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Who is the better vocalist: Kihyun (Monsta X) or Chen (EXO)?

Discussion in 'K-POP' started by beulpinkluv, Oct 16, 2018.

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Better vocalist

  1. Kihyun

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Chen

    55 vote(s)
    93.2%
  1. beulpinkluv

    beulpinkluv Super Rookie

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    Basically what the OP says.

    Be respectful, if you don't agree with someone else's opinion then move on, don't start fanwars or troll!
     
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  2. mirella

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    Technically, Chen is one of the best vocalists of third gen, pretty much uncontested except for Eunkwang of BTOB. Kihyun is good but not quite Chen's level yet.

    I adore both Chen's and Kihyun's vocal style and color though.
     
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    Kihyun for me, although I love chen's voice
     
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    Undeniably Chen, but let's not take this as "Kihyun isn't good at singing". They both have their own style and both are amazing vocalists.

    As for personal taste - I prefer D.O's voice in EXO, and I prefer Kihyun's voice over Chen's.
     
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    I have seen Monsta X live twice and Kihyun's voice is a gift from Heaven. I have never heard a more perfect sound from anyone else in my life- this isn't just KPop either, I mean ANYONE. He sounds 100% the same in person as he does on Monsta X's recordings/MVs, etc.

    To be fair, I haven't seen EXO yet but Chen is amazing also.

    So Kihyun FTW. :yesr:
     
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    range wise, definitely Chen... but Kihyun has such an amazing smooth sounding voice that I would like to see try out some more solo stuff
     
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    My vote is for Chen!
     
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    Kihyun has potential to do better in my opinion but he's definitely above average in technique. Technique wise Chen wins, he's one of the best in the kpop industry right now. It's so effortless for him. His control and sense of rhythm is insane. He sings a Park Hyo Shin song (another amazing TOP TOP TOP korean vocalist) like it's nothing.

    If we're talking about timbre, both are unique to their own and have very nice sounds.
    • I prefer Chen's lower notes (he's so stable in his lower notes I sometimes think he could substitute Chanyeol as a baritone) and high belts of course... bootiful notes there :rolleyes:

    • While with Kihyun I prefer his runs and laid back ballad covers :oops:. He does really well with those jazzy-like songs.
    Overall, I would choose Chen and I will admit I'm biased cause he's one of my #1's. But Kihyun is still good and probably underappreciated vocally.
     
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    ^^^
     
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    Chen by a mile
     
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    I will go with Chen because of his technique and my personnal taste.
     
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    Both are very talented Vocalists and deservedly main vocalists of their respective groups, however I enjoy Chen's vocals more
     
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    well both are great but I always loved Chen's voice the most in Exo. He really has one of my favorite voices overall in Kpop.
     
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    But, I wanna know more about Kihyun!
     
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    Both are amazing vocals, but I prefer Chen because he can hit a lot of high notes
     
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    Okay I don't want to sound petty but I think people just recognise Chen more because he belongs to exo which is bigger and older than monsta x...we all know Chen's range is amazing okay but I should think (although I know 0 technical things about singing) there are other things to determine good singing, no?

    Anyway kihyun sings like he's lazing on an armchair on the porch or smth. That's the same vibe I get from people like Perry Como, Lou Reed, Grace Slick etc. That should count for something right?
     
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    I love love kihyun's singing voice. Its amazing! Chen is probably more experienced and can handle a wider range but kihyun isn't far either.
     
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    Kihyun is not even close
     
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    Singing is a skill, and Chen is just more skilled than Kihyun. The fact EXO is a bigger group has nothing to do with people recognizing Chen as a better overall vocalist than Kihyun
     
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