Comparisons

Campfire Satsuma vs Campfire Comet

The Satsuma has similar sub-bass quantity as the Comet but the sub-bass reproduction on the Satsuma is able to provide a more natural rumble. There is a cleaner expression on the Satsuma. The bass decay on the Comet is a touch quicker and the presentation on both is nimble. The bass texture on the Satsuma is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the Comet is presented with slightly more body and the slam is delivered with a heavier feeling. Each bass note on the Satsuma is articulated with a clean hit. The midrange on the Satsuma has higher transparency level than the Comet and there is a more musical vocals display. The lower midrange on the Comet has slightly more body than the Satsuma and male vocals are presented with a touch more presence. The upper midrange on the both is quite similar and female vocals are vivid but the Satsuma has the advantage with better finesse. Emotions are conveyed more effectively on the Satsuma. The Satsuma has an enjoyable midrange. For the treble, the extension on both is quite similar. The Satsuma has more body and it is able to achieve a better balance. The Comet has a leaner and brighter presentation with more sparkle. The treble expression on the Satsuma is controlled and airy which results in a fatigue-free listen. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the Satsuma has a more natural expansion with greater width and depth.

Campfire Satsuma vs QDC Neptune

The Neptune has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the Satsuma and its sub-bass reproduction provides a stronger rumble. The bass decay on the Satsuma is quicker than the Neptune and there is a more agile expression. The bass texture on the Satsuma is rendered in a smoother manner. The mid-bass on the Neptune has more body and the slam is delivered with a fuller punch. Each bass note on the Satsuma is articulated with a controlled hit. The midrange on the Neptune has a thicker presentation than the Satsuma and vocals are expressed with fullness. The Satsuma has a better balance. The lower midrange on the Neptune has greater body than the Satsuma and male vocals are more present. The upper midrange on the Satsuma has extra boost and the emphasis contributes to a more intimate female vocals presentation. For the treble, the extension on both is quite similar. The Neptune is brighter and the extra sparkle contributes to a livelier top end. There is greater amount of air rendered on the Satsuma. The Satsuma is smoother with more body and there is a fatigue-free listen. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the expansion on both is natural. The width magnitude on the Satsuma is greater and the depth on the Neptune is more closed in.

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