enjoy the mids on the EA500LM more.

As for the treble, EA500LM wins straight up. It has better treble extension. It’s airy, but not over bearing. Percussion instruments sound natural without sounding too splashy.

EA500LM also has a better soundstage, in depth and width, as well as improved imaging over the EA500

Vs Simgot EA1000
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Let’s say you’re someone who can only get the EA500LM for now, but also wish to get, or curious about the EA1000. So what’re the differences between these 2?

To me, the EA500LM and the EA1000 have 3 main differences: The bass, the mids and the treble. Well, that’s everything, but we’ll get to it.

About the bass, the first thing i noticed is actually the layering. The EA1000 has this 3D sense to it with more depth of sound, it has better bass texture overall. The EA500LM’s bass sounds more 2D. Sure the EA500LM has a little subbass quantity, but for the overall bass reproduction, the EA1000 wins.

Turning to the mid. The mids on the EA1000 sounds lusher, more natural sounding. The high note of female vocal is less shouty. Instruments have a denser note weight to it.

The degree of difference is smaller here, but the EA1000 has higher treble detail, higher 13k peak energy. Percussion instruments sound crisper on the EA1000 due to this. It will hurt more on high volume though.

Technicalities wise, it’s a total onslaught coming from the EA1000. Sounstage size is not THAT different, but the timbre, layering and detail retreival is better on the EA1000.

Both of these iems have the Simgot house sound, but the EA1000 is more tastefully done.

Vs Oriveti OD100

Since these 2 are in the same price bracket, it’s only logical to compare these 2 to each other.

Right of the bat, the EA500LM is way easier and more comfortable to fit due to its ergonomic design. The OD100 on the other hand has this bullet-ish type of design. I’d have to opted for foam tips in order to get a better fit and seal.

The cable on the OD100 is more well built and looks nicer

As for the sound, i like the EA500LM more.

The EA500LM has more bass slam with deeper subbass extension. The OD100 bass feels more pillowy, like it has a “poof” sensation to it. Note weight is a touch heftier on the OD100.

Vocal on the OD100 feels way less refined. Compared to the EA500LM, it’s a bit honkier, more nasally. With louder volume, you can feel the shoutiness coming through.

Treble is less sparkly and airy on the OD100. EA500LM just has better treble extension and detail retrieval. Percussion instruments have more shimmering to it on the EA500LM. I think the OD100 has crisper treble, but not by much.

Soundstage is wider on the EA500LM. Layering and imaging are also better on the EA500LM due to how well its bass and mids was done.


All in all, the EA500LM is good iem, a great iem even, but not near perfect and still has more room for improvement. But even with its flaws, i still think it’s an outstanding iem for under 100$. Did the EA500LM perform up-to-par with its promising in the marketing material? I would say it ALMOST did, due to the "lush" in the promise.

If you’re looking for an iem that has a bombastic midbass slam, lush male vocal, thick noteweight and relaxing uppermid range, this iem is not for you. Whereas if you’re looking for an iem that has a really good driver, a clear tonality, technically capable but also has a fun factor in it, EA500LM is the one i would recommend for under 100$.

Thank you for reading.
An excellent review. I bought the OG ea500 and on first listen loved its clarity, but wondered why it was so popular. It sounded to me that the music and vocals weee played and sung in a higher key. Put it on my Tempotec V6 let it play without listening for several days. Listened to it again, and its sound had changed for the better, now it started to sing. Bought the EA500LM immediately it was released, wasn’t sure if the EA1000, would be a major upgrade. Out of the box, the EA500LM sounded amazing. With close to 100 hours on it, a cable change and different tips, and it really sings now. I only listen at low to moderate levels btw. I’m now waiting to see if a EA1000LM will be released.

Again, thanks for the great review.


Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: -excellent resolution
-crisp vivid U shape tonality
-bright harman target
-excellent technicalities like imaging and attack speed-control
-deep and clean bass
-open clean and transparent mids
-impressively extended, snappy and sparkly treble
-all metal construction that is durable
-good sound value
Cons: -not for treble sensitive people
-not for lush and smooth timbre lover
-lack of proper mid bass roundness-thickness-punch
-harsh upper mids (borderline shouty)
-bright harman target
-thin and light note weight
-thin bass and mids
-sometime distracting treble (percussions with filter less nozzle)
-unatural female vocal (all about presence boost)
-EW200 is better tuned, sound extremely similar and offer way higher sound value


TONALITY: 7.2/10
TIMBRE: 7/10
IMAGING: 8.8/10
MUSICALITY (subjective): 7/10


‘’SIMGOT,means "Simple and elegant".We trust only the finest product and perfect service, only the fusion of old-school rules and fashion creativity. Don't give in to conservative and troubles, we will redefine your senses. Stop stepping around and start setting out. Salute to art and science. ‘’

This is how Simgot presents themself, this IEM company from China has been around for about 10 years and releases hybrid and single dynamic drivers IEM that gain good success. What put them on the map lately is their best seller EA500, then the EW200 pushed sound value even more and then they released the EA1000 which is their best IEM to date.

Today I will review their latest release named Simgot EA500LM.

Priced 90$, This is the upgraded version of highly acclaimed EA500, the LM letter stand for Lithium and Magnesium material used for the dynamic driver diaphragm, it promess faster and less distorted transient response which will improve overall resolution performance.

Let's see in this review where and if the EA500LM excels in technicalities and musicality.



The EA500LM construction is 100% the same as stock EA500 apart from the color which is dark gray and less prone to easy scratching.
It’s all metal built that feels pristine with great craftsmanship details and no imperfection to be found.


The cable included is quite nice but it’s single ended (3.5mm). It's a thin 4 core high purity silver plated OFC copper cable, it has an appealing black and golden copper braiding color.


The packaging is quite beautifully presented but accessories are minimal. We have this cable and a basic carrying case, 6 pairs of silicone eartips and 3 pairs of tuning nozzles.


The tonality of EA500LM is very similar to other offering like EW200 and EA500, but with more sub bass focus and more stable extension. It can be perceive as U shape or W shape depending of music style, it’s not a punch less U shape though we aren’t in thick impactful bass territory neither and I would never suggest those to warm tone lover nor basshead, while for treble or even neutral head, it’s surely a win. To my ears, it’s clear the the EA500LM highlight and focus is treble first and foremost, from low (upper mids) to ultra highs (roughly 2khz to 20khz I guess).

So, again, these aren’t thick or lush sounding IEM, it’s clean, open and crisp, bright and revealing, near analytical and highly technical with a hint of fun in fast bass slam, which is wide and well controlled in resonance though it does slightly warm kick drum presence and roundness.

When it comes to the bass, bass lines are well exact and easy to follow even in a busy mix, it will dominate kick drum if their impact to it, it can offer quite potent slam when the mix is boosted in that section.
Double bass and electric bass line are well textured with enough attack edge and bite, the extension release is resonant but doesn't invade headroom, it’s not a thick, lush, vibrant or juicy presentation and for some it will feel dry and thin, lacking proper tuck and well felt weight.
The cello is a bit too thin to my ears, the tone and timbre isn’t appealing and lacks warmth and lushness to properly discern it from the violin, both having presence favored before fundamental harmonic.
But this means it’s not opaque and dark bass too, and the layering is quite good.
So, for those familiar with U shape tuning, the bass will be alright while for those loving round chunky impact, it will sound a bit too cold and lacking attack lead thump.

The mids are clean, bright and open. Again, it’s not thick nor lush, it’s quite boosted in presence and we have richly detailed texture but slightly ‘’papery’’ timbre, like sandpaper, you perceive the grain details in texture, which can create subtle timbral imbalance. It can be borderline sibilant at high volume, as well, violin and sax attack lead will be very abrasive and highlight in micro details artifacts that don’t favor musicality unless you're into analytical timbre.
The transparency and clarity is excellent for the price, you don’t struggle to find multiple instruments on the stage though the notes dynamic can feel light and piano sound a bit recessed, underlining scooped lower mid range.
The female vocals are forwards and very bright, as said, it’s prompt to sibilance and tend to jump in front of all other instruments, forcing the focus. If the vocal is breathy, it will be in a harsh way, not a lush sweet way. These aren’t my kind of female vocal at all and will mostly please fans of Harman tuned iem, so perhaps J pop fans that want their singer hitting their ear drum hard.
Male vocalists are bright and very textured too, not thick and well bodied.
All in all, mid range is the main drawback to my ears when it comes to full tone and timbre enjoyment, i find it fatiguing and non musical.

