Today, we take a look at the Simgot EK3. The top-of the line IEM from the brand with 3 drivers and its own tuning system, offering 4 different sound signatures.
This is part of our picture Sunday series, where we take a quick look at some products in the review cycle. You can find all previous Picture Sunday posts here.
Simgot is one of those chi-fi brands that I’m really fond of. Maybe their EM3 was a miss but I still think the EN700 Pro is definitely a hit. And with the EK3, I hope we’ll get the same pleasant surprise: good sound, great craftsmanship, low price.
But, you know what comes first: Picture Sunday ! So let’s take a look at this Simgot EK3.
Simgot EK3 – The design
Acrylic shell ? Check. Metallic nozzle ? Check. Snake-like faceplate ? Erm… check.
Compared to the Simgot EM3 I received previously, build quality is simply night and day. The soft touch of the shell, the way light bounces on the faceplate, even the emblazoned logo , everything makes for a top-class IEM
At first glance, I was not really convinced by the Faceplate. Yet, after a few days, I’m not bothered anymore and I could even live with that. If you look really up-close, you may even be mesmerized by the 3D effect of the hexagonal honeycomb. Or not, we all have our personal tastes.
All in all, the Simgot EK3 is superb from tip to toes, and that also translates to the overall build quality.
In case you still need proof of how well DLP 3D printing changed the game, the Simgot EK3 could be it.
Simgot EK3- A quick view
The real surprise comes from the back of the Simgot EK3. There are two switches labeled 1 and 2, giving you the opportunity to… tune your own sound !
The three drivers / three crossover seem a bit unappealing when even the cheapest option is given for 8 drivers… but the merrier doesn’t always mean the better. Three Knowles drivers, correctly tuned, in the right shell, could surprise you more than once.
The bass driver is a Knowles CI-22955, which is quite large compared to your usual driver. For the upper and mid-range, Simgot chose a TWFK-30017, a dual-body driver we’ve already seen in numerous IEMs. Again, those are all very conservative specs… if you don’t account for the variable switch control.
You get four different settings for your EK3 :
- strong bass, with 1-on / 2-off
- bright vocal, with 1-off / 2-off
- exquisite tone, with 1-on / 2-on
- balanced tuning, with 1-off / 2-on
Does it really make a difference? We’ll have to wait for the full review to confirm… 😉
Last but not least, Simgot always gave nice cables with their IEM, and the EK3 makes no exception. It keeps the old 2-pin socket, but integration is top-notch so it’s hard to complain. Even more when you get such a nice box with your IEM !
To sum it up: it looks good, feels good and it sounds… Nah, we’ll let you know you next time !