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Simgot EN700 Pro

Rating:
4.32353/5,
  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    (From Simgot's packaging / website)
    ModelSimgot EN700 Pro
    Approx price$199 USD (Penon Audio)
    TypeSingle Dynamic Driver IEM
    Driver - Dynamic10mm polymer composite titanium plated diaphragm
    Freq Range15Hz – 40 kHz
    Impedance16Ω
    Sensitivity101 dB (at 1 kHz)
    Cable1.35, replaceable 2 pin (0.78)
    Jack3.5mm gold plated straight
    Weight33g with default cable and tips
    Casing materialAluminium alloy and stainless steel

Recent Reviews

  1. Cinder
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review: The Complete Package
    Written by Cinder
    Published Jun 5, 2019
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Evenly toned, gentle V-shaped sound signature, responsive bass, resolving treble/midrange, good case, good cable, sturdy build quality, attractive colorways, instrumental separation
    Cons - Large shells are uncomfortable to wear for a long time depending on the ear
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review: The Complete Package
    Simgot has long been a favorite brand of mine. After reviewing several of their older IEMs, I realized that Simgot’s engineers were genuinely talented, with a knack for developing well-designed IEMs. Today I am reviewing the EN700 Pro, the final and most robust entry in Simgot’s EN700 lineup. Does it live up to the impressive legacy set by its predecessors?

    You can find the EN700 Pro for sale here, on Amazon, for $149.99.

    About My Preferences: Heads up, I’m a person! As such, these words are my opinion, and they are tinged by my personal preferences. While I try to mitigate this as much as possible during my review process, I’d be lying if I said my biases are completely erased. So for you, my readers, keep this in mind:

    • My ideal sound signature would be one with competent sub-bass, a textured mid-bass, a slightly warm midrange, and an extended treble.
    • I have mild treble sensitivity.
    Source: The EN700 Pro was tested in the following configurations:

    • LG V40-> earphones
    • Hidizs AP100 3.5mm out -> FiiO A5 3.5mm out -> earphones
    • HiFiMAN SuperMini -> earphones
    All music was served as MP3 @320Kbps or as FLAC.

    Tech Specs
    • Transducer unit: N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver
    • Diaphragm: Polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm
    • Frequency response: 15Hz-40kHz
    • Sensitivity: ≥101dB(at 1000Hz)
    • Impedance: 16Ω
    • Distortion:<1% 101dB(20μpa)
    • Channel imbalance: <1.5dB(at 1000Hz)
    • Rated power: 10mW
    Sound Signature
    Sonic Overview:
    The EN700 Pro has a gently V-shaped sound signature with well-extended treble, a subtly warm lower-midrange, and a competent bass. It has a fairly even tone.

    Sonic Breakdown:
    Treble: Songs used: In One Ear, Midnight City, Outlands, Satisfy, Little One, Show Me How To Live (Live at the Quart Festival)

    The EN700 Pro’s lower-treble gently slopes up into the upper-treble. There’s no unwieldy spikes or valleys that interrupt the flow of the upper register, gifting the overall sound signature with an airy and even sub-tone. The EN700 Pro is likewise able to capture a wide variety of treble-bound details such as the breathing of the lead vocalist within In One Ear, the ethereal background effects of Little One, and the subtle blending of whistles from the live rendition of Show Me How To Live. String instrumentation, such as that in Outlands, sounds phenomenal through the EN700 Pro’s treble as it blends seamlessly with the upper-midrange, producing a very coherent staging of such difficult-to-present sonics.

    The EN700 Pro does not suffer from any sort of sibilance or sharpness. Simgot’s restraint in tuning this IEM shows, as the synths of Midnight City, instrumentation that is easy to overblow and lose detail on, remained very salient and distinct throughout the entire rendition of the song. Likewise, the poorly-mastered duration of Satisfy did not produce any harshness or sibilance.

    Midrange: Songs used: Flagpole Sitta, Jacked Up, I Am The Highway, Dreams, Too Close, Little Black Submarines

    Flagpole Sitta is a dryly mastered song that usually benefits from warm presentations. The EN700 Pro’s subtle warmth puts Flagpole Sitta’s presentation near (what I would subjectively consider to be) perfect tonality. Guitars retain their quick and light crunch while drums are appropriately weighty.

    Jacked Up also benefits from the EN700’s even and precise presentation. The two sets of pianos playing their way through the rear of the stage are resolved with excellent separation. The guitar and bass play into well-toned melody, making the most of the midrange’s even and well-bodied midrange.

    Across all my test songs, the EN700 Pro showed that it believes firmly in gender equality, privileging neither male nor female vocals above the other. This is not a common trait in V-shaped IEMs so I’m sure many will appreciate this sonic feature.

    Bass: Songs used: Moth, Gold Dust, In For The Kill (Skream Remix), War Pigs (Celldweller Remix)

    The EN700 Pro’s bass is the final evolution of Simgot’s journey through the land of sound signatures. The EN700 was a bass-light IEM, the EN700 Bass had a heavier lower-end, and the EN700 Pro has a lower-register that is somewhat reminiscent of a scaled-back EN700 Bass low end. The EN700 Pro was capable of resolving the challenging sonorous bass line of In For The Kill, not audibly flattening out for the song’s duration, a testament to the sub-50Hz reach that its bass has.

    The bass of the EN700 Pro is particularly adept at staging bass guitars. Moth’s bass lines were clearly and airily displayed behind the rest of the instrumentation. Gold Dust’s drop was clear and dynamic, with a reasonable level of impact, but not a lot of rumble. War Pigs was similarly punchy but did not have the rumble that bassier IEMs tend to.

    Packaging / Unboxing

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    Build
    Construction Quality

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    The EN700 Pro’s shells are essentially identical to the EN700 Bass’s. The shell’s major components are built out of a semi-matte aluminum. On the face of the shells lies a reflective gunmetal grate, underneath which is a thin fuzzy layer of insulation.


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    The EN700 Pro’s nozzles are well-sized. They are of average length and have well-defined lips that prevent the EN700 Pro’s eartips from slipping off. Below the lip lies a fine metal mesh acting as the nozzle’s debris filter. It appears to be firmly affixed to the inside of the nozzle.


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    The major physical deviation of the EN700 Pro from the EN700 Bass is the inclusion of removable cables. The EN700 Pro employs the 2-pin standard, and to great effect. You will find its 2-pin plug along the top of the IEM’s shells. The EN700 Pro firmly grasped onto each 2-pin cable I tested with it. So unless you are plugging and unplugging cables at an excessive rate, I do not foresee the EN700 Pro’s plugs becoming too loose.


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    A braided 2-pin cable is included with the EN700 Pro. It makes use of a four-core chain geometry and is very sturdy. It is terminated with a 3.5mm TRS jack. The jack is housed in a metal/plastic combo unit that is appended with a good amount of high-quality strain relief. At the other end of the cable lies the 2-pin connectors. They too are sturdy and sit alongside non-conforming plastic earguides. One may also want to note that the EN700 Pro’s cable is silver-plated, a marked upgrade over the EN700/Bass’s standard copper cable.

    Comfort
    I found the EN700 Pro to be comfortable enough. While the shells themselves are actually quite ergonomic, my ear’s unique anatomical features make it such that I have to diligently re-adjust the EN700 Pros about once every hour or so to ensure I do not experience any discomfort. This, however, was not the case for several of my friends who I asked to test the EN700 Pro in my stead to make sure that it was indeed just a “me problem”.

    Accessories
    Inside the box you’ll find:


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    • 1x Semi-hard carrying case
    • 6x Pairs of silicone eartips
    • 1x IEM cleaning brush
    The accessories included with the EN700 Pro are essentially the same as those that come with the EN700 and EN700 Bass. The package itself is competent and plentiful for the price range, especially when considering the case. It has the Simgot brand and logo tastefully burned into its faux-leather, precise stitching, and a spacious-enough interior.

    Comparisons
    1: Simgot EN700 Bass ($110)

    The EN700 Bass has a warmer midrange and larger bass presence. This means that it also has a more recessed midrange, though the two still have comparable levels of detail resolution. The delineation between the two in absolute performance is pretty much negligible, with the decision between which one is preferable coming down to primarily personal taste, with the desire for a removable cable perhaps coming in as a secondary motive.

    2: Whizzer KYLIN A-HE03 ($150)

    The HE03 is much more V-shaped than the EN700 Pro — the latter of which generally shows much more restraint than the former. The HE-03 goes all in on its bass, cranking it up and letting it run free. This impedes on the HE-03’s lower-midrange, a trait that is not present with the EN700 Pro. That said, listeners of EDM, Hip-Hop, and other bass-centric genres may find that the trading of total fidelity for a more drop-friendly accentuation of the lower register is totally worth it. And you know what, that’s totally ok.

    3: TFZ Queen ($130)

    This is an interesting comparison. The TFZ Queen is not an IEM that I often break out of the drawer, so I had to spend some extra time re-learning its quirks and behaviors before engaging in this comparison. The Queen has a more emphasized treble and a thicker midrange. I found the EN700 Pro to be quite a bit smoother than the Queen, something that plays well to my personal preferences. The EN700 Pro’s bass is less present than the Queen’s, though the Queen is able to match the EN700 Pro’s lower-register quality overall. Again, those who love bass will likely be more pleased with the Queen as it delivers a much more thorough bass expression.

    The Queen was better at isolating in my ear and proved to be more comfortable during a long listening session.

    Summary
    The EN700 Pro straddles the sonic middle ground between the original EN700 and the EN700 Bass. As such it is nearly a paragon of evenness — its tone is as natural as one can get from a V-shaped IEM. You won’t have trouble resolving the majority of details or soundstaging with the EN700 Pro. With its excellent build quality, reasonable comfort, and competent accessory package, I can easily recommend the EN700 Pro, so long as you aren’t too offended by its moderate levels of bass.

    As always, happy listening!
  2. shotgunshane
    Simgot EN700 Pro
    Written by shotgunshane
    Published May 21, 2019
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Warm and smooth signature while maintaining very good clarity; price
    Cons - Cable over ear 'memory' section; lack of nuance
    Simgot EN700 Pro
    msrp $149.99
    disclaimer: Simgot provided the EN700 Pro free of charge


    Aesthetics

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    The housing shape is rounded and free from sharp edges. Fit is easy and very comfortable. Housing plates are plastic, designed to look like a metal grill. The effect is either stately or tacky bling, whichever really depends on my mood. Supplied tips are plentiful and pretty decent, but I preferred JVC Spiral Dots for their larger aperture, allowing maximum treble response and shallow fit. The leather like case is a good one, with a magnetic flap, that is a style reminiscent of some of JVC’s nicer cases.

