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Simgot EN700 Pro

  1. ngoshawk
    A really nice "budget" IEM.
    Written by ngoshawk
    Published Jan 7, 2019
    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.



    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.



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


    • 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

    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



    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.


    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.



    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.


    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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  2. audioblog18
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review – Drop That Bass!
    Written by audioblog18
    Published Oct 27, 2018
    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

    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.


    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.



    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.

    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.


    ‌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 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

    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.

    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.



    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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  3. EagleWings
    A Clear Sound For $150 - Simgot EN700 PRO Review
    Written by EagleWings
    Published Apr 8, 2018
    Pros - Balanced Tuning, Clear Sounding, Wide Soundstage, Controlled Yet Authoritative DD Bass
    Cons - Can Get a Little Bright, Stage Lacks Depth
    I would like to thank Andrew from www.MusicTeck.com for sending me the Simgot EN700 PRO for review.

    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.


    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.


    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.

    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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  4. wolfjeanne
    A simple joy
    Written by wolfjeanne
    Published Jan 17, 2018
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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  5. subguy812
    Balance at a budget price
    Written by subguy812
    Published Jan 4, 2018
    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

    Simgot EN700 Pro

    EN700 Pro


    A Little Technical Stuff:

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


    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.


    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.


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


    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.



    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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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  6. ExpatinJapan
    Simgot EN700 Pro - Reaching that level
    Written by ExpatinJapan
    Published Dec 15, 2017
    Pros - Great cable, excellent fit, good sound, nice tips.
    Cons - Can lose control at high volumes.
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review
    - Expatinjapan









    Moving coil in-ear-headphone

    Product Model
    EN700 PRO

    Red&blue, red&black, red, blue, gray, black


    Packing list
    Earphone、Eartips、Storage bag、Velcro、Manual、Global Warranty & VIP card、Brush


















    Specifications & parameters
    -Transducer unit 
    N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil driver
    Polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm
    -Frequency response
    ≥101dB(at 1000Hz)
    <1% 101dB(20μpa)
    -Channel imbalance 
    <1.5dB(at 1000Hz)
    -Rated power 
    Hybrid 8 cores of single-crystal copper and silver-plated wires.


    The Simgot EN700 Pro moves away from its earlier predecessors with less emphasis on the bass and moving more towards a linear sound signature.
    Thats not to say it is devoid of bass, but that it is not this earphones main defining feature.

    The EN700 Pro has overall more control than the earlier models.
    The vocals and music are fairly even with the vocals not being terribly overpowering.
    They have a good deep bass, more centered around the mid bass area.
    Mids are ever present, and although they do add a sense of body to the music there is no mid hump so to speak, but there is added upper mids.
    They certainly have more treble than the earlier bass versions.

    They improve over the earlier EN700 bass in sound stage, instrument separation and imaging. Perhaps the improvement in the overall tuning and also the upgraded cable playing a part.

    Its not a technical earphone, but has enough clarity and details to please.
    I found the EN700 Pro to have the most control at lower to mid volumes.
    The Simgot EN700 Pro can have an emphasis on either the bass or the highs depending on which tips are used.
    I liked the Tips 1 which had a more even presentation.
    Use Tip 2 If you are after more bass and bit of v shape.


    In comparison the earlier Simgot EN700 Bass model was from a L to V shaped, a full sound with deep. deep bass comapred to the EN700 Pro.
    I think in some ways EN700 Bass has more control or perhaps any minor faults might have been masked by its warmish and smooth signature.

    EN700 Bass review here:
    https://headpie.blogspot.jp/2017/06/simgot-en700-bass-review-expatinjapan.html and on head-fi

    The earlier EN700 review seems similar to the EN700 Pro:
    `I have found the EN700 to be fairly clear and even overall. The main focus seems to be the mids and vocals, then the treble, and lastly the bass. It appears quite neutral.
    It is a $100 earphone and performs as such, but with that there is a pleasing aspect to it.
    Bass: The bass is there, but is fairly narrowly presented. On occasion deep, but not in your face heavy.
    Mids: Are clear and add a musicality to the presentation. Crisp, smooth and lush. Not overly warm.
    Treble: Has a good clarity. Adds a lightness and airiness to the presentation. No sibilance or harshness to the treble.
    Vocals: They come across as natural and are nicely matched to the music. Prominent, but neither too far forward nor recessed.
    Sound stage: The sound stage is medium, but the separation of instruments makes up for this.
    If I were to describe what I am hearing, the bass is in the middle of my head, the mids and treble reach the outside rim of my head and ears.
    Instrument separation: This is done quite cleverly. The EN700 houses a large 10mm driver and it performs quite satisfactory. Quite musical, a bit of bleed in here and there but overall very enjoyable and laid back with decent details.`



    The Simgot EN700 Pro comes in at around US$150.
    The better tuning and improved cable playing a part in the increased price compared to the earlier US$100 models.



    The Simgot EN700 Pro is a move to the side and upwards from earlier models.
    The initial EN700 although having great sound suffered from fit problems due to its overly bulbuous shell shape.

    The EN700 Bass came back with improvements in overall sonics and also a better shaped shell piece for a more comfortable fit.
    The EN700 Pro comes in with a detachable two pin supple SPC cable, and improved sonics overall of the three, although some might prefer the EN700 Bass signature.
    Fit is excellent and the cable is very ergonomic and not all stiff.
    The Simgot Pro EN700 is a fairly linear earphone, but can also be tuned via the supplied sets of tips to give more emphasis to the bass or treble, but not excessively so.

    Build and form of the earphones is great, the supplied cable is excellent.
    The sound should satisfy most people looking for a mature, laid back, natural and even-ish sound signature earphone in the sub $200 range.

    Simgot continue to grow and develop.


    Thank you to Simgot for sending the Simgot EN700 Pro to Head pie for review
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  7. ostewart
    The perfect balance
    Written by ostewart
    Published Dec 2, 2017
    Pros - Coherent, balanced, easy to listen to, build
    Cons - Average isolation
    Firstly I would like to thank Simgot for sending me this sample to review, they received over 100hrs of burn-in before reviewing.

    *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings.


    Tech Specs:

    • Sensitivity: 101dB / mW
    • Impedance: 16Ω
    • Frequency response range: 15-40000Hz
    • Wearing: In-ear
    • Headset Type: Wired
    • Microphone: No
    • Plug diameter: 3.5mm
    • Headphone Plug Type: Straight Type
    • Cable length: 1.35m
    • MSRP: $149
    Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories:
    The EN700 Pro comes in similar packaging as the EN700 Bass, a very nice black box with an outer sleeve that has info and specs. Slide this off and you have a 2 part box that is made of thick card and feels quite premium for the price. Lift off the lid and you are presented with the IEM’s held in a foam inlay, with the case below which holds the accessories. The cable is below the top section of hard foam, all in all excellent packaging and one that feels more premium than the price would suggest.

    Build quality is superb, the housings are metal and smooth with no sharp edges, the 2-pin connectors are tight and the cable is one of the nicest stock cables I have used. There is excellent strain relief on all parts and a cable cinch, overall the build quality is superb and they are definitely built to last.


