Greatest Bits Makeover!
We also recommend reading the associated reviews to get a more complete picture of a given component's performance and you will find a link to the reviewer's system at the end of each review to help put their impressions in context. You may wonder why there are so many, or so few, components on the list and one easy example is the ADAM A3X and Focal CMS 40 which are similarly priced products and offer the same functionality. The reason why they're both on the Greatest Bits list is they both offer very good performance yet their presentation differs enough so that some people will prefer one over the other. The ADAM's ribbon tweeter imparts a special sonic character which can be captivating while the Focal's offer up a more full-bodied sound. So I would not say that one is necessarily better than the other, rather they are both capable of delivering an engaging musical presentation albeit in different ways.
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