    As of late, many Chinese manufacturers are offering stock cables that have a somewhat custom appearance and the EN700 Pro is a fine example. The stock cable is above and beyond what many American counterparts offer. The plug is more robust with a look more common to custom boutique cable makers. The Y-split and slider are a little beefier as well, if a little less sleek than I prefer. The 4 core cable is finished with an aesthetically pleasing twist. Overall the cable is supple and memory free, below the over the ear section. However… this is where it all goes south for me. The Simgot cable is designed for over the ear wear only, and while it doesn’t contain a stiff wire, the preformed ‘memory’ section has excessive curl that makes every attempt possible to pull the housings out of my ears. After a few days of annoyance, I spent a good hour slowly cutting it away, tiny piece by tiny piece, ensuring not to damage the cable itself. The end result is far superior fit. The cable is supple enough it will stay over the ear without the aggravating memory section.

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    Enough with the boring stuff, let’s get to the fun stuff.


    Sound


    I would put the EN700 Pro in the warm and smooth category. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have ample sparkle; it has more than Final’s E1000, which is possibly the brightest in the E series. The EN700 Pro also has a healthy bass boost but it’s not just all about that bass either. It’s comfortable fitting and comfortable sounding. At lower volumes, it’s great for background listening and with the flush fitting housings, it makes a relaxing bedtime listening companion. But even at louder volumes, it’s not an IEM that forces you to take notice (although it can hit pretty hard) and It won’t throw details in your face. In fact, the EN700 Pro isn’t much about nuance, layering and imaging. It’s more about an organic, blended single 10mm dynamic musical experience. You can listen fatigue free all day.


    Comparisons

    All comparisons were done from the following chain:
    iPhone > USB3 camera connection kit > Grace SDAC > Cavalli Liquid Carbon X


    vs Brainwavz B400

    The quad armature B400 is noticeably leaner upon switching from the EN700 Pro, while still sounding a little on the warm side itself. The B400 bass doesn’t reach as deep, nor does it have as much rumble as the EN700 Pro.

    Both present a rich and full male vocal but the EN700 pull them closer to the listener for a more intimate performance. With female vocals, the B400 gives a little more energy and more emphasis on overtones, whereas female voices on EN700 Pro are smoother and fuller with slightly less bite. The B400 can occasionally accentuate sibilance, whereas there’s virtually none to be had with the Simgot.

    The B400 presents rock guitars with more forward attack and the EN700 Pro blunts and smooths them out a bit. The B400 also sounds a little brighter, a little airier but it’s by no means an airy IEM. Overall the B400 sounds a bit more balanced across the frequency response but suffers from balanced armature timbre. The EN700 Pro sounds bigger in scape, more natural in tone and more realistic in timbre.

    I was a little surprised by this comparison. I expected the B400 to fit my preferences better with its more balanced frequency response and much better layered image; however, the EN700, while less nuanced and detailed, just sounded much bigger, much more effortless and simply more realistic.

    vs Noble X

    The dual balanced armature Noble X also sounds on the warm and smooth side. It’s bass can sound quite powerful for a dual armature. Compared to the EN700 Pro, The Noble X hits nearly as hard but doesn’t plumb the depths like Simgot. Texture and rumble is more palpable on the EN700 Pro. The low end of the Noble X hangs in surprisingly well though.

    The midrange of the Noble X has this bit of ethereal haze. While it lacks transparency and clarity, it gives its midrange a musical and quite engaging appeal. Male vocals on the Noble X sound a bit fuller and more intimate. Comparatively and surprisingly, the EN700 sounds noticeably clearer and more transparent, if a bit further in distance. With female vocals, the Noble X again sounds a bit fuller and a bit more blunted, less energetic. While the EN700 sounds more distant/less intimate it does inject a little more energy in female voices. Treble presence is similar between the two with the EN700 Pro having a slight edge on clarity and resolution.

    This was another comparison that surprised me. I’m not the biggest fan of dual armatures in general, as I tend to find something lacking, and I expected the EN700 Pro to walk away a clearly superior IEM. However the Noble X, like it often does, reminds me just how good an IEM it is. What it gives up in technical prowess, it gains in musical engagement. Frankly, these two have a lot of similarities and strike me as brothers from another driver mother.

    vs Alpha & Delta D6 (micropore tape modded)

    The micropore tape modded D6 is a tiny bit warmer and more balanced than the mid-centric stock signature. D6 bass is on the lean and fast side; it reaches fairly deep but at much reduced SPL compared to the EN700 Pro. The D6 is reminiscent of armature type speed next to the boosted rumble and slower decay of the EN700 Pro. Bass rumble and texturing is much more overt on the EN700 Pro.

    Both male and female vocals are more forward on the D6; midrange weight is lighter and overall more aggressive in presentation. While the D6 is more forward through the midrange, it sounds less clear and transparent. It’s really fascinating how Simgot can keep the midrange so clear sounding with its often prodigious bass presence.

    Suprisingly the D6 sounds less bright, as some of it’s treble presence is masked by it’s mid-forardness. The EN700 Pro sounds more sparkly and resolving up top, even though its far from a bright signature. Overall the D6 sounds much smaller in scape; certainly more in-head but makes up for its comparatively small presentation with an aggressive, yet musically engaging midrange. In contrast, the EN700 Pro sounds obviously grander in scale in all directions- height, width and depth.

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    Conclusion

    The Simgot EN700 Pro wasn’t an IEM that surprised and wowed me in everyday listening. But every time I directly compared it to another IEM, I certainly came away both surprised and impressed. I wouldn’t recommend tuning this to someone looking for a highly detailed, multi-layered and technical monster with pin point imaging… however, if you’re a bass lover- craving deep sub bass rumble without sacrificing clarity, a dynamic driver lover- craving natural timbre and smooth sound or just a lover of a larger and more dynamic soundscape, the EN700 Pro should definitely be near the top of your list. For me, I found it most enjoyable on the go. I used the EN700 Pro many times with the Radsone EarStudio ES100 for really engrossing exercise rig. In fact, the EN700 Pro is nearly the perfect signature for walking/running around town, where outdoor noise is quite high. I would really enjoy the EN700 Pro as a true wireless IEM; so much so, I’m looking to pair it with the soon to be released Fostex TM2 for hopefully an unbeatable true wireless exercise rig experience.
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  3. Wiljen
    Simgot EN700 Pro - a music lovers earphone
    Written by Wiljen
    Published May 18, 2019
    3.5/5,
    Pros - Excellent build quality, great case, great sound stage, very cohesive and natural sound
    Cons - Not as detailed as some, loses a little control at high volumes, forward upper-mid/lower treble may not be for everyone.
    disclaimer: A big thanks to Simgot for sending the EN700 Pro for review. If you have an interest in Simgot products, please check their website, Facebook page, or Amazon Store.

    Unboxing / Packaging:


    Packaging on the Simgot EN700 Pro is very familiar having recently reviewed the EM2 (sibling). Details are listed on the reverse of the slip-cover but are tough to photo well as they are black on black and rather subtle. For that reason, I have included the sticker which is much easier to see if not as pretty. Under the slip-cover is a black pressboard box with the Simgot Emblem on front again in subdued gloss black on flat black as well as the name of the Family contained. Having now seen several, the EM and the EN have different monikers. Lifting the cover off the box reveals a foam tray with earpihttps://audiofool.reviews/wp-admin/post.php?post=2780&action=editeces at top and a leather carrying case below again very reminiscent of the EM2 . The Tips are hiding inside the leather case, while the cable and warranty cards are beneath the foam tray containing the earpieces. I'm a fan of Simgot's packaging especially considering the price points of these. Other manufacturers charge more and offer less in this department.

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    Accessories:

    The EN700 Pro comes with a well made leather case with Simgot logo on the front, slogan on the rear, and magnetic closure. Inside the case are two cards that each contain a set of silicone eartips in three sizes. Card 1 contains the standard tips while card 2 has bass enhancing tips. a brush for cleaning the eartips is also hiding in the bottom of the leather case. Tip selection is going to be important as it does change the signature and it is unfortunate that the case is not large enough to store both the tip cards and the iem when travelling. Those wanting to take both sets of tips can drop a spare pair in the bottom of the case, or carry the cards separately.

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    Build/Fit:

    I should also point out that due to the positioning of the single vent on the inside of the shell, that I found it possible to block that vent and change the signature as a result. If you suddenly have a bit darker signature than you wished, make sure you aren't obstructing the vent.

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    Internals:

    The beating heart of the EN700 Pro is a newly developed 10mm dynamic driver using a titanium coated polymer diaphragm. The same driver is shared with the EM series but is tuned a bit differently depending on model. Nominal impedance is 16Ω with a sensitivity of 101dB/mW (at 1khz) which on paper makes the EN700 Pro easy enough to drive to use with a phone or tablet. I did find that the driver does better with a bit more power as it sounds a bit thin when used directly from my Moto M3 when compared to the same track on the Opus#1S or the xDSD.


    Cable:

    The provided cable is an 8 core braid from the jack to the splitter and a twist above. The jack is the straight variety with a gold and black housing that nicely complements the earpieces. A proper strain relief is present and even features the Simgot name in red. A velcro closure is provided to minimize tangles in storage as well. The splitter is hard-rubber in black with the chin slider immediately above it in the same gold tone as the jack. The slider moves easily but stays in place well during exercise. Simgot lists the outer coating on the cable as 400D Dupont Kevlar so it should stand up to a fair amount of beating and banging before a problem is encountered. The cable terminates with .78mm bi-pin connectors and while the connectors are standard, the angle most certainly is not so using the cable with other iems or finding a replacement cable may be a bit more involved than usual for the EN700 Pro.

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    Tips:

    Two cards of tips are provided each containing small, medium, and large tips. The first card is the balanced tips, while the 2nd card is low frequency enhancing. Both styles are single-flanged silicone tips but lengths differ between styles with the bass enhancing tips being taller while the matching neutral tips are wider but not as tall. They are indeed enough different to change the signature and it would be nice if Simgot offered the ability to buy extra pairs of your preferred size and type. For my listening, I used the neutral/high frequency tips as I found the Bass tips to augment the bass bloat and make the EN700 Pro a bit muddier by comparison.

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    Sound:

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    Bass:
    Sub-bass depth is good on the Pro with audible roll-off beginning in the lower 40Hz range. From there, the mid-bass rises slightly but doesn't ever get very far ahead of everything else. I was a bit surprised here as usually the titanium plated dynamics I have tried have excellent attack with a touch slower decay. Here, Simgot seems to have intentionally moved away from that and gone with a bit less speed in favor of a fuller more natural sound. At times this trade off makes the Pro a very listenable signature, at others it means bass can get a little loose. I found this to be especially true when volume levels are pushed higher. At low levels, the Pro generally remains well composed but as the volume climbs it can get a bit muddled on the low end. There is some mid-bass bleed that provides a bit of warmth while not obstructing too much of the mids in the process. (Here tip 1 is your best bet to minimize this bleed/bloat). Transition between bass and midrange is clean as expected with a single DD and will please those frustrated with poor transitions on the recent hybrids.