    Accessory wise you get a nice little hard carry case which is perfect for storing the IEM’s in, along with 2 sets of single flange tips. The core on the tips is different with one adding a little extra bass, and one favouring detail and neutrality. This is a nice little way of tuning the sound, along with the replaceable cable of course. Also included is a small cleaning tool and a Velcro cable wrap. Overall a full set of accessories and I found the stock tips to be fine for getting a good seal and fit.


    Comfort, Isolation, Driver flex and Cable noise:

    The EN700 Pro is super ergonomic, with a relatively shallow insertion depth and curved housing; it is easy to get a secure fit that stays put. The included tips work very well, however you can also experiment with other tips should you wish. The cable is soft and flexible not pulling them out of place, if I had one complaint; the rubber moulds of the ear guides are a little too long.

    Isolation is not this IEM’s strong point, they isolate enough for general out and about use, but would not be the best for noisy commutes. They are vented and let in a moderate amount of outside noise.

    Driver flex has never been an issue with these, neither has cable noise.



    Split into the usual categories, for this review I used the neutral tips, the bass tips add a couple of extra dB’s of bass that some will like.

    Lows: The lows on the EN700 Pro are of superb quality at this price, they have excellent energy and extension without any added bloat. The lows have a softer more delicate approach rather than going all out with the dynamic punch, however there is still enough punch to make them engaging. The kick has excellent body to it, and they never sound flat or boring. What I really like is the way the lows add the right amount of body to the sound without taking away detail or masking the midrange. The lows are very articulate and dynamic, and very well balanced in quantity.

    Mids: The midrange is largely clean and clear, there is a slight emphasis towards the upper mids but male vocals still sound excellent on these. Female vocals have a sharper edge to them over male vocals, and sound a little leaner with better detail retrieval. The transition from lows to mids is soft and has a smoother quality to it, making them very coherent and far from analytical. The softer transition means they have an effortlessly smooth sound, but one that is still very tonally correct. Layering and separation in the midrange is excellent, with plenty of air between instruments but never sounding detached.

    Highs: The highs are well presented but not in your face or fatiguing, they have very good air and spatial cues are easy to pick out up top. The highs are never dominating however they are well balanced with the rest of the sound. They are well balanced and offer up a good level of detail, as well as extending well. Here again the tonality comes into play and cymbals never sound splashy or metallic, they sound quite natural.

    The soundstage is open and spacious with good width; instrument separation is also excellent with air between instruments.


    Vs EN700 Bass:

    The EN700 Bass has an even smoother sound, with a little more warmth down low, the EN700 Pro just sound crisper and more detailed throughout with a very similar sound that focuses on correct tonality and timbre.
    Overall the EN700 Pro is a more refined and better balanced sounding IEM over the EN700 Bass, but the EN700 Bass is still an excellent IEM.

    Conclusion: The EN700 Pro really shows what Simgot are capable of, a coherent, smooth yet balanced IEM for $150. It’s a tonally correct IEM with no glaring flaws, it may not have the last word in micro detail retrieval, but there is nothing that stops it being an excellent IEM for the price. I am a huge fan of the Simgot sound, and the EN700 Pro is such an easy recommendation. If you want bright sparkly treble, you might want to look elsewhere, the same if you want big boosted bass. But if you want a well balanced, natural and effortless sounding IEM, you won't find better at this price point.

    Sound Perfection Rating: 9.5/10 (Such an easy to listen to, detailed and natural sounding IEM for $150)
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  8. ryanjsoo
    Simgot EN700 Pro Review – Natural Talent
    Written by ryanjsoo
    Published Nov 21, 2017
    Pros - Natural yet detailed sound, Large soundstage, Great build, Excellent removable cable
    Cons - Average isolation, Large housings, Some bass bloat
    Introduction –

    The $100 iem market is saturated with offerings, all carrying different flavours of sounds within varying form factors. However, a few models stand above the rest, either through exceptional technical ability enabling responsive eQ or tonal refinement, the latter being notably lacking. And among them, the EN700 Bass was one of my favourites. It was an impeccably built and natural sounding earphone that demonstrated maturity well beyond its asking price.

    However, like anything, that model wasn’t faultless with notable issues such as a lack of removable cable and some technical ability preventing wider recommendation. The new EN700 Pro seeks to append the complications of models prior, sitting at the apex of Simgot’s EN700 line of earphones. That said, though the Pro brings new features and the same refined tonality within a similarly solid form, it also carries a slightly higher $150 USD asking price. Let’s see how the Pro performs and determine whether Simgot’s newest in-ear justifies its increased cost.

    Accessories –

    The EN700 Pro has a more prestigious unboxing that still draws numerous parallels with the original with its identical accessory suit. The Pro comes with the same lovely magnetic leather case and 6pairs of silicone tips; 3 pairs of balanced tips and 3 pairs of bass boost tips.


    The tips are very comfortable and well-moulded, they do make very noticeable alterations to the sound that I’ve outlined in the sound section. Simgot also include a cleaning tool in addition to an international warranty card that is a very notable addition among Chi-fi iems.

    Design –

    The EN700 Pro is identical to the Bass in design, finish and materials. That’s not at all a negative, the EN700 Bass was a comfortable, attractive and very solid earphone. Simgot have slightly updated the colour choices available, buyers now have the option to purchase a blue/red pair to better differentiate between sides and the red hue is slightly darker than the bright red of the original. Otherwise, the experience is very much the same besides some added features.


    The similarities begin at the Pro’s large but smoothly sculpted housings that find a comfortable and mostly low-profile fit. The Pro retains the aluminium build of the original with the same stainless steel faceplates that really draw the eye. While they feel absolutely sturdy in the hand, I do find the sharper edges on the outer face to form a small hotspot after a few hours of listening. This will vary with every listener and the Pro is otherwise a very comfy earphone to wear.


    The nozzles are short, integrated into the housings and small in diameter, fitting the majority of tips. As such, the Pro has a shallow fit depth which, combined with their vented design, creates average noise isolation that is barely sufficient for commute. In return, their ergonomic shaping and over-ear fit really benefit fit stability and the earphones stay put exceptionally well even during activity.


    The cable is the largest differentiator of the Pro from the Bass, it’s now removable, utilizing a non-recessed 0.78mm 2-pin connector and consists of silver plated copper as opposed to copper on the original models. The cable has nice elbowed connectors and pre-moulded earguides that feel a little more comfortable than those on the Bass. In addition, the cable is very pliable and supple, easily coiling for storage and routing through clothing.


    It’s loose 8-wire braid and smooth texture also resists tangles exceptionally well and microphonic noise is a non-issue despite the cable being interwoven with stiff but tension resistant kevlar fibres. Furthermore, the cable is continuous through the y-split and the jack has a little protrusion that enables it to function with thinner phone cases. Strain relief is also nice if not outstanding, this is easily one of the best cables I’ve come across from a build and ergonomic standpoint.

    Sound –

    When perusing Simgot’s promotional material, I was confused about the exact differences between the Bass and Pro. After a brief exchange, Simgot pushed the new 8-core silver plated cable as the biggest acoustic upgrade (the Bass used a copper unit). The actual driver and housings are unchanged though Simgot intimated towards some subtle tuning of their N50 driver. Cable believer or not, the Pro is an evolution over the original with very real sonic upgrades that put it more in line with more expensive in-ears than the Bass and those around its price. As usual, I put the Pro through 200hrs of burn-in, I didn’t notice any huge changes, perhaps they sound slightly smoother though I have no objective measurements. Please see Simgot’s webpage here for the full specifications.

