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RMAA is ONE metric not THE metric. That is all what JaZZ is saying.
Ok, then if you say RMAA it is ONE metric (which is not totally incorrect, but enough for us humans to determine what is better than other), what are OTHER metrics? Tell me. Are they your ears? They are not. You don't have the ability to register a very small change in sound that other equipment DESIGNED for it (as we couldn't rely on our ears to do so) is. So you can't tell by using your ears.
EDIT: In this case, I believe you can hear all the roll off, at least for what the RMAA measurements show.
Your logic is still flawed regardless of products for the same reason above. You are using one overriding METRIC as the overall determining factor for performance. Again I can reverse your own example and say the Honda Civic is much much better than the Ferrari, its easier to maintain, easier to find, more socially accepted , prone to get less tickets or stolen. If I change the metrics, I can change it up on you. (all of that made me giggle. That you change metrics doesn't mean those metrics aren't ridiculous. Plus your metrics examples are quite badly chosen)
So again YOU got it all wrong.
Well, I mentioned more than "one METRIC" as for why a Ferrari is a better car than a honda Civic. You can read back to see it. My logic is not flawed, and yours has bigger holes in it. (Just see how easy I am pointing at them).
Have either you (Bullseye and Cartharsis) actually listened to the HM or are you trolling? Answer this right now else its a complete waste of time arguing about it.
And getting back to your beloved car comparison (which still has nothing to do with audio), have you driven a Ferrari so that you can say that a Honda Civic is better? Maybe you haven't, but you don't need to drive it to know a Ferrari is better than a Civic. Unless you know nothing about cars. (Which seems can be applied as well to audio science)
I was in your camp, borrowed the unit for 2 months, listened to it non-stop, compared it to other pieces of equipment, and you know what...it sounds orders of magnitude better than a Sansa Clip (thats apparent after the first 20 seconds of listening).
Congrats! You like coloration. You can forget now about Hi-Fi
All audio equipment uses $10-20 components - same goes for computers (the PS/2 port was typically one of the most expensive parts to produce - but that CPU design is worth billions in development).
Talking from experience, hugh?
Listen to it first, THEN talk about it....
Learn something, THEN talk about it...
I could go on and on. You opened a lot of holes with your argumentation. But as you said, it is a complete waste of time talking to you about it...
No hard feelings
Edited by Bullseye - 8/30/10 at 10:20am