    Mids:

    While the Pro is a bit of a V shape, the mids are pleasantly not as recessed as the FR chart might lead you to believe. Lower mids follow from the mid-bass and have good texture and detail despite the mild bleed. If anything the extra thickness present gives male vocals a bit more weight. As the mids climb toward the treble they move a bit forward and do push female vocals out ahead of their lower voiced counterparts. I found the mids somewhere between the Scoop of things like the Topaz, and the Full-on assault of things like the NiceHCK M6 without winding up boring like the b400 sometimes comes across. Overall, very engaging and lifelike without feeling forced.

    Treble:

    The forward push of the upper-mids continues into the lower treble which helps lift female vocals to the front without sounding unnatural or uneven. The Biggest difference in the treble on the EN700 Pro vs much of its competition is the coherency offered by a single driver. Too many of the hybrids sound like a 2nd driver was slapped in to handle the highs with little thought given to phase or timbre matching the other drivers. The EN700Pro has a very organic, natural tone that is a nice departure from the hybrid clan. the treble plateaus before starting to roll-off above the 7.5kHz mark. Strings are well rendered which is a tough task for any in-ear. Cymbals are portrayed realistically without any metallic click to them. Overall, the En700 Pro has more air and sparkle at the top end than expected. Based on the graph I would have expected a bit more limited air at the top but the EN700Pro manages to fool the ear with a tuning that sounds open and yet never strident. Its a good balance.


    Soundstage / Imaging:


    Here we have to split the two in the section title as they are not alike. Soundstage is fantastic with good depth, width,and height and produces a very 3-dimensional sound. The EN700Pro is easily class leading in soundstage when considering its price point in the equation. Imaging on the other hand, while good, is not at the same level. Here I think some of the hybrids make up some ground as the transients are a bit better on things like the M6. This isnt a knock on the EN700pro as it performs well and seating the orchestra is easy to do while listening, it is simply to say that it doesn't quite reach the level of imaging and separation that the stage size would suggest. Layering is good, but here again some of the multi-driver hybrids have a distinct advantage. That said, I don't think the EN700Pro loses to those hybrids by the degree one might expect when comparing driver numbers. I'd say the layering on the EN700Pro probably represents 85-90% of what I hear using something like the Brainwavz B400 or the Kinboofi Mk4.

    Comparisons:


    EN700 original:

    Construction has changed very little between the two models as shells are nearly identical if not exactly the same. Cables are listed as copper on the original and silver-plated copper on the Pro. Sound wise, we went from the 700 which was sub-bass light and some found it mid-bass light to the EN700 Bass which pushed more bass but at the expense of detail and some clarity of mids. The Pro is a shallower V than the original EN700 with better low end and more detail. Honestly, I think the Pro is what the EN700 Bass could have been as it resolves most of the detractions of the original while maintaining the things it did well.

    BQEYZ KB100:
    The KB100 is one of my favorite budget models at present with a signature like an improved Tin Audio T2. Shells are similar although the level of fit and polish is higher on the EN700Pro by comparison and I found the comfort a bit better as a result of the rounded edges. Sound-wise, extension on the EN700 pro is better at both ends which is quite a feat considering it is a single dynamic going up against a hybrid. Sub-bass has a physical presence, and detail level is a grade above the KB100.</p>

    Brainwavz B400:
    Build wise, these two have nohting in common. 3d printed vs machined shell, mmcx vs bi-pin, quad BA vs single dynamic. Sound wise, they are more like than not as both have similar tonality although the extension is better on both ends on the EN700Pro, while the detail level on the B400 is better. The EN700Pro puts a bit more emphasis on the upper-mids and lower treble which gives vocals a bit more presence while the b400 concentrates on letting nothing get out in front of everything else. While both have better than average imaging and layering, the b400 wins on this count as the quad driver simply out-muscles the single. Overall, if you love the b400, but wish it wasn't quite as boring as it can be at times, the EN700pro comes off as a slightly less refined option with more energy and life where it counts.</p>

    NiceHCK M6:
    Shells are of similar construction and share similar quality builds. The cable on the EN700Pro is better than that of the M6 as is the case and tip selection. Sound-wise, the M6 is a deeper V than the EN700Pro, but both do well with mid detail so both seem shallower than they actually plot. The M6 has a deeper bass response when compared to the EN700Pro, but its treble is far more uneven in comparison and it needs after-market filters to do its best work. The EN700Pro is much less forced and more organic sounding by comparison. Detail favors the M6 as does imaging but the EN700Pro wins for stage size.


    Thoughts / Conclusion:


    Having had the opportunity to try several models in the EN700 line, I would like to applaud Simgot for listening to user feedback and continuing to improve the product. I think the Pro represents the best of the breed so far, and is a significant departure from the original and the mk2. While the EN700pro may not pack the level of detail of some of its competitors, it has an ease to the sound and a coherency that many of those same competitors cannot muster. I found the technicals to be much the same story, attack and decay are not as fast as some of the hybrids, FR is not as flat as some, extension is good but not class leading, but sound is more organic and tonality far more realistic than many of those more technically proficient models. Perhaps the best way to say it is, The EN700Pro is not an analyst's earphone, it is a music lover's earphone. For those that want to find a quiet corner, put in their earphones, turn on their favorite album, and drift away, the EN700Pro is a good choice. The EN700Pro won't be the choice for those who want to really "rock out" as bass loses a bit of control above about 85dB. Simgot should be proud of what they have achieved thus far as the EN700 has gone from "OK" to "very good" with this latest generation.

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  4. antdroid
    Simgot EN700 Pro
    Written by antdroid
    Published May 14, 2019
    3.5/5,
    Pros - Airy, clean upper end
    Good accessories package
    Comfortable metal shell
    Cons - Bass can be muddy and bloated
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    Introduction

    The Simgot EN700 Pro is a single dynamic driver IEM that has an interesting design that is a lot better looking in person than in photos. I had not had a chance to listen to any other Simgot IEM in the past, so this was my first opportunity to do so, and I’d like to thank, and also provide the disclaimer than this IEM was provided to me by Alan of Simgot for reviewing.

    The EN700 Pro comes packaged with a nice array of accessories: A series of tips, a carrying case, and a thin, braided black cable. The cable is lightweight and works well enough. It does sometimes tangle but for the most part, I found it very usable. It has preformed soft hooks, and 2-pin connection.

    The EN700 Pro itself is a very nice metal shell, that is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It’s lightweight and ergonomic. The detail on the faceplate, also metal, is very nice and is much more attractive in-person.

    How does it sound?

    The Simgot has a gentle V-shaped sound signature, meaning there is a slight dip in the mids and accentuated bass and treble. I found the general sound signature to be lean and clean in the upper end, but a tad bloaty in the lower end, and this varies with volume.

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    The Fletcher-Munson curve is really apparent on this IEM, more so than others I’ve tried. At lower level listening, this IEM sounds very lean and airy, but as you raise the volume up, the bass becomes more impactful and the midbass becomes more prominent. While it does generate some fast rumble, it also does muddy up the lower mids as well, which is something I am not a huge fan of myself.

    The mids on this unit were slightly recessed and vocals, again, felt a little thin. That’s not to say they were bad, but just thinner sounding. I feel like where this IEM excels the most is the upper mids and treble, where it has a good cohesion as it moves up and has a good sense of air and detail. I never found this IEM to be sibilant and I threw my sibilance tests at it with an array of music from Norah Jones, Cocteau Twins, and Alvvays without any trouble.

    The EN700 Pro does have an average-width soundstage and does sometimes feel a little congested during more hectic moments with more things going on in the scene.

    Comparisons

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    Moondrop Kanas Pro
    The Moondrop Kanas Pro follows a Harman Target curve for the most part and is rather smooth, just like this model is. The EN700 Pro has much more bass feels to it than the KP, and more air. The KP’s mids are more balanced and even, despite being a tad recessed. Detail-wise, I feel like they’re comparable with a slight nod to the EN700 Pro. Where the EN700 Pro fails is the occasional muddiness at higher volumes, where the KP improves with volume, the EN700 Pro starts to fall apart.

    BGVP DMG
    The DMG does share similarities to the EN700 Pro in that they are both v-shaped with coherent mids. The DMG treble is much more-harsh than the EN700 Pro, but I found the DMG bass to be cleaner and less muddy.

    Etymotics ER3SR
    The Etymotics ER3SR is essentially the same IEM as the ER4SR but manufactured in China instead of the USA and with slightly lower tolerances. It follows the diffuse-field target which is more balanced and mid-forward than the EN700 Pro. The ER3SR does not have anywhere near the same bass performance as the EN700 Pro but doesn’t exhibit muddiness either. Small microdetails are more apparent on the ER3SR and coherency is unquestionably better. The upper end extension however gets the EN700 Pro a slight nod with more air and space.


    Overall

    The EN700 Pro is a generally decent IEM. I found the upper mids and treble to be coherent and with good air. I did not like the bass performance on it as I found it a little too muddy due to the boosted bass and lower-mids dip, and slower bass decay. The whole package does come with a nice set of accessories and a very comfortable and well crafted shell design.

    This price in the market is very full of competition and the EN700 Pro sort of carves itself a spot somewhere in the middle of it all.
  5. majo123
    Simgot EN700 Pro... The little looker
    Written by majo123
    Published Apr 22, 2019
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Excellent build quality, nice overall balanced sound, fit (well for me anyway)
    Cons - Could be a bit more revealing, better layering, could of supplied more tips incase of loss as tips define tuning.
    Hi all, this is my review/opinion of Simgot EN700 pro.
    Firstly I want to say I don't Consider myself an audiophile in any way, just someone who loves music and wants to hear it the best he can for his own budget.
    Secondly this is my opinion only, there is for me when it comes to evaluation in this hobby no exact right or wrong, just our own perception and preferences of which we may or may not agree.
    And thirdly i would like to thank Simgot for asking me to give my opinion on the EN700 Pro.

    Me
    Before I start giving my opinion I just want to say that my profession Is working with wire, cable, and connectors, my previous role was a prototype builder of electro/mechanics for military and other fields, from small sub assemblies to larger scale. The present company I work for supply cable and looms to various sources including Naim audio. Also i have made my own iem and earphone cables all though only a few to date as time and commitments permit (just started really), and some of my cables are being used by head fi users of which I am obviously one, so I feel I know a little about quality and cable.

    Packaging.
    The Simgot come in a nice but pretty standard boxed packaging and on opening the first impression Is wow these look very cool, secondly the case which is just as wow and looks very good quality leather and well made. Both these two first impressions are indicators of what's to come and usually for me is a good sign.
    Also contained are two cardboard holders of tips, cable, warranty, and mini spec/welcome pamphlet.

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    Build.. The case
    As I said the case is just wow and it reminds me of the cases made by Campfire. What can I say it's just a really nice quality leather case and definitely one of the best cases I have received with a pair of iems. I also love the light tan colour too and my little shanling mo case I chose has almost identical colour and quality leather as well, lovely touch.

