Comparisons

Dunu Zen vs Dunu Luna

The Zen has more sub-bass quantity than the Luna with a touch more extension. The sub-bass reproduction on the Zen provides greater rumble. The bass texture on the Luna is rendered more smoothly than the Zen. The bass decay on the Zen is slightly quicker.  The mid-bass on the Luna has extra body and the slam is being delivered tightly. There is a fuller presentation on the Luna. Each bass note on the Luna is articulated with higher level of finesse and authority. The midrange on the Luna has better details retrieval than the Zen and vocals are presented with higher level of definition. The Luna has a more focused presentation and emotions are conveyed well. The lower midrange on the Luna has more body and male vocals are expressed lushly. The upper midrange on the Luna is executed better and female vocals have an intimate showing. The Luna exhibits an alluring midrange. Next, the treble on the Luna boasts greater extension and there is higher level of details retrieval. The Luna has greater amount of air rendered than the Zen which contributes to an airier top end. The articulation on the Luna is more precise. Lastly, the Luna has a more natural soundstage expansion with better width and depth.

Dunu Zen vs Beyerdynamic Xelento

The Xelento has more sub-bass quantity than the Zen and there is greater extension. The Zen has a more controlled low end. The bass decay on the Zen is quicker than the Xelento which contributes to a higher engagement level. The bass texture on both is rendered smooothly. The mid-bass on the Xelento has more body and the slam is presented with greater punch. Each bass note on the Xelento is articulated with an impactful hit. The midrange on the Zen has a more musical presentation than the Xelento with additional presence. The Zen is able to present vocals emotionally. The lower midrange on the Xelento has slightly more body than the Zen and male vocals are presented lushly albeit with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the Zen has greater emphasis and the additonal forwardness provides a upfront female vocals display. The Zen ha a more captivating midrange than the Xelento. For the treble, the Xelento has a touch more extension. The treble expression on the Xelento is brighter which contributes to a livelier top end. There is a little more air rendered on the Xelento. The Zen is smoother with more body and less sparkle. There is a more relaxing listen on the Zen. Lastly, the soundstage expansion on both is natural. The width magnitude on the Zen is greater and the depth on the Xelento is less closed in.

Dunu Zen vs Campfire Vega 2020

The Vega 2020 has greater sub-bass quantity than the Zen and the sub-bass reproduction delivers a more impactful rumble. There is a fuller low end on the Vega 2020. The bass decay on the Zen is quicker and there is a more nimble presentation. The bass texture on the Vega 2020 is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the Vega 2020 is presented with more body and the slam is delivered strongly. Each bass note on the Vega 2020 is articulated with a more authoritative hit. The midrange on the Vega 2020 is warmer than the Zen and vocals are less upfront. The Zen provides a more present midrange and emotions are conveyed better. The lower midrange on the Vega 2020 has slightly more body than the Zen and male vocals are presented in a thicker manner albeit with reduced presence. The upper midrange on the Zen is a touch more forward and the additional boost provides an intimate female vocals presentation. There is a captivating midrange on the Zen. For the treble, the Vega 2020 has greater extension and it has a sparklier top end. The Zen has more body and it has a better balance. There is an airier feeling on the Vega 2020. The crisp on both is defined well. The treble expression on the Zen is smooth and controlled. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the Zen has a more natural expansion with greater width magnitude. There is greater depth on the Vega 2020.

Dunu Zen vs Sennheiser IE 800 S

The IE 800 S has more sub-bass quantity than the Zen and the extension is better. The sub-bass reproduction on the IE 800 S provides a fuller low end. The mid-bass on the IE 800 S has slightly more body and the slam is delivered with a thicker feeling. The bass decay on the Zen is quicker and there is a nimble hit. The bass texture on both is rendered smoothly. Each bass note on the Zen is articulated more cleanly. The midrange on the Zen is presented with higher level of musicality and vocals have a strong emotional showing. The IE 800 S has a less upfront midrange. The lower midrange on the IE 800 S has a touch more body which creates a lusher male vocals expression albeit with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the Zen shines with greater emphasis and the additional forwardness delivers a present female vocals display. The Zen excels with a soothing vocals display. Next, the treble on the IE 800 S is slightly more extended. The Zen has more body than the IE 800 S and this results in a smoother presentation. There is a brighter showing on the IE 800 S with a little more air rendered. The Zen delivers its treble with finesse albeit with reduced sparkle and there is a more controlled expression. Lastly, the IE 800 S has a more natural soundstage expansion with greater width magnitude. The depth of the Zen is slightly more closed in.

Dunu Zen vs Acoustune HS 1677 SS

The HS 1677 SS has a touch more sub-bass quantity than the Zen and the extension is quite similar. The sub-bass reproduction on the HS 1677 SS provides a fuller rumble. The mid-bass on the Zen has a little more body than the HS 1677 SS and the slam is delivered with a weighted hit. There is a slightly more agile presentation on the HS 1677 SS. The bass decay on the HS 1677 SS is quicker and it improves the engagement level. The bass texture on the Zen is rendered more smoothly. Each bass note on the Zen is articulated with a controlled and balanced hit. The midrange on the HS 1677 has higher transparency level and the details retrieval is slightly higher. The Zen has a lusher vocals expression with more musicality. The lower midrange on the Zen has more quantity than the HS 1677 SS and male vocals are expressed in a soothing manner. The upper midrange on the Zen has slightly more emphasis and there is a more intimate female vocals display. For the treble section, the HS 1677 SS commands better extension and there is a brighter expression. The treble on HS 1677 SS is articulated well with sparkle and air. There is more body on the Zen and there is a smoother presentation which contributes to a fatigue-free listen. The crisp on the HS 1677 SS is well-defined. Lastly, for the soundstage, the expansion on the Zen is more natural with greater width. The depth of the HS 1677 SS is less closed in.

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