HiFi Boy Dream vs Rose Masya
The Masya has more sub-bass quantity than the Dream while the Dream is able to extend slightly greater. The mid-bass on the Masya is fuller which results in a more weighted slam. The Dream has the edge in its definition and each bass note is articulated with a clean hit. The bass decay on the Dream is quicker while the Masya has a smoother bass texture. The lower mids on the Masya has more body and the thickness aids in the presentation of male vocals. The upper mids on the Dream is more forward than the Masya which results in better intimacy. The midrange on the Dream has good transparency and sounds cleaner. The details retrieval is slightly better on the Dream. The treble on the Masya has more body than Dream and it is rendered with additional smoothness. The Dream has an edge in the definition and crisp. The added sparkle helps to brighten up the sound. For the soundstage, both displays natural expansion but the Dream tackles the width better. The depth on the Masya is more closed in for intimacy. Positioning of vocals and instruments on the Dream is better.
HiFi Boy Dream vs TY Hi-Z HP-650
The HP-650 is able to produce more sub-bass than the Dream by a fair bit. The extension on the Dream is similar to the HP-650. The Dream is able to express it in a cleaner manner. The mid-bass on the HP-650 is fuller than the Dream but the Dream is able to present its slam in a quicker manner. The bass decay on the Dream is agile while the bass texture on the HP-650 is rendered with smoothness. The lower mids on the HP-650 has good body and male vocals sound slightly thicker than the Dream. The Dream showcases good transparency and it shows a clean rendering. The upper mids on the Dream is more forward which results in female vocals displayed in a sweet manner. There is extra crisp. The treble on the Dream is more lively. The amount of air rendered is similar. There is no sibilance and harshness. The details retrieval on both commands a high standard. Lastly, for the soundstage, the HP-650 expands in a natural manner and the width magnitude on the HP-650 is greater. The depth on the Dream offers more space. Positioning of vocals and instruments on the HP-650 is slightly better.