- Membrane Titanium Spray Driver
- Convenient for long listening
- Stylish look
- Versatile, pleasant sound
- The physical buttons when pressed noticeably displace the earphone in the ear and cause discomfort
- There is a sound delay when watching a video (SBC codec)
The Simgot MTW5 headphones are delivered in a small cardboard box, where on the front side, a photo of the headphones is printed on a white background, and the necessary technical information below. Opening the box, we see a plastic charging case lying in a molded tray, inside which headphones are hidden.
The standard package includes:
- Charging Case
- 3 pairs of silicone ear pads
- Instruction manual
- QR code card for product authentication
- MicroUSB cable
Simgot MTW5 is a fully wireless headphone. They have a cunning ergonomic shape, which, despite the first deceptive impression, is great for long listening. The complete case is simple, but technically thought out: the upper glossy cover flips open, under it there are two molded places for charging headphones, additionally held by magnets.
The housing of the Simgot MTW5 headphone is monolithic, of complex ergonomic shape. At first glance it seems that he will not fit into the ears, because he looks big. But this impression is misleading, the headphones are conveniently located in the auricle, while they are almost not felt.
Each of the headphones is equipped with a large physical (non-touch) button on the outside. The function of the button on the left and right earphone is different. I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the functionality in the complete instructions, I’ll just mention that there are many functions and at first you will often have to look into the cheat sheet to learn all types of functions and their combinations.
The manufacturer claims protection against IPX5 water, which means that with headphones you can safely walk in the pouring rain or exercise in the gym, sweat and splashes of water will not do them any harm. But you cannot immerse fully Simgot MTW5 in water.
The complete Simgot MTW5 ear cushions are unusually small in diameter, if the inner diameter of the hole that is worn on the sound guide is standard, the outer one is very small and does not look like ordinary silicone ear cushions. In the kit there are ear pads of 3 sizes, so there will be no difficulty in selecting.
The small outer diameter of the ear cushions is caused by the deep fit of the earphone, this provides better passive noise isolation and reliable retention.
With the right size of the ear pads, I didn’t notice any problems with the landing of the Simgot MTW5, you can listen to them until the battery runs out.
For the sake of experiment, I put on regular Comply foam ear cushions on the headphones, they fit them perfectly.
Simgot MTW5 are equipped with two microphones, one for each earphone. Provided that the headphones work in stereo mode, you will hear the voice of the interlocutor during a telephone conversation in each of the headphones, which is very convenient during long conversations.
Moreover, both microphones will record your voice at the same time, which ensures the best quality of voice transmission to the interlocutor.
I assess the overall quality of the recording as good, sometimes the voice sounds quieter than I would like, but on the whole, the interlocutors noted that I could hear clearly and clearly and it was pleasant to talk with me.
The complete charging case looks simple: a massive lower half made of matte plastic and a lightweight hinged glossy cover. The lid is magnetized to the body, so it is pleasant to open and close it. In the lower part inside, there are two forms for inserting headphones to charge the battery, each of which is also held by its own magnet.
It is noteworthy that, even though the complete silicone ear pads have a small diameter, the seat in the case is spacious enough for the Simgot MTW5 to easily fit in it even with foam ear pads on.
On the back of the case there is a socket for connecting a MicroUSB cable for charging.
Three white LEDs are located under the cover on the front side, by the combination of lights you can judge the status of the battery of the case and its current operation. Learn more about combinations in the instructions.
The size of the case allows you to carry it in your jeans pocket, although it will stick out noticeably.
Simgot MTW5 are equipped with a modern Bluetooth 5.0 module with support for the SBC codec.
When watching a video or in computer games, a slight delay is noticed between what is happening on the screen and the sound. It is small for no more than half a second, but noticeable, and if it does not cause irritation when watching a short video on YouTube, watching a long film will be unpleasant. It will also be inconvenient to play games, especially those where a quick reaction is required, a belated sound will mislead you. But the delay does not affect the main task of the headphones, playing music, so this cannot be considered a serious drawback.
The stability of the connection pleasantly surprised me, in the open space I was able to move about 17 meters from the phone before the first interference appeared during playback. In an apartment, I could freely move between rooms, the connection did not disappear even when the signal had to pass through two walls and wooden doors. The result is excellent, considering that these are completely wireless headphones.
