SIMGOT EN700 Bass In Ear N50 High Magnetic Composite Moving-Coil Dynamic Driver Earphone (Red)

General Information

Description: Polymer composite titanizing diaphragm. N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver 15HZ-40KHZ High quality bass.Suitable for all kinds of music style. Use a large number of ear shape data from different races to testmore comfortable. Better ergonomic,much more cosy. OFC braided wier,4OOD Dupont KEVLAR fibre. No-Break sleeve craft in order to ensure the smooth tracsmission of sound signals. Better wire and ear hook. Balance of quality and weight,brand new technics,keeps fresh after long use. Specification: Type:In-ear Brand:SIMGOT Model:EN700 BASS Impedance:16Ω Headphone sensitivity:101dB/mW Frequency range:15-400000Hz Degree of distortion:

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Pros: Smooth and toward warm sound signature
Detail and dynamic
Excellent build quality
Comfortable for long hour wear
Premium & lot accessories
Decent isolation
Cons: Easily tangled cable
Author's Note: The original review can be found at my blog - SIMGOT EN700 BASS Review @ JayceOoi.com.

Introduction
Looking for an in-ear monitor around $100 that sound great? I have one to introduce - SIMGOT EN700 BASS. It is a lightweight and all-metal earphones. Loaded with dynamic driver for clear, natural and balanced sound reproduction. Comes with 6 sets of ear tips and storage bag to ease carry around. Does it sound really that great? Read on to find out...

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Package Content
SIMGOT EN700 BASS comes in a very nice and stylish gift packaging. Well protected too. Once opened, you can find SIMGOT EN700 BASS earphones and storage bag. There are 6 set of ear tips, velcro, brush, user manual, global warranty and VIP card as well (all written in both Chinese and English). They look great and premium for sure. And the high quality brown leather case will ease to carry and protect SIMGOT EN700 BASS on the go.





Design & Build Quality
Top-notch build quality and nicely done. Premium for the price that you paid. The lightweight aluminum alloy all-metal housing is oval in shape. Round and smooth to provide the best comfort. Slightly larger than other in-ear earphones that I own. As for inside, it is using N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver with polymer composite titanizing diaphragm. Comes with OFC braided wire with 400D DuPont KEVLAR fibre cable and gold plated plug. Ear hook for over the ear wearing. Need detachable cable? Check out the PRO version then. As for colours, there are black, blue, red and titanium for you to choose.





Fit, Comfort & Isolation
There are 2 types of ear tips. The first one with larger bore to give you clear sound with powerful mid-high frequency. And the other one with smaller bore to provide enhanced bass. Personally, Eartip I fits me better and getting better seal. And provide good comfort even on long hours of hearing. As for isolation, better than most of the IEM that I own. Surely block some of the environment noises here. And seldom notice microphonic from cable too. That's good. The only complaint that I have - cable with hook tends to tangle easily (at least for me). Need some time to untangle when trying to use them.



Sound Quality
In short, SIMGOT EN700 BASS is a little bit toward warm rather than totally balanced sound signature. The bass is well controlled and does not affect mids and highs. And easy to drive with 16Ω only. No need external amp to get the full potential out of it. Smartphone and tablet have more than enough power to drive it. Of course, it sounds better with dedicated DAP like Lotoo PAW 5000 or DAC like Zorloo ZuperDAC. Personally, I prefer it to drive with bright / natural sound signature media player.



Let's talk about highs...They are well extended, natural and smooth. Surely no harshness and sibilant like those bright IEM. As for mids, vocals sound natural in both male and female. A bit forward and closer to ear. Female vocals like Faye Wong, The Corrs and Taylor Swift sound sweet to me for sure. Resolution is good, loaded with clarity and play along nice with all the instruments in the music. Bass is where SIMGOT EN700 BASS shines. Songs like Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Beat It and Black or White surely get different feel with it. You get enhanced punch and rumble bass yet in control. And does not make everything muddy at all unlike other IEM that I tested. Soundstage is wide and decent for IEM. Instruments placement separation is clear even in the complex scene. Overall, SIMGOT EN700 BASS sounds great for the price.

Advantages
  • Smooth and toward warm sound signature
  • Detail and dynamic
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comfortable for long hour wear
  • Premium & lot accessories
  • Decent isolation
Limitations
  • Easily tangled cable


Conclusion
SIMGOT EN700 BASS is surely a keeper for the price point at around $100. Enjoy slightly warm natural sound. Comfortable for long hour wear. Premium and loaded with lot of accessories. Interested? Do visit SIMGOT Website for more information.
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Pros: Natural Sound, Deep Bass, Great Build Quality, Large Soundstage, Happy Sound, Good instrument Texture, Lively Presentation, Vintage Leather Case included,
Cons: Cables are a bit tangle-prone
Simgot EN700 BASS - Simgot brings a very interesting IEM to be the contender of the "Best ~100$ IEM". Sporting a natural sound and a large soundstage, EN700 Bass makes a great experience to listen to!





