(Last Updated On: November 6, 2019)

Being the third variant of Simgot’s EN700 series, these headphones aim to achieve a new level using the feedback from customers on the EN700 and the EN700 Bass.

Thank you, Alan, from Simgot for sending me the EN700 PRO headphones. They were provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review and opinion.

Introduction

Founded in 2015, Simgot aims to deliver high-quality products to its users. I became well acquainted with this company through the release of the EN700 line a few years back. It was one of the best entry-level in-ear monitor (IEM) headphones that I always recommended to my friends.

The EN700 PRO is Simgot’s final chapter of the series. It is designed to deliver a great sonic performance while remaining visually appealing.

With the success of the EN700 series, Simgot continues to make various improvements based on customer feedback and suggestions. The EN700 PRO is the third lineup of the sequence following the EN700 Bass. We will discover more about that final addition in this article.

Simgot EN700 PRO

"The Simgot EN700 PRO is a great choice for audiophiles who are looking for a pair of entry-level IEMs in the price range of USD$200. In terms of sound and build quality, this could be one of the best options on the market. The price may seem steep compared to other Chi-Fi such as Knowledge Zeith (KZ) and NiceHCK, but the high-quality and listening experience of theEN700 PRO is definitely worth the cost."

Pros:

  • »Warm sound signature
  • »Detachable cable
  • »Unique design

Cons:

  • »Early roll-off in highs

Unboxing

The EN700 PRO comes in all cardboard packaging. The packaging is simple yet elegant. On the outer sleeve, we see a printed illustration of the IEMs. The EN700 PRO has been Hi-Res certified by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) and Japan Audio Society (JAS).

The “Hi-Res Audio” stamp of approval is applied to headphones with frequency response performance of 40 kHz or above.
Black cardboard sleeve with
Black cardboard sleeve with “Hi-Res Audio” logo printed.

Removing the outer sleeve, there is a black box with a Sazaku printed on it. This design makes the package enticing, and builds anticipation.

Sazaku is a Japanese name meaning “vermilion sparrow,” “red bird of the south,” or “phoenix”. This name refers to the Vermilion Bird, whose Japanese name is Suzaku, the bird guardian of the South. Along with this, it is one of the Four Chinese constellation symbols.
Removing the outer sleeve, Sazaku shows itself to the users.
Removing the outer sleeve, Sazaku shows itself to the users.

Opening the box,the EN700 pro makes its first appearance. I got the IEMs in a black and gold color scheme.

When the inner box is opened, EN700 PRO shows its true color.
When the inner box is opened, EN700 PRO shows its true color.

The accessories included with the IEMs are kept in a durable leather case. These include:

Ear tips 1 for powerful mid-high frequencies.
Ear tips 1 for powerful mid-high frequencies.
Ear tips 2 for enhanced bass.
Ear tips 2 for enhanced bass.
The leather case in the box.
The leather case in the box.
User manuals and warranty card.
User manuals and warranty card.

Technical Specifications

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

Build

The shell of the EN700 PRO is built from a single piece of aluminum through the process of computer numerical control (CNC). Aluminum is durable and appealing, making it the appropriate material for this application.

Close look on Simgot EN700 PRO
A close look on Simgot EN700 PRO

On top of the shell, users can find 2-pin connectors. Unlike the Roselle and Meeture series, the EN700 PRO adopted a flat 2-pin connector which makes cable-rolling easier.

The non-recessed 2 pin connector on top of the shell.
The non-recessed 2 pin connector on top of the shell.

The nozzle of the EN700 PRO is also built of aluminum, which increases its durability. The lip located at the end of the nozzle holds the position of each headphone and prevents it from falling out. The included earwax filter is a practical addition.

Keep an eye on the earwax filter so it doesn’t get congested.
There is a lip on the nozzle to hold the ear tips.
There is a lip on the nozzle to hold the ear tips.

The cable uses an eight-core 6N single crystal copper and silver-plated braid design. It’s strong and sturdy without compromising the softness of the cable. I cannot hear any microphonics when using the EN700 Pro while traveling.