    Tonality –

    The EN700 Pro retains much of the character of the original, as a warm and natural sounding in-ear with a mildly V-shaped tone. However, the Pro is noticeably more balanced throughout, its high-end presence has been invigorated by that silver cable and the earphones sound both cleaner and clearer through a slightly more restrained mid-bass presentation. The Pro is also a nicely balanced in-ear when compared to competing models, it isn’t as mid recessed as either the Pinnacle P1 or 1More Quad Driver while retaining a lot of engagement and long-term listenability. Its smoother upper midrange and treble won’t satiate those seeking absolute engagement, but the Pro’s natural tone and warm bass create a very inviting signature that is easy to enjoy.


    The 2 sets of included tips also serve to alter their tonality with the firmer type 2 tips providing enhanced bass and the softer, larger bore type 1 tips providing a more balanced listen. The bass tips unsurprisingly increase mid-bass quantity and indirectly increase lower-midrange body without overly affecting the rest of the sound. That said, I found the best experience with the high frequency focussed tips; they are more balanced, mid-bass bloat is cleaned up and the earphones sound more defined throughout while retaining a nicely warm and natural presentation. Thus, the bass tips better suit noisier environments while the type 2 tips provide more balance during home listening. I will be using the balanced tips for the sake of review.

    Bass –

    Like the EN700 Bass, the low end on the pro is full and organic at the cost of speed and definition. Sub-bass take more of a backseat to the Pro’s fuller mid-bass response creating a presentation that is warm and easy going. Sub-bass extension is good, rumble is well present but a little loose and lows are tight enough to service faster songs. However, the focus of the Pro really lies higher up within the mid-bass and, to a lesser extent, upper bass. Bloat is evident, but this bump grants bass notes with a tastefully warm and full presentation and the Pro still sounds more linear than the similarly mid-bass focussed Pinnacle P1 and the slightly muddier Quad Driver. Moreover, their slightly more reserved sub and upper bass responses imbue their sound with less muddiness and midrange spill than is usually associated with this level of emphasis. They aren’t quite as delineated as the cooler P1 but the Pro does sound smoother than the 1More Quad Driver within its bass/midrange transition.

    And on a technical level, the Pro is noticeably improved over its predecessor but still fails to resolve outstanding levels of bass detail. They are still a nicely textured earphone but lack a little control and definition within the lowest registers. They are definitely an improvement over the Bass and the balanced tips do a lot to mitigate the mid-bass bloat of the bass boost tips, but the fundamental presentation of the Pro persists. For instance, when listening to Vance Joy’s “Lay It On Me”, the bass line was full and nicely textured though competing models like the Quad Driver and Pinnacle had appreciably clearer bass details in addition to a little more separation between bass notes. So like the Bass before it, the low-end on the Pro isn’t its most standout quality, complementing the rest of the sound through its organic tone as opposed to visceral weight or agility

    Midrange –

    The EN700 Pro has a balanced midrange with a slight rise in the upper mids that grants female vocals with some additional clarity. And despite their low-end warmth, the midrange of the Pro is clean with great clarity; this is a tonally excellent presentation that is very easy to enjoy. This starts with slightly recessed lower midrange that avoids the scooped sound of the P1 and the full-bodied warmth of the Quad Driver. Male vocals are clear and naturally voiced with excellent resolution, while instruments such as piano sound nicely uncoloured. Furthermore, their slightly more organic tone grants acoustic guitars with a pleasant but not overbearing sense of body. The Pro’s upper midrange compounds upon this presentation with slightly enhanced clarity and a more neutral body. Female vocals sound delicate and immediate if a little raspy while instruments sound crisp. Though not at the forefront of the Pro’s presentation, vocal lovers will find a delightfully organic presentation that mid-forward earphones cannot achieve by virtue of their more restrained bass presentation.

    Once again, on a technical level, the Pro doesn’t excel but provides great ability that complements its excellent tone. On account of their linearity, background detail retrieval is excellent, the more you listen, the more you notice. Foreground detail retrieval is also good and instruments have very accurate timbre though the Pro doesn’t bring nuances to the fore quite like the P1 and Quad Driver. Upper midrange resolution also isn’t quite as high as either of these models, preferring a slightly smoother response, though the Pro’s tone is more inviting than either. In addition, vocal layering is clear and they strike a surprising balance between clarity and natural voicing, organic warmth and transparency. So despite not being the most absolutely resolving earphone out there, the Pro is still a very mature sounding earphone and certainly one of the most enjoyable to listen to around this price.

    High –

    The Pro has a small bump in the lower treble that coincides with their upper midrange lift, creating a coherent and well-integrated sound. This contrasts greatly to the Quad Driver whose treble response sounds almost disjoint and the spiked treble response of the P1 that makes it sound overly aggressive. The EN700 Pro lacks the unevenness of both of these earphones with the same realistic tone of its predecessor augmented by notably enhanced technicality. Treble is mostly linear and natural with accurate body to cymbals and strings. As such, notes are well textured and details are more realistic if not as hyper clear as the Pinnacle. Strings are especially well portrayed, smooth with perfect body. The EN700 Pro still errs on the natural as opposed to engaging side though they have surprising sparkle due to a lift higher up in their treble response. Their most notable shortcomings stem from extension and air, both of which are good but not outstanding.

    Otherwise, treble frequencies are clear but not artificially so and high-frequency resolution is very nice. They do sound a little more dampened than the P1 and the Quad Driver is a little more detailed, but texturing is better on the Pro as is general accuracy. Treble notes are defined but a little confined due to their lesser extension. The Quad-Driver actually sounds even more congested due to some integration issues though the P1 holds a notable lead in terms of treble separation that really aids their reproduction of complex tracks. The EN700 Pro still has plenty of space and it is by far, the cleanest earphone with the darkest background, though foreground detailing and clarity don’t match class leaders.

    Soundstage, Imaging and Separation –


    On account of its more resolving tone and open form factor, the Pro has a terrific soundstage that is among the best I’ve heard, not just around Simgot’s asking price. This starts with sensational space, depth is fantastic, creating especially extended vocals, and width easily reaches beyond the periphery of the head. The EN700 Pro really takes advantage of the space within each track to deliver a delineated yet coherent presentation that serves to heighten immersion and engagement. Imaging is also very commendable though not quite as class leading as their sense of space; vocals are well centred and instruments accurately placed. That said, the 1More Quad Driver1More Quad Driver is more holographic and the P1 impresses with superior transience. Still, the Pro is nicely separated on account of its linear tone and space, and it is one of the most coherent in-ears I’ve heard around this price.

    Cables –

    So given this very tangible upgrade, many are probably curious about the cable itself. Now removable, the Simgot SPC cable pairs with any 0.78mm 2-pin earphone though those with recessed connectors may be a bit loose. The cable is one of the better units I’ve come across and a bargain relative to other upgrade cables on the market. Its performance doesn’t match the excellent Effect Audio EROS II nor the ARES II or Oriveti Affinity, but it does compare very nicely to units that cost almost as much as the EN700 Pro itself. The cable has a slightly brighter tone built atop a cleaner bass response. Extension is just okay but midrange and treble excel with greater resolution and clarity. This also serves to create a more open soundscape without imaging becoming even remotely disjoint. The Simgot cable thus finds great synergy with warmer, darker earphones such as the Noble Django and EN700 Pro users definitely should not feel the need to upgrade this cable.