Then the most impressive part of the show is certainly the treble, it’s where the technical performance is fully released. This is a fast, snappy and crisp treble with a good sense of air and very impressive amount of micro details that doesn’t boost background hissing.
It’s energetic too, and not made for treble sensitive people, even the smoothest tuning filter I base my review on don’t go dark or non spiky, by spiky i don't mean intense imbalance at all, just that the snare and clap are a bit piercing and overly loud in the mix.
This is the type of crisp treble that does marvel with metallic instruments like acoustic guitar, harpsichord and percussions which are extremely well resolved and has this sharp attack lead and sparkly release that make it captivating.
Sure, the percussion is so detailed it can feel splashy sometimes, but it isn’t, it’s just ultra resolved to the point it picks up every detail of cymbal release.
This is a proof of excellent dynamic driver with crazy treble extension, it’s not roll off here for sure and it’s rare to be so in sub-100$ target, this put to share anything Moondrop release for ex, since it’s not ruin with harmonic distortion pass 8khz like with Kato.
But this means in a jazz quatuor with piano, double bass, drum and guitar that the guitar will steal the show of all other instruments apart from percussions, but kick drum too will be darkened by a distan double bass.
Yes, we are in treble head eargasm territory where quality meets quantity, it’s vivid yet well controlled, it does attract more attention than lower range instruments but this can be highly immersive for some. For me, it’s too much but I always complain about not having proper sparkle and air, so in that regard I'm blown away.

The soundstage is taller than wider and very deep due to clean spatiality as well as slightly recessed center stage. It’s like a mini hall, or tunnel vision.

Imaging is very impressive for the price and I can see this being used for monitoring a lot of instrument apart kick drum and piano, since the sound layering is transparent and well define, it’s easy to pull apart different instrument, then the realism of this positioning is a bit unbalanced with overly magnify presence of higher pitch instrument like percussions and acoustic guitar, which will be easier to track in stereo way.



VS ORIVETI OD100 (1DD-70$)

The LM is crisper, more transparent and open sounding as well as leaning more to smooth U shape signature, which make the OD100 sound brighter balanced V shape.

LM bass offer wider slam with more sub bass resonance and extension, it’s more mellow in mid bass punch which is warmer and more rounded with OD100. Bass separation is better layered with LM, bass lines are more textured and less ‘’one toned’’.

Mids are more recessed and less crisp with the OD100, female vocals are more upfront and prompt to shouting and sibilance, their presence is less open and transparent, texture grain is more boosted with OD100. LM mids are a bit thinner and colder.

Treble is notably superior with LM both in micro details retrieval and attack control, which is more snappy, speedy. It extended further so it’s more sparkly and airy. OD100 is more edgy and crunchy in attack, treble is brighter but dryer and rolls off faster. It gets congested faster too.

Soundstage is notably wider and deeper with LM.

Imaging is from another league: more accurate and clean, positioning is sharper and layering more transparent.

All in all, Simgot EA500 is from another league in terms of technical performance and offers a more cohesive and balanced musicality too, which extends further both in bass and treble.

VS SIMGOT EA500 (1DD-80$)

These 2 are quite similar as said but it doesn’t mean they sound the same, we can see the LM as a brighter and more technical version of EA500, it’s crisper and slightly more bassy and U shape in balance, clarity is improved, as well as transparency and attack speed and treble extension go further as well as bass is a notch more boosted so we have more impactful slam.

The bass of LM is thinner and more boomy but in a good way, since it’s cleaner and less warm than thicker more mid bass centric low end of EA500, yet this warmth thicken lower mids and overall vocal and fundamental of tone-timbre too, so the bass is more euphonic but rounder and heavier even if less fast and clean it has more tuck, ultimately tough darker in texture i find bass timbre more natural sounding with EA500.

The mids are clearer and crisper as well as more open and airy with LM, sense of transparency and imaging is quite superior too and it’s easier to perceive background instruments which have brighter definition and more textured timbre. If you were expecting smoother sounding EA500, bet on something else since upper mids a hint more shouty and aggressive with LM and timbre is less warm and natural, we have unbalance between fundamental and harmonic so female vocal feel thin and less soul full (injected with natural air) than stock EA500 which have warmer thicker mids even if some already complaint it’s too aggressive in upper mids it’s notably smoother and lusher.

