Aroma Musical Box Early vs Aurisonics ASG 1Plus
The Early has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the 1Plus with a greater extension. The depth is better. The sub-bass reproduction on the Early has extra cleanliness and the accuracy is better. Each bass note on the Early is being expressed with a moderate weight to it and this helps to bring impact to the sound. The Early has more agility than the 1Plus and decay is more pacey. The mid-bass quantity on both operates in a similar approach but Early has a greater slam. This allows Early to provide a more engaging listen. The bass texture on both is rendered smoothly. The lower mids on the Early has more body and it is capable of tackling male vocals with ease. The boost helps to portray a thick style and male vocals are being expressed with more emotions. The upper mids on the Early has extra forwardness with a tighter control. The Early shows excellent finesse to prevent female vocals from being too shouty. There is good intimacy and smoothness to it. The details retrieval is better on the Early. Next, for the treble section, the Early is slightly more extended and there is a good amount of body to it. There is no sibilance and harshness. Both are being presented in a smooth and detailed manner without any aggression. The amount of air rendered on the Early is slightly more. For the soundstage, Early has a more natural expansion in its width while the magnitude of the 1Plus is greater. The depth on the Early is better with more space.
Aroma Musical Box Early vs Campfire Audio Polaris
The Early has similar sub-bass quantity as the Polaris and the Polaris extends better with more depth. The way the Early presents its sub-bass is different from Polaris. Early approaches it in a smooth style with a nice punch while Polaris operates with a more authoritative approach. The bass texture on the Early is smoother while the bass decay on the Polaris is quicker. Early has a moderate rumble in a relaxing manner while Polaris has a quick rumble. The bass nature of the Early and Polaris is smooth and agile respectively. The mid-bass on the Early has more quantity but the slam impact is greater on the Polaris. The bass reproduction on the Early is cleaner and the accuracy on both is similar. There is more attack on the Polaris with each hit. Bass on the Early takes on a laid-back approach but there is still impact while Polaris exerts its bass rather aggressively in comparison. The midrange on the Early is more liquid than the Polaris. The lower mids on the Early is being presented with extra body and it benefits male vocals better without sounding hollow or dry. The upper mids on the Polaris is more forward but the Early has the edge in its control. Female vocals are easier to listen to on the Early due to its smoothness. The details retrieval here is better. For the treble section, they have similar extension. There is no sibilance and harshness. Polaris presents its treble brighter with more crisp and sparkle. The air rendered on Polaris has a greater amount. However, there is a lack of treble body in comparison to the Early. Early presents a smooth and controlled treble. Lastly, the soundstage of the Early has a more natural expansion while Polaris wins slightly for the magnitude. The depth is pretty similar. The Early has a smooth and controlled sound while Polaris approaches it in a lively manner.
Aroma Musical Box Early vs AKG N40
The Early has more sub-bass quantity than the N40 but the extension of the N40 is better with a greater depth. Each bass note on the Early is presented with a musical feel and there is a nice weight to it. On the other hand, the N40 has a more impactful hit with a faster attack for a lively response. The Early has more body to its mid-bass and the slam has a greater impact for the overall dynamics. N40 has the edge for agility. Bass texture on the Early is rendered more smoothly while the bass decay on the N40 is quicker. N40 approaches its bass in a transparent and clean approach. The lower mids on the Early has more quantity and it sounds fuller than the N40. This is to prevent male vocals from sounding hollow. The upper mids on the N40 is more forward but there is more body on the Early. With the right balance, female vocals are being presented in an intimate yet detailed manner for the Early. It is more capable than the N40 to deliver an organic performance. Although there is slightly more crisp on the N40, there is lack of body and female vocals are slightly shouty. There is just more control on the Early and it displays a matured presentation. Next, in the treble section, N40 has more extension and details retrieval on both is similar. There is more sparkle on the N40 and smoothness to the Early. The amount of air rendered on the N40 is slightly more. Lastly, the Early has a more natural expansion in its width while the magnitude is similar. The depth on the Early is better.