The SIMGOT EM6L had been making waves among the CHi-Fi community for the most part of the year, mainly for its sheer value. For the price of only US$109.99, you get an IEM with a jaw-dropping 1DD + 4BA hybrid driver setup and a triple crossover.
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SIMGOT EM6L – Specifications
|Driver Setup||1 DD + 4BA|
|Frequency Response Range||8Hz-40kHz|
Effective – 20Hz-20kHz
What’s In The Box?
- SIMGOT EM6L
- Carrying case
- Spare ear tips
- 0.78 pin to 3.5mm cable
Unlike the IEMs I’ve reviewed in the past, the SIMGOT EM6L has a more minimalist design. The shell has a gloss finish, along with the SIMGOT and EM6L logo on the outside of the left earbud and right earbud respectively. While the build quality is decent, it is a fingerprint magnet.
You can find the left and right earbud indicators at the inner shell, alongside the “EM6L Phoenix” word mark. The nozzles are quite large, so if you plan to get third party ear tips, you will need to check the sizing.
SIMGOT also included a cable with transparent sleeving. Quality is okay, but its nothing to shout about. Do take note however, that the cable pins are angled (more on this later), and the QDC connector protrudes outward.
In terms of tuning, the SIMGOT EM6L is tuned to match the Harman Target 2019, which has a slight V-shape sound signature. At first listen, I was immediately blown away by how well-tuned it is across the frequency range.
The sub-bass has a lot of oomph and felt punchy without overpowering the mid-bass and midrange. Speaking of midrange, it has a smooth presence, and vocals sounded crisp and warm. Treble is more pronounced, but I wouldn’t describe it as bright or sparkly.
Thanks to the triple crossover design, the entire frequency range felt smooth and natural. While it is not the most exciting pair of IEMs I have owned, but its tuning is quite well-rounded for all types of listening scenarios.
While the SIMGOT EM6L’s technical performance is not the best, but you’d be hard-pressed to find IEMs in this price range that can outperform it. Sound-staging is quite wide by IEM standards, and instrument separation is excellent. If you want to use it for gaming, you could easily pinpoint where sounds are coming from with these earbuds.
This is where I think the SIMGOT EM6L falls short. The QDC connectors coupled with the angled ear loop design resulted in an overly snug fit to the point the IEMs kept falling out from tension alone. I’ve tried a variety of ear tips, and none managed to solve the issue.
The QDC connectors also meant that cable options were more limited. Sure, I could use any 0.78mm 2-pin cable, but the protruded sockets presents a risk of snapping the connectors.
All in all, the SIMGOT EM6L is a pleasant sounding IEM and presents awesome value for the price you paid. While the selection of accessories is more sparse, and the fit could be better, the sound quality more than makes up for it.
If you lean more towards a neutral presentation and versatility, the SIMGOT EM6L is very, very hard to beat.
Where to buy: Linsoul.com