Shanling M2X vs Shanling M2S
The M2X has more sub-bass quantity than the M2S and the M2X commands greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the M2X has a higher level of agility with an impactful rumble. The mid-bass on the M2S has slightly more body than the M2X. The M2X has a tighter presentation. The bass decay on the M2X is quicker and the agility creates a more engaging presentation. The bass texture on the M2X is rendered in a smoother manner. Each bass note on the M2X is articulated with a higher level of precision and there is greater definition. The midrange on the M2X is more detailed than the M2S and it has higher transparency level. Vocals are expressed with greater clarity on the M2X. The lower midrange on both has similar body but the M2X has the edge with a clearer male vocals expression. The upper midrange on the M2X has greater emphasis and the extra boost results in a more intimate female vocals presentation. There is a stronger midrange display from the M2X. For the treble section, the M2X has better extension than the M2S with higher level of details retrieval. The crisp on the M2X is more defined and there is additional sparkle. The treble expression on the M2S has more body while the M2X has greater amount of air rendered with an open feeling at the top end. Lastly, for the soundstage, the M2X has a more natural expansion with greater width magnitude. The depth of the M2S is more closed in.
Shanling M2X vs HiBy R3
The R3 has more sub-bass quantity than the M2X and there is greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the R3 provides an engaging rumble. The bass decay on the R3 is slightly quicker and it boasts a higher level of agility. The bass texture on the R3 is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the R3 has slightly more body and the slam is delivered with extra punch. Each bass note on the R3 is articulated with more authority and impact is brought out well. The midrange of the R3 is warmer than the M2X and there is a more bodied presentation. Vocals are expressed in a smoother manner on the R3. There is higher transparency level on the M2X. The lower midrange on the R3 has more body than the M2X and there is a thicker male vocals expression. The upper midrange on the M2X has additional forwardness and there is a livelier female vocals performance. For the treble section, the M2X has greater extension and the expression is energetic. The R3 has more body and there is a smoother presentation. The M2X exhibits more sparkle for a more vivid top end. The M2X renders a greater amount of air and the top end provides a more open feeling. The crisp on the M2X has better definition. The articulation on the M2X is slightly more precise. In terms of soundstage, the M2X has a more natural expansion. The M2X has greater width magnitude. The depth of the R3 is more closed in.