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    Build... The iems.
    The iems are cnc machined from one piece of aviation grade series 7 aluminum and extremely light (more later on weight), they are very smoothly sculptured with no obvious rough or sharp edges and they look simply fabulously made. I have seen a few iems around this price with far less precision and finish and feel a lot of other manufacturers could learn a thing or two from Simgot here, and take away some good points from its design. Every single person I have shown these to love the aesthetic and retro look and the pair that Simgot sent me, the black with the gold/bronze trim, look very nice and way above there price point.They also come in other colours too including red and blue but I'm glad Simgot sent me the black as much more my style and taste.
    Under the hood is a 10 mm polymer composite titanium plated diaphragm with n50 strong magnetic loop.All this build spec and obvious visual quality lead me to believe that Simgot have put a lot of thought into the design and build of this iem.

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    Build
    .... The cable
    The cable itself is made from 6n single crystal copper and silver braided 400D Dupont Kevlar with standard 0.78 2 pin, and the build quality is top notch, again quite often when I have bought an iem in this price bracket I'm a bit disappointed in the cable, cheap rough edged plastic components with obviously very cheap wires being touted as nirvana.This is a well made cable, strong yet supple and very aesthetically pleasing to the eye with its slightly shiny black tight but flexible weave. Of course its not going to match an ALO sxc 8 or is it kryptonite litz hand wrapped in unicorn hair but cost to build/spec is very high here and very impressive. This brings me onto the mouldable ear hooks, I usually hate any type of ear hook mouldable or otherwise as they are usually just too big for me (I have quite small ears), and if mouldable I usually end up just delicately tearing off the silicone but not with these, they are surprisingly stiff but at the same time comfortable and I feel the clear mouldable silicone shrink just adds to the aesthetics too.

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    Fit.
    The EN700 Pro are probably one of the most comfortable over ear iems I have worn, no sharp edges, totally smooth round shape and super light for there size. Coming back to the cable because of its lightweight construction it feels like wearing nothing and the mouldable ear hooks that I previously mentioned feel better than my usual of just wire around the ear.
    I feel there are a few factors going on here, firstly as I mentioned and probably most importantly weight and secondly they have found the right balance. The wire Is never pulling on the iem because it is light and the stiff but moldable ear hooks just sit very comfortably without fatigue or pull. The iem which is also extremely light sits comfortably in the ear and never feels weighty or uncomfortable.
    I have at this present time the Kanas pro made from steel plated zinc magnesium alloy, its about the same cost and also looks visually stunning, its similar in length, a bit thicker but the weight makes it ever so slightly uncomfortable in comparison and the cable which is nowhere near as well made is that little bit heavier too. I will also mention the ito1 here as well as this iem all though sonically good was one of the worst fitting iems I have personally worn but we all have different shaped ears so this again can be moot.
    I would probably recommend the simgot just on fit and build alone as when I first wore this iem my honest thought was, I hope these sound good as I could wear these comfortably all day, very impressed .... I do have to add again that I have quite small ears and larger ears may not find them so accommodating, as another headfier told me he found them a little loose fitting.

    Sound analysis (after approx 100 hours)
    Upfront I want to say that i prefer generally a neutralish sound signature and my current favourite iems are my er4xr which I love dearly, also i don't tend to keep lots of iems for the simple reason I hate stuff gathering dust and not being used (real pet hate of mine), and I tend to just pick up my favourites anyway. I will only end up ever keeping if they are good all rounders I.e comfort and audio, nothing worse to me than having an iem that sounds good but you need to take them out after 5 minutes because uncomfortable…..and yes before any of you think it, er4xr never bother me with their deep insertion.
    I do believe though that this price bracket is extremely competitive, and because I feel that there are a couple of iems out there that may be punching slightly higher technically of which other comparisons have already stated, plus the fact I never keep much, I will only be focusing on the Simgot en700 pro..... but as you read on you will see for my own reasons I actually really like this iem above a few of them.

    Tuning is supplied by the two different types of tips provided.

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    The only clear difference between the two types seems to be bore size with the eartip1 being more wider than eartip 2. I decided to start with eartip 1 as I thought this would be more my preference from the description of signature on the tip holders.

    Set 1.. Clean clear and pretty balanced is the way i hear set 1, maybe a tad mid and treble focused but really not by much and although I feel by a small margin its not the most technical iem in its price range i can't actually fault it. Sub bass hits hard when needed with a nice rumble when present, lower mids never seem to muddy things up at all, mids and vocals seem to sit in the right place and sound perfectly clean and natural with nice timbre, which for my taste is important as for me vocals should always be the star of the show, never recessed or never too forward and most importantly natural. Upper mids and highs have nice sparkle and again never come across overly done or fatiguing. Separation is good with a nice bit of air and the stage is just out of head maybe a little wider than deep. I don't think layering is exceptional but it certainly isn't one dimensional either .

    Set 2… Straight away with set 2 i could hear the overall signature had warmed up a bit and become more relaxed and as the cardboard holder had indicated enhanced the bass a little, although this was not as much as a dramatic difference here as I was expecting from set 1. Upper mids and treble also seem a little more relaxed and not so present as with set 1, layering, stage detail, all sounded pretty much on the same level as previous with set 1 to my ears.

    Out of the two different sets I actually found myself a bit torn between the two as I preffered the lows on set 1 but i also liked the way set 2 seemed to come across more fleshed out with upper mids and treble feeling ever so slightly less present. If I had to choose one overall then it would be set 1 as it was just more balanced, although I do think set 2 would probably suit those who require a more relaxed listen.

    Overall package.
    My first real public evaluation of an iem is the Simgot en700 pro and it was a really positive experience as I couldn't really see any major flaws at all. Build is second to none at this price range and above with its quality aviation grade aluminium shell, 6n silver copper kevlar cable and of course the fantastic case. Fit also for me was one of the best I have tried which was refreshing but I do have small ears. There are I feel sonically technically slightly better out there, and I can't speak for all but the few I tried namely the it01 and kanas pro have slightly better detail retrieval and layering but were uncomfortable compared and honestly in my opinion not as well built from the iem to the cable. Also both had slight elements in their sound that for me and my tastes I noticed a little. I found the IT01 a tad dry sounding and also the kanas pro a little too relaxed as well but we are talking margins here where as the EN700 Pro never gave me any moments like this.

    END CONCLUSIONS .
    I didn't know what to expect when Simgot offered me to give an opinion on the EN700 Pro and it was a bit daunting to say the least, coupled with the fact I'm dyslexic and this is my first ever review, then well my friend's will tell you I nearly didn't do it... But glad I did.

    The EN700 Pro is genuinely a great budget all round iem that never from build to sonics gave me that mmmmm feeling that can often happen in this hobby, and as a result I have decided to keep and use them with my shanling mo as my daily work rig.


    Thanks to all for reading and once again thanks to Simgot.



    Transducer unit:
    N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver

    Diaphragm :
    Polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm

    Frequency response:
    15Hz-40kHz

    Sensitivity:
    ≥101dB(at 1000Hz)

    Impedance :
    16Ω

    Distortion :
    <1% 101dB(20μpa);

    Channel imbalance:
    <1.5dB(at 1000Hz)

    Rated power:
    10mW

    Cable :
    Hybrid 8 cores of single-crystal copper and silver-plated wires
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      Nice review fella, straight to the point, a no nonsense review.
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    3. Layman1
      Great review - no waffle, very well done and easy to read! Congratulations on front page of Head-Fi :D
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      majo123, Apr 25, 2019
  6. ngoshawk
    A really nice "budget" IEM.
    Written by ngoshawk
    Published Jan 7, 2019
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Affordable.
    Excellent sound.
    Good bass reach.
    Good note to the sound.
    Unique look.
    Love the case!
    Cons - Some may not like the look.
    somewhat finicky cable.
    Not really much else.
    Simgot EN700 Pro-A really nice "budget" IEM.


    Having previously reviewed the Simgot EM5, and liked it, Simgot contacted me regarding the EN700 Pro. While it has been out a while, there are not a whole lot of reviews surrounding it, other than HeadPie’s excellent review. All that was asked was an honest review, and I would have it no other way, and with one of the more intriguing looks about it, I dug in.

    The unit was played on my Shanling M1 for well over 100 hours, as this is my protocol. Again, many can pose what the critter sounds like new. But it will be new only once, so in my opinion most want to know what it will sound like hours down the road. Most items do not change much (if at all), but I do this, so you can make an informed purchase.


    Suffice to say, that the EN700 Pro impressed me with its overall sound qualities. From a deep reaching bass (lacking a bit of control) to solid mids, to treble, which added to the overall quality; the EN700 Pro is a good critter. Well worth a look at this price point.


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    Unboxing:

    In what I have come to appreciate as typical Simgot fashion, the box is fairly large (too marge in my mind), with the current iteration of what is inside embossed on the front. Specs are listed on the back. Sliding the cover off, you are met with a tasteful textured box of two pieces (a top and a bottom) with the Simgot logo (dragon) embossed into the front. Taking the cover off, you are met with the IEM’s nested into separate holes, with the pleather case below, with the cable inside. Below the IEM, are the instructions and the extra tips, color coded for ease of use (black, red). Red=right, but I switched to give the black/red color of the IEM a little kick. Two sets of three sizes of eartips finish the contents: Eartips 1 provide “powerful mid-high frequency” while Eartips 2 “enhance the bass.” I prefer more bass, so after trying ET1, I switched and those mid-size ET2 tips stayed on the rest of the trial. Tasteful, yes; but wasteful. I would prefer that the box be smaller. On a plus note, the included case (yes, yes, YES!!!) is tastefully done in brown pleather, with the familiar Salute to Art and Science saying on the back. I am happy a case was included, because it seems to be “optional” now with many brands.