Introduction

Simgot EN 700 Bass is one of the latest well-priced In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) produced by the new Chinese IEM producer Simgot. Being rather new in the industry, Simgot started making name for themselves with the release of their EN 700 IEM which has been described by many to have a natural sound along with a comfortable fit and a solid build quality.



I didn't know a lot about Simgot before writing this review, but in the short time I spent with them and their products, the company has left a good impression as they seem to be quite friendly. Simgot seems to be very proactive in answering their customer's questions, and in solving any issues that may arise, as well as offering support and advice to their customers.

Simgot EN 700 Bass is a tweaked version of the original Simgot EN700, the Bass edition sporting a new, more natural sound.


Simgot is just starting to make an appearance in the audiophile community, but they expressed a strong desire to communicate more with their customers and fans. EN700 and EN700 Bass are available for purchase from a multitude of shops, including Amazon, Aliexpress and if I'm not mistaken, there are Massdrop editions of EN700 around as well.

I have absolutely no affiliation with Simgot and I am not receiving any incentive. My review will be honest and objective, the purpose of it is to describe the sound and experience of EN700 Bass. My opinions are mine and I stand by every word I write. The review sample is provided by Simgot for my honest thoughts and feelings and Simgot insisted that I post everything I feel honestly and without sweetening things out.



About me

My name is George Dobrescu and I am the Director of the Seventh Heart Studios game studio. I work as one of the main programmers for the company, and I am the writer for Quantum Magica and Falsetto Memories projects. I spend eight – twelve hours a day working on a computer, writing and sometimes drawing. I also take care of administrative work which means that I require a portable setup so I'll be testing the portability of iDSD as well.


Music is present all around me for a big part of that time as working with music is always more fun. With all the devices I own, I need great sound, comfort and ease of usage, not to mention that my listening volume ranges from "please stop that, it's far too loud" to "I can't even tell that you're listening to music".

My collection includes everything from Classical to Metal, from Rap to Pop, from Punk to Cabaret and absolutely everything in between. There are great artists from every type of music, and I'm one to collect their albums, and keep a tidy order for my files.


You can check out more about our games on our pages https://www.facebook.com/seventh.heart.studios/ and https://twitter.com/7heartstudios .


At Seventh Heart Studios, we all love music and this has had an impact on our games as we hold the music close to our hearts and we are committed to only use ogg -q10 as the encoding format for our music since it offers the best disk space to sound quality ratio, OGG -q10 being closest to audibly transparent when compared to FLAC encoding.



First Impression

When it comes to In-Ear Monitors (IEMs), I have owned a Sennheiser ie800 for a long while and I recently got a FiiO F5, Sennheiser M2 IEBT, and Dunu DK-3001 as well. Sennheiser ie800 has proven to be my longest-lasting companion, but Dunu DK-3001 is becoming more and more important in my daily listening. Both ie800 and DK-3001 make excellent benchmark IEMs and I am always on the lookout for more IEMs, Headphones and devices that would make an excellent benchmark in sonic qualities.



I was browsing the internets during a lonely night after work, when I noticed banners and photos carrying images of an intriguing IEM – an over-the-ear IEM, with an ingenious looking outer plate that reminded me of Audeze headphones. It piqued my curiosity and I started reading more and more about it, being more and more impressed by the overly positive feedback coming from the fans and customers.

Soon after, I started talking with Mr. Andrew Wang, the CEO of Simgot, and I posed many questions about the intricacies of EN700 and their products. I must commend Mr. Wang for finding proper solutions to my lots of quandaries and for his nice attitude during our conversations.

Simgot EN700 Bass arrived after about three weeks from the moment I spoke with Simgot, and this time it arrived through the Romanian postal service. It was a hot and dry day when I went to pick up EN700 Bass package. I was carrying lots of paperwork in my backpack and had quite a busy schedule that day, but I still found time to pick EN700 BASS from the postal service.

The weather in Bucharest can get insanely torrid in this time of the year, but it was not yet quite the 40 C Summer that Bucharest offers during July. Still, the sun felt more like a death-star rather than a warm friend in the sky.

The postal service is a good few minutes of walk from where I live, but I prefer to take a walk there since it is good for the health and I like to admire the iconic historical structures of Bucharest during the walk. The road leading to the postal center also goes near field where kids gather to play sports and I find it refreshing to see youth and energy once more, sometimes thinking to myself that we age way too fast and that sometimes we forget how to be young. The old postal service center is a reminiscent building of what was once a great community, built in Romania by the communist regime. Now it is only a relic, visited from time to time by those in need of a quick and cheap solution, but nothing there can reflect its former glory. The people there are usually nice and don't cause as many problems as TNT or DHL do, but if you don't pick a package on time, they send it back to the original sender…

I embarked on a transcendental few minutes of waiting in line with other people as there are too few agents working at the postal service nowadays. It is quaint to see a public postal service, everyone minding his own job, some sending packages, many paying things, and a few just being there to ask questions. The postage agent was very friendly and handed me the package quickly after signing some papers and presenting with the necessary papers.

