Comparisons

Penon Orb vs Dunu DK-2001

The Orb has more sub-bass quantity than the DK-2001 and there is greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the DK-2001 provides a quicker rumble. The Orb presents greater impact. The bass decay on the DK-2001 is quicker while the bass texture is rendered smoother on the Orb. The mid-bass on the Orb has slightly more body and there is a more punchy presentation. Each bass note is articulated with more intent on the Orb while the DK-2001 has a more clinical showing. The midrange on the Orb is expressed with a more musical showing. The DK-2001 has a leaner presentation with higher transparency level. Vocals are more upfront on the Orb. The lower midrange on the Orb has greater quantity and male vocals are presented lushly though with a touch less clarity. The upper midrange on the Orb has more forwardness and the boost contributes to a more intimate female vocals display. The Orb has a fuller sound. For the treble section, the DK-2001 has slightly more extension than the Orb with a greater amount of air rendered. The Orb takes on a smoother presentation with more body that results in a fatigue-free listen. The crisp on the DK-2001 is more defined and the additional sparkle creates a livelier display. Lastly, for the soundstage, the expansion on both is natural with the Orb having greater width magnitude. The depth on the DK-2001 is less closed in.

Penon Orb vs FLC8D

The Orb has more sub-bass quantity than the FLC8D and it is extended well. The sub-bass reproduction on the Orb provides a fuller rumble. The mid-bass on the Orb has slightly more body than the FLC8D and the slam is delivered with great punch. The bass decay on the FLC8D is quicker and there is a more nimble expression. The bass texture on the Orb is rendered more smoothly. Each bass note on the Orb is articulated with higher level of authority. The midrange on the Orb has greater amount of body and there is a fuller vocals presentation. The lower midrange on the Orb has more quantity than the FLC8D and male vocals are expressed in a lusher manner. The upper midrange on the FLC8D has a touch more emphasis and female vocals have a vivid display. Emotions are conveyed better on the Orb. For the treble section, the FLC8D commands a little more extension. The Orb presents more body and there is a smoother presentation. There is greater amount of air rendered on the FLC8D. There is additional sparkle on the FLC8D. The treble expression on the Orb has higher level of finesse and it creates a fatigue-free listen. Lastly, for the soundstage, the Orb has a more natural expansion with greater width. The Orb renders more depth.

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