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    Included:

    Earphone,Ear-tips,Storage bag,Velcro,Manual,Global Warranty & VIP card,Brush

    Specs:

    • Model: EN700 PRO
    • Wearing: Ear-hook
    • Transducer unit: 10mm high magnetic composite moving-coil driver
    • Diaphragm: Polymer composite titanium plated diaphragm
    • Frequency response:15Hz --40kHz
    • Sensitivity:≥101dB (at 1000Hz)
    • Impedance:16Ω
    • Distortion: <1% 101dB(20μpa)
    • Channel imbalance: <1.5dB(at 1000Hz)
    • Rated power: 10mW
    • Cable: Hybrid 8 cores of single-crystal copper and silver-plated wires
    • Craft: One piece CNC aluminum and stainless powder forming
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    Gear used/compared:


    All prices in USD, unless noted otherwise
    Kinera iDun (same price range, $139)
    BGVP DMG ($139)

    Thebit Opus #2
    Macbook Pro/iFi xCAN
    Shanling M5
    Shanling M3s
    Aune M1s

    Songs used:

    Too bloody many to list all, but you want songs, so there you go:

    Coldplay-All I Can think About Is You
    Coldplay-A Message
    Coldplay-White Shadows
    Dona Onete-Sonos de Adolescente
    Los Lonely Boys- Heaven (en Espanol)
    twenty one pilots-Trees
    twenty one pilots-Car Radio
    twenty one pilots-Heathens
    Damian Marley-Everybody Wants To Be Somebody
    Damian Marley-So A Child May Follow
    Damian Marley-The Struggle Discontinues
    Ziggy Marley-Lighthouse
    Ziggy Marely-See Dem Fake Leaders
    Mark Knopfler-Laughs And Jokes And Drinks And Smokes
    Santana w/ Mana- Corazon Espinado

    The new twenty one pilots album, Trench

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    Fit-n-Finish:

    Made from CNC Aluiminum, the overall fit and finish is good. Fitting for this price point, and with the “filter-look” on the back, you get a lower profile. Reinforced “eyelets” at the 2-in connectors give a functional reinforcement/look to the overall appeal. Extra plastic wrapped from that end provide a good memory bend, while being comfortable as well. No complaints here. Tightly wound two-wire dangle from there all the way to the cable splitter, which includes a nice cinch. Below that tightly wound four-wire cable proceeds to a reinforced 3.5mm straight jack. Thicker than others, it is a nicely done critter, which gives good support when you need to insert/take out the jack.

    Tasteful is a word I used above and will use that as the overall appeal with the EN700 Pro. Nicely done.

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    How doeth it sound, eh?

    Well, it sounds pretty decent. With a bit of rumble (through the xCAN on XBass+), the bass reaches good depth, but not as forceful as say the Campfire Audio Atlas (not much does…). Don’t expect depth to deepen as you go up the scale, either. That lack of depth continues. There isn’t any bleed from the bass into the mids either. Since I am not the best judge of treble as well, I will simply note (here) that the treble does not offend me when the volume increases, like some I have heard recently. I can discern a lack of clarity up top, which might “tame” the upper end a bit. So those who value treble clarity, might want to listen beforehand. It is still quite decent, but don’t go looking for crystal clear treble from the EN700 Pro. That said, I do not believe that is the forte of the Pro. No, it is meant for EDM, or Pop, or Rock. This would be a good choice for Classic Rock, or Hip Hop. There is a definite energy about its sound, just not the top end of that energy.

    I especially enjoyed the synergy with the Aune M1s pairing. I really like the M1s to start with, and paired to the Pro, this was an eminently portable set up, which could work well against some more expensive offerings. With the clarity provided from the Aune, those minor miscreant misgivings in the upper end could be forgiven. You would be having such a good time, that you need not worry.

    Currently paired through the Shanling M3s/iFi xCAN, I listen to another good option. With the XBass+ and 3D+ switches on, the missing depth of that rumble can clearly be heard now. And that warmer Shanling sound is somewhat tamed, making for very pleasant offering. Richness of sound replaces that lost offering from above, while a decently wide sound stage (enhanced yes by the 3D+ from the iFi) give a slight out of head experience.

    I can find nothing of note, which really offends the palette with regard to the EN700 Pro. It is a competent offering at this price.


    With adequate separation, and very good isolation, you will not be bothered on your commute, and that is essentially what most want…not to be bothered. Instrumentation is very good to go along with the separation. Add in good layering and you get the impression that there may be more up the sleeves of the Simgot engineers than they let on. Providing a well-rounded sound may be the best attribute of the EN700 Pro, but with that attitude necessary to keep up with EDM and Hip Hop. Versatile, would be an apt descriptor.

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    Comparisons:

    Simgot EN700 Pro ($119-sale) vs Kinera iDun ($139):

    The Kinera iDun is a favorite of mine as this price point. Packing a gorgeous wood finish, and supple cable, the sound had better match that look. Fortunately, it does. A bit clearer of sound, and with better detail retrieval (slightly) the iDun is quite a find at this price. It does fall behind the Simgot in the bass department, but it has an intoxicating sound, which is hard to beat here. If there had to be a description associated with each, it would be this: The EN700 Pro is the one you would take on your commute, because it has a certain energy to it, which fits commuting. The iDun is the one with which you would settle in for a winters evening of listening to your favorites, while the weather boils away outside. Did I mention that we are in the midst of Blizzard Bruce, right now?...


    Simgot EN700 Pro ($119-sale) vs BGVP DMG ($139):

    A current favorite on the scene, the DMG falls a bit behind the DM6 in the hype department and I think it is unwarranted. With changeable filters, the DMG brings affordability to the current fad (phase?) of IEM’s, which can use different filters. Personally, I cannot tell much difference here, but that is for obvious reasons. Younger, more acute ears may certainly hear a difference. As for the sound? The Simgot has better clarity and detail retrieval, to me. The DMG has a warmer sound, which can be changed by the filters (I used the bass filter), which can tailor to a more high-frequency sound if warranted, so that may be a wash. The DMG provides a richer sound as a result of that warm nature. If you prefer EDM, Hip Hop, Dance and that more bass, then the Simgot wins. If you favor rock, blues, mellow sounds and want a rich, warmer, full sound the DMG may be your flavor.

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    Le Grande Finale:

    So, what does the Simgot offering present that others do not? Well, it has a fairly unique look, while also being understated with the right color combination. If one wants garish, look elsewhere. I must say that the one red, one black looks right and proper, and is understated. Not a bad way to work. Choose a different color and it may stand out more than some like.

    The fit is also quite good and comfortable for the long haul. The cable is not stiff and add to the overall comfort by not being a burden (too heavy, too stiff…). And they provided a case. A nice one at that. I cannot tell you how much that pleases me. Many (MOST!!!) of the offerings of late don’t provide a case, which rather annoys me. It really does. Note to Chi-Fi manufacturers: PLEASE include a case!!! For, it is right and proper to do so.

    If you are looking for a very competent mid-fi model that would count as affordable; like EDM, Dance, etc. then the EN700 Pro might fit the bill. It is a tasteful, decent offering from Simgot, which has much going for it.

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  7. audioblog18
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review – Drop That Bass!
    Written by audioblog18
    Published Oct 27, 2018
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Nicely textured bass, Wide sound stage, Good layering
    Cons - Slightly recessed mids and treble
    The Company

    Simgot was first established in 2015 and their first product was Simgot EN700 which was the predecessor of Simgot EN700 Pro, later they released the Simgot EN700 Bass which doesn’t have removable cable and as the name suggests, it is focused on the bass frequency. Their website states that “SIMGOT,means “Simple and elegant”.We trust only 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 step around and start set out. Salute to art and science”. I believe their statement because their product speaks for them (Spoiler).

    The Simgot EN700 Pro

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    The Gorgeous Simgot EN700 Pro

    The Simgot EN700 Pro is Hi-Res Certified and the papers of the certification can be seen in their website, the 700 Pro is equipped with polymer composite titanium plated diaphragm N50 strong magnetic loop and has a frequency response raging from 15 Hz to 40 kHz. The 700 Pro also comes with a 6N single-crystal copper and silver-plated braided wires with standard 0.78 mm 2 pin connector, the hybrid cable is done exquisitely but based on my experience both copper and silver oxidized after months of use.

    Package

    Pardon us for not having pictures of the package since our unit was a demo unit bought from a friend, the EN700 Pro comes with a black elegant box, after removing the sleeve a more elegant box will surprise the user, the box contain the two earpieces that comes with 4 color way, red, blue, blue and red, and black in my case I’ve got the blue one. Premium leather carrying pouch and the hybrid cable can also be seen inside the box, my favorite part of the package is the two types of ear tips, one for better upper frequencies (Red) and one for better lower frequencies (Blue). Overall the EN700’s package is the best under sub 8000 PHP ($160).

    Fit and Comfort

    I will describe the fit and comfort to be mediocre, the fit is good, it sits perfectly to my ear and the comfort is good as well, but as we combine the fit and comfort in IEMs, the isolation comes in and this is where the EN700 Pro falls down a little. The profile of the EN700 Pro looks sexy and feels sexy as well but as I use it during commutes the jeepney’s engine noise can be still audible but still far better than using my buds for commute.

    Sound

    Bass


    Note: The sound impression are done with the red tips equipped because the blue tips boosts the lower frequencies resulting to a bit overpowering bass.

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    Deep sub bass! It is well extended, excellent texture and quality and good quantity. Madman of Sean Rowe sounds superb with the EN700 Pro, the rumble sounds natural and deep, his vocals lowest signature is very audible with nice texture. The mid bass takes a little step forward without having that annoying bass bleed, the attack is tight yet punchy, it is unbelievably fast and accurate, the texture is on the average side since it is a bit smooth. Lastly, the bass never sounded boomy since it is quick, bass decay is impressive as well, it is fast thus it can handle rock and metal tracks without being congested.

    Mids

    ‌The mids is laid back yet retaining good clarity and is layered well, the lower mids sounds warm and lush giving good advantage when handling male vocals, Ed Sheeran’s Wake me up sounds relaxing, it may not be placed forward but the quality of mids is far from being muddy. Upper mids is a bit forward as compared to the lower mids, but still a bit laid back as compared to the bass, it lacks sweetness and crisp but has ample body, Halie Loren’s Wild Birds is enjoyable as there are no noticeable peaks also sibilant is absent in the EN700 Pro. Mids has good amount of body and clarity, but lacks details and sweetness, I’d say that the mids is just average since I’m a mid centric guy that loves transparency in mids that has pristine clarity and forward layering.

    Treble

    ‌Treble section is airy and laid back, it decays fairly good and has average sparkle and extension. I’d say that it is a bit relaxed and far from being aggressive, Asphyxia of Co Shu Nie never sounded fatiguing nor peaky and piercing the highs may not please treble heads but for treble sensitive users the treble is great because it has is airy and open as it retains good definition and details.

