Comparisons

Noble Savant II vs Noble Sage

The Savant II has similar sub-bass quantity as the Sage and it is able to express its rumble well. The Savant II has a fuller low end. The bass decay on the Sage is quicker than the Savant II and there is a higher engagement level. The bass texture on the Savant II is rendered in a slightly smoother manner. The mid-bass on the Savant II has more body and the slam is delivered with weight. There is a tighter presentation on the Sage. Each bass note on the Savant II is articulated with a robust hit. The midrange on the Sage has higher transparency level than the Savant II and there is better clarity. The Savant II presents vocals in a smoother manner. Vocals on the Sage have a more vivid presentation. The lower midrange on the Savant II has slightly more body than the Sage and male vocals are presented with lushness. The upper midrange on the Sage has extra boost and the greater emphasis provides a more intimate female vocals presentation. For the treble, the Sage has greater extension and the expression is more energetic. Treble articulation has higher precision on the Sage. The extra sparkle on the Sage contributes to a livelier treble expression. The Savant II is smoother with more body and it presents a laid-back presentation.Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the expansion on both is natural. The width magnitude on the Sage is greater and the depth on the Savant II is less closed in.

Noble Savant II vs Earsonics ES3

The ES3 has more sub-bass quantity than the Savant II and it commands slightly greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the ES3 provides extra rumble. The mid-bass on the Savant II has more body than the ES3 and the slam is expressed in a fuller manner. The bass decay on the ES3 is quicker and the agility increases the overall engagement level. Bass texture on the Savant II is rendered more smoothly. Each bass note on the ES3 is articulated in a more clinical manner. The midrange on the Savant II is more musical and vocals are rendered in a smoother manner. There is a lusher showing on the Savant II while the ES3 takes on an energetic approach. The lower midrange on the Savant II has more body and male vocals are presented in a thicker manner. Emotions are conveyed effectively on the Savant II. The upper midrange on the ES3 has greater emphasis and the additional forwardness creates a vivid female vocals display. There is a more natural vocals presentation on the Savant II. For the treble section, the extension on both is quite similar but the Savant II has the edge with a smoother presentation with no sibilance and harshness and it presents a fatigue-free listen. The ES3 has a leaner presentation with a greater amount of air rendered. The crisp is slightly more defined on the ES3 with extra sparkle. Lastly, for the soundstage, the Savant II expands more naturally with greater width magnitude. The ES3 has slightly better depth.

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