    Drivability –


    The Pro is quite sensitive at 101dB with a lower 16ohm impedance, easily reaching dangerously high volumes from portable sources. And, being a single dynamic driver earphone, it isn’t overly affected by output impedance, sounding tonally consistent among sources. That said, I found the Pro to scale very well, thriving off of a powerful, slightly more aggressive source. My Shozy Alien+ provided my most preferred pairing, it’s a very powerful source with a natural but very detailed sound. From the Shozy, the Pro’s bass tightened up noticeably and details were more present. Midrange resolution slightly increased as did soundstage space when compared to my HTC 10 or iPod Touch. That said, the Pro still sounds excellent from a smartphone since it focusses more on tonality than technicality. As a result, the Pro is a great choice for those lacking a dedicated source but those that have access to one will find some nice benefits.

    Comparisons –

    EN700 Bass ($100): The new Pro is not a huge leap up but a very tasteful refinement of the original with a similar calibre of change as the 1More, Meeaudio Pinnacle and Hifiman earphones despite the smaller price jump. The Pro is slightly more balanced throughout, bass is more linear and defined with a little less mid-bass hump. Mids are less full-bodied and more neutral but still natural and warm. Resolution of layering and background details is appreciably improved. Female vocals sound a little clearer and male vocals are less warmed than before. Treble receives the biggest changes, the Pro is brighter but noticeably more resolving. Detailing is improved by a fair margin and highs are both more crisp and clean. The Pro has a noticeably larger soundstage, especially depth though width is slightly improved too and, in culmination with their generally higher resolution, separation is also a few steps up. Imaging is also more accurate than the slower, darker EN700 Bass. When listening to both side by side, you can definitely feel the daunting presence of diminishing returns but Simgot have provided a nice extension of their natural house sound while appending the lack of technical performance that afflicted the original.

    Rose Hybrid 7 MKII ($125): The Rose is more V-shaped earphone with a much larger sub-bass response and a slightly cooler mid/upper-bass response. It too is a very organic earphone, it’s a little muddy on account of its great sub-bass emphasis but also surprisingly defined due to a cleaner mid-bass response. The Pro sounds more integrated where the Rose has a dip between bass and mids to help alleviate spill. As such, the Pro also has the more linear, natural midrange. The Hybrid 7 is admirably clear, with greater clarity than the Pro, but it’s also thinner and a little less natural. That said, the Rose has an advantage on resolution throughout, it layers better and each nuance is presented with greater definition. This character extends towards its more aggressive high-end response. The Rose has great clarity and immediacy to its treble that the Pro lacks. Neither are exceptionally well extended, perhaps the Simgot extends a little further though the Rose has greater resolution beneath. In return, the Simgot retrieves more detail, and though it is smoother in its presentation, it is also more refined. That said, due to its smoother upper treble, the Rose avoids too much sibilance and fatigue despite its clear treble response. The Rose stages well but the Pro is still a step above in size. Imaging also goes to the Simgot though the Rose separates quite a bit better.

    Pinnacle P1 ($200): The Pinnacle is similarly balanced to the Pro overall though its V-shaped tuning goes further in either direction. The Pro is more linear within its bass, the P1 has less sub-bass and upper-bass with a larger mid-bass focus. As such, the P1 sounds cleaner, it is also noticeably faster and more defined within the low-end at the cost of extension and linearity. Lower mids are similar, the P1 is more recessed and a little uneven with thinner body. The Pro is more balanced and on the warmer side though it is undoubtedly the more accurate, natural performer. Upper mids will be a matter of taste, both have enhanced clarity though the P1 pushes this a step further with more aggressive detailing and greater immediacy to foreground elements. The Pro is smoother but clearly isn’t as nuanced as the Pinnacle. Treble tells a similar story, the P1 is quite aggressive on account of a lower treble spike where the Pro has just a little bump to lower and upper treble. That said, the P1 is still surprisingly refined and more extended, it is a little more detailed but also has a tendency to sound thin. The Pro isn’t as technical as the P1 overall, but tonally, it is a lot more linear and natural. The P1 has a wide stage but the Pro is wider yet with a lot more depth, the P1 separates better due to its more sculpted tone while the Pro is more integrated.

    1More Quad Driver ($200): Both are V-shaped earphones, the Quad Driver more so. The 1More sits in between the Simgot and Pinnacle in terms of linearity, mainly due to an uneven treble response. Bass is better extended on the 1More and its focus lies lower down creating greater slam and impact while retaining a slightly more transparent bass tone. That said, it has a rise towards the lower midrange, creating a noticeably thicker midrange than the Pro. Mids are a bit more recessed on the 1More and generally more laid-back, male vocals in particular. Upper mids are appreciably cleaner, vocals have great definition but lack the clarity of the more lurid EN700 Pro. Despite this, the 1More actually has a slight resolution advantage with greater layering and space. Treble is where these earphones depart, the 1More is again, a little more laid-back but also a little peaky. It is more detailed and more aggressive in its presentation as opposed to the EN700 Pro, the Quad Driver also has a middle treble bump that grants it with extra sparkle. Both are similarly extended, the 1More has more air though the Pro is cleaner and more refined. Staging is interesting, the 1More has a nicely rounded stage though one that is smaller in dimension than the Simgot. Perhaps the Quad Driver’s most notable trait is its very holographic imaging, it isn’t necessarily more accurate than the Simgot but it does sound very multi-dimensional with great speed.

    Oriveti New Primacy ($300): The New Primacy is immediately a lot more balanced than the EN700 Pro. Bass is similarly extended with greater deep-bass presence. Mid-bass is far more restrained, creating a much cleaner, more defined response but also one that lacks the organic warmth of the Simgot. This feeds into a midrange that is smoother and more accurately bodied than the Pro. The New Primacy is more even throughout, lower mids are noticeably more forward and it can even be considered slightly mid-forward as opposed to the V-shaped Pro. However, the Oriveti balances its forwardness with a very dark background and great smoothness and extension to vocals; it sounds just as natural and almost as clear as the EN700 Pro, with an extra layer of refinement and resolution on top. The New Primacy is also appreciably more detailed with a similar mid/high transition. Highs are a bit more reserved on the Oriveti as opposed to the slightly enhanced Simgot though it is more linear and a bit more resolving, especially of higher details. The soundstage is where the Oriveti falters, it’s not an intimate earphone but the Simgot is a lot larger in every axis. Separation is similar on both, the Pro is more spacious, the Primacy is cleaner and both image very well. The Oriveti is an excellent iem even within its higher price class, it represents the next step up in balance and linearity from the Simgot, but also lacks the same level of engagement, demonstrating the importance of personal preference.

    Verdict –

    The EN700 Pro isn’t a complete overhaul, but a very commendable upgrade that well addresses the shortcomings of those before it. And when compared to other manufacturer’s with similar line-ups, such as Meeaudio with the P1/P2 and 1More with their Triple/Quad, Simgot have a more incremental price increase of just $50 as opposed to $100. This puts the Pro in a very competitive position since it is very much comparable with these higher priced models in terms of sonic performance. Because the Pro has a truly delicious tonality that ticks all the boxes; it’s just as instantly gratifying as the Bass, natural, linear and balanced without sacrificing character and engagement, but holds up far better under longer-term critical listening.


