Originally Posted by hciman77
What do you mean by less favourable, that seems to be a contradiction with LIKES, do you mean technically superior , more popular or more recognised as higher end ?
I dont really see a problem here, I would call it $2000 dollars saved that can be spent on CDs and not a cause for any concern or requiring any major restruicturing of universal laws
Slightly better sounding. Technically superieur doesn't nearly indicate it would sound better! I hve experienced all to often that something on paper looks great but sounds bad.
how do you translate the 2000 dollars difference into more likable, slightly better sounding or favourable. I would go for the best sounding source, but 2000 dollars is a serious audiophile dilemma.
Oh, and the differences between a 500 dollar source and a 3000 dollar source can be night and day. I can't believe those guys didn't hear a more distinct difference between the sources. I always did at home and in audio shops i visited, also if sound was running trough speakers i could distinctively tell wich player was playing.
There must be something distinct; i've never heard 2 players sounding the same(of 2 different brands, of course). Some sound more open, some more closed in, some more warm, some more bright, more extension, less bass/more bass, closer to the listener/further away etc. I wonder where those guys listened to during the test. Or where they all chatting and blabing during the test and distracted.