Comparisons

Shanling ME500 Platinum Edition vs Shanling ME100

The ME500 PE has greater sub-bass quantity than the ME100 and the sub-bass reproduction is able to provide a more impactful rumble. There is a fuller expression on the ME500 PE. The bass decay on the ME100 is slightly quicker and there is a more nimble presentation. The bass texture on the ME500 PE is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the ME500 PE is presented with a little more body and the slam is delivered with extra punch. Each bass note on the ME500 PE is articulated with a higher level of authority. The midrange on the ME500 PE is more full-bodied than the ME100 and vocals benefit with a smoother display. There is a natural and detailed presentation on the ME500 PE. The ME100 has a lighter expression. The lower midrange on the ME500 PE has slightly more body than the ME100 and male vocals are presented in a thicker manner. The upper midrange on the ME500 PE is a touch more forward and the greater emphasis provides an intimate female vocals presentation. There is an engaging vocals expression on the ME500 PE. For the treble, the ME500 PE has greater extension and there is a detailed presentation. The ME500 PE has more body and it is able to achieve a better balance. There is an airier feeling on the ME500 PE. The crisp on the ME500 PE has better definition. The treble expression on the ME500 PE is clean and controlled. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the ME500 PE has a more natural expansion. There is greater width magnitude on the ME500 PE and the depth on the ME100 is more closed in.

Shanling ME500 Platinum Edition vs Dunu DK-2001

The DK-2001 has more sub-bass quantity than the ME500 and it is able to express its rumble well. The DK-2001 has a fuller low end. The bass decay on the ME500 is quicker than the DK-2001 and there is a higher engagement level. The bass texture on the DK-2001 is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the DK-2001 has more body and the slam is delivered with extra punch. Each bass note on the DK-2001 is articulated with greater impact. The midrange on the ME500 has a leaner presentation than the DK-2001 with better clarity. The DK-2001 is able to present vocals in a smoother manner and there is a lusher display. The lower midrange on the DK-2001 has slightly more body than the ME500 and male vocals are presented well with emotions. The upper midrange on the DK-2001 has a little more boost and the emphasis provides a present female vocals expression. For the treble, the extension on both is quite similar. The expression on the ME500 is brighter which contributes to a more energetic top end. There is greater amount of air rendered on the DK-2001. The extra sparkle on the ME500 contributes to a livelier treble expression. The DK-2001 is smoother with more body while the ME500 takes on a crispier approach. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the expansion on both is natural. The width magnitude on the DK-2001 is slightly greater and the depth on the DK-2001 is a little more closed in.

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