These guys, "The Audio Critic", are obviously a mixed bag.
I respect the fact that they have gone where many audio review sites and audio reviews won't go in that they give you the cold hard numbers instead of being like a site like Stereophile where most everything gets a positive review and supposedly sounds amazing. The Audio Critics obviously know EE way better than I'll ever know it and can explain things the real way. Their articles on why cables and the various audio snake oils are bogus are mostly true and expose the lies in audio that I love to hate (like cables and cable elevators, etc).
Still, I have a severe problem with how much they overanalyze everything. Clearly, they have completely gone off the path and gotten lost in and obsessed with the 0's, 1's, and electrons flying around to the point where honestly, I don't care quite as much. With all the money they spent on testing these things to 6 decimal places, they could have bought more CD's.
My chief complaint is with their total disregard to the music. They have CD reviews that couldn't possibly be more useless, telling you almost nothing about the music, which is at the core of EVERYTHING we talk about here. The recording quality is absolutely a noteworthly aspect of a CD recording, but honestly, you cannot write a review based on it, and realistically, I wouldn't listen to Virgil Fox's old distorted mono recordings if the playing wasn't ten times better than E.P. Biggs's high-fidelity recordings. The music is what matters in the end. Clearly, these audio critics are not musicians...Granted, that isn't a problem at all. I have many non-musician friends who have just as deep an appreciation for music as I do. But for example, they blatantly spelled "Gustav Holst" wrong in one review multiple times, then pretended to talk about the CD as if they were great international music connoisseurs. Another review was a double review of a Poulenc CD and a Rachmaninoff CD. The editor claimed they were lumping it into one review because "everything about these two CD's is the same besides the music". Seriously??
I definitely respect these guys for what they do, it's just all too rare these days when Best Buy employees are trained to regularly sell poor quality Monster Cables. Still, they're not going to get a subscription from me anytime soon.