The manufacturer claims 3 hours of operation from its own battery of headphones and up to three full recharge cycles with the battery inside the case. In practice, these numbers are not far from the truth, the headphones themselves are really about three hours old, but I managed to fully recharge them in 2 full cycles, and the third cycle charged the headphones by about 70%, according to the charge indicator in the properties of the connected Bluetooth devices on the phone Xiaomi MI9 SE.
Given the battery of the case, we get about 11 hours 40 minutes of battery life headphones.
Let me remind you that the battery life of wireless headphones depends on the device to which they are connected, on the codec used and on the level of electromagnetic interference in the surrounding space, so in your case the result may slightly differ from my experience.
The Simgot MTW5 worked perfectly for my ears, so I did not find any difficulties or inconveniences during testing. On the contrary, it was very convenient for me, and every time 10-15 minutes after the start of listening I forgot that I was in the headphones. With the shape and reliability of the fit, the headphones are all fine.
However, the physical buttons, which you need to significantly push to make them work, spoil the picture. When pressed, the headphones put strong pressure on the ear, while shifting into the auditory canal.
The sound signature of the headphones is great for gaming. Accented low frequencies will give an additional bright color to explosions and shots, and sufficiently detailed medium frequencies will not conceal from your attention the insidious plans of the enemy who is trying to come to you from the flank.
It was pleasant to listen to music in Simgot MTW5, even when paired with the SBC codec, they provided sufficient quality so as not to think about improving it. I am sure that most of us who buy fully wireless headphones do this for convenience and versatility, and listen to music from streaming sources like Deezer, Spotify or Yandex.Music, where compressed music comes in mp3 or aac formats.
To my surprise, Simgot MTW5 was able to demonstrate a good imaginary scene, both in breadth and in depth. Probably, for this you need to thank the driver with a titanium coating on the membrane, he was able to convey a sense of space at a good level. Of course, the headphones are inferior to their wired competitors, but for the wireless model, everything is very good.
In general, I will describe the nature of the sound as soft, warm and effective, with a noticeable V-shaped frequency response. However, the Simgot engineers did not abuse this setting and left it at a moderate level, as the low frequencies became capacious, powerful, but at the same time they still feel honest. There is also an increase at frequencies of 6 – 8 kHz, which gives a feeling of high detail sound. And although Simgot MTW5 sounds spectacular and bright, they do it skillfully, there are no excessively amplified mid and high frequencies, so there is no overly accented bass, everything is in moderation.
Headphones are omnivorous; they coped well both with modern electronic music and with live recordings of jazz and classical music.
The bass is noticeable, but moderately accented. At the same time, the sub-bass was left almost unchanged, and the mid-bass was emphasized the most, which gave a soft, but powerful and assertive sound. Thanks to this approach, a tangible foundation of low frequencies has appeared in music, on which, as a foundation, the main melody and vocals of the artist are based. For connoisseurs of a holistic and balanced sound, I recommend using the equalizer to lower the volume by 3 dB at frequencies from 200 Hz to 500 Hz, so you reduce the emphasis and get a more honest sound.
Mid frequencies sound in detail and without distortion. However, the mid bass in some compositions slightly masks small details in the sound. To make them appear, follow the setup recommendations from the previous paragraph. The voices of the vocalists sound lively, natural and pleasant, a little softer than they are in the recording. But these headphones are designed for pleasure, not for studio monitoring, so this approach is fully justified.
Treble sounds clear, but modest, they do not attract attention, sounding a little behind. To fix this, you should increase the volume in the equalizer by 2 dB in the range from 4 kHz to 6 kHz, this will significantly add air to the sound and enliven the big picture. But be careful, at frequencies from 7 kHz to 10 kHz you should not add volume, I would even reduce it by 1 dB for a more reliable sound. Experiment with the equalizer carefully, in Simgot they worked hard on the sound, it is not worth making noticeable changes to it, Simgot MTW5 may lose their warm charm.
The Simgot MTW5 headphones turned out to be successful, they sit comfortably in your ears, have IPX5 water protection, which allows you to fully use them during sports. A pleasant and soft sound can captivate even a sophisticated listener, not to mention beginners in high-quality personal audio. The main thing to remember is that these are headphones for every day that are most likely to listen outside the home, and it is for these conditions that their sound is optimized.
The only drawback I can mention physical buttons, clicking on which shifts the earphone in the ear. Otherwise, I liked the headphones, if you are looking for fully wireless headphones, be sure to pay attention to the Simgot MTW5.
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