Comparisons

Earsonics Blade vs Earsonics ES3

The Blade has similar sub-bass quantity as the ES3 and there is greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Blade provides a more impactful rumble. The bass decay on the ES3 is slightly quicker and it boasts a higher level of agility. The bass texture on the Blade is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the Blade has more body and the slam is delivered with extra punch. Each bass note on the Blade is articulated with a higher level of authority and impact is brought out well. The midrange of the Blade has higher level of musicality than the ES3 and it has a bodied presentation. The Blade presents emotions in a more effective manner. Vocals are expressed more smoothly on the Blade. The lower midrange on the Blade has more body than the ES3 and there is a fuller male vocals expression. The upper midrange on the ES3 is slightly more forward and there is a livelier female vocals performance. The Blade has a lusher display. For the treble section, the ES3 has slightly better extension and it has a more energetic expression. The Blade has more body and there is a smoother presentation. The ES3 is able to render a greater amount of air and the top end provides a more open feeling. The ES3 has extra sparkle for a more vivid top end. The Blade contributes to a fatigue-free and enjoyable listen. In terms of soundstage, the Blade has a more natural expansion. The ES3 has slightly greater width magnitude. The depth of the Blade is less closed in.

Earsonics Blade vs Campfire Polaris II

The Polaris II has more sub-bass quantity than the Blade and the Polaris II boasts greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Polaris has a higher level of authority and there is an impactful rumble. The mid-bass on the Polaris II has more body than the Blade and the slam takes on a bolder presentation. The bass decay on the Polaris II is  slightly quicker and there is a more agile expression. The bass texture on both is rendered with smoothness. Each bass note on the Polaris II is articulated with greater impact. The midrange on the Blade is presented in a soothing manner and it has higher level of musicality. The lower midrange on the Polaris II has a little more body which results in a thicker expression but the Blade delivers male vocals with additional presence. The upper midrange on the Blade has greater emphasis and the extra boost contributes to a more intimate female vocals presentation. The Blade is able to deliver a more upfront midrange. For the treble section, the Polaris II commands greater extension than the Blade with more precise articulation. The crisp on the Polaris II has better definition and there is additional sparkle. The amount of air rendered on both is quite similar. The treble expression on the Blade has more body and there is a smooth listen with no harshness. Lastly, for the soundstage, the Polaris II has a more natural expansion with greater width magnitude. The depth of the Polaris II is more closed in.

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