Originally Posted by vorlon1
Owning both the stock Xenos and the stock Go-Vibe 5, I find the Go-Vibe superior in every way that I use as a criterion, soundstage, clarity, inner detail, and backround detail as well as overall timbre. The Xenos might have a slightly more fluid midrange, but the Go-vibe has greater clarity and detail which to my ears is more desirable. So, as with all things subjectivity and individual preference is crucial.
I wonder what at all you like about the Go-Vibe v5's tonality
Also, I don't find it all that detailed, AT ALL. Especially in the treble that I perceive as a bit coarse.
(disclaimer- all with a 12V linear regulated power supply so far, not 24V)
It does have a airier/wider soundstage than the stock Xenos, but that's faaar from being my criterion #1 ... Although I'd always want to perceive a "natural" soundscape (which the stock 0HA-REP undoubtedly doesn't lack).