HiBy R5 vs iBasso DX160
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.
HiBy R5 vs HiBy R3
The R5 has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the R3 and the extension is better on the R5. The sub-bass reproduction on the R5 delivers an impactful rumble. The mid-bass on the R3 has additional body which presents the slam with a heavier feeling. The presentation on the R5 is tighter and punchier. The bass texture on the R5 is rendered more smoothly than the R3. The bass decay on the R5 is quicker with an agile expression. Each bass note on the R5 is articulated with precision and impact. The midrange on the R5 has higher level of musicality than the R3 and vocals are presented with better clarity. The lower midrange on the R3 has slightly more body but the R5 presents male vocals with better clarity. The upper midrange on the R5 is boosted with additional forwardness and the greater emphasis creates a more intimate female vocals presentation. The R5 has a more detailed midrange display. Next, the treble on the R5 has greater extension. The R5 has more body than the R3 and the presentation is smoother. There is a controlled showing on the R5. There is greater amount of air rendered on the R5. The R3 has a slightly brighter expression. The crisp on the R5 has better definition. There is a little more sparkle on the R3. Lastly, the R5 has a more natural expansion in its soundstage. There is greater width magnitude on the R5. The depth of the R3 is more closed in.