The stock cable in the box.
The stock cable in the box.
The 2 pin connector on the cable.
The 2 pin connector on the cable.
The 3.5mm jack.
The 3.5mm jack.

Fitting and Isolation

The shell of the EN700 Pro is relatively small compared to a lot of IEMs currently in the market. Unfortunately, I cannot find a good fit for me personally with the stock ear tips provided by Simgot. With the Final Audio Type E ear tips, the sound is mostly isolated, allowing me to be fully submerged from the surrounding environment.

A wise addition is the vent designed to relieve driver flex in the inner side of the shell.

Driver flex: when the driver bends under the pressure of air against it. This usually occurs when putting in the headphones. The air in the shell creates pressure, which bends the driver.
The vent at the inner side of the shell.
The vent at the inner side of the shell.

Pairing

I paired the EN700 PRO with my beloved Lotoo Paw 5000 mki. I used Final Audio Type E ear tips for this review, so I apologize that I can not comment on the differences between the two types of ear tips.

Lotoo Paw 5000 mkii with EN700 PRO.
Lotoo Paw 5000 mkii with EN700 PRO.

Sound

The sound signature of the EN700 PRO leans toward the warm side of the spectrum. I can listen for hours without it degrading my experience. Although warmth is emphasized, the clarity and resolution stand out as well.

The soundstage is extending more on the horizontal direction than vertical direction, forming a horizontal oval shape. The EN700 PRO can be easily driven by phones and digital audio players without any problems.

This could be a good selling point to attract beginner audiophiles because many use smartphones and other devices as music players.

Performed some cable rolling with EN700 PRO.
Performed some cable rolling with EN700 PRO.

Lows

The EN700 PRO gives you the same warmth as a hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day.

The lows of the Simgot EN700 PRO are comfortably warm. The attack is gentle while having a slight delay in decaying. The performance is smooth. There is some early roll-off in the sub-bass, but it maintains the ability to generate sufficient amount of “rumble” when needed.

There is more emphasis in the mid bass and due to the slower speed in decaying, some bleeding occurs. This bleeding could be uncomfortable for a lot of people but I find it natural – it makes the transition from the lows to mids smooth.

Buddy shot with NiceHCK NX7.
Buddy shot with NiceHCK NX7.

Mids

Vocalists are positioned on the center stage, stealing all the spotlight.

The mids exhibit the warmth from the upper mids – smooth and rich in texture, specifically when listening to male vocalists. The position of the mids is staged nicely, too. It’s slightly forward compared to the lows, creating a consistent layering effect to prevent congestion and improve coherency.

Moving to the upper mids, the warmth from the mid-bass starts to retreat. This makes it sound airy and spacious. Female vocalists sound sweet and smooth, without being too shrill. Mids could be considered another positive selling point for these IEMs.

Buddy shot with BQEYZ Spring 1.
Buddy shot with BQEYZ Spring 1.

Highs

The spotlight on the mids make the highs a little shy.

This is a common problem for Simgot’s IEMs – the rich lows and mids are accompanied with a slight early roll-off in the highs. I have written 4 reviews in total for Simgots IEMs, and all face the same issue. If Simgot can alleviate this, it could be another selling point for them.

Although this early roll-off is a hindrance, it does not affect the IEMs overall performance. Sufficient air and space are created by the highs. Cymbals come in crisp without being obnoxious. This could be due to a balance from the warmth in the lows.

Pairing with Lotoo Paw 5000 mkii.
Pairing with Lotoo Paw 5000 mkii.

Conclusion

The Simgot EN700 PRO is a great choice for audiophiles who are looking for a pair of entry-level IEMs in the price range of USD$200. In terms of sound and build quality, this could be one of the best options on the market. The price may seem steep compared to other Chi-Fi such as Knowledge Zeith (KZ) and NiceHCK, but the high-quality and listening experience of theEN700 PRO is definitely worth the cost.

The EN700 PRO can be purchased through Amazon. There are four color choices:

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Red-Black
  • Red-Blue
Color choices.
Color choices.

The EN700 PRO marks a perfect finale to the EN700 series. It will always be remembered for its amazing performance in both build and sound quality.