NF Audio NF-3U vs Earsonics ES-3
The NF-3U has less sub-bass quantity and the extension is greater. The sub-bass reproduction on the ES-3 is fuller while on the NF-3U, it is more nimble. The decay on the NF-3U is slightly quicker and it contributes to the overall pace. Bass texture on the ES-3 is rendered with additional smoothness. Each bass note on the NF-3U is articulated with a clinical hit. The mid-bass on the ES-3 has extra body which helps to deliver the slam with a weighted feeling. The midrange on the NF-3U is rendered cleanly and it boasts a higher transparency level. There is additional clarity and energy from the NF-3U while the ES-3 takes on a thicker approach. The lower mids on the ES-3 has extra body than the NF-3U and male vocals are expressed with slightly extra presence. The upper mids on the NF-3U is slightly more forward and female vocals are intimate. Moving on to the treble section, the NF-3U has better extension than the ES-3 with a higher level of details retrieval and the sparkle is more apparent. The ES-3 operates in a smoother manner. The amount of air rendered on the NF-3U has a greater amount. For the soundstage, NF-3U has a more natural expansion and has the edge for the width magnitude. The depth on the ES-3 is more closed in.
NF Audio NF-3U vs CTM VS-2
The NF-3U has less sub-bass quantity than the VS-2 but it commands additional extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the NF-3U is more punchy which helps to elevate the engagement level. The mid-bass on the VS-2 has additional body which contributes to a more weighted slam while the delivery of the slam is quicker on the NF-3U. The bass decay on the NF-3U is more pacey and the bass texture is rendered smoother on the NF-3U. Each bass note on the NF-3U is articulated with a quicker hit. The midrange on the NF-3U is clearer and there is greater definition. The transparency level on the NF-3U is higher. The lower mids on the VS-2 has more body than the NF-3U which results in a thicker presentation while there is additional presence on the NF-3U. The upper mids on the NF-3U has the additional forwardness and there is a lively female vocals presentation. Next, in the treble section, the treble on the NF-3U is brighter than the VS-2 and the extension is superior. The crisp is well-defined with sparkle to liven up the overall presentation. The NF-3U renders greater amount of air. Lastly, the NF-3U has a natural expansion for its soundstage and it excels in the width. The depth of the VS-2 is more closed in.