Shanling AE3 vs Dunu SA3
The AE3 has more sub-bass quantity than the SA3 and the extension on the AE3 is slightly greater. The sub-bass reproduction on the AE3 provides a more rumble. The bass decay on the SA3 is quicker with agility and there is a more nimble presentation. The bass texture is rendered a touch smoother on the AE3. The mid-bass on the AE3 has more body and the slam is presented with more punch. Each bass note on the AE3 is articulated with a robust hit. The midrange on the AE3 is more bodied and there is a warmer presentation. Vocals on the AE3 are belted out with lushness. The SA3 has higher transparency level and there is a clearer expression. The lower midrange on the AE3 has slightly more quantity than the SA3 and male vocals are thicker sounding albeit with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the AE3 has greater emphasis and there is a more intimate female vocals display. Next, for the treble section, the SA3 has better extension and more defined crisp. The AE3 has more body and the presentation is smoother which contributes to a fatigue-free listen. There is a greater amount of air rendered on the SA3. The SA3 is livelier and it presents more energy. Lastly, there is a natural expansion on both and the SA3 has greater width magnitude. The depth on the AE3 is less closed in.
Shanling AE3 vs Shozy & Neo CP
The AE3 has more sub-bass quantity than the CP and there is greater extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the AE3 provides a more impactful rumble. The bass decay on the CP is slightly quicker. The bass texture on the AE3 is rendered more smoothly. The mid-bass on the AE3 has a little more body than the CP. There is greater punch on the AE3. Each bass note on the AE3 is articulated with a higher level of authority. The midrange on the AE3 is more musical than the CP and vocals are rendered in a captivating manner. Emotions are conveyed more effectively on the AE3. The CP has a leaner presentation and there is higher transparency. The lower midrange on the AE3 has slightly more body and male vocals are presented in a lusher manner. The upper midrange on the AE3 has greater forwardness and there is a more appealing female vocals display. The AE3 has a smooth vocals listen. In the treble section, there is slightly greater extension on the CP. The CP has an airier feeling with extra sparkle and defined crisp. The AE3 has more body and there is a smoother listen. There is higher level of finesse on the AE3 and it contributes to a controlled presentation. Lastly, for the soundstage, the AE3 expands more naturally with greater width magnitude. The CP has less closed in depth.