    Furthermore, the addition of a removable cable better justifies the Pro as a long-term investment and the cable itself is truly excellent, finding great synergy with the Pro’s natural tones. Of course, audio is subjective and the Pro won’t suit everyone, but it’s a damn well considered V-shaped tone. Still, those looking for the most outright resolving earphone should look more towards a model from Rose or Meeaudio while those favouring a more traditional fit and laid-back midrange will enjoy the Quad Driver from 1More.

    Verdict – 9/10, The Pro is among the best-built earphones on the market with a striking aesthetic design. And most importantly, the Pro is a sonic treat, its tone is mature and refined, striking a commendable balance between tonality and technicality. If you can live with mediocre isolation and slightly sloppy bass, the Pro offers truly sensational value whether you like to listen at home or on the go.

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  9. Hisoundfi
    Simgot goes Pro... The EN700 Pro
    Written by Hisoundfi
    Published Nov 15, 2017
    Pros - Metal shell and high quality detachable two-pin cable, Highly enjoyable sound signature that "pops" when listening to them, Forgiving and fun sound signature that works with any portable source or music genre
    Cons - IMHO not a sound upgrade from the EN700 Bass (but is a design/cable upgrade), Cable jack sits flush with source (impairs ability to use some cases with source), No stock microphone/remote option (aftermarket cable upgrade is an option), forward upper mid-range will not work for everyone.
    At the time this review was written, the Simgot EN700 PRO was listed for sale on Musictek’s website and also on Amazon. Here are links to their listing of the product:



    I had the pleasure of reviewing the simot EN700 Bass a few months ago. It was a solid performer well-worthy of its asking price. Although I enjoyed the EN700 Bass quite a bit, I didn’t care much at all for the inaugural edition of the EN700. From cable design to tuning, the EN700 Bass was an improvement over the original in just about every way possible. Here is a link to the review:


    Upon finishing the EN700 bass review, I received an email from Simgot stating that an improved version was in the works. Color me interested! Although I’m not a fan of multiple variants of the same earphone, any improvement over the EN700 bass would be icing on an already great cake. The new version was reported to have tweaks in design and tuning. The name of the new product is the EN700 Pro. It’s the earphone we will be going over today. Let’s take a look and listen to the EN700 Pro.


    I was given a free sample of the EN700 Pro in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I am in no way affiliated with Simgot. I would like to take this time to personally thank the folks at Simgot for giving me the opportunity to experience and review the product.

    The EN700 Pro comes in an all black sleeved box. This time around Simgot sports the Hi-Res logo on the box.

    The Simgot EN700 PRO has a few different color variations. I received the red/blue pair. With this set of earphones a corresponding color coordinated set of frosted color tips comes in the package (red/red tip, and blue/blue tip). Due to the fact that the pair I received are pre-production, the channels I had were reversed. Looking at the website, and based on what I’ve heard from Simgot, they’ve fixed the issue so red represents the right channel and blue represents the left channel.

    Specifications and Accessories

    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)
    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
    Color: red, blue, black, gray, red&blue, red&black
    Craft: One piece CNC aluminum and stainless powder forming
    Warranty:1 year

    Earphone X1
    Ear-tips (6 pairs)
    Storage bag X1
    Global Warranty & VIP card
    Brush X1

    The housings are the same shape and material as Simgot’s previous EN700 offerings. They’re over-ear fitting metal housings that are egg shaped and feature an exterior reminiscent of a miniature Hifiman HE1000. I really like the look and build quality of this housing. If something isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Simgot has stuck to a shell that works well in terms of appearance, quality and style.

    Nozzles are relatively standard in terms of width and length. I didn’t feel the need to do any tip rolling because the stock tips are ideal both in terms of fit and style.

    Cable, Y-Split, Cable Jack, Strain Reliefs
    The cable this time around is a big improvement from previous models. Simgot’s two pin cable is fantastic. An eight core braided cable runs from the cable jack to the Y-Split, then splits into two four strand braids that lead to each housing.

    The EN700 PRO has angled two-pin jacks that help make the fit ideal. The shrink wrap style of memory wire is flexible and operates as both an aide to make an ideal fit, it also operates as a strain relief. EN700 PRO’s Y-Split is a frosted rubber/plastic composite that seems sturdy. A copper colored metal chin/neck slider sits flush with the Y-split when not in use (and works great when used).

    One gripe I have about the cable, the EN700 PRO cable is a straight style cable with a rather large metal jacketed housing that sits flat and flush at the base of the jack. Because of this, I wasn’t able to use the device with some of my phones or DAPs that had cases (I had to take the cases off to use them). Long story short, the jack has to sit flush with whatever device you plug them into.

    The EN700 PRO is a plug and play device geared for music enjoyment. It doesn’t come with a microphone/remote cable. However, the fact that this is a two-pin universal connection, there is opportunity for owners to use an aftermarket cable with this option.

    Ergonomics, Fit and Microphonics, Isolation
    If you’re a fan of over-ear fit, you’ll like what Simgot has done here. The fit is pretty much identical to the EN700 Bass. The well thought-out housing design, angled two-pin jack, shrink wrap memory wire and chin/neck slider gives the EN700 PRO a “PRO” fit. I was able to wear these earphones for hours with ease. These fit like a universal stage monitor. Matter of fact, these will make a great stage monitor for those who like the tuning.

    Isolation is average for a universal dynamic driver earphone. Although a majority of outside noise is blocked, it doesn’t provide the seal of a custom molded or sealed balanced armature earphone.

    Sound Review

    I did my demo with my usual gear. I used an LG-V20 and iPhone 6 for smartphone use, and either my Fiio X7, Aune M1S or iBasso DX80 DAP/Bushmaster D14 DAC/Amp for high fidelity portable use. For desktop use, I used my Toshiba Satellite Laptop in combination with a ifi micro iDSD playing at 32/192 kHz, or Aune S6/S7 combo. I tested them with several other sources as well. I used Google Music in its highest download quality (320 KBPS), and also streamed FLAC via Tidal streaming service. I also used purchased and downloaded tracks in MP3, FLAC, WAV and DSD. I make sure that any gear I test has sufficient playtime before writing a review.

    I used my usual same songs for testing gear:
    “Limit to your love” by James Blake (bass speed, punch, response)
    “Doin’ it Right” by Daft Punk (sub bass)
    “Get lucky” by Daft Punk (bass to midrange transition resolution, male vocals)
    “Madness” by Muse (soundstage, separation)
    “Some nights” by Fun (soundstage and male vocals)
    “The soundmaker” by Rodrigo y Gabriela (texture and imaging)
    “Bassically” by Tei Shi (bass to midrange resolution, female vocals)
    “Skinny Love” performed by Birdie (female vocals, acoustic playback)
    “One” by Ed Sheeran (male vocals, acoustic playback)
    “Outlands” from the Tron Legacy Soundtrack (symphonic presentation, imaging)
    “Sultans of swing” by Dire Straits (detail, separation, balance)
    “And Justic for All” by Metallica (driver distortion, treble response, rock playback)
    “Ten thousand fists” by Disturbed (driver distortion, treble response, rock playback)

    Note: Other tracks were used, but the listed songs were primarily used to assess and break down the gear’s response.