Simgot has been careful with their packaging and wrapped it in quite a bit of bubble wrap, preparing it for your typical postage shipping conditions.

I went ahead and dealt with the paperwork that was in my backpack, the business being rather urgent. By the time I got home, it was already evening. It was complicated to eat or continue working when something so well-renowned was sitting on my desk, just waiting for me, inviting me to give it a listen, so I put my work to a hold for a few moments, so I could see what the hype was about with EN700 Bass.

After unboxing a rather good-looking package that includes a few rather unique accessories, I placed EN700 Bass in my ears, plugged them in iFi iDSD BL, our benchmark DAC/AMP and pressed play.

When trying them for the first time, I made a little mistake and tried using EN700 BASS with the smallest rubber tips included. It soon became evident that my ears needed the medium tips so I switched them over and started listening.

The sound I heard was intriguing and magical, EN700 BASS being one of the most natural IEMs I heard in their price range. I had to listen to them much more before I could pronounce myself about their sonic abilities.



Packaging:

First things first, let's get the packaging out of the way:

















First time opening Simgot's package is an experience full of surprises. The design is simple but elegant, the main package being white and reminding of the typical art and packaging Apple products have.

The front of the box presents Simgot EN700 BASS IEMs in their beauty along with the company's logo, the sides of the box present photos of the cable, while the back of the box includes a photo of EN700's internal composition along with a few technical details about them in Chinese. It looks like Simgot offers a process of identifying their IEMs for authenticity as well.


After removing the first white cover, you will find a black cardboard box that has a nice texture-pattern over it, which has a bird-like creature engraved along with the name "Suzaku".

The cardboard box is padded with a fine sponge that protects EN700 Bass, which are seated in hard cardboard cutouts.

One of the most interesting accessories EN700 Bass offers is the leather-like case, which comes in brown color.

The carrying case looks unique and offers a good amount of protection for EN700, being hard on the sides and impossible to bend. The inner part of the case is also padded with a fine material that further protects EN700 Bass during transport.

On the back of the case, there is an interesting logo "Salute to Art and Science". I like their slogan and find it an interesting way to advertise their products. The packages and papers include something that I appreciate, which is a short table of what is the longest recommended exposure to each kind of loudness.




It is important for companies to remind their customers that listening to music at loud volumes for extended periods of time might lead to hearing problems.







The box also includes tips for EN700 bass, six pairs in total, a global warranty card, a brush for cleaning EN700, EN700's booklet and EN700 BASS themselves.




All in all, EN700 is packaged well and looks very good for its price range and the unboxing experience is a real pleasure.




What I look in for a IEM

When buying an IEM, there are a few things that a buyer should be looking and seriously consider as sooner or later those will come in foresight:

- Sound quality – This is the most important aspect of an IEM by far, if it sounds good, it'll bring a lot of fun and pleasure to you

- Ergonomics – the fit and ergonomics of a IEM are very important, the listener wants a comfortable IEM that can stay in place for hours at once and that doesn't have a microphonic cable.

- Value – Some IEM fans might want to keep the value of their purchase in mind

- Drive-ability – Some might want to drive an IEM directly from a smartphone or from a weaker source, it is important to know how hard or easy to drive is a IEM or Headphone before making a purchase

- Interesting design – Everyone will have a different definition for what an interesting design is, but it is always good to see effort going to the design part of the IEM.

- Portability – An IEM should be portable and possible to wear while walking or doing other activities.

- EMI interference – Any IEM out there should be free of those, but it is good to test against them either way.



Technical Specifications

Impedance - 16 Ohm

Connector - 3.5mm SE

Frequency Response - 15 Hz – 40 kHz

Rated Power - 101dB / mW at 1kHz

THD - <1% 101dB

Cable length - 1.2m

Driver Size - 10 mm

Driver Type - Dynamic, Vented

Coupling type - In-Ear

Channel Imbalance - <1.5dB at 1kHz

Driver - N50 Dynamic, Titanium Coated




Build Quality/Aesthetics

EN700 BASS looks like a modern and stylish IEM, it's outer plates reminding of beautiful works of art, like the well-known Audeze LCD series. The main IEM body is fully made out of smooth metal, leaving a good impression and looking well built.



There is a vent hole in the IEM body that helps with reducing driver flex and gives EN700 BASS a larger soundstage. The nozzles have a metal grill at their end that prevents any kind of debris entering the IEM body. The outer plates look sturdy as well, although they don't seem to offer any more venting or openings other than the venting hole does, being more a design element rather than a functional vent.