The treble is the biggest improvement of LM, it’s faster and more snappy and sparkly, it’s more extended and airy and we have greater amount of sound info. The percussions are less prompt to slight splashing with LM and separation is better as well as definition sharper. Attack lead is more vivid too and macro dynamic is better articulated. Simply put: everything sounds cleaner and crisper with the LM.

The soundstage is slightly wider and taller with the EA500 while notably deeper and more holographic and ‘’concert hall like’’ with the LM.

Imaging is notably superior with the LM, in that regard it’s a big improvement and this is due to cleaner spatiality, more transparent layered and sharper instrument definition and separation.

All in all, tonaly wise i find the OG EA500 lusher and more natural, especially for mid range and vocal-saxophone instruments but technicalities goes to EA500 LM and I can see people preferring the LM, especially those who like Harman target tuning à la Moondrop Aria (which i prefer tonaly to the LM but again have inferior technical performance).



The Simgot EA500LM are incredible performers for the price and sure take the lead in that regard when it comes to sub-100$ IEM, but I could say this for 2x cheaper EW200 too.

Now when it comes to tuning choice, this is another story, or in fact ‘’more of the same harman story’’. It become harder and harder to pull apart the chifi IEMs from maker like Moondrop, Thieaudio, Tripowin, Truth ears, Whizzer, Simgot and I can go on and on since even KZ and TRN play the Harman wannabe game….to my ears their always something wrong either about the bass or mids timbre and tone or presence gain aggressivity, to my ears it actually lack musicality and alas EA500LM is no exception since the feedback i read (and share) about the stock EA500 was about pina gain boost and upper mids aggressivity and the LM choose to boost it instead of making it smoother…so in that regard, i find it counter intuitive and overly betting on resolution boost.

Nonetheless, unless you're sensitive to mid range timbre or upper mids and treble loudness, the technical sounding EA500LM sure is an impressive harmanish IEM, one that stands apart in terms of imaging and attack speed as well as extremely low harmonic distortion.



PS: I want to thanks Simgot for sending me this review sample. I'm not participating to any form of affiliate program or influencer game that would earn me $, so don't expect bias by me apart my subjective hearing as well as personal take on musicality enjoyment.

You can order the Simgot EA500LM for about 84$ (best price?) here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005006229192285.html


500+ Head-Fier
Simgot EA500 LM - Joyous and Vivid
Pros: Awesome unpackaging experience
Gorgeously seductive looks
Heavy shells with high-quality feel
Great fit with the ergonomic 'two-part' design
Well balanced overall, so not too genre specific
Bass delivery above its price tag
Vocals never feel lost in the mix
Competitively priced
Three tuning nozzles
Cons: Sharp high mids at times
Vocals placed further back in the mix (depends on recording, might be a plus for some)
Not the greatest resolution especially in midbass to low mids area
Sparse accessories (only a single set of tips and a subpar 3.5mm cable)
Tuning nozzles offer a very slight change

After a year in this mystical hobby here comes my first review. Having had the possibility to try so many different sets in a relatively short time I felt obliged to go ahead and express my gratitude by trying to help any lost souls out there, just as I was when I first got in. Possibilities are seemingly endless and only by getting to meet some highly experienced people did I manage to jump onboard the train heading the right direction without getting off-track thousands of times along the way. Make sure to understand the helping person's preferences and you too can find your footing and hit the ground running in no time.

A Quick Intermezzo About Me

I won't bore you for too long with personal trivia, however my quick background resume goes as follows. Currently 27 years old and I am more in awe of the sheer power of music by the day. I have always been moved by music just that slight bit more than average, I'd say. My spending started with a roughly 200€ Bose bluetooth speaker back in my first grade of highschool. What an extraterrestrial thing that was in early 2010s. And it keeps on playing to this day – a true testament of quality. Also sounded fantastic back then, nowadays not so much. Lots of BT speakers, TWS, car audio speakers, IEMs, etc., later bring me to this day when I do consider myself an audiophile. What brings me the most joy beside listening to music is singing, so I am currently participating in a choir and challenging myself with solo vocal covers (check the link in my signature to hear my first project). Unsure where all this leads, but the journey itself is marvelous and life is nothing but a journey.

