Comparisons

Aroma Ace vs Aroma Witch Girl 12

The Ace has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the Witch Girl 12 and they share similar extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Ace is fuller. The bass texture on the Ace is rendered with additional smoothness. Bass decay on the Witch Girl is faster and brings a quicker attack. The rumble on the Ace is presented more naturally. The mid-bass quantity on the Ace is slightly more and it improves the slam. Each bass note on the Witch Girl 12 is articulated with a clinical hit while Ace takes on a smoother approach. The midrange on the Ace has slightly more body than the Witch Girl 12 with extra lushness while the Witch Girl 12 is leaner. The lower mids on the Ace has extra quantity and it is able to tackle male vocals more effectively. The upper mids on the Ace has more forwardness and it is sweeter. Female vocals are presented with good control on the Ace and the intimacy level is higher. Next, in the treble department, the extension on both is quite similar. The Witch Girl 12 is able to render slightly greater amount of air and it comes with extra sparkle. The Ace has a smoother treble presentation. There is no sibilance and harshness on both. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the Ace has more natural expansion. The width magnitude is greater on the Ace while the Witch Girl 12’s depth is more closed in.

Aroma Ace vs Noble Kaiser Encore

The Ace has more sub-bass quantity than the Kaiser Encore and it boasts a better extension with depth. The sub-bass reproduction on the Ace is more impactful and there is a stronger punch. The Ace has a higher engagement level in this department. The bass decay on the Kaiser Encore is slightly quicker with extra agility. Bass texture on the Ace is rendered with greater smoothness. The mid-bass on the Ace has more quantity and it contributes to the robustness of the slam. Each bass note of the Ace is articulated in a smoother manner while the Kaiser Encore takes on a clinical manner. The midrange of the Ace is fuller than the Kaiser Encore and  it is presented with musicality. The lower mids on the Ace has more quantity than the Kaiser Encore which benefits in the expression of male vocals. The upper mids on the Ace is more forward than the Kaiser Encore and there is a stronger control on the Ace which helps to prevent female vocals from sounding shouty. The Ace showcases a sweeter and more intimate vocals performance. The treble on the Ace extends slightly better while the Encore has a brighter presentation. There is similar amount of air but the Ace has the edge for smoothness. Crisp on the Encore is better. Lastly, there is natural expansion for both. The Ace excels in the width magnitude while the depth of Encore is slightly more closed in.

Aroma Ace vs 1964 U18t (M20 Module)

The Ace has greater sub-bass quantity than the U18t and the sub-bass reproduction is fuller. There is similar extension on both. The rumble presented on the Ace is expressed more naturally. The bass texture on the Ace is rendered smoother. The bass decay on the U18t has more pace with the agility. The mid-bass on the Ace has extra body and the slam is delivered with a weighted feeling. Each bass note on the Ace is articulated with a smooth hit while the U18t takes on a clinical approach. The midrange on the Ace is more full-bodied than the U18t and it expresses vocals competently. The lower mids on the Ace has more body than the U18t and it benefits male vocals without any signs of dryness. The upper mids on the Ace has additional forwardness and it enhances female vocals with higher intimacy level. The Ace has a sweeter vocals performance overall. The treble on Ace has slightly better extension. The Ace has less sparkle and crisp than the U18t. The U18t is slightly more aggressive and it is more defined. The treble on the Ace takes on a smoother expression which ensures a fatigue-free listen. The amount of air rendered on the Ace is greater. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the expansion is more natural on the Ace. The width magnitude for the Ace is greater and the depth is less closed in.

Aroma Ace vs JH Layla (1 O’ Clock)

The Ace has more sub-bass quantity than the Layla and the sub-bass reproduction provides a higher engagement level. The Ace takes on a more controlled manner with a natural rumble. Each bass note on the Ace is articulated with extra impact. Bass texture on the Ace is rendered with more smoothness and the bass decay on the Layla is quicker. The Ace has slightly more mid-bass body and the slam is executed with a tight control. The bass expression on the Ace contributes to a fuller presentation. The midrange of the Ace has additional body than the Layla and it is able to give an intimate listen. There is similar cleanliness. Vocals are expressed sweetly on the Ace. The lower mids on the Ace has more body than the Layla and the thicker approach improves how male vocals are expressed. The upper mids on the Ace is boosted and the additional forwardness results in a higher intimacy level for female vocals. The treble on the Ace has greater extension. It is slightly thinner on the Layla. The Ace takes on a smoother approach but the sparkle is less than the Layla. The amount of air rendered on the Ace is greater. Lastly, the Ace expands more naturally. The stage width of the Ace is significantly better than the Layla. The depth on the Layla is more closed in. The Ace provides a more spacious feeling.

Aroma Ace vs Vision Ears 8

The Ace has more sub-bass quantity than the VE8 and the Ace commands a greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Ace is more impactful. Each bass note on the Ace is articulated with extra strength. Bass texture on the Ace is rendered with additional smoothness. The bass decay on the Ace is quicker and helps to enhance the speed. The mid-bass has slightly more body and the slam has weight to its expression. The Ace is able to deliver a controlled yet punchy bass performance. The midrange of the Ace is executed with finesse and it sounds more musical. The VE8 takes on a leaner approach. The lower mids of the Ace has more quantity than the VE8 and it presents male vocals with thickness. The upper mids on the Ace has slightly more forwardness than the VE8. Female vocals are presented with a good balance of body and forwardness. There is an alluring intimate performance. Moving on to the treble, the Ace has more body and the extension is quite similar. The treble presentation for both has similar crisp and sparkle. The Ace has a smoother presentation and it results in a less fatiguing listen. Lastly, the soundstage of the Ace expands in a more natural manner. The width magnitude is greater on the Ace and it boasts a less closed in depth. The Ace is able to provide an excellent 3D soundstage with accurate positioning of vocals and instruments.

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