    Source Selection

    At 16 Ohm and 101dB of sensitivity, the EN700 PRO will sound great with a smartphone. I was able to enjoy the EN700 PRO with my V20 and Iphone 6, but to my ears I noticed a more defined and enjoyable sound with a little added amplification. A portable amplifier will give these earphones a little kick in the pants in terms of definition. Not for the sake of more volume, but in terms of improving resolution.

    NOTE: Remember, you only get one set of ears. Crank the music too high for too long, you’ll be trading in your earphones for hearing aides! Take care of your hearing! Turn it down from time to time, and give your ears a break every now and then.

    The tuning of these earphones is pretty forgiving. I didn’t notice a significant difference in sound quality when switching back and forth from DSD to streaming music from Google.

    My suggestion, use the EN700 pro with a dedicated higher powered DAP, or a DAP stacked with an amplifier. That, or purchase a nice aftermarket cable with mic/remote and use them with your phone. You really can’t go wrong with these. If you like the tuning, they won’t discriminate most sources.

    Sound Signature
    I would describe the EN700 as decently balanced sound with a Hi-Fi kick in the pants. Take neutral and give it a slightly forward bass response and upper mid-range/lower treble boost. The EN700 pro has a in-your-face presentation that works with all music genres. If you’ve heard the EN700 Bass, I would say that my listening sessions and measurements leads me to conclude that the PRO version is a EN700 Bass with a few design/color tweaks. If you like the sound of the EN700 Bass but wish they had a detachable cable option, the PRO is the answer. If you like the original EN700 but wish there was a touch more bass (and bass extension), the PRO is your answer.

    The EN700 PRO is a jack of all trades in terms of music genre enjoyability. The earphone has a nice bass extension that works well with modern genres. The Midrange presence isn’t the most natural, but has enough presence to not say it’s lacking or “sucked out.” Upper mids and lower treble jump out at you a bit, and beyond that you don’t get an incredible sense up upper frequency extension. It’s there but takes a step back from the bass and upper midrange boost.

    Resolution is excellent for an in ear monitor in this price range. While it won’t go head to head with summit-fi gear the likes of the Campfire Vega ($1299 on their website), it will go toe to toe with just about anything in its price range. If you are in the market for a $150 earphone, this is a top option for those looking for an earphone geared for enjoyment of all genres of music.


    The EN700 PRO has a very enjoyable and balanced bass presentation. To my ears it sounds a half step forward, but is very evenly tuned. Sub bass is there with a nice rumble, but is also carries good tone. During Daft Punk’s “Doin it Right” the lowest of low bass notes had nice deep and accurate sound. I could hear and feel the bass digging deep in the track. Mid-bass was prominent, but didn’t intrude on any other ranges. The EN700 bass sounds big without making a mess of the rest of the tuning.

    The EN700 pro packs what I would consider to be an in-ear subwoofer type of bass. If you can dig that, cool. If not, the original EN700 might be more up your alley (more on this in a bit).

    It’s not the tightest and leanest bass you’ll hear, but it’s by no means sloppy either. It does a lot right, and only those who want airy and lean sound will find fault in them. What I can appreciate about the EN700 PRO bass response is that to my ears, it’s geared for one thing, music enjoyment.


    Midrange is a mixed bag. Male vocals aren’t overly weighted and take a small step back from the robust bass and upper mid-range boost. Simply put, lower midrange was a touch dry in comparison to the other ranges. Even still, there was good detail and resolution. I don’t consider this a deal breaker because it works with the rest of the tuning, making room for the upper mids to really pop.

    Upper mid-range gets a little aggressive, making female vocals and upper mid-range sounds jump out of the track. This boost gives the EN700 PRO a nice sense of midrange dynamics. While I prefer to have this jump take place a bit lower on the frequency range, for these earphone it works well.

    Although forward, the upper mid-range/lower treble area doesn’t carry the same resolving nature as other top of the line earphones (but does an excellent job considering its price range). There's a splashiness to the pronunciations of the letter S, SH, CH etc. It’s not “bad” but doesn’t pack a incredibly honest rendering of natural tone to my ears. On a positive note, the slightly splashy nature of these earphones at this range makes tracks with considerable sibilance that much easier to listen to, as it renders it in a way that isn’t piercing or strident.


    Treble is adequate and present but doesn’t capture my attention (this is a good thing). To my ears the treble of the EN700 PRO hits a sweet spot in the sense that it does just enough to not be heard as rolled off, but at the same time doesn’t do enough to interfere with the listener’s experience. The forward lower treble registers pop, but after this the treble presence follows suit with the lower mid-range tuning. It’s there, but it’s not stealing the show. Cymbal crashes are rendered as a smooth shimmer. They can be heard with decent clarity but they won’t jump out of the track. Best word I can describe the treble (primarily upper treble frequencies) is pleasantly adequate. It compliments the rest of the tuning and again, it’s geared primarily for music enjoyment.

    Soundstage and Imaging

    The resolving and extended bass performance, nice resolution through most frequency ranges and aggressive upper mid-range gives me a sense of a better than most soundstage for an in-ear monitor. The variance between lower and upper midrange sounds skews my sense of imaging a bit. Even still, there is a better than average sense of instrument placement for an in-ear monitor.

    EN700 (original version) ($75 to $100 USD on many sites)

    I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of the original version of this earphone. The good news is that the next two earphones (EN700 and EN700 PRO) made the improvements needed for me to be able to recommend them.

    Comparing the two, the EN700 PRO sounds much better to my ears, primarily because of improvements in bass response. Going back and forth between the two, the original sounds very dry, and the bass response is much flatter and more sterile sounding. The original tuning was lean and accurate bass that didn’t match up well with the upper midrange/lower treble boost. Upper mid-range was perceptually more present because there were no other frequencies that could match it and level out the sound.

    Putting on the PRO version, the entire earphone comes to life thanks to the added depth of the lower frequency tuning. The beefier sound is easier on the ears and far more enjoyable to my ears (YMMV).

    In terms of build, both housings have relatively the same housing. However, the EN700 PRO takes things up a notch by adding the detachable cable, shrink wrap memory wire (the original had a long bendable memory wire that hindered the fit for me) and chin slider, all of which improve the fit of the product significantly. Accessories is a draw.

    Summarized, Simgot took notes and made the adjustments needed for me to say that the EN700 PRO has improved their product significantly from the original. To me, the original wouldn’t get my hard earned dollars. The PRO version is worth the increase in price and would get my cash if I were in the market for and earphone like this. They raised the bar and did good enough of a job to justify a new release in their EN700 line.

    EN700 Bass ($110 on Amazon)

    I’ll be short with this one. To my ears and measurements, the EN700 is basically the same sounding earphone as the PRO, but with an improved detachable cable and variance in colors between channels. I DO NOT think EN700 Bass owners should run out and buy the EN700 PRO because of the fact they are tuned so similarly.

    The fit of both of these earphones is very similar. The PRO version gets an advantage with their detachable cable and chin/neck slider. The Bass version cable is prone to tangling (but can be avoided with care usage and responsible and careful cord winding/unwinding.

    The EN700 PRO is a detachable cable version of the EN700 Bass, with added designated color options. EN700 PRO is a sexier pic, but EN700 Bass owners shouldn’t think they’re getting an upgrade in sound quality with this earphone.


    The EN700 line has another “latest and greatest” earphone. The company has once again made tweaks based on community feedback. The detachable cable is premium and a big improvement from the past models. The tuning is a big improvement from the original, and more of a sidegrade from the Bass version IMHO.