How The Review is Structured

For those that are interested in my thoughts on this set, but cannot be asked to read the whole thing, I will start off by placing it in my special trademarked graph and give it a score on certain qualities to reach the final star score. Those that are seriously considering a sub-100€ set, please read the song examples that follow below too to get as much of a feel on what you could expect. I will mention some songs of varied genres and try to convey what one can expect from the EA500 LM. As source I have been using my FiiO M15S on high gain as well as the Venture Electronics RA2B-FE + Prime DAC. Certainly no lack of power.

Disclaimer: This unit was sent to me by Simgot in exchange for a review. This will not affect the transparency of my written presentation of what I am experiencing. For that, I owe an honest Thank You to Simgot.

Unpackaging & Accessories

The box of the item came in another classic unassuming cardboard box which did not really pique my interest. However, upon opening the transport box I was greeted with a wonderfully presented box with flowing rainbow colours (not best seen on my pic) that had me go "Oooh ... okay, unexpected!"


Then it's all about getting the thing out of the box, usually I have no time to lose. I was soon pausing again due to another nice touch. And I very much agree with the statement!


Finally came to the grand prize. Beautiful metallic shells are always worth appreciating for a little while before reaching for them and never ever seeing them fingerprintless again!


Afterwards, we were on to the accessories which have left me wanting more. There is a grand total of 1 tip set in S, M and L. It is, however, a nice set of tips, may I say. Similar to KBear 07, I feel. After some testing, I have swapped the tips to Divinus Velvet.
Cable looks decent and handles well, but is only a 3.5mm and doesn't do the gorgeousness of the shells much justice. I have to add that the cable strap has another nice touch with the writing "Salute to Art and Science" - it's the details that count. I have swapped the cable to NiceHCK BlackCat Ultra.





Let's Get Going !

This funny but useful graph I came up with does not come with a thick user manual. All you need to know is that sets further left are warmer than sets further right, and sets higher up are better technically than sets lower down. Those little yellow lines on both axis represent where sets with average technicalities and neutral overall balance lay. I have also added the Venture Electronics SIE 1DD (gold) and the CVJ Mei 1DD+2BA (silver) to help with my perception of where the LM slots in.


Here are my scores on the sound of the LM in individual categories. All three subcategories of each of the frequency spectrums will be rated 1-5. The overall Bass/Mids/Treble score is an average of all three scores.
Keep in mind that I am scoring sets irrespective of their price, so cheaper sets getting a 3 in any given subcategory is already good going. I feel this is more holistic than rating based on price since sound is sound. I had to approach this in a simplistic manner so to keep it easy to understand and compare sets. Since this is the first review I have done there is not much to compare to yet.


Seven Song Examples

Song #1:
First minute of this song offers a quick sample to test piano, bass, trombone, and sax timbre as well as female vocals and the perception of stage.


Creep by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox feat. Haley Reinhart

This song's lowest register is covered solely by bass, so getting that right is critical. LM does it very satisfyingly with ample authority and ease of following it throughout. What it lacks is the ultimate distinction of similar notes played in quick succession and bass clarity. Overall it is the most prominent instrument even after all the other parts get going at full pace. It delivers the low register of this song in a different way to my other sets. Most of the information is midrange focused with all instruments but bass occupying this frequency spectrum. Allowing all the instruments their space and delivering them in a natural way is what a set needs to excel at. LM sounds extremely open to my ears here, which means following which ever instrument is rather simple. Her velvety vocal is always free of muddiness or other parts blurring it. It places the vocal a bit back in the mix, though, so those that prefer very front and proud vocals might not find it too perfect in that regard. Hihats could be a bit crisper and extend more effortlessly, but this is a nitpick since this is an affordably priced single dynamic driver and single DDs rarely do the treble justice for me, even higher up the price ladder.

Song #2:
Angelic male vocal slowly transforming into a sharp male vocal and the usual rock accompaniment. Allows to better understand different sets' capability of perceived emotion, layering, timbre, etc.