    Sound Stage and Resolution

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    Simgot EN700 Pro with its premium box

    The sound stage is very wide for an IEM, the Asphyxia and Unravelnever sounded flat nor congested, the layering and imaging is accurate delivering complex tracks with ease. The layering is good, bass is a bit upfront followed by the female vocalist and string instruments, then the male vocalist last is the treble that took the farthest seat among the three categories. Details are very good even the BA being absent from this IEM, I A/B the ZST and the EN700 pro and was quite amazed that during my first 24 bit track Everything’s Not Lost of Coldplay, the constant drum roll at 40+ seconds is very audible in the 700 pro while it is very faint in the ZSTs, I know that the price difference is humongous but it is for the sake of hearing the missing part of tracks on budget set up and how does.
    Sound Signature and Synergy

    Again, I used my Ibasso DX90 as DAP during the review which is known to be flat/analytical to a bit warm the Simgot EN700 Pro is leaning to L shaped to slightly warm and smooth sound signature, it is warm but never sounded dark for me as the mids retain the clarity and transparency while the treble is recessed but not that rolled off. Using Neutral to bright source will give the upper mids to treble more crisp and sparkle as the lower frequencies retains its warmth and body.
    Comparison

    Magaosi K5 V2

    The sub bass of K5 has less depth and approaches it in a smoother manner while the quantity almost being the same, the sub bass goes to EN700 Pro due to better texture and quality. The mid bass of K5 is fast and has good texture but the quantity and punch goes to the EN700 Pro the mid bass goes again to the EN700 Pro. Lower mids are tackled better by the K5 as it is layered more forward, not too lush and has better clarity, the body goes to EN700 though. The upper mids is a lot better in K5, it is forward and has ample crisp without losing body it is less smoother than the EN700 Pro making it more revealing as compared to the smooth, warm and laid back mids of EN700, the mids definitely goes to EN700 Pro. The highs are also more forwad in K5 and has better body and extension, it is not that airy and detailed though as compared to the EN700 Pro, K5 is a bit better for my preference. The details are better in the K5 (5 BAs man) but the layering and sound stage is more likable in the EN700 Pro.

    Conclusion

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    The EN700 Pro is an underrated bass beast under 8000 PHP ($160) considering that is not even the bass variant, it is possesses an L-shaped to warm and smooth sound signature that is made for long hours of listening. The bass part has good quantity, punch, depth and extension that never sounds excessive nor clouded the mids. The mids is laid back and has good amount of body but may be a bit lush for those who love transparency nonetheless details and clarity are not that compromised. Lastly the highs which is a bit more recessed than the mids is relaxed, has good definition and airiness that will please non treble head users. It also has an overall quick paced sound, wide sound stage and good detail retrieval.​
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  8. EagleWings
    A Clear Sound For $150 - Simgot EN700 PRO Review
    Written by EagleWings
    Published Apr 8, 2018
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Balanced Tuning, Clear Sounding, Wide Soundstage, Controlled Yet Authoritative DD Bass
    Cons - Can Get a Little Bright, Stage Lacks Depth
    Acknowledgement:
    I would like to thank Andrew from www.MusicTeck.com for sending me the Simgot EN700 PRO for review.

    Introduction:
    Simgot is an IEM manufacturer from China that caught the attention of many audiophiles due to their IEM's faceplate design resembling the HiFiMan's HE1000 headphone. Their first IEM from Simgot to hit the market was EN700, followed by a Bass version called the EN700 BASS. But it wasn't until Simgot came out with the PRO version, that the community stopped and looked as they had come with a pretty nicely tuned IEM that would satisfy the audiophiles.

    Build, Fit, Cable and Accessories:
    700Pro is made of aluminium with good build and finish. The quality of finish is actually very nice. The inner side of the shell is curved and smooth that makes the fit very comfortable. The size of shells are somewhere between medium and large and so may not fit securely if your ears are super small. But it shouldn't be of any concern for most users. The nozzle is neither too long nor short, which makes the IEM sit securely in the ears. In terms of isolation, it can depend on the tips. But overall, do not expect Shure or Westone level of isolation.

    The included cable seems fine when worn as it is light and flexible. While it doesn't exhibit cable memory, it does tend to tangle. The IEM comes with an adequate set of accessories that in my books is sufficient. Not too many nor too less. My favourite accessory though is the included leather flip case. While it does not offer protection like a Pelican case, this case is compact and practical and does a decent job of protecting. There are 2 sets of ear-tips; Bass and Mid-Treble that come in 3 sizes; S, M and L. I prefer the bass tips as the other ear-tips makes the 700Pro further bright.

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    Sound:
    700Pro's signature is fairly balanced, with a slightly enhanced bass and upper-mids/treble. It is meticulously tuned such that the signature doesn’t drift to a 'V' shaped tuning. But for the same reason, its tone is not neutral, nor can it be categorized into a single bucket. It has some warmth originating from the bass and some brightness coming from the lower treble. The warmth and brightness cancel each other on some cases. But one most tracks, one is dominant over the other. For example, the Dark Knight Rises album is a slightly warm/dark album and when listening to this album, the 700 Pro displays a warm and smooth persona. On the other hand, I have some music albums that are energetic in the upper-mids and lower treble, where the 700Pro starts to show its brightness.

    The presentation and placement of the instruments is a touch forward than neutral. This results in a very engaging presentation, but also lets the IEM get aggressive once in a while. The soundstage is quite wide, ensuring more than adequate space for instrument separation and imaging. But where the stage lacks is in its depth. I personally would have preferred to sacrifice a touch of width for some depth, as it can provide a more 3-D stage and allow for better layering of instruments. So EN700Pro’s stage in general is a flat wide screen. The resolution and imaging is decent and befitting the price tag. Aided with a clear mid-range, the IEM displays a very clear musical image with sufficient air and space.

    Laying the foundation to its sound, is a stupendous bass tuning, that is slightly north of neutral. It’s a tastefully tuned bass for those looking for a low end that walks a fine line between power and technicality. The entire bass range is enhanced and is linear, only slightly sloping downwards from the sub-bass into the mids, which works really well as it maintains a nice balance within the bass region. The result is a palpable sub-bass power that helps with dynamics and rumbles, complemented with adequate warmth from the mid-bass and upper-bass. The warmth continues into the lower mid-range but in a controlled manner, so as to retain the warmth and body for the instruments. But the warmth is equally counter-acted by the slightly prominent upper mids, which takes a proud role to establish clarity in the presentation.

    Bridging either sides of the mid-ranges, is the center-midrange, that is slightly forward and displaying good presence. It picks up the color of warmth of brightness depending on the type of instrument and vocal. For example, the male vocals and instruments whose frequencies predominantly lie in the lower mid-range (jazz, electric guitar) are warm with a touch of clarity. While the female vocals and instruments like piano, acoustic guitar are bright with a bit of body. The forwardness of the center midrange ensures density and weight of the instrument and vocal images. Overall it’s a well done midrange, for those preferring a full bodied and yet a clear sounding mid-range. It may not suit the audience preferring something warmer and natural, nor would it suit someone who prefer a dry and reference type mid-range.

    The treble extension again is decent and you get what you pay for. So what it lacks in the upper treble extension, it compensates it with controlled prominence in the lower and middle treble that render good air and sparkle. But the IEM shouldn’t be taken as sparkly, or an exciting IEM. It is more of a clear sounding treble focussed on clarity and articulation. The IEM is forgiving for the most part, but poor recordings are not going to be smoothed out. In fact, the EN700Pro falls on the slightly serious side of things due to its signature and the presentation style. As a result, it works great for classical, rock, jazz and acoustic instruments based genres. But it is not an IEM I would pick for listening to EDM, Pop or Electronic music. It is not that it doesn’t play well with those genres. In fact, because of its balanced tuning, it works well with all the genres without being partial. But because of the lack of the fun factor, it doesn’t do justice.

    What is described above is the general characteristic of the IEM. With the included Bass and Mid/Treble ear tips, its signature can be modified to a small extent. But it mostly it remains the same IEM. With the Bass tips, the 700 gains a touch more power in the bass and a bit of warmth fills the upper bass and lower midrange. With the Mids/Treble, the bass is more close to neutral, and the mids/treble region get some prominence as a result. The perceived clarity is increased and the tone shifts to the bright side further. This works great for classical music. But for Rock or Jazz, the Bass tips worked better.

    Power Requirement and Hiss:
    When it comes to power requirement, the IEM is not power hungry. Even your everyday smartphone should be sufficient to not just push the 700Pro to sufficiently loud levels, but also makes it sound good. With a good DAP, the IEM scales better. But investing a couple of hundreds of dollars on a DAP for a $150 IEM is not a sound financial decision. But if you have a nice source, the IEM does scale well. LPG is a good device to test for hiss, as some of the hyper-sensitive multi-BA IEMs pick up the noise floor of LPG’s class-A amp. The EN700Pro however remains silent on the LPG even on high gain.

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    Comparison:
    EN700Pro vs Sennheiser IE80:

    Both are very differently tuned iems. The 700Pro goes for a balanced tuning with a touch of brightness in the upper midrange and sounds neutral-bright. The IE80 on the other hand has a U shaped tuning that is bass heavy. IE80 has a more natural stage with good width and depth. 700Pro's stage is just as wide but is not as deep as IE80's stage. Overall IE80 presents a more 3-D stage in which it images its instruments, where as 700Pro only does a flat, wide stage. IE80 is a bit more relaxed in its presentation, relative to the more forward and engaging presentation of the 700Pro.

    IE80's bass is considerably more in quantity than 700Pro's bass. With an elevated bass, it reaches the subbass more effortlessly although its bass enhancement is in the midbass region. So Ie80's bass sounds more powerful, thick and warm. 700Pro's bass is more taut and has better balance throughout the bass region. The elevated and bloated bass combined with the recessed mids make for a very veiled mids that lack transparency on the IE80. 700Pro's midrange is more forward and transparent. The vocals also have better articulation on the 700Pro in line with its elevated upper-mids. The treble once again is more clear and more articulated on the 700Pro. IE80's treble is smoother and not as detailed as the 700Pro. IE80 is one of the most forgiving IEMs I have tried. 700Pro has a bit of an aggressive character and s less forgiving.

    For a relaxed listening, I'd pick the IE80, but for serious listening or critical listening, I'd pick the 700Pro. Not that the 700Pro is analytical. But it presents a truer image of music in direct comparison to the IE80. IE80 is also something I could use for gaming and action movies. But for drama movies, I'd pick the 700Pro for the better vocal presentation.

    Conclusion:
    Simgot seems to have produced a solid IEM and is heading in the right direction. The EN700 PRO not only impresses you with its strengths like its bass, wide soundstage and clear sound, but it also goes for a tuning, that has the qualities to effortlessly impress an audiophile. The balanced tuning works well with a wide variety of genres, and sounds quite nicely even out of your smartphone, that it won't send you on a goose chase into upgrading cables and DAPs. I highly recommend the EN700 PEO if you are in the market for a $150clear sounding IEM with a balanced tuning.

    Purchase Link: https://shop.musicteck.com/collections/simgot/products/simgot-en700-pro-in-ear-headphone
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  9. wolfjeanne
    A simple joy
    Written by wolfjeanne
    Published Jan 17, 2018
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Good build quality
    Good case
    Excellent cable
    Mature yet fun engaging sound
    Great for female vocals
    Warmish but natural sounding timbre
    Cohesive sound
    Great customer service
    Cons - Could do with better strain relief at the jack & cable ends
    Some comfort issues
    Lacking micro details
    At times, lacking low-end control
    EDIT: 6 months later, I still stand by what I wrote here. One update though is that the strain reliefs on the left side broke at the housing. The plastic was somewhat brittle it seems. Luckily simgot's customer service was amazing - super quick, super friendly. They sent me a replacement cable in black and I have no complaints with that one.

