Here are my amateur comparison notes between the 2 . System used :- Mac Mini running Pure Music (Wave files) - Weiss Int 202 - Audio GD NFB 7 DAC - WA6 (TS 6SNTGT drivers) - TH 900 :
- 5V4G has more clarity , better top end extension but not sibilant,
- Bass sounds better on 5V4G, quantity is same but better "texture".
- Gain is same.
- Sound stage seems a tiny bit wider on the SP , maybe by 5% (very minor)
- 5V4G is more FUN, SP is more laid back
I was a bit underwhelmed when I first saw the 5V4G, its half the size of the SP. But value wise it stomps over the SP ($160 vs $ 45).
Edited by punit - 2/14/14 at 12:44am