Comparisons

Shanling M0 vs Shanling M1

The M0 has less sub-bass quantity and boasts slightly greater extension than the M1. The M0 has the advantage in its sub-bass reproduction with better definition. The mid-bass on the M1 has more body which helps to create a fuller slam. The bass texture on the M1 is rendered with more smoothness. The bass decay on the M0 is quicker and the agility helps to elevate the engagement level. The midrange on the M0 is clearer and boasts better transparency. The lower mids on the M1 has additional quantity and this benefits male vocals. Emotions are conveyed effectively. For the upper mids, the extra boost on the M0 increases the intimacy level of female vocals. Next, in the treble section, the M0 is being expressed with better articulation and extension. There is no sibilance and harshness on both. The M0 has extra sparkle with a slightly greater amount of air. In terms of soundstage, the width on the M0 is slightly better but the depth on the M1 is not too closed in. The expansion on both is quite natural. Vocals and instruments positioning is more precise on the M0.

Shanling M0 vs Xuelin iHiFi790

The iHiFi790 has less sub-bass quantity but it is extended more than the M0. The sub-bass reproduction on the iHiFi790 is more clear-cut and presents its definition well. The bass texture is rendered with additional smoothness on the M0. The bass decay is quicker on the iHiFi790 and it elevates the engagement level. The mid-bass on the M0 has extra body and it is able to create a more weighted slam. The bass reproduction on the M0 takes on a fuller approach. The midrange on the iHiFi790 has slightly better transparency. The lower mids on the M0 has a good amount of body and it is able to express male vocals better. The upper mids on the iHiFi790 is more forward which benefits female vocals reproduction. Next, in terms of treble, the iHiFi790 has more extension and the amount of air rendered is greater to provide an airier feeling. The iHiFi790 is able to showcase better sparkle. Treble presentation on the M0 is smoother. Lastly, for the soundstage, the iHiFi790 has greater width magnitude while the depth on the M0 is more closed in. Positioning of vocals and instruments has better accuracy on the iHiFi790.

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