Sound Analysis

Lows

The sub-bass of the X3 is extended moderately and there is a good control. Rumble is presented quite naturally. Each bass note is articulated with a smooth hit. There is sufficient sub-bass quantity. The bass decay on the X3 has a moderate speed while the bass texture is rendered smoothly. The mid-bass has body and it is able to express the slam with a weighted feeling. It is not very agile. The bass operates in a smooth approach that is relaxing to listen to and there are no signs of aggression.

Mids

The midrange is presented in a clean manner with a laid-back feeling. The X3 is able to display its midrange soothingly and emotions are conveyed effectively. The mastery is good as vocals are produced with ease. The lower mids has moderate quantity and it can tackle male vocals with no signs of hollowness and dryness. The upper mids has slight forwardness and this helps to boost female vocals with extra intimacy. There is control in the midrange without any shouty feeling. The details retrieval is good with emotions conveyed well.

Highs

The treble extends moderately and there is no sibilance and harshness. There is moderate crisp with lack of sparkle. The treble presentation is not bright and it is being articulated in a smooth manner. There is a moderate amount of air rendered. The smooth expression helps to ensure a relaxing fatigue-free listen.

Soundstage

The X3 expands in a natural manner and the width has a moderate magnitude. The depth is closed in. When tackling busier tracks, congestion may occur at times. Positioning of vocals and instruments has a moderate precision.

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