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.
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.
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.
- »Warm sound signature
- »Detachable cable
- »Unique design
- »Early roll-off in highs
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).
Removing the outer sleeve, there is a black box with a Sazaku printed on it. This design makes the package enticing, and builds anticipation.
Opening the box,the EN700 pro makes its first appearance. I got the IEMs in a black and gold color scheme.
The accessories included with the IEMs are kept in a durable leather case. These include:
- 6 pairs of silicone ear tips
- 3 pairs to create a “balanced sound signature”
- 3 pairs to create an “open sound signature”
- 0.78mm 2-pin to 3.5mm unbalanced cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.