Simgot EM6L Phoenix IEM Review: we found A Polished Gem

Driver Setup: 1DD + 4 BA Hybrid

Price: US$99


Disclaimer: The Simgot EM6L was provided to us at no charge courtesy of Linsoul. However, this was done in understanding I was to give my honest thoughts and opinions of the EM6L. The Simgot EM6L is available for purchase here should you find yourself interested in a pair, or feel free to use your links.

Simgot seems to be on a roll with their back-to-back releases and they all seem to be very well-thought-out releases. That said, the names of the earphones are starting to get confusing. Thankfully this model seems to have an alternate name the Phoenix.


The EM6L comes in an almost identical set of accessories as the recently reviewed EA500 LM. The cable bundled with the IEM is a gorgeous black-gold blend that matches perfectly with the IEMs.

Build Quality and Fit

The EM6L shell is 3D-printed from resin and features a CNC faceplate bearing the sleek and understated Simgot Logo. The black-coloured buds have a nice premium aesthetic to them and the buds are very well-shaped. This gives them quite a comfortable fit in the ears. That said, the nozzle doesn’t have a lip so it might be a little tricky to find the right fitting tips that won’t slide off too easily. One of the tips I had that worked for me was the Xelastec tips.


Frequency Response of the Simgot EM6L


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  • Fiio BTR7
  • Lotoo Paw S2

Music listened to

  • Jackson Browne
  • Michael Buble
  • The Carpenters
  • Maroon 5
  • Martin Garrix
  • Kygo
  • Cory Asbury
  • Loud Luxury
  • Nutcracker Suite
  • Martin Frost Clarinet Concerto in A
  • The Eagles
  • etc


The EM6L has a very tight and controlled bass response. It has a very nice punch but in terms of quantity, it is very much on the tamer side. Despite its crisper response, it doesn’t come across as dry and hits a sweet spot between warmth and speed. I like how the drums and bass lines have that definition and clear separation from the mids, something I appreciate in the bass response of my IEMs.


The mids have a rather laid-back approach. Vocals aren’t too overpoweringly forward, and instrument lines have a lot of space. Tonality and Timbre are quite natural, and I love how woodwind instruments like clarinets and saxophones sound on the EM6L. Listening to Jackson Browne’s rendition of Take It Easy, the vocals blend so seamlessly with the steel guitar solo and they both come together soulfully and seem to have a life of their own.


The highs can come across as a little thin, and a little heavier in quantity on the lower treble. It isn’t fatiguing or sibilant in any way for me and I think is quite enjoyable for longer listening sessions. It has just enough sparkle to keep the music engaging and for cymbal hits and hi-hats to sound natural.


The EM6L has a very wide-sounding soundstage. It might have to do with how it is vented but I enjoyed the layering, imaging and staging. I especially loved listening to some live recordings of Michael Buble, as all the instruments are layered over one another and Buble’s voice gently slides with clearly and authoritatively yet with a comforting warmness to it.


I can’t help but compare this pair to the recently reviewed Simgot EA500 LM. They are similar in price range but have a vastly different driver set-up and design language. For both sound and aesthetics, I would have to say I prefer the EM6L. It might make me go back to reassess my review of the EA500 LM. I do get both are good pairs, but what the EM6L lacks in features like the tunable nozzles, the EM6L shines in its standout imaging and soundstage, as well as its tonality and instrumental timbre. Overall, it is a much more comfortable IEM for my ears as well.


It has been a while since an IEM in this price range has won me over and I think the EM6L might have just done it. In all honesty, I believe Simgot have got something in their hands here and I hope this doesn’t just slip under the radar. Granted, this might not be up everyone’s alley due to the slightly tamer bass response. The EM6L delivers a musical tuning, with several standout key characteristics in its staging and imaging, as well as its bass presentation and overall timbre. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to and reviewing the EM6L and if the earlier 2 releases from Simgot which I reviewed haven’t convinced me, I am now fully assured Simgot has got what it takes and should not be trifled with in their capabilities. Don’t sleep on these!

Overall Grade: A

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