    The frustrating thing is that many of these companies are re-releasing products that slightly improve from the original. I sometimes wish these manufacturers would take the time to get it right the first time and save the customer some money and not leave them feeling like they need to run out for the latest and greatest every six months. Then again, the same thing could be said of smartphones, laptops, cars, televisions etc…

    If you own the original (or no Simgot earphones) I strongly suggest you at least try to the PRO (or Bass version) to experience the improvements in just about all aspects. If you own the EN700 Bass version, you pretty much have an attached cable version of this earphone. Where Simgot goes from here is unknown. However, I am a fan of the Bass and PRO versions. The PRO is the best of the bunch with the new colors and premium detachable cable.

    When rating a product I have to take all criteria into consideration (including price). The EN700 PRO gets 4.5 stars for design and build (minus half star for cable jack issue), 4.5 stars for fit and ergonomics, 4 stars for sound quality, and 4 stars for accessories. They are a solid performer with an awesome design and look. Their sound rivals anything in their price range. Whether or not this sounds like the earphone for you, it comes down to a matter of preference. If it sounds like something you might like, it’s definitely something to consider trying or buying.

    Thanks for reading and happy listening!

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  10. twister6
    Simgot Got It!
    Written by twister6
    Published Nov 8, 2017
    Pros - balanced sound signature, all metal build, beautiful design, premium removable cable, leather case, price.
    Cons - probably sounds cliché, but at this price point - none.

    The product was provided to me free of charge for the review purpose in exchange for my honest opinion. The review was originally posted on my blog, and now I would like to share it with my readers on head-fi.

    Manufacturer website: Simgot, available from MusicTeck and on Amazon.


    Entering a very crowded market, only a year after its introduction, Simgot already stepped it up from their original EN700 to EN700 Bass and now with the latest EN700 Pro release which I found to be impressive for a newcomer. Actually, I have a little confession to make. Awhile back someone sent me EN700 Bass version which I liked but never got a chance to review due to an overwhelming queue of samples. When I received EN700 Pro directly from Simgot, I was afraid it will meet the same faith, but I ended up liking it so much that I decided it's time for a full review which I would like to share with you today. So here it goes!


    Many will agree that it's hard to judge a product based on the packaging alone, and I had a few disappointments in the past where the product didn't live up to its expectations. But as they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression, that's why I still consider packaging presentation of the product to be important. In case of EN700 Pro, Simgot didn't disappoint with a clean "shadow" image of iems on the outside sleeve, and a cool company emblem/symbol on the cover of a sturdy gift-box underneath.

    With a cover off, you will get an up-close look at EN700 Pro shells, sitting like a jewelry in a secure foam cutout, and a nice leather case below it. Underneath the foam, you will find a premium hybrid cable, and inside the case you will find a cleaning brush and 2 sets of eartips. Simgot refers to its name as being "simple and elegant", and that's exactly how unboxing of EN700 Pro felt.



    Don't expect a lot of accessories, but the one included were of high quality and without any unnecessary fillers. As already mentioned, you get a removable premium cable (more about it in the next section), 2 sets of S/M/L eartips with matching color stems, a cleaning brush, and a nice looking brown leather case. The case is probably made of pleather material, but it didn't feel cheap, actually a very nice compact case with a company logo on a flip cover.



    Eartips were organized inside of 2 credit-card size holders with cutouts for a neat storage. Both sets of eartips had a semi-transparent silicone cap and inner stems which had matching colors to go along with IEMs. In my case, I had Red (right side) and Black (left side) shells, and eartips had the matching red/black stems. Of course, it doesn't matter if you match the colors, it's all visual details which don't affect the sound performance. But I think it was a nice idea, showing how much attention Simgot pays to every detail. But there is more to this.

    When you look closer into eartips cardboard holder, you will read that each set has its own characteristics and labeled as Type 1 or Type 2. Upon further examination, I found Type 1 to have a wider cap, wider bore opening, and a shorter stem vs Type 2 with a narrower cap, narrower bore opening, and a taller stem. From my personal experience of tip-rolling, these eartips will affect the sound due to a difference in seal (based on the cap size), and the shape of the bore opening which controls the sound flow coming out of the nozzle.

    According to the description, Type 1 should be more balanced and revealing while Type 2 should have enhanced bass. Unfortunately, Type 2 eartips had a narrower cap which didn't form a good seal with my wide earcanal opening, so I wasn't able to test their enhanced bass sound performance. All the listening was done using large Type 1 eartips.




    Making cable removable wasn't as much of a surprise, but rather a logical step for Pro version. I'm sure Simgot received a lot of feedback from their customers requesting removable cable which enhances the reliability of the product (you replace the cable if it breaks, instead of throwing away IEMs), and the ability to cable-roll, taking the advantage of other aftermarket wires.

    So, while a removable cable with a common 0.78mm 2pin connectors wasn't a surprise to me, including a premium 8 conductor 6N purity single-crystal copper and silver-plated tightly braided hybrid cable - was a bonus! 8 conductor hybrid cables have been very popular lately (4 copper and 4 spc wires), but a typical quality budget cable with a similar wire config goes for at least half the EN700 Pro price.

    I found cable to be very flexible, with a nice tight braiding, and no microphonics or memory effect. Straight 3.5mm gold plated headphone plug had a neat aluminum housing and a decent strain relief. Y-splitter is a plastic/rubbery mold, while chin-slider is metal and matches headphone plug aluminum finish/color. There was no memory wire, but instead a pre-shaped flexible earhook heatshrink tube.

    The 2pin connector housing is almost transparent and slightly angled for a better wire fit over the ear. The only problem here is that L/R marking on the connector housing is nearly impossible to see. Wish the letters were a little more raised, or maybe have a bump-dot on the left side to distinguish one from the other.

    While switching between a few of my aftermarket cables, here is what I found.

    Stock vs Ares II (Cu) cable: very similar sound except Ares II adds a little more bass impact and more body to lower mids. As a result, the original cable makes Pro sound more transparent and more balanced, while Ares II copper cable makes it sound warmer and closer to EN700 Bass sound.

    Stock vs ALO Ref8 cable: Ref8 has a wider soundstage, which is quite noticeable. In terms of a sound, overall signature becomes more balanced with a brighter tonality and more overall transparency. The balanced part of a sound comes from slightly reduced mid-bass impact, also making bass tighter and more controlled. On the other side of the spectrum, treble becomes crisper, airy, with more sparkle.

    That's a beauty of removable cable, giving you the power to fine-tune sound of EN700 Pro even further. Is it necessary to upgrade the cable? It will depend on your sound preference, and the will to spend as much or twice as much on the cable as IEM itself.



    When the original EN700 was released, some referred to it as a mini HE1000 because its egg-shaped faceplate grill reminded many of HiFiMAN full size cans. The transformation of EN700 into EN700 Bass and now into the new EN700 Pro didn’t change the exterior design that much, just added more colors and a removable cable. The shells are still carved out of a single piece aviation quality aluminum using advanced 5-axes CNC engraving and milling machine. The shell finish is anodized and comes in various color combinations such as red/blue, red/black, all red, blue, gray, and black.