The cable is attached to the IEM bodies and it is not interchangeable, but Simgot is working on a version of EN700 that offers interchangeable cables as well. For increased comfort, the portion of the cable that comes in direct contact with the ear is covered in a soft, rubbery plastic and the rest of the cable has a braided design and a dark red-golden color.



There is a small Velcro strip down the cable that helps keep the cable in place during storage, and the 3.5mm jack comes with a small stress relief as well.

The design of the cable looks great and it brings memories of vintage pieces of equipment, especially vintage headphones form before 2000.

All in all, the build quality of EN700 BASS is incredibly good for the price and they are hard to fault. With great aesthetics as well, they look like a combination of stylish and vintage.



Fit/Comfort

While the first time wearing EN700 Bass, I actually tried them with smaller tips than I should have, I found out later that they are actually very comfortable, and there is very little to complain about. They are on the larger size, so people with smaller ears might get different results, but they work well for me. The tips offer a good feeling and they don't get slippery easy, while the IEM bodies don't press against the ear.



Given their shape, EN700 BASS makes very little contact with my ear, most of their weight resting within the silicone tip and the part of the cable that goes around the ear. Happily, this means that the ears are touching very little of EN700 besides those two parts, so chances of discomfort are fairly low.

The cables are nice to the touch feel great when worn, but they are very slightly prone to tangling when stored, but this problem disappears when using the Velcro strap included.

EN700 BASS isolates the listener from the outside noise very well, and it is possible to wear them and take them with you even in the crowded evening streets of Bucharest. People around you won't hear the music you're listening to, and you won't be bothered by other people's conversation and chatter while you have EN700 BASS plugged in.



Testing

Simgot EN700 BASS has been tested with Xiaomi Mi Max, FiiO X5ii, Opus #3, HiFiMAN MegaMini, and with our benchmark DAC/AMP, iDSD Black Label. Some of the sound described will inherently be influenced by the source driving EN700 Bass.



Sound Quallity

Simgot EN700 BASS has a surprisingly good sound, especially considering its price point. They are a natural sounding IEM with enhanced bass and a large soundstage. The sound is generally clean and clear, with a tendency to sound smooth in the top registers.



EN 700 BASS has many magical features when it comes to its sound, but one of the best is that they don't really roll-off in any direction and that they offer one of the largest soundstages in a IEM, even if we consider more expensive IEMs.


The music is airy and the tonality is very good, there are no peaks, there is no sibilance and there is no trace of harshness with EN700 BASS, at times being maybe a bit too polite and friendly, presenting most music in a euphoric and enthusiastic way. Given their enhanced bass, EN700 BASS will probably fall into the warm types of presentation, but they are one of the most natural IEMs in the ~100$ price range I've heard.

EN700 BASS is extremely forgiving of bad recording conditions, painting even some of the poorest recorded albums in a friendly light, quietly hiding away all of their flaws. There is no trace of sibilance or other unpleasant sounds even when the album was purposefully painted with a screechy sound in mind, and many fans of older albums will surely appreciate this.




Little disclaimer:


All the sonic impressions have been taken using iDSD Black Label, FiiO X5ii, Opus #3 and HiFiMAN Megamini. All of the above are impressive sources and they will have an impact over the sound of Simgot EN700 BASS.



Channel balance

This sample of Simgot EN700 BASS presents absolutely no channel imbalance, even after proper testing and measurements, both channels playing in unison at the same volume.




Bass

One of the first things that impresses the listener when it comes to EN700 BASS is their strong and deep bass.

EN 700's bass presents no audible roll-off and offers an amazing presence and quantity. The impact is very good and EN700 BASS presents the bass with a healthy initial strength, being able to shake the listener from his place. It also offers a natural to long decay, giving EN700 BASS a signature rather suited for bass-heavy types of music.

It would be safe to name EN700 BASS a basshead's IEM, but compared to other bass-heavy IEMs, EN700 BASS has a clean and deep bass, that doesn't bleed in the midrange. It is nice to notice such a clean and strong bass in their price range, the bass never overshadowing other elements in music.


Bass textures and bass details are fairly good for EN700's price point as well.

Ken Ashcrop – Absolute Territory – The song starts strong, the first few synth sounds being clear and strong, with the first bass notes being powerful and deep. The song has a dark to natural general tonality and the voice sounds sweet and enchants the listener with its magic. The chorus has good detail and it is possible to hear all the cymbal symbols in the background, but they will continue to keep a clear background position, especially when compared to the bass which is played in the front of the listener. The mids usually keep a safe and midway place while the soundstage and airy presentation gives the song a healthy 3D presentation with symbols even coming from the back of the listener at times. It is totally possible to embark on a trip with the singer, traveling through his adventure with his lover as he sings about how he meets the love of his life.