    I have not written a full review in a while because I have been quite busy and honestly did not buy any new stuff that got me overly excited. I still mainly use my Philips Fidelio L2; when I needed in-ears, I opted for either the FAD heaven II or Crescendo DS-11, both rather neutral/mid-focused BA's that are accurate and reliable, though they often fail to really... move me.

    I thought a dynamic driver might solve this so I got the Trinity Phantom Master 4 in pre-order; these caused quite a stir on this forum - and not entirely a positive one. I have to agree with most people here on the messy highs and overall lack of focus on that model. I traded up for the MASTER model which I liked better (short write-up) but were not perfect either; sometimes they amazed me, sometimes... far from it, no matter what tuning filter I used. I was not quite content, but figured I had spent enough money by now... and then I dropped them into a canal. Oh the joys of living in Venice.

    All that is to say that I have been through a fair amount of IEMS both higher priced and lower priced than these Simgot's and none of them really hit the sweet spot. By the reviews online, it sounded like these simgots provided a fun yet balanced sound signature, were comfortable, and sturdy; in short, just what I need. Mostly, I have to agree with these reviews, though not entirely.

    Looks, build, and comfort
    For photo's and unboxing I refer to the other reviews on this forum. For me personally, I find my red and blue set quite good-looking, though not in a sleek way; more in the way that an old-school chevy can be beautiful: it isn't subtle, but it works. The carrying case is actually a pretty nice one. To proof that I cannot be trusted with nice things I therefore promptly lost it a few weeks in. Luckily I still had two trinity cases laying around still.

    The metal housings are soft and feel very sturdy. The excellent braided cable snaps in place very snugly - so snug in fact that it required some force, but I prefer that over constantly fearing the housings will fall off *cough* looking at you MMCX *cough*. The only thing I wished for would be better strain relief at the plug since the plastic tubing now is quite stiff causing the cable to still bend sharply, just above the strain relief now rather than at the plug itself, which forms a possible point of failure in the long-term. An L-shaped plug would have been good too as I find that these last much longer usually, but that's more of a personal preference.

    Comfort is decent. I have pretty small ears (small conchas to be more precise), so after about two hours it does get uncomfortable where they touch the antihelix, and somehow they make my ears feel pretty warm. Other than that, they stay in my ears well enough that I do not mind doing exercise with them despite the weight. The supplied silicone tips fit well too. Comply tips (not included) provide a tad bit more isolation, but not much and they make popping them in a bit more of a hassle, so I stuck with the silicone. In general, the earphones are very susceptible to tip rolling -- anything with a somewhat longer and wider bore helps bring out the top-end. The fitted tips do this just fine. Isolation then is not the best, certainly not compared to BA, but better than I was expecting and certainly enough for most users.

    Sound
    Overall impression is that these are simple but enjoyable, especially with the more neutral tips. No fancy tricks, no massive soundstage, no overbearing details, just good sound with a fun tuning. Bass is a bit on the heavy side and lacks the speed of BAs, but not overbearing. At low volumes or when I am outside, this extra bit of thump is actually quite welcome, and since that is mostly how I use these, I find it to be right for me. Male vocals especially can be a bit far back in the mix - certainly when compared to, say, the Heaven II. Female vocals really shine on these though, and the highs provide quite some sparkle and detail without being sibilant. Extension is not above average though. In short, it has a slight U-shape that is easy on the ears, though technically it is not the best performer at this price point. Pleasant and musical without pretense of being anything more than that.

    All songs below are either FLAC or high-quality MP3 (VBR or 320kb/s), played through a HiFi ME DIY Sabre 2 DAC from MusicBee with the WASAPI driver installed.

    (Indie-)pop
    Cycling through some songs, I found myself enjoying Florence and the machine with these. On Dog Days, the opening cords lack detail, but once Florence starts singing, the smoothness of her voice more than makes up for that. With the claps and high-hat starting in, they shimmer without being obtrusive - perhaps a bit dry if I am being nit-picky. The kick-drum then provide a lot of energy, as the song intended. The backing vocals and all the subtle instrumentation in the back stay, well, in the back. It could do with some more layering, but honestly, the focus these headphones provide is quite pleasant.

    Acoustic/singer-songwriter
    The Weepies' World Spins Madly On is not a technically very demanding song, so no problems there and the timbre here is just right. The cello sounds warm, the guitar quite airy, and the voices blend into one; beautiful sweet-yet-melancholy. The next song, City Wide Rodeo, once more proofs how excellent female vocals are rendered. Switching to Fink, these earphones again complement the warm acoustic style, but when his songs draw to their crescendo, they struggle to keep up with the frantic pace and lose focus.

    Rock & metal
    The grandiose but cold mix of post-rock and doom metal on Kauan's Sorni Nai album sounds, if anything, too smooth. It is a record I know intimately, and I felt myself longing for the gritty details as well as for a tighter bass. That does not mean the Simgot's did a bad job: the wide soundstage is reproduced well and the ethereal ponderings are contrasted nicely with the heavier metal outbursts. Throwing some more conventional metal at it in the form of Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone reveals again a slightly sloppy bass, but they convey the very intimately recorded song with an appropriate immediacy (fun experiment: listen to that song and compare it to, say, Iron Maiden's fear of the dark side by side if you want to see how sound/recording preferences have changed). Switching to the grunge rock of Seether I miss some weight in the guitars, but that is to some extent in the recording, because when I switch from Disclaimer II to Karma and Effect, this largely disappears, though Shaun Morgan’s voice here too is drowning a bit compared to the more mid-focussed alternatives; the trinity's actually had similar problems.

    Electronic
    The electronic drums of Jain - Heads Up are always a good test for bass, and the Simgots prove to be a bit... flabby for lack of a better word, though they have excellent extension and do not bleed much. The decay times simply cannot measure up to their BA counterparts. Moreover, the song does not sound congested, and the toe-tapping potential is very high, especially when the album moves on to the groovy baseline of Mr Johnson. Straight up techno in the form of Infected Mushroom's Vicious Delicious proofs an exceptionally good match, with the bass tightening up somewhat and the high-end sparkle bringing everything to twisting and maddening life.

    Rap
    On to rap then. Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. album is not an easy one to play. The vocals are a bit too far in the background on some tracks, but not all that often. Again, these Simgot's are nothing if not entertaining, so I found myself turning up the volume, but that made the bass a bit overpowering by comparison. When I did the same the other day walking around the city I did not find this to be so problematic though, feeling the strange mixture of relaxation and unease that Kendrick can provide so well. Run the Jewels's 3rd album ups the sense of immediacy and the simgot's very cohesive sound pairs excellently.

    Classical
    Erbarme dich from Bach’s St-Mathew’s passion (I own Gardiner’s 1989 period practice performance) sounds lovely with good soundstage for an IEM if a bit hushed, the following choral is much the same, though the depth of the soundstage was lacking – i.e. especially voices sounded like they were coming from the sides rather than the front. The 1st movement of the Brandenburger Concerto (same series I think?) suffers a bit from the same, but honestly IEMs are just not ideal for classical music. Layering really stands out here though, as it should, and it is overall a pretty decent performance.The micro details in Arvo Pärt’s delicate Spiegel im Spiegel are smoothed over a bit, but the piece gets enough space to breath to be its entrancing self – as long as I do not compare it straight after to my Philips Fidelio L2 that is.

    Conclusion
    This IEM feels well thought out, with attention to detail, a mostly very good build, pretty good comfort, and a clever tuning that will no doubt be liked by many. For critical listening, it lacks the technical prowess of some similarly priced competitors, but it is a very enjoyable and easy pear of headphones that has natural sounding timbre with a slight U sound. Especially if you listen to a lot of female vocals, these are a good match and they pair well with singer/songwriter and acoustic music too. Electronic beats and kick drums especially can feel a bit out of control, though in the case of the former, some people prefer that.

    All in all, a solid performer. I like them especially for on-the-go use, and that is what I bought them for mostly anyway. Are they brilliant? No. Are they worth their money? If you like a musical pair of IEMs that is fun yet mature sounding and do not mind sacrificing a bit of male vocals, micro details and bass control then certainly. I for one enjoy them so far.
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  10. subguy812
    Balance at a budget price
    Written by subguy812
    Published Jan 4, 2018
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Balanced tone, great accessory package, first class cable, great with all music genres
    Cons - Isolation could be better, cable L & R not easy to read
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    Simgot EN700 Pro


    EN700 Pro
    http://www.simgot.com/en
    http://www.simgot.com/en/products/detail/8.html#!/detail
    www.facebook.com/simgotaudio
    https://shop.musicteck.com/collections/simgot/products/simgot-en700-pro-in-ear-headphone
    https://www.amazon.com/SIMGOT-EN700-PRO-Headphone-Black/dp/B076RY64JQ

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    A Little Technical Stuff:

    · Transducer unit 
    N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver
    · Diaphragm 
    Polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm
    · Frequency response
    15Hz-40kHz
    · Sensitivity 
    ≥101dB(at 1000Hz)
    · Impedance 
    16Ω
    · Distortion 
    <1% 101dB(20μpa)
    · Channel imbalance 
    <1.5dB(at 1000Hz)
    · Rated power 
    10mW
    · Cable 
    Hybrid 8 cores of single-crystal copper and silver-plated wires

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    Simgot EN700 Pro
    -MRSP: Universal fit $150

    “SIMGOT, means "Simple and elegant". “We trust only finest product and perfect service, only the fusion of old-school rules and fashion creativity”.

    I want to thank Sabrina from Simgot as she contacted me and asked if I was interested in doing a review of their product and obviously I said yes. She provided me with the EN700 Pro in exchange for my review. Links to the Simgot website are above as well as their Facebook page and links to Musicteck who is a Simgot distributor in the USA.

    “Budget” level IEM’s can be difficult to review after having a focus on so many TOTL options. Limiting yourself to only the TOTL gear makes you realize that you could quite possibly be ignoring some very good options that are fairly priced and more palatable for the masses. It is very important to understand that what is a budget IEM to one man may not be to another. Memories of when I first started down this rabbit hole of a hobby, cause me to flash back to the intense amount of buyer’s remorse I had when I purchased the Klipsch S4 for something like $70, this upgrading me from stock ear buds. However, since it was a “upgrade” purchase by price point and in sound quality I settled in with my purchase and grew to appreciate the Klipsch.

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    At this point, I am having a senior moment and can’t recall exactly when I moved on to my next remorseful purchase but I do remember it was the Rock-It Sounds R-50 based on a Knowles TWFK driver. The R-50 caused me to break the $100 mark and also made me question what the hell am I doing? The R-50 was priced at $120 and from that point forward the price has grown astronomically to a point where I have plunked down between 2K-3K without wincing near as much as I did with the $100 something purchases, go figure. The Simgot EN700 Pro brings me back to an IEM that is priced at $149 and I can attest that the sound quality as well as the overall quality of today’s $100 something IEM’s has really surpassed the similarly priced products of old, at least that is the case of the EN700 Pro. It is so refreshing to know companies like Simgot have broken into the game with a focus on quality as well as price.

