The following review has been thoughtfully crafted by Mr. Venkata Ramanan Muralidharan from Hyderabad, a cherished supporter, customer, and friend of The Audio Store. We express our gratitude to Mr. Venkata for generously sharing his personal insights into the SIMGOT EA1000 Fermat IEM. It is important to note that this review is entirely unbiased, reflecting Mr. Venkata's genuine experiences and preferences. No benefits or exchanges have influenced the content of this review. His valuable contributions significantly enhance our blog, and we sincerely appreciate his unwavering dedication to the audio enthusiast community.
First of all, I'm not an Audiophile in any way, although I'm in this journey for few years now and got some good earphones/ DAC/ Headphone, I'm not much into the technicalities and those terms, so I'll give this review in my way. Audiophiles forgive me if there are some mistakes in this.
First and foremost, thanks a ton for Pritam for asking me to try this exceptional product.
Most of my listening was paired with Vivo x90 with Apple Music(Lossless/ High-Res Lossless), sometime with Apple iPhone 11 with Apple music combined with ZenDAC V2 and sometime with FiiO M3K.
First and foremost the UNBOXING experience was good if not great, but nothing that would make feel extra ordinary, but still a pleasant experience. you get the Fermat's theorem mentioned in a golden card, which is a nice touch. Everything is given in a awesome matte finished black boxes.
The storage box is good with logo and their slogan etched on each side of the box. The filters were packed in an exceptional way, the plate they were given itself was too good with them sandwiched in between a sponge. Extra Ribbons were also given for the filters with a good set of quality eartips(2sets of the same type if I'm right) and the earphones itself.
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY: 4.25/5:
Right after opening itself, you can literally see the earphones calling you out. it elegant, with the SIMGOT logo etched inside a glass plate, surrounded by silver steel, with Fermat etched onto the steel on both the sides. Overall the look and feel is something to be admired. Every time you wear it, you can feel yourself elegant and kind of proud too. The wires on the other hand, you can feel that, it's really of great quality with it shimmering under light and say you might attract people's look if you're wearing it public. The build quality is great. I don't think you'll feel to replace this wire unless you want to go for something that's more expensive which might have a significant impact on sound. The Build of the earphones are also sturdy and it's a bit on the heavier side too. Overall, you look at it and you'll fall in love with them.
COMFORT AND FIT: 3.75/5:
As I had mentioned, it's a bit on the heavier side, you'll feel them pushing down on your ears a bit. The more you push it or frequently adjust it, you'll feel a small pain on the earlobes otherwise, once you get the right fit and leave it undisturbed, you can hear it for hours to no issues. Once it sits in your ears, you won't feel any major discomforts. The stock earfits are good, but it's always good to find your own set of comfortable tips as my good friend and co-founder of this site Pritam suggested me. Overall, the fit and comfort is GOOD but definitely not GREAT or the BEST, which might be a small downside of this product. Most of the time when I wear this, I won't a things, but rarely sometimes, I do get some pain on the earlobes.
SOUND: 4.5-4.75/ 5:
Right after you start to hear this earphones or the moment you put on this and switch a song on, one word will come to your mind, 'Energetic', You'll feel the energy flowing through you, you'll get the spark that you needed to wake you up for your musical journey.
Till I tried the SIMGOTs, I thought I wanted a warm or a bit dark sounding earphones and that I'm too sensitive for trebles and that extra zing in an earphone until I bought ew200(an awesome set by the way in it's own right, Bang for it's price), Pritam suggested this, not even like a recommended one, but came via a conversation between us. Since I liked the ew200's signature, I decided to go with this rather than some must buy recommendations from him, but I didn't regret it because, this is worth it. A suggestion from him during a conversation itself sounding this good, then I should definitely buy the ones that he wanted me to buy and try.
Diving more into the sound, the moment you start to hear, it'll feel like there more going on, like it's difficult for you to focus, let me tell you, for the first few seconds or even minutes, it may be like that, later the more you relax and come out of that initial phase, you'll see the true capabilities of this masterpiece and how exceptionally it is tuned to enjoy music.
