Comparisons

Xduoo X20 vs Cowon Plenue D

The X20 has more sub-bass quantity than the Plenue D and the sub-bass reproduction takes on a fuller approach. The extension on the X20 has a greater magnitude. The X20 is able to create an impactful presentation which delivers a great punch. Each bass note on the X20 is articulated with extra precision and definition. The bass texture on both is rendered smoothly while the bass decay is slightly quicker on the X20 and improves the overall pace and engagement level. The mid-bass on both has similar body but the slam of the X20 is expressed with a cleaner hit. The Plenue D has additional warmth which aids in the musicality. The midrange of the X20 is slightly more transparent than the Plenue D and the details retrieval is quite similar. The lower mids on both has similar body and presentation of male vocals is nice without sounding dry. The upper mids on both has good forwardness but Plenue D has the edge in the control to portray a smooth female vocals presentation. The X20 presents vocals with extra clarity. The treble on the X20 is extended slightly better and it is competent at details retrieval. The amount of air rendered on both is similar but there is more crisp and sparkle with the X20. The Plenue D takes on a smoother approach. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the Plenue D expands more naturally while X20 has a slight edge for the width magnitude. The depth of the Plenue D is more closed in.

Xduoo X20 vs Shanling M2S

The M2S has more sub-bass quantity than the X20 but the X20 excels in its extension with a deeper stretch. The sub-bass reproduction on the X20 has a strong tightness and the control helps to showcase its authority. The M2S carries additional warmth. The mid-bass of the M2S has slightly more quantity than the X20 which helps to give a weighted feeling. The bass texture on the M2S is smoother while the bass decay of the X20 is quicker and presentation takes on an agile nature. Each bass note on the X20 is articulated with a stronger and cleaner hit. There is nice musicality offered from the M2S Precision for both is rather similar. The lower mids on the M2S has slightly more body and male vocals benefit from it with a fuller presentation. The upper mids on the M2S has greater forwardness which helps to boost female vocals and giving it a clear defined expression. The midrange on the X20 commands a higher level of transparency and clarity while the M2S operates on a warm and full approach. The X20 is slightly brighter with better definition. The treble on the X20 is more extended with a greater amount of air rendered. There is an airier presentation on the X20. In terms of soundstage, the M2S expands in a more natural manner and has a closed in depth. The X20 excels with a greater width magnitude.

Xduoo X20 vs Xduoo X10

The X10 has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the X20 and the X20 extends better. The bass texture on the X10 is rendered more smoothly than then X20 while the X20 excels in its bass decay with agility. There is more punch from the X20 which provides a stronger impact. The mid-bass on the X10 has extra body and the delivery of the slam is not as tight as the X20. Each bass note on the X20 is articulated with accuracy. Bass performance on the X20 has a higher engagement level. The midrange of the X20 commands better details retrieval and it is more transparent. On the other hand, X10 has more body. The lower mids of the X10 has more quantity than the X20 and it accentuates the thickness. The upper mids on the X20 has a bit extra forwardness which helps to liven up female vocals. The treble on the X20 is extended better than the X10 with crisp and sparkle present. The amount of air rendered on the X20 is slightly more while X10 has additional body. X20 is able to express it in a cleaner manner. In terms of soundstage, the X10 expands in a natural manner. The X20 has an advantage for both the width and depth.

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