Comparisons

Brainwavz Koel vs Brainwavz B200

The Koel has more sub-bass quantity than the B200 but the B200 commands a greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Koel is much fuller. The bass texture on the Koel is rendered with additional smoothness. Bass decay on the B200 is quicker with more agility. The mid-bass quantity on the Koel is slightly more and the slam is expressed with a weighted feeling. Each bass note on the B200 is articulated with a clinical hit. The midrange of the Koel is lusher than the B200 while the B200 presents its midrange with greater definition. The lower mids on the Koel has more body and male vocals are presented with extra lushness. The upper mids on the B200 has more forwardness with greater intimacy. Female vocals sound energetic on the B200 while on the Koel, there is a smoother listen. In the treble department, the B200 is extended better and there is greater amount of air rendered which helps to provide space at the top end. There is additional crisp and sparkle on the B200. The Koel has a smoother presentation which creates a relaxing listen. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, there is a more natural expansion with the Koel. The width magnitude is greater on the B200 and the depth of the Koel is more closed in.

Brainwavz Koel vs Shozy Hibiki MK2

The Hibiki MK2 has more sub-bass quantity than the Koel and it is able to extend its sub-bass greater. There is more punch from the Hibiki MK2 which contributes to the higher engagement level. The mid-bass on the Koel has slightly more body while the slam on the Hibiki MK2 is more nimble. The rumble on the Hibiki MK2 is expressed naturally. The bass decay on the Hibiki MK2 is quicker which provides a higher engagement level. Bass texture on the Koel is smoother and it creates a relaxing feeling. The midrange of the Hibiki MK2 is livelier than the Koel while there is a lusher expression on the Koel. The lower mids on both has similar body and male vocals on Hibiki MK2 are more present. The upper mids on the Hibiki MK2 has additional forwardness and female vocals are intimate. Moving on to the treble section, the Hibiki MK2 has slightly more extension than the Koel and it has an airier feeling. The Koel presents the treble in a smoother manner and it ensures a soothing listen. Lastly, the Hibiki MK2 has a more natural expansion in its soundstage. The Hibiki MK2 has greater width magnitude. The depth on the Hibiki MK2 is less closed in.

Brainwavz Koel vs EARNiNE EN120

The EN120 has more sub-bass quantity than the Koel and there is better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the EN120 provides a stronger impact. The bass decay on the EN120 is quicker with agility. Bass texture on the Koel is rendered smoother. The mid-bass on the Koel has a little more quantity which gives the slam a fuller feeling. Each bass note on EN120 is articulated with a clinical hit. The rumble on the EN120 is more natural and there is greater punch. The midrange on both is expressed smoothly but the vocals on the EN120 are more present with a higher engagement level. The lower mids on the EN120 sounds fuller than the Koel and male vocals benefit. The upper mids on the EN120 is more forward than the Koel but Koel has a more controlled showing in presenting female vocals. The treble on the Koel extends better and it is smoother. The Koel has greater amount of air rendered and there is additional crisp. The sparkle on both is lacking. The details retrieval on the Koel is higher. Lastly, Koel has a natural soundstage expansion. The Koel has greater width magnitude while the depth of the EN120 is more closed in.

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