Comparisons

Shanling Q1 vs Shanling M0

The Q1 has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the M0 and it commands greater extension . The sub-bass reproduction on the Q1 provides stronger rumble. The bass decay on the Q1 is quicker with agility and it contributes to a higher engagement level. The bass texture on the Q1 is rendered smoother. The mid-bass on the M0 has more body and the slam is presented with a thicker feeling. Each bass note on the Q1 is articulated with a clinical hit. There is a more defined and impactful bass performance from the Q1. The midrange on the Q1 has higher transparency level and vocals are expressed in a clearer manner. The Q1 presents better details retrieval. The lower midrange on the M0 has slightly more body and male vocals sound thicker but with reduced presence & clarity.  The upper midrange on the Q1 has additional forwardness which results in a more engaging female vocals display. The Q1 exhibits a cleaner midrange and vocals are easier to listen to. Next, the treble on the Q1 has better extension than the M0 with slightly less body. The Q1 is able to render a greater amount of air than the M0 which contributes to a more open presentation. The crisp on the Q1 has better definition. The sparkle on both is quite similar. The Q1 has the edge with its refinement and articulation. Lastly, the soundstage expansion on both is natural. The Q1 has greater width magnitude and the depth on M0 is more closed in. There is a more spacious presentation on the Q1.

Shanling Q1 vs xDuoo X3II

The Q1 has more sub-bass quantity than the X3II and there is greater extension. The rumble on the Q1 is more impactful. The bass decay on the Q1 is quicker and the nimbleness aids in the overall engagement level. The bass texture on the Q1 is rendered with additional smoothness. There is more mid-bass quantity on the X3II and there is a denser feeling. Each bass note on the Q1 is articulated with a clinical and defined hit. The midrange of the Q1 is rendered clearer and cleaner than the X3II. Vocals on the Q1 are expressed with higher transparency level. The Q1 exhibits better details retrieval. The lower midrange on the X3II has slightly more quantity and there is a lusher feeling but it lacks the presence and details. The upper midrange on the Q1 is more vivid and the energy creates a livelier female vocals display. The Q1 shines with clarity and its execution on the midrange surpasses the X3II. In the treble department, the Q1 has better extension and the articulation has higher precision. The crisp is more defined on the Q1. There is greater amount of air rendered on the Q1 which provides a more open feeling at the top end. The Q1 boasts additional sparkle too. There is a cleaner treble presentation on the Q1. The X3II has slightly more body. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, there is a more natural expansion with the Q1. The width magnitude is greater on the Q1 and the depth on the Q1 is less closed in. Positioning of instruments and vocals is more accurate on the Q1.

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