Rings of Saturn – Peeling Arteries – The song starts with extreme impact and force, the cymbals playing along with the guitars and the crispy drum patterns. The voices carry an amazing impact and strength to them while the bass notes are deep and strong, being very easy to start softly headbanging while listening. The song envelops the listener and takes him through the dark post-apocalyptical world painted by Rings of Saturn, a place where aliens have invaded and are slowly disintegrating Earth. For the record, I have been quickly tapping my feet on the floor for most of the song duration, sometimes closing my eyes and living through the cosmic travel painted during the solo of the song. The speed of the drums is very good and EN700 Bass are able to paint quite a realistic image of the song's pace.

Minesweepa – Dropping Bodies – The song starts with good strength and although the synths carry little bass information, EN700 enhances that bass and gives the build-up a good emotion and impact. When the song truly starts, the listener is dazed in place by the depth and force of the bass. The cymbals continue playing in the background, while the bass is in the front taking names and shocking the living being out of the listener. The song doesn't have a story by itself, but the trip of listening to this dubstep piece is amazing through iDSD BL + EN700 BASS. For the record, there have been a few times where the drum patterns coupled with the large soundstage have actually made me get up from my chair and look around, thinking that something fell in my room.

Leningrad – Healthy Holidays – The song starts softly with a few gentle guitar notes combined with piano notes, while the voice sings in the front of the listener and declares itself as the main element of the song. There is a clear sense of bass and play-like elements in the song while the accordion and other instruments play happily like they usually do in an avant-garde opera. The song, although having a rather grotesque message, is presented friendly and happily with an enthused tone. The trumpets have a good impact and strength to them, sounding pretty clear and alive.



Midrange

The midrange of EN700 BASS is clear, natural and has a touch of thickness to it, presenting music with a good tactile feeling. The textures are pretty good for the price, while the soundstage is rather incredible considering its price range.

Both male and female voices are presented with a slight tilt towards a sweet tonality. EN700 BASS will present most music in a friendly way, being quite the agile IEM when it comes to hiding things.

The midrange is presented with good textures and has a nice depth to it, brass instruments having a nice tactile feeling to them, guitars presenting tasty and crispy riffs and pianos having a melodic touch on every keystroke.

Being rather musical, EN700 BASS is a good combination with almost type of music that is supposed to sound happy and playful, presenting things in a joyful way. Rhythm guitars, in special, are presented with sweet undertones to them together with usually slightly longer decay of each note.


3OH!3 – Déjà vu – The song starts with a healthy bass pattern along with the synth patterns playing in the background. The voices are natural and relaxed, having a slightly melodic tint to them. The story of the singer's life as he visits clubs and does the same things over and over is interesting and his half-asleep style of living can be lived through the song. The presentation is airy and has a good soundstage.

Gakusen-P with Gumi – Sacrifice of the Sheep – The song starts with good speed, presenting all sound in a quick pace and rhythm. The bass is played in the same area as the voices, while the cymbals are played in a slightly more distant space, accompanying the whole song and keeping the rhythm whole. Female voices sound sweet and the emotional involvement is very good and alive throughout the song. The story of the song is presented nicely, the story of the two villages who came to a fight because of their beliefs and who decide to offer a poor innocent as a sacrifice. The emotional impact of the sacrifice's lament can be felt through the song and it is possible to feel the moment when the protagonist is visited by an angel who tells him that he will be saved in the end. The final scene, that of the character's final moments can fill one's eyes with tears and bring a cold shiver down one's spine.

REDFOO – New Thang – The song starts with an impressive selection of bass notes alternating with the cymbals that play in the background. The synth selection has a good musicality and texture to them while the chorus plays with a happy and well-paced tone. The song keeps a warm and joyful approach and it is possible to gently tap one's head or fingers while listening to it.



Treble

Simgot EN700 BASS features a smooth treble presentation that is friendly and will hide all defects in a song. There is no trace of sibilance or harshness, no matter how the song was recorded, but this means that EN700 BASS can be a bit too friendly and relaxed for aggressive music, being a slightly dark, warm and happy IEM.

Protest The Hero – I Am Dimitri Karamazov And The World Is My Father – The song starts with an interestingly friendly and smooth approach, keeping the bass as the central element with the voices somewhere in between the bass and the cymbal crashes. This song is usually sibilant and harsh, the fact that it is presented smoothly means that all music will come as happy and enthusiastic through EN700 BASS, a musical and fun experience for those who want to have a happy day. The story of the solider who is exiled by his family to fight against his will is presented a bit happy, and while it doesn't keep the whole range of emotional involvement it was originally supposed to have, the vocal tonality towards the end of the song helps with expresing the wail and regret of the solider as he feels that all his life he played a role that was given to him.

Eskimo Callboy – Party at the Horror House – A song about debauchery and a party at a horror house, the way EN700 BASS presents the song is clean and enthusiastic, and although it takes away some of the main original dark element of the song, the final experience is full of life and fun. The cymbals are slightly subdued, but since this song used to sound a tiny bit harsh on certain setups, this change is welcome if you want to have an easy time while listening to it. The voices are again presented clearly and with a good tonality and texture. The bass is defined as the central element of the song, strong, thick and coming through with good impact.