    I was grateful when I was asked to review the EN700 Pro because I have seen so many positive comments regarding the Simgot line and it has been a long time since hearing a IEM at this price point. This is the third iteration in the EN700 line. The original EN700, EN700 Bass and finally the EN700 Pro. I have not reviewed any of the other options but after reading thread comments it appears that the tuning is similar between the Bass and Pro, with one of the major non-sound related differences being an upgraded, detachable cable, but having never heard the others I can’t truly attest to any differences in sound. On the back of the included carry case the quote “Salute to Art and Science” is emblazoned. It appears to be the Simgot slogan or maybe a mission statement of sorts. The level of thought, detail and attention that went into this IEM from it’s packaging, accessories, build quality, handsome looks, and balanced, fun sound make this an incredibly worthy buy. Honestly, I wish that all companies touting TOTL would make such an all-inclusive, classy package.

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    As I pen my reviews I make it a point to listen to the gear I am reviewing. I have a genre diverse playlist that I utilize for evaluating head gear and I will say that when listening to the EN700 Pro that I have yet to find one genre that does not sound great. I would say that is a testament to how well balanced the tone from these is. We will discuss the intricacies of it’s sound later in the review but it is certainly noteworthy that each genre is represented well with the EN700 Pro.

    When you begin to listen to an IEM, for evaluation or enjoyment, the first thing to generally strike you is any glaring faults you may hear. If there aren’t any obvious imperfections in the sound quality you settle in to listen to the nuances in which the product excels. Let me say that I was trying hard to find any glaring faults and there just weren’t any glaring weaknesses in the quality of the sound. It is just a pleasant listening experience.

    A Little Marketing Hype:

    Final chapter of EN700 SERIES
    With its acoustic design and unique appearance, EN700 PRO delivers a great performance in auditory and visual.

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    WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

    Earphone, eartips, faux leather storage case, information manual, global warranty & VIP card, brush

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    Review Setup:

    My review was written utilizing four sources, Opus #2 and LG V30(quad DAC) and Shanling M2s and Shanling M3s. I utilized the stock cable SE(3.5mm connection) and Eartip 1.

    SIMGOT supplies two different types of eartips with the EN700 PRO, labeled Eartip 1 and Eartip 2. Both 1 and 2 are comprised of 3 sets total, 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large. They are silicone tips and are placed in cardboard trays (credit card size) with the explanation of what effect you can expect from each tip, see the photo below. My EN700 Pro monitors are black and my eartips color coordinate with the monitor color with clear caps and black stems. For example, the EN700 Pro is also available in blue and red monitors, blue being the left monitor and red being the right. The eartips on that version color coordinate with ear monitor and use a clear cap with either a red or blue stem. This may not be a big deal to some folks but I thought it was a cool touch.

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    Where the 1 and 2 tips differ is in the diameter of the opening with Eartip 1 having the larger opening of the two and larger cap width. Eartip 1 with it’s wider bore will increase the higher frequencies and create a more balanced signature. Eartip 2, with its narrower bore opening, is designed create a bassier signature. I have a weird size earhole and I could not receive a seal with Eartip 2 because it’s cap size is narrower so my entire review is written using Eartip 1. I found that there was adequate bass when using Eartip 1. Isolation is average and is fine for a morning walk but I am not sure I would use them for flights or noisy environments.

    Build and Quality:

    The EN700 Pro is made from a single piece of Series 7 aviation aluminum resulting in an entirely metal body. Looking closely at the EN700 Pro revealed zero imperfections and with the only seam being where the faceplate is attached. I found the EN700 Pro to be a handsome design with a golden color outlining the black grill work face plate (vented looking). It is kind of egg shaped in design and those familiar with the EN700 Bass will not see any difference in the shape of this IEM. Being all metal in design does not mean they are the lightest IEM I have had in my ears but they never felt heavy or uncomfortable in my ears. I must applaud Simgot for placing a lip around the nozzle so that the eartips stay on the monitor when removing them from your ear. The nozzle itself is really a perfect length and in the opening of the nozzle is a screen to trap the dreaded earwax. The connectors were without fault and were slightly recessed into the housing, no problem using any after-market cables if you so choose.

    One very positive accessory note I would like to touch on the is the included cable. Great job Simgot. I have a few after-market cables in my possession but with the stock cable being so good I never felt the need to use of any of them for extended listening sessions. The cable is a 2-pin removable type, which is my favorite type of connection as opposed to MMCX.

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    The cable is a top 6N single-crystal copper and silver-plated braided variety. The braid was tight and the 400D Dupont Kevlar fiber did not create any microphonics. The ergonomics of this cable are really incredible. Very soft, pliable and not easily tangled. Another positive design attribute is the fact that there is no memory wire, it is more of a heat shrink tubing that goes around the ear. The only negative I have found with regards to the cable is the clear plastic 2-pin connector housings. They are marked L & R but it is without any color, bumps or marking to identify and it is very difficult to see clear on clear.

    I tested the EN700 Pro with my Ares II cable but only found a slight elevation the bass and was equally as happy, if not more so, just staying with the stock cable. I found it to deliver the most balanced and transparent sound out of my cables. If you do not have aftermarket cables feel confident that you do not need to purchase any with theEN700 Pro, which makes it value pricing that much more appealing.

    Let’s dive into the sound….

    I completed roughly 100 hours of physical burn-in and many hours more while in ear. I didn’t really notice a massive change, if any it would be in the lower regions. There may have been a slight bit more of an awakening in the bass. It could be attributed to brain burn-in as well, YMMV.

    The overall sound and tone of the EN700 Pro is just a little south of neutral, causing a slightly warmish tone. I would not classify this as an overly, warm IEM. It is fairly balanced across the spectrum but the dynamic bass give a nice warmth. I was a little surprised at how much volume it took to drive the EN700 Pro. From all of my sources I found myself pushing up the volume to maximize my enjoyment of the music. It is just a little more difficult than average to drive.

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    Presentation

    This is a fun, musical yet detailed, not analytical or micro-detailed IEM. The DD bass is very evident in the sub bass rumble and the mid bass also has a smooth, bloat free, fantastic color to it. Overall, it is smooth, but the sound is very natural with clarity and smooth tone to compliment the signature.

    The separation is about average with good transparency and average layering. These are not negatives just not necessarily strong points. The soundstage has an average width, with a bit more depth and an average height. Sometimes a stage of this type can create congestion, but the EN700 Pro is not a congested sounding IEM. I wish the stage was a bit wider to help to create some more air and allow the listener to hear pinpoint accuracy of where each instrument is placed. The stage sounds and instruments sound closer together. This is not to say they are muddy, or incoherent, only close.

    Simgot has done a great job in creating an IEM to use with all genres of music. I did not find one genre that was not completely enjoyable while listening with the EN700 Pro.

    Bass

    As I have briefly touched upon the bass has a nice sub depth rumble and the mid bass is clear and not negatively interfering with the clarity of the mids, there is only a slight bleed, very slight, and I do not find myself thinking bloat. Keep in mind it is a dynamic driver and this IEM shows off the positive characteristics of a DD, not to the level of say a Dita Dream, which is my high watermark for bass, but again it is not a fair comparison based on the disparity in price between the two. To my ears, the bass is just part of the overall sound, not one of the strongest points, but also not it’s weakest. Recently, I find myself migrating more towards a DD bass, as it checks a lot of boxes for me. The EN700 Pro bass is not the fastest and the rumble sometimes lingers a touch too long. I find the lower bass and mid bass to be the strongest aspect of the bass as opposed to it’s sub bass. I do feel if the speed of the DD was faster it would eliminate any appearance of thickness. It overall provides the warmth and natural, smooth notes that are so easy to enjoy for long periods. For example, when listening to Stanley Clarke’s Silly Putty, the bass lines are clear, resolving and had an average amount of texturing. The overall tone of the bass really is smooth and cohesive with the signature of the IEM.

    Mids

    When describing the mids the first two thoughts I have are tone and balance. The tone of instruments throughout the mid-range is very natural. When listening to Hiromi the piano notes leave her fingers and are delivered to the listener in a natural tone that does not appear to have coloration. Both male and female vocals sound strong and clear with a fantastic tone, with male vocals delivering the best performance. There is a lushness to the overall mid frequencies that adds emotion and grabs the listener. I would not call the mids recessed, however it is clearly the treble that reveal the crispness and details to the overall signature, not the mids. I feel the treble is slightly in front of the mids in the signature but that is not to say the mids are recessed. Great tone, smooth and lush best describes the Simgot mids.

    Treble

    The treble adds the details and crispness to the EN700 Pro. It is the finishing touch, that creates the overall balance that I have been referencing throughout the review. It is a crisp and accurate treble, for the most part. When hearing cymbals crash and other musical notes on the upper end of the scale they sound distinct and accurate. The notes linger just long enough, not giving the illusion of being slow as I noted with the bass. The treble extends well with a shimmer and sparkle that rounds out the complete signature. That said, I have never detected any harsh or sibilant tones in any of my music while listening to these. I have music that I use to test for stridency and when I listen to those files with the EN700 Pro the harshness is not exacerbated. The treble extension is very good and I fight the urge to say, as I have through the entire review, for the money. Again, in my experience, it is not often that you find such a jack of all trades at this price point.

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    Shanling M2s – expanded balanced sound, punchy bass with a little less sub-bass rumble, but the mid-bass stays tight and punchy, upper mids are a little more revealing, and lower treble has more sparkle and crunch.

    Shanling M3s - well balanced sound, kicks up the bass punch a notch. Details shine with very clean mids through-out mid ranges, but primarily in the upper sections treble. A favorite pairing.

    Opus #2 – sublime pairing, balanced sound, tight punchy bass with a great sub-bass rumble, overall neutral through the mids with great transparency.

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    In Closing

    Fair price, balance across the frequencies, smooth tone, great accessories and a high-quality cable are what you can expect from the Simgot EN700 Pro. The build quality is exemplary and I think it is handsome to look at or better yet to have others see in your ears. At this price point I am struggling to find fault with the EN700 Pro. Yes, there are things it could do a bit better and yes it isn’t the analytical detail king, but that is not the idea behind this IEM. It is very engaging and smooth which make for quality time with you and your music files. I think you will find the listen to be engaging and never fatiguing. The great thing about this price point is that the EN700 Pro can reach the masses. I feel that if someone was trying to upgrade the current earbuds that they would quickly be spoiled by the overall package that is the EN700 Pro. Having many TOTL offerings in my stable I never once felt I had to struggle to give these ear time. To me it is a testament that in this third and final offering in the EN700 line that SImgot achieved what they were hoping to achieve.

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