BASS is a 4.5 for me, to be frank, I don't even know, if I'm a basshead or a treblehead post hearing this earphones and that's how good this is. Bass is enough for all the Genres. I had seen in some audiophile reviews that the physical rumble presence is lacking or present and I used to wonder how can someone feel the bass physically, but this set made me feel that, SEASONS by Thirty Seconds to Mars, the beat from it you can feel it travelling through your ears. The rumbling is good at the same time not too overwhelming and tiring. The weight of bass is at a good level, previously being a basshead, turned to a neutral sounding IEMs, to me, this satisfied my Basshead side too. Bass guitars sound too good in this, be it a soft overplay or a dark sound or the one that matches the drums beat, you can hear the bass guitars clearly which is not the case with many of the earphones. I still wonder how SIMGOT was able to achieve a bass response like this in a sparkling or energetic sounding earphones which usually lack bass completely. Overall, you won't be disappointed with the bass in this set and you'll love the BASS from this set.
TREBLE is 5/5, as I had mentioned previously, I was sensitive to treble and was searching for warm/ dark sounding earphones cause, sometimes, I found some earphones sound piercing into your ear in some tracks and in some certain pronunciations in the song, So I was hunting for neutrally warm earphones (don't even know if that's a thing), but this one blew my mind. This won't disappoint you in any aspect. It's so clear and detailed that you can actually here so many micro-details present in a track. Not that I've tried flagships, but this one can give a tough competition to some sets more than 2x 3x than it's price. You won't find much harshness (or sibilance as they say), until and unless you're keeping a relatively high volume. This set doesn't require any additional accessories to get the full potential and is quite sensitive too, hence at high volume or max volume, it'll be too harsh or piercing due to the loudness. Everything sounds great and all instruments are clear, as I had mentioned, this set gives that zing/ energy/ the spark without being to a level of being uncomfortable. You'll just fall in love with this set, trust me.
When it comes to overall sound, the vocals are taking a bit of a back step, at least the male vocals, it's a bit laid back along with the instruments, still sounding so good and natural, with a little bit of depth missing, while the female vocals are just adequate. This set excels in Instruments reproduction, it's just phenomenal, even in a very busy track like Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, you can point out each and every instrument and even the small chime sounds at the end of the track, which is just great. You might have to search for the BASS guitars in heavy tracks like Watch the World by Falling in Reverse, but still you can pinpoint each and every single instruments used in the track. The overall presentation(or soundstage they say) is a bit forward, it's like you're in a club like hall, but not too congested like you're in a room and too specious like you're in a concert hall, it'll be like the instruments are playing from your left to right with a bit of space in between them and the singer singing from right in the middle of all and not from forward or backward to them. I still wonder how they achieved this tuning, how low it goes with the bass and how high it gets with the treble, with both not dominating each other and get this much level of detail. This is my go to earphones if I want to enjoy the music I hear, despite owning Blessing 3 too.
Blessing 3 is a bit more relaxed with more spacious presentation. Bass is a bit more neutral in the Blessing with Treble not so sparkly but subtle. Blessing 3 is like a toned down version of this ea1000, or say, ea1000 without that extra energy. In some aspects, blessing 3 asserts it's dominance too, but this is my goto as of now. Can't wait for my ea2000s to get delivered.
Coupling it with other Audiophile related gadgets, did have some noticeable difference, for example connecting it with the Zen DAC V2 unlocks more space from a club like hall to a small auditorium level, with the treble smoothed out a bit, the high volume harshness is removed, like it's more bright nature is toned down a bit, like it was ironed over the top and to my surprise, some more detailed the experience was. Combining it with the FiiO M3K gave a warm tone to it.
Overall, Audiophile or not, this is a must buy along with ew200. Those who want start their journey into musical ecstasy, this is a great start. You'll love just love this. You'll automatically say WOW on hearing this set right from the get go. Had used the stock Black ribbon Filter. Didn't try the red or Gold one, might try later, but right now, I'm just enjoying it.
Songs that were used to test:
Starlight - Westlife
Shadows - Westlife & Live at O2 Version
World Of Our Own - Westlife
Heal - Westlife
Basket Case - Green Day
Know your Enemy - Green Day
Seasons - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Never not to Love you - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift
Watch the World Burn - Falling in Reverse
The Drug in Me is You - Falling in Reverse
Tragic Magic - Falling in Reverse
Lost - Bring Me the Horizon
Strangers - Bring Me the Horizon
Throne - Bring Me the Horizon
Drown - Bring Me the Horizon
Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Avicii - Levels
Don't Leave Me Alone - David Guetta feat. Anne Marie
Just One Last Time - David Guetta
The Alphabeat - David Guetta
Black Magic - Little Mix
Roar - Katy Perry
Never Really Over - Katy Perry
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex