Anew U1 vs iBasso IT01
The U1 has slightly less sub-bass quantity than the IT01 and it commands better extension. The sub-bass reproduction has additional pace which elevates the overall engagement. The bass texture on the IT01 is a little smoother while the U1 has quicker bass decay with agility. The mid-bass on the IT01 has more body than the U1 which results in a fuller slam. Each bass note on the U1 is articulated with a clinical hit while on the IT01, it takes on a smoother hit. The midrange on the U1 packs more details than the IT01 and there is additional energy which helps to liven up vocals reproduction. The lower mids on the U1 has more quantity and male vocals have extra presence. The upper mids on the U1 is slightly more boosted and the forwardness provides an engaging female vocals performance. For the treble section, the U1 has greater extension and there is a higher level of details retrieval. The amount of air rendered on the U1 is slightly greater. The crisp on the U1 is more defined and brings with sparkle. Lastly, there is natural expansion for both and the IT01 has a greater width magnitude while the Anew U1 has the better depth with an effective amount of space rendered.
Anew U1 vs BGVP DMG
The U1 has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the DMG and it commands a better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the U1 is tighter with good authority. The U1 demonstrates a punchy feeling. The mid-bass on the DMG has more body and it provides a weighted feeling. Bass texture on the DMG is rendered smoother while the bass decay of the U1 is quicker with more agility. Each bass note on the U1 is articulated with greater strength. There is a higher engagement level on the U1. The midrange on the U1 is clearer and it is more exciting than the DMG. The lower mids on the U1 has more body than the DMG which benefits male vocals with additional thickness. The upper mids on the U1 has greater forwardness and this helps to boost the intimacy level of female vocals. The treble on the U1 has better extension and it is able to render a greater amount of air. The crisp on the U1 is more defined than the DMG and there is extra sparkle to inject excitement to the overall sound. The presentation on the DMG is smoother. In terms of soundstage, the U1 expands in a more natural manner and it boasts greater width magnitude. The depth on the DMG is more closed in.