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird – A beautiful song about the state of affairs in Germany right before the start of WWII, the song takes the listener on a journey through the daily lives of Jewish families and the segregation they started to feel as the war was becoming more and more a certainty that they feared. The large soundstage of EN700 BASS helps a lot with the presentation of this song since there are many unique notes that need to be played in specific spots for the song to have its intended impact. The cymbal crashes are smooth and played somewhere in the background, but they are clear and well defined. Long wails and accordion notes are played with beauty and elegance while the tone of the song goes dark towards the end as the situation portrayed turns sour.



Soundstage

Simgot EN700 BASS has a unique way of presenting the soundstage, large in size and well layered, but with a good coherency.

The large size of the driver unit helps a lot with this as instruments are never smeared on one another and there is a nice feeling of air between the instruments. The soundstage performance of EN700 BASS is above its price point and they have a larger sound than most IEMs tend to.



ADSR/PRaT

The ADSR / PRaT characteristics are fair for the price point. There is a good sense of Rhythm and Pace and while some musical notes are a bit more extended than they should, they make an interesting and enthusiastic listening experience.



Portable Usage

Simgot EN700 BASS is very portable by default and it works well while on-the-go, especially as it offers a pretty good isolation and has a stylish design.

Given EN700 BASS over-the-ear design, the cables are not microphonic at all, and Simgot included a rubbered plastic over the cables in the area where they come in contact with the ear so the wearing comfort is also very good.

The cables themselves have a nice design and they can clearly be taken outside and shown to other people, and the jack is made out of metal and has a nice stress relief that reads Smigot.

All in all, EN700 BASS is portable and is made to be worn outside.

The fact that the cable is slightly tangle-prone didn't affect portable usage in any way, and it is a fun experience using EN700 BASS outside.



Drive factor

Simgot EN700 BASS is very easy to drive and can achieve close to its full performance when driven from a better smartphone or laptop, the maximum resolution being good for its price point.



Using a better source results in a better sound, but EN700 BASS sounds great from a typical laptop and it is possible to use it happily without much further investment.

There is no hiss coming from EN700 Bass when driven from any of the sources I have, and while there is no option for a balanced cable now, Simgot is working on an EN700 Pro that will sport an interchangeable cable and thus will allow for usage of a balanced cable.



EMI

I have tested EN700 BASS in depth against EMI and while they didn't produce any kind of EMI with most sources. It happened twice during the test, for a tab in Chrome to play something at a very quiet volume, and I had mistakenly taken that for some kind of interference.

After running the tests again, it is safe to say that EN700 BASS doesn’t display any kind of EMI interference, even when used literally above the Wifi router.



Comparisons

Simgot EN700 BASS vs Shozy Zero – Shozy Zero sports a different build, EN700 BASS being fully made of metal while Shozy Zero is made out of wood. Each of them take a few inherent sonic properties of the materials they are made of, and Shozy Zero presents the sweet warmth of wood. Both feature a pretty similar presentation, but EN700 BASS has a slightly larger soundstage due to its large size and large driver. EN700 BASS presents no driver flex while Shozy Zero presents a little bit of driver flex inherent from its closed design.

Simgot EN700 BASS vs FiiO F5 – Both are very good IEMs at their price points and I warmly recommend both. FiiO F5 has an even happier signature and tone than EN700 BASS, while EN700 is slightly more natural and presents treble with slightly more energy and sparkle. The bass is great on both and the soundstage is very large on both. FiiO F5 has a fully open design that brings certain differences to the sound, like the airy sound, while EN700 provides more isolation from the outside noise. FiiO F5 is slightly more comfortable in the long run, but both are fairly comfortable IEMs.

Simgot EN700 BASS vs Sennheiser M2 IEBT – While Sennheiser M2 IEBT is a BT IEM, it has a lot of life and an awesome sound, making it a good candidate to be compared to EN700 BASS. M2 IEBT has a much more V shaped signature, with more sparkle in the treble and even more bass, although the bass levels are somewhat comparable. The instrument separation is slightly better on EN700 BASS, but M2 IEBT sports a sweeter midrange, taking many characteristics of their signature from Sennheiser ie800's signature. EN700 BASS doesn't present any driver flex, while M2 IEBT can present a bit of driver flex in some situations.

Smigot EN700 BASS vs Etymotic ER4XR – ER4XR sports a totally different signature, totally different fit type and philosophy when compared to EN700. EN 700 has a shallow insertion with good isolation while ER4XR has a very deep fit with a very high level of isolation. While both present a similar quantity of treble, ER4XR has a far more forward midrange and EN700 has a far more forward bass, making each a flavor of its own, both good flavors nonetheless. The purpose of ER4XR is "a professional tool for performing artists", while EN700 is tuned and made to be a listener's IEM that plays music to be happy and enthusiastic.



