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Can someone compare DK-3001 with Xelento?
I have both but got them recently so this is only initial impressions. They have a different signature, Xelento being warmer with a more pronounced low end, basically warm and bassy. The DK-3001 is more balanced compared to the xelento but still with a great deal of bass quality/quantity and brighter upper mids/treble. Comfort goes to the xelento it just disappear in the ear, I don't feel I am wearing it. It took me a few days to get OK comfort with the DK-3001 but now it's actually quite good, I can feel them in my ear but don't have any discomfort.
Even though I had read about how awesome the sound quality was with the DUNU it took me by surprise! It's an extremely good sounding iem, you get near TOTL sound for less than 500 usd. It's so easy to love this iem...except for comfort .
For me the Xelento and the DK-3001 compliment each other more than being direct competitors, both are very good. My initial impressions goes to the DUNU but not sure I will have the same opinion in a month!
Thanks for the quick reply.
I think a warmer signature will not be a problem but it has to be tuned very well. From what I've read, it seems that Xelento bass is not overwhelming, compromising the other frequencies, the overall sound being described as organic and romantic, but also with a good clarity.
That really caught my attention.
Now, your final thoughts are very interesting, can you elaborate a bit more why that feeling of a different opinion within a month, maybe?
For bass heavy tracks the bass can, for me, be a bit overwhelming. But that what surprised me a bit, i didn't thought it would have that much bass and have this warmth. It's not the normal Beyer signature. The more i listen to it though the more i like it. And it doesn't lack detail or clarity, it's just not "in your face" like the DK-3001. The DK-3001 is brighter so is easier to hear. The Xelento needs more time, for me at least.
Romantic and musical is very subjective . But yeah, the Xelento is musical, but so is the DUNU.
Xelento is warmer and more focused on the low end and the midrange, being very smooth in the treble. DK-3001 is more neutral in comparison. DK-3001 brings more details to your face, while Xelento has them, but presents them less forward
Sounds very good for my preferences, but not good at all for my wallet.
Well, DK-3001 is better at presenting the details to your face, while Xelento is smoother due to their smoother nature. The treble is most clearly more settled with Xelento though
Also, you know, your wallet will eventually thank you in the long run!
The Dunu Falcon-C have a review on the front page. From the way those are described, they seem to have a similar sound profile to the 3001. Could be a good, less expensive alternative to the (current) flagship Dunu.
Anyway, I'm hoping that's the case so that I don't have to buy a pair.
From that description, it sounds like Falcon-C has more of a V-shaped sound, which I'd find a sweet thing. Still waiting to get a Falcon-C myself
Re Falcon-C & DK-3001:
The DK-3001 has got a bit more fundamental warmth than the Falcon-C and a more textured bass (however at the cost of some tightness and speed compared to the Falcon, nonetheless control is just as great).
Sub-bass will ultimately depend on how much the vents are blocked - if they are, the Falcon-C has got a more pronounced sub-bass than the DK-3001.
The Falcon-C has got the flatter, more neutral midrange timbre whereas the DK-3001 has got clearly extended, bright upper mids.
At 6 kHz though, the Falcon-C is more forward.
Does any of you have the Oriolus V2 and also the DK-3001 at the same time? How do you compare with both? I found the 3001 goes better on the classical music side. Any thoughts?
The DUNU Falcon-C IEMs with all their (nano)tubey-goodness at Shenzhenaudio for $199, down from $219:
No burn in, just normal use. With my Onkyo DP-X1 I noticed that after around 2 weeks (with around 2 hours of use almost each day) was more "there". Not a huge difference though