Castaway Angels by Leprous

Song starts with a calm guitar and his breathy and dreamy vocal. LM delivers both in a satisfying manner, adding slight bit of body to both guitar and his vocal. Each guitar pick is well detailed. His voice is on the smoother side of the spectrum. Bass makes itself welcome with a low and deep punch which mixes nicely with the guitar and his vocal. When the song gets going the bass guitar gets very intricate in certain parts and LM does deliver all notes, but not the most cleanly. Drum kicks are nicely set and punchy. Discerning among the drums and bass guitar could be easier. Here too, vocal has no trouble staying away from the rest of the mix and finding its spot on the stage. High mids are on the verge of overeagerness, but stay safe. Overall, this song requires careful line between the bass and mids while not scooping out midbass or lower mids too much. This balance is done well on the LM. I judge the treble on such sets mostly by focusing on good clarity and lack of sharpness. LM does not sound sharp to my ears at any point as long as you don't crank up the volume to 11 – from my experience, all affordable sets so far have struggled to maintain composed once you go a bit wild with the volume knob. Treble is balanced out by the bass weight. It comes across even as slightly reduced compared to bass. Treble stays clear and does not leave to many details on the table. Treble extension could be better since there isn't much air, but let me clarify again, with DD drivers I put much more focus on low-end extension.

Song #3:
Let's plug those guitars in and stop being gentle with the drums. Pace, space, rhythm, male vocal.


The Pot by Tool

This song is more drum-driven than the previous, so we need punch and quickness. LM does not leave much to be desired. Drums sound full and lively. It does not struggle with pace. Bass guitar can get a bit overwhelmed behind the drums. All the energy is covered by electric guitars. The distortion sounds wonderfully distorted. They are not lacking speed nor presence. His vocal never seems strained, but does seem to my ears a bit too far behind the sheer power of guitars. Overall, very capably done. Cymbals and hihats are sharp as they should be, but still a bit smoothed over and possibly a bit too wet sounding. Tough thing to get fully right and LM struggles a bit.

Song #4:
Upbeat pop rhythms with plenty going on.


The Thrill is Gone. by RAYE

Her voice is very proudly positioned right upfront and quite a bit ahead in the mix. The overall balance of this song seems a bit more bright but carefully done in the LM's potentially problematic high mid area, so it fits the LM nicely. Energetic presentation throughout. Stage width is above average which allows enough room for back vocalists. Brass and drums are timbrally correct. This sort of pop is what I would suggest the LM for.

Song #5:
Slow and moody jazz. Requires spaciousness, timbral accuracy and a playful vibe.


Rosita by Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster

Must say I was positively impressed with LM's rendition of this tune. Not an easy one. Get one thing wrong and the charm is gone. All instruments are in their own imaginary bubbles and they successfully leave room for each other. Timbrally I feel all is well, except for sax which gets a bit too sharp or digitalised at times. Not too big a deal. Enjoyable, but slightly flawed.

Song #6:
A pleasant and somewhat creepy look into the unknown. Needs serious bass to form the template and good imaging.


Satsang by Sumiruna

Playful character of bass of the LM is unleashed here. It is a song that might sound majestic or downright weird if the system is unable to reproduce it. LM can handle the ridiculousness and as a result provides an enjoyable listen. Definitely not a relaxing set, though. This would not be my pick for those calm evenings, but rather the Friday nights when you want to get the party going. Smoothness of bass and mids is interestingly countered by energetic high mids and low treble.

Song #7:
Turning up the wildness to 11.


Alien Alert by 1200 micrograms

The anticipation of insanity is high with this one. Absolute necessities are thunderous bass and good spacial cues. Bass of the LM does the job very decently while spaciality is good, but obviously not up to the highest standards. Slight excess of high mids makes this song quite fatiguing. This will not be too big of an issue when you are out and about, it only might become a bit much when you want it to be a bit more reserved. But when it gels with your mood … oh, man.

This concludes my song examples and hopefully you found some information that proves useful to your listening habits!

To Sum Up The Simgot EA500 LM

To sum up the LM, I would mostly pitch this one to those who like a good amount of bass to be counterbalanced by high mids with a slight lean in authority to the latter. Definitely a highly energetic listen which fits the bill when your mood calls for it. On calmer nights I would reach for other sets.

Thanks for Reading! Have a Lovely Day.
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Great!! 😄. Love your trademarked™️ post-it graph!! Great work Nik!
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Nice presentation with an original slant. [(thinks) what did I unleash on the world sending you that box of goodies?] :L3000: :relaxed:
Now you can review an AuR :beerchug:
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Great review! Sounds like we heard them very similarly.