iBasso DX160 vs HiBy R5
The DX160 has more sub-bass quantity than the R5 and the DX160 boasts better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the DX160 is quicker and there is a more impactful rumble. The mid-bass on the R5 has slightly more body and the slam is delivered with additional punch. The bass decay on the DX160 is quicker and the extra agility elevates the engagement level. The bass texture on the R5 is rendered more smoothly. Each bass note on the DX160 is articulated with incisiveness while the R5 presents in a robust manner. The midrange on the DX160 has higher transparency level with more energy. Vocals on the R5 take on a laid-back approach and emotions are conveyed effectively. The lower midrange on the R5 has more body and male vocals are presented with weight but with reduced presence. The upper midrange on the DX160 has greater emphasis and the additional forwardness provides a livelier female vocals listen. The DX160 exhibits a vibrant presentation while the R5 has a lush display. For the treble section, the DX160 commands better extension and there is a higher level of definition. The R5 has more body which results in a smoother and controlled expression. The amount of air rendered on the DX160 is greater which contributes to an open presentation. There is additional sparkle on the DX160. Lastly, for the soundstage, there is natural expansion on both with the DX160 having greater width magnitude. The DX160 has the edge in depth too. The DX160 provides a more holographic presentation.
iBasso DX160 vs iBasso DX150
The DX150 has more sub-bass quantity than the DX160 and the extension on the DX160 is slightly better. The sub-bass reproduction on the DX150 takes on a fuller approach. The rumble on the DX150 is expressed with more weight. The mid-bass on the DX150 has more body and the slam is delivered with extra punch. The bass decay on the DX160 is quicker with better agility. The bass texture on the DX150 is rendered smoother. Each bass note on the DX150 is articulated with a fuller hit. The midrange on the DX160 has higher transparency level and vocals are more detailed. The DX150 has a thicker presentation with more warmth. The lower midrange on the DX150 has more body and male vocals sound fuller but with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the DX160 has additional forwardness and there is a more energetic female vocals expression. The DX160 showcases a livelier midrange while the DX150 has a fuller expression. For the treble section, the DX160 has greater extension than the DX150 with an airier feeling. Treble articulation on the DX160 is more precise. The treble on the DX160 has well-defined crisp and it comes with more sparkle. The DX150 has a slightly smoother expression with extra body. The details retrieval on the DX160 is better. Lastly, the stage expansion on both is natural. The DX160 has greater width magnitude. The depth on the DX150 is more closed in. There is a more spacious presentation on the DX160.