I have had my xsonics 212cf for a little while and am at a point where I can do a review and comparison I wish to also start by saying that I am not an xsonics endorser, and that this review is based on my own personal experience and this is my personal opinion.( nothing more) and I am not interested in what any graph might say I base this all on my ears. First for a little background on my band settings . I play with an original hard rock trio , and my other band is a modern / hard rock 5 piece band , two screaming guitars and a very heavy hitting drummer. So some are wondering what am I doing a comparison against well here goes the glasstone lil g. I am also really not wanting to step on any toes or hurt any ones feelings , I am just going to tell it like it is for me at least. The first thing I want to talk about is build quality. The xsonics cab has a build quality I would compare to say a euphonic or a bergantino, it's finished in a nice duratex coating , and the general fit and finish are what I would expect on a cabinet it this price range , very solid and well built. It also does not have a removable back or front baffle , it has been simply designed to be very solid. This shows through when it is pushed to high volumes.my amp doesn't vibrate on top of it or move around at all. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 10. The lil g on the other hand is a carpet covered cab and that is fine, the back panel is removable and that is needed for access to the drivers and I can understand that, what I didn't like or understand was that the front baffle was also removable, it was simply screwed in. This could be that maybe he uses the same size box for a lil g 210 I'm not sure? I just didn't like the fact that this was a part that should have been glued in IMO. It seemed to me that this would allow for a lot of air flow to escape around the baffle. This made me rate this cab a 7 on a 1 to 10 rating. Now for the true test SOUND!!! The lil g is what I would call a good sounding cab to me and again this is IMO IME . It is pretty full down low and has some nice highs and in a jazzy or bluesy lower volume setting it is probably great for most. But there were a couple of things that I personally didn't like at higher volume rock settings. If I pushed it , it would start getting that nasally midrange bazooka thing going on like a Schroeder does IMO! I was also able to get it to flub on the lower register say low b to d then through some parts on the register it would be like I just would literally disappear , and couldn't hear myself at all. I don't know why it does this and then again maybe it's just my needs but it didn't fit for me. Here again I am not trying to bash anyone's product just stating my experience. I have been trying to get a solid working single cab light weight set up that would suit my needs of quite a while . Cabs I have used and moved on from are GK NEO 212, EA NL210, EA CXL112, GENZ BENZ NEOX212,Bergantino 112. Aggie 112. I don't have every cab I have ever used listed in my profile and probably never will. These cab listed did sound good but they were either to cumbersome and bulky to live with or in the case of the 112 units I would always need to carry two so it would kill the whole point of a one cab solution. So now I will get to the xsonics 212cf , first off I would like to say that nick from xsonics is awesome to deal with and was a pleasure to talk to. We talked about my playing style and what might fit my needs the best . When I took the plunge for the 212cf he left it open to me that if this cab couldn't fill my needs he could take it back and put me into the bigger 215cf. So let me get on with it. This cab straight rocks , it has a very even response from top to bottom. The low end is definitely big and articulate I don't think I could ever get it to hit the wall so to speak, the mids are very full and round and I never feel I am going to get lost in the mix. The highs have a brilliance and transparency that never get brittle or offensive. The crossover point feels like it is right where it should be. The thing about this cab that is impressing me the most is that I can really change my tone just by digging in. When I do this it gets really aggressive and turns into something all its own. To my ears the design of this cab really does justice to the eminence 3012HO. I built a couple of thiele ported single 12's a couple years back using a 3012HO and just really didn't like them , they were to aggressive in my design. I this design they feel very well balanced. If I had to give a tonal comparison it is very close to the genz benz neox 212 . But IMO it sounds way better ,and at 41 pounds and easy to carry it will win that contest at least for me . And as far as volume goes this thing can easily replace a 410. And again these are just the real world comparisons of one working bassist this is all IMO IME For me the hands down winner is the Xsonics 212cf !!!!