Value

Taking into account EN700 BASS low price point of about ~100$, it performs very well and is a good value for its price. It doesn't come with a lot of extra accessories, but it comes with a nice brush, a vintage carrying case that will surely appeal to many music enthusiasts out there, and EN700 BASS comes with six pairs of tips, each labeled for their role. The cable is also pretty good and although it is not removable, it provides a high enough quality to work well that way.



The very good build quality also adds to EN700 BASS's value as it is a good indicator that they are built to last and that they are a smart investment if you were looking for a good IEM at this price point.



Conclusion

Reviewing EN700 BASS has been a lot of fun and it has proven to be one of the most natural and balanced IEMs in its price area. There are many contenders to the "Best 100$ IEM", but Simgot is climbing to the top of this mountain, managing to impress their public with just two entries so far.




Given their fairly balanced sound, large soundstage, good instrument separation, musical/happy presentation and very good build quality, it is very easy to recommend EN700 BASS to everyone who is interested in one of the best 100$ IEMs out there.



The cute vintage leathery case is a plus that many will appreciate and Simgot promises to bring even more great IEMs in the future, being very enthused about their work.

Thank you for reading, I hope that this review is of help to you, stay safe, and please remember to have fun while listening to music!




Link for the review on Audiophile Heaven: https://audiophile-heaven.blogspot.com/2017/07/simgot-en700-bass-one-of-most-natural.html

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Pros: Build, looks, improvement over the previous model
Cons: Supplied tips are too thin
Simgot EN700 Bass Review
- Expatinjapan



Simgot EN700 pictured here with the Opus#3 dap.

Simgot EN700 Bass review
-expatinjapan

www.simgot.com/en

I previously reviewed the earlier edition of the EN700 earphone on Head pie: http://headpie.blogspot.jp/2016/08/simgotsuzuka-en700-earphone-review.html
and have found the EN700 Bass version to be an all over improvement from its earlier sibling in design, fit/housing, cable and overall sound quality.

Unboxing












A beautiful leather carry case.







One gets two sets of tips which allow the user to customize the sonic experience more to their personal tastes and to approach a synergy with their dap of choice.





The inner box within the card board sleeve is firm, black and beautiful.



Build






The Simgot EN700 bass veers away from its predecessor in many ways.
A more superior design means a better fit for the user.
An improved cable that is beautiful to look at and more ergonomic.


A nice touch of detail. having a plastic covering on the jack.




Those who own or have demoed the original EN700 can clearly see the changes in the housing - it being smaller, less bulbous and more comfortable,
extra fine detailing and a rubber support for the improved braided cable.







Specifications
Product Name: SIMGOT EN700 In Ear Earphone
Type: In-ear
Brand: SIMGOT
Model: EN700
Impedance: 24Ω
Headphone sensitivity: 101 ±3 dB/mW
Frequency range: 15-25000Hz
Degree of distortion: <1% 101dB (20μpa)
Sound track difference: <1.5dB (at 1000Hz)
Power Rating: 10mW
Conductor: 25 * 0.05mm silver-plated oxygen-free copper wire antibacterial TPU
Interface: 3.5mm
Cable Length: 1.2m ±0.05m
Color: Silver
Whether with mic: No mic
Earphone plug type: Line type
Vibrating membrane: polymer composite diaphragm
Drive unit: 10mm ultra high magnetic composite dynamic unit.


Simgot EN700 pictured here with the Opus#3 dap.

Sound

As usual I got a few hours on the earphones before I embarked on my review.

With the Simgot EN700 bass I first used the same set up as I did for the EN700 review. The Opus#1, CEntrance Hifi-Skyn and Shozy Alien Gold.
I volume matched with the Dr.Meter MS20 SPL meter.


Headphone switcher with ALO Audio SXC8 mini to mini cables for testing.


Later I listened with he iBasso DX200, Opus#3, Opus#1, Cozoy REI and straight out from my ipod touch 6G.

Whilst mentally comparing the Simgot EN700 bass to other earphones I was mindful that it is a US$100 earphone. Its specialized stylish design can make one think more of upmarket/higher priced models. And while its easy to sum up an earphone in this price region as `good performance for the price` etc, that can be a lazy approach, even If at times it most certainly is true in some cases.

The Simgot EN700 Bass is one of these earphones, its design, packaging and over all look scream `I`m a special kind of something`.

These days the market for lower priced earphones is heating up, some are making whole collections out of the sub $100 market.


Simgot EN700 pictured here with the Opus#3 dap.

