Comparisons

Meze Rai Penta vs Fidue A91 Sirius

The Rai Penta has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the Sirius and it commands better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Rai Penta delivers a natural rumble. The mid-bass on the Rai Penta has additional body which presents the slam with a weighted feeling. There is a more full-bodied presentation on the Rai Penta. The bass decay on the Sirius is quicker with an agile expression.  The bass texture on the Rai Penta is rendered with additional smoothness. Each bass note on the Rai Penta is articulated with more impact. The midrange on the Rai Penta is cleaner than the Sirius and it boasts higher transparency level. Vocals on the Sirius are more engaging while the Rai Penta has a soothing presentation. The lower midrange on the Rai Penta has slightly more body and male vocals are expressed in a thicker manner. The upper midrange on the Sirius has greater emphasis and the additional forwardness creates a more present female vocals presentation. Next, the treble on the Rai Penta has better extension and there is a greater amount of air rendered which contributes to a more open feeling. The crisp on the Rai Penta has better definition and the extra sparkle helps in livelier top end. The Sirius takes on a more laid-back approach. The Rai Penta exhibits a more defined treble expression. Lastly, there is a natural expansion in soundstage on both. There is greater width magnitude on the Rai Penta. The Sirius has slightly more depth.

Meze Rai Penta vs Dunu DK-4001

The DK-4001 has more sub-bass quantity than the Rai Penta and it boasts better extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the DK-4001 commands higher level of authority and there is a stronger rumble. The mid-bass on the Rai Penta has slightly more body and the slam is delivered with fullness. The bass decay on the DK-4001 is quicker and the extra agility elevates the engagement level. The bass texture on the Rai Penta is rendered more smoothly. Each bass note on the DK-4001 is articulated with impact while the Rai Penta takes on a softer approach. The midrange on the Rai Penta has more emphasis and there is higher transparency level. Vocals on the DK-4001 are not as forward. The lower midrange on the DK-4001 has more body and male vocals are presented with lushness but with reduced presence. The upper midrange on the Rai Penta has greater boost and there is a more vivid female vocals display. The Rai Penta exhibits a more energetic and detailed presentation while the DK-4001 presents a richer approach. For the treble section, the DK-4001 commands slightly better extension and the articulation on both is precise. The Rai Penta has a smoother presentation which contributes to a more fatigue-free listen. The amount of air rendered on the DK-4001 is greater which contributes to a more open presentation. The DK-4001 has  extra sparkle. Lastly, for the soundstage, there is natural expansion on both with the DK-4001 having greater width magnitude. The Rai Penta has the edge in depth.

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