Comparisons

iBasso DX120 vs iBasso DX150

The DX150 has more sub-bass quantity than the DX120 while the extension on the DX120 is slightly less. The sub-bass reproduction on the DX150 takes on a fuller approach. The rumble on the DX150 is expressed naturally. The mid-bass on the DX150 has more body and the slam is delivered in a robust manner. The bass decay on the DX120 is faster with a higher engagement level. Bass texture on the DX150 is rendered with additional smoothness. The midrange on the DX120 has higher transparency level while the DX150 takes on a warmer manner with richness. The lower midrange on the DX150 has more body and it sounds fuller than the DX120 which contributes to the expression of male vocals. The upper midrange on the DX120 has additional forwardness which creates a more present female vocals showing. For the treble section, the DX120 has more extension than the DX150 and the amount of air rendered is slightly more. The crisp on the DX120 is boosted. There is more sparkle on the DX120 . The treble presentation on the DX120 is brighter. Lastly, the stage expansion on both is natural. The DX120 has greater width magnitude. The depth on the DX150 is more closed in.

iBasso DX120 vs Cayin N5

The DX120 has less sub-bass quantity than the N5 and the DX120 is able to extend more than the N5. The DX120 excels in its sub-bass reproduction and it provides a higher engagement level. The mid-bass on the N5 has more body than the DX120 and it is able to deliver a weighted slam. The DX120 has greater bass decay and the agility increases the overall pace. Bass texture on the N5 is rendered more smoothly. The midrange on the DX120 has a higher level of transparency and it is rendered in a clean manner. The lower midrange on the N5 has more body and male vocals are presented with additional thickness. The upper midrange on the DX120 is slightly more forward and this boosts female vocals presentation which results in a higher intimacy level. Next, for the treble section, DX120 has more extension and it is able to present the treble with liveliness. There is extra sparkle from the DX120 and the expression is more revealing with well-defined crisp. The amount of air rendered is greater on the DX120. Lastly, for the soundstage, the DX120 expands more naturally with greater width magnitude. The depth on the N5 is more closed in.

iBasso DX120 vs Oriolus DP100

The DP100 has more sub-bass quantity than the DX120 and there is better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the DP100 packs greater punch. Each bass note on the DP100 is articulated with a fuller hit. The mid-bass on the DP100 has more body than the DX120 and the slam is expressed with weight. The bass decay is faster on the DX120 while the bass texture is smoother on the DP100. The midrange on the DX120 has higher transparency level while the DP100 has a richer presentation. The DX120 has a vibrant midrange display which provides an engaging listen. The lower midrange on the DP100 has more quantity than the DX120 which contributes to a thicker expression of male vocals. The upper midrange of the DX120 is boosted which helps to present female vocals with a higher intimacy level. Next, the treble of the DX120 extends greater and the expression is brighter. There is more energy at the top end on the DX120. The amount of air rendered is greater on the DX120 and the extra sparkle injects excitement into the overall sound. There is a smoother presentation on the DP100. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the DX120 expands more naturally and the width magnitude is greater. The depth on the DX120 is less closed in.

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