Before commencing with the review of latest model lets revisit the Head pie review of the earlier version, the Simgot EN700:
http://headpie.blogspot.jp/2016/08/simgotsuzuka-en700-earphone-review.html

`I have found the EN700 to be fairly clear and even overall. The main focus seems to be the mids and vocals, then the treble, and lastly the bass. It appears quite neutral.
It is a $100 earphone and performs as such, but with that there is a pleasing aspect to it.
Bass: The bass is there, but is fairly narrowly presented. On occasion deep, but not in your face heavy.
Mids: Are clear and add a musicality to the presentation. Crisp, smooth and lush. Not overly warm.
Treble: Has a good clarity. Adds a lightness and airiness to the presentation. No sibilance or harshness to the treble.
Vocals: They come across as natural and are nicely matched to the music. Prominent, but neither too far forward nor recessed.
Sound stage: The sound stage is medium, but the separation of instruments makes up for this.

If I were to describe what I am hearing, the bass is in the middle of my head, the mids and treble reach the outside rim of my head and ears.
Instrument separation: This is done quite cleverly. The EN700 houses a large 10mm driver and it performs quite satisfactory. Quite musical, a bit of bleed in here and there but overall very enjoyable and laid back with decent details.`


So there we have the summary from the earlier version the EN700.
How does it compare to the more recent model Simgot EN700 bass?



Well as mentioned earlier the build most certainly is superior in terms of fit, design and the cable.

Sound wise

The Simgot EN700 Bass edition comes with two sets of tips the 1 and 2 versions.
Ear tip set 1 has a larger bore and as expected has less bass and more highs.
Simgot `Powerful mid-high frequency. High resolution and penetration. Crystal clear sound`.
Ear tip set 2 has a smaller bore and you get more bass and a slightly larger sound stage.
Simgot `Enhanced bass and superior listening comfort. Outstanding attenuation of ambient sibilance. Neutral and bass-driven sound`.
Choose which sound sig you like.

The bass as expected is more present, but not entirely thumping in your face, it is refined enough to please the bass hungry without overflowing into warm sludge.

On the Tip set 1. (Large bore).
The result is a clear and neutral sound.
Quite pleasant and non offensive.
Bass hits normally as the track intended.
Sound stage is small to medium.
Separation is effective between instruments.
The vocals seem a bit recessed at times or even with the music and certainly not forward.
Overall a laid back sound with no real emphasis on lows, mids or highs.
A fairly balanced sound.

On the Tips set 2.
The Tip set 2 is meant to give more improved bass, and it certainly is, yet comes across as an L shape.
I think the bass could be more boosted and think it may be more due the thinness of the tips than the earphones themselves.
Quite warm and airy at the same time, vocals are more forward and the highs are present but less so than on Tip set 1.
Again the sound stage is of the lower medium, and separation again is again quite good.
The earphones potential is let down by the thinness of the tips I think.


JVC Spiral tips
As expected the sound is clear and veers toward the neutral side of things.
It has quite pleasing and effective instrument separation.
There is still a hint of a V shape, but the slight merge of the lows and the mids gives it a L or VvV shape.
There could be a better control at times, and clarity can suffer with more busier tracks- but overall the control with the JVC tips is vastly greater.
Nice full sound with the thicker tips. The Bass hits harder when it needs to.
The sound stage improves also from medium to medium plus.
There is a distinct improvement over the stock tips and elevates the EN700 bass into a decent earphone for $100 and something I could quite happily listen to.



Simgot EN700 pictured here with the Opus#3 dap.

Value
At US$100 on Amazon the Simgot (or Suzuka) EN700 Bass earphone falls into the budget zone for earphones.
Affordably priced and a step up from the original EN700 in terms of shell design and shape.
Fantastic stylish cable.
The Simgot EN700 Bass is a decent choice for the budding audiophile.
https://www.amazon.com/SIMGOT-EN700...ie=UTF8&qid=1497517244&sr=8-4&keywords=simgot



Overall

The Simgot EN700 is most certainly affordable, although I still have memories of buying my first $100 pair of earbuds and thinking to myself `what am I doing?`. Ah earlier innocent days.

The packaging is very beautiful.

The earphones themselves are a big step up in design from the earlier model, the EN700. The housing is smaller and the fit more natural and easier.

The cable is a nice braided affair and covered in a type of material, yet still pliable. The earlier version was more a medium type plastic or rubber coating which didn`t yield so well.
I read that a version with a detachable MMCX cable will be released in the future.

A nice double set of tips (small and large bore), with S.M and L for each helps the user to get a decent seal and a comfortable fit.

The Simgot EN700 scales up quite well when matched with a +$500 dap, clarity, sound stage and detail is improved.

I found using the JVC Spiral Tips vastly improved the Simgot EN700 Bass, tighter, fuller, wider and better separation and clarity overall.

The Simgot EN700 Bass an excellent, comfortable and stylish looking $100 earphone that can be improved with a simple bit of tip rolling.







Thank you to Simgot for sending Head pie the Simgot EN700 Bass for review
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