    The shells are not super light since this is an aluminum material, they do have a little bit of heft with 6g each, and I love the feel of cold metal to the touch, but they are still lightweight enough and feel very comfortable in your ears. I gotta give Simgot credit for a very ergonomic design with an excellent fit. The nozzle has a perfect length and angle, with a lip at the tip to keep eartips from sliding off. A screen guard covers the nozzle to keep earwax away from the dynamic driver. There is an air vent at the base of the nozzle at the top of the shell, and you can also find a bold R/L marking, though when you have shells in different colors you don’t even need that.

    The faceplate looks like a grill, but it’s only for decoration. EN700 models are NOT open back iems, and have a decent isolation and hardly any sound leakage. The 2-pin connector socket integrates nicely, and when cable is attached – it looks identically flushed with a shell like in EN700 Bass. As a matter of fact, EN700 Bass design already looked like it had a detachable cable, while Pro makes it a reality.

    Inside, there is a single dynamic driver with a polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm and N50 super magnetic circuit. I know, it sounds like a lot of marketing buzz words, but in reality, it all adds up to a rather impressive sound tuning I will talk about in the next section of my review.

    I’m a fan of tastefully done all metal shells, and found Pro design to hit all the checkmarks in my book. Not just a comfortable design, but also a comfortable attachment of the over-ear wire to keep these IEMs secure in my ears.


    The fit.


    Sound Analysis.

    I did put EN700 Pro through about 100hrs of burn in, and found it to have a balanced fuller body sound signature with a slight tilt toward low end lift and a neutral-warmish natural tonality. It has a surprisingly good retrieval of details, not on a micro-detail level since we are not talking about bright revealing sound sig, but a resolving natural sound with plenty of clarity considering how smooth the sound is.

    Low end has a very good extension down to a rumbling sub-bass and some mid-bass lift. The bass has an average attack and decay, not too fast or too slow, very typical of a dynamic driver performance. It's not necessary the tightest or the most articulate performance and has a little bit of spillage into lower mids, but it's very nicely emphasized without being overwhelming or muddying the sound. Overall, the bass is smooth and punchy, and under a reasonable control. I noticed that quality of bass remained quite similar across different sources.

    Lower mids are a little north of neutral, adding to a fuller body of the sound without making it veiled or muddy. Upper mids are clear and detailed, as mentioned before, not too revealing or micro-detailed, but with a natural organic tonality, great with both male and female vocals. Mids are balanced relative to lows and treble, and overall smooth and detailed.

    Treble is clear and well defined, but not as crunchy or airy. It's tuned more toward the smoother side, very well controlled. It has just enough definition to give the sound decent clarity and details, but very conservative when it comes to airiness and extension.

    The layering and separation is average, which is typical of neutral-warmish tonality, and sound is relatively transparent, scaling up with better sources. I mean, vocals and instruments are easy to distinguish, though I hear less air between layers, but it never gets congested or veiled.

    Soundstage has above the average width, with more depth than width creating a bit more space in front of you, extended a few rows ahead, further. As a result, to my ears the positioning of the instruments and vocals is grouped closer, but you can still easily pin-point everything.


    Pair up.

    Considering lower sensitivity of 101dB, I was already expecting EN700 Pro to require my sources to be pushed a little harder.

    Cowon Plenue 2 and R - expanded balanced sound, excellent retrieval of details, tight punchy bass, nice sub-bass rumble, neutral lower mids, detailed upper mids, crunchy treble.

    Cayin N3 - wide soundstage, excellent sub-bass rumble, tight punchy articulate bass, neutral lower mids, layered transparent upper mids with excellent retrieval of details, crisp well-defined treble.

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

    Shanling M3s - expanded balanced sound, tight punchy bass with a nice sub-bass extension and well controlled sub-bass rumble, a little more than M2s but not as much as N3. Neutral lower mids, clear revealing transparent upper mids, and well defined crisp treble.

    theBit Opus#1 - expanded balanced sound, tight punchy bass with a great sub-bass rumble, neutral lower mids, clear detailed upper mids, though a little less transparent in comparison to N3 or M3s. Crisp bright treble, not as harsh but a touch brighter.

    FiiO X5iii - expanded soundstage, nice punchy bass, but a little less sub-bass rumble and mid-bass is not as tight. Lower mids are a little north of neutral, and upper mids are detailed but smoother and more organic. Treble is crisp and well defined.

    Galaxy Note 4 (phone) - expanded soundstage, nice sub-bass rumble, punchy mid-bass, neutral lower mids, clear detailed upper mids, a little smoother and not as transparent but with good level of detail retrieval. Treble is well defined, just a little smoother.



    I think the main comparison everybody will be curious about is EN700 Bass vs EN700 Pro.

    These have a very similar soundstage expansion, with above average width and more depth. Pro sounds a little more open which creates a perception of more width and depth when compared to Bass version.

    Overall tonality and signature has changed. Bass version having a stronger mid-bass impact with a slower decay that spills more into lower mids, making sound a little more congested and more L-shaped in comparison. Pro version bass is tighter and has more control. In lower mids, Bass version is thicker and warmer, while Pro version is more neutral in both quantity and tonality. Upper mids are clear and detailed in both version, though Pro has upper mids more transparent and better defined. With treble, also you can hear a noticeable difference where Pro version has more clarity, better definition, more crunch and airiness.

    Overall, true to its name, Bass version will appeal more to a crowd who wants L-shaped tuned iem with thicker detailed mids, natural tonality, and doesn't care as much about treble sparkle. While Pro version has a more neutral tuning due to a better controlled and more balanced bass and more revealing treble. Of course, the icing on the cake is a removable cable which can fine-tune the sound even further with Pro version.

    Here is how it stacks up against a few other IEMs.

    EN700Pro vs P1 - P1 is harder to drive, has the same soundstage width, Pro has deeper sub-bass, tighter mid-bass and overall more controlled bass with a faster punch. Lower mids are similar, neutral, upper mids are more revealing in P1, while Pro is revealing but more natural, while P1 has a lot crisper, harsher treble; Pro treble sounds more natural and smoother in comparison.

    EN700Pro vs CKR10 - very similar soundstage and overall tonality, both have a deep sub-bass rumble, punchy mid-bass, though Pro is a little softer in comparison, neutral lower mids (Pro is a little more neutral, while CKR10 has a little more body), and detailed upper mids. CKR10 upper mids are more forward and little brighter. Both have a crisp well defined natural treble.

    EN700Pro vs New Primacy - very similar soundstage width, and neutral signature. Both have a very similar bass, though Pro has a deeper sub-bass rumble. Primacy lower mids are a little fuller with more body, while Pro is more neutral. Also, Primacy upper mids are more organic, smoother while Pro is a little more revealing and a touch thinner. Pro has a crisper treble with more sparkle, while Primacy treble is also well defined, but not as crisp and with less airiness.



    I have to say, Simgot really did their homework. Everything from a striking design of the shells, to all metal build quality, from a very ergonomic shape with a comfortable fit to a removable 8-core cable, and from a generous selection of two types of eartips to a good looking leather case. But it's not only about the looks, the design, and the accessories, but also about the sound tuning which is balanced, smooth, natural, and yet still detailed, and pairs up great with many sources. Lately, I have been reviewing a lot of high end flagships, and it's easy to get spoiled by their luxury, making it difficult to switch to "budget" IEMs afterwards. With EN700 Pro I found this switch to be still very enjoyable. Simgot definitely raised the bar with their latest release!