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Descriptions of Company Signatures

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Tempy-17, Oct 14, 2019.
  1. Tempy-17
    Companies have a certain sound signature basis that describes them and differentiates them. These are my Company sound basis descriptions.

    Cowon: Dreamy
    Astell & Kern: Concept art
    Fiio: Reference
    Sony: Dynamic
    iBasso: Rich
    Shozy: Sci-fi
    Cayin: Discotech
    Hifiman: Old School Magic

    As you can see, they are all good in their own way.
  2. szore
    I don't agree at all. Some of those I never heard but the fiios ak and sony are wrong
    gimmeheadroom and lantian like this.
  3. lantian
    Fiio i can never describe as reference not even close.
    Ibasso would say has pretty much reference sound.
    Acoustic research is warm and sweet.
    Have not heard any other high end daps.
    Sony nwab35 was dark.
  4. PointyFox
    Here's my impressions:

    Cowon: Neutral
    Fiio: Neutral
    Sony: Neutral
    iBasso: Neutral
    thebit: Neutral
    SanDisk: Neutral
    lantian, Chris Kaoss and Merkurio like this.
  5. blockchainhero
    Cowon: Avant Garde
    Astell & Kern: Pirate
    Fiio: PRaTtY
    Sony: Bourgeois
    iBasso: Synergon
    Shozy: Loyal
    Cayin: Tender
    Hifiman: Brown
  6. Merkurio
    Pretty much like this.
  7. Tempy-17
    I forgot a couple:

    Calyx: Sweet Caramel or Mcdonalds
    Acoustic Research: Clear and Liquid
    Colorfly: Organic
  8. szore
    Pono: Detailed warm.

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