Originally Posted by smial1966
Had you bothered reading through this thread you'd have noted that your "arguments"
This is pettishness taken to the point of self parody. Firstly no one reads all of a 129 page thread before posting! Secondly if X is a relevant reply to Y, it doesn't matter if has been said before. If anyone should keep their mouth shut it's the guy uselessly saying Y, hmm? Except, I suppose, you feel the Y Guy should be immune from criticism if he is agreeing with you...
are repeatedly proffered by the quantitative obsessives who need to measure a DAP with RMAA to validate it sonically, as they do not trust their own hearing to decide what sounds good or not.
No, that's not what I am saying. I'm saying not that I don't trust my ears but that I don't trust yours. Because whenever people like you are are put to the test they are wrong. Read the Richard Clarke link.
You'd have also noted that a number of well respected head-fi members who've owned the DX100, HM-801 and AK100, have all unanimously preferred the sound of their Tera Players to the aforementioned devices.
Well respected by who? For what reason? How can someone become "well respected" for the act of buying things? If you want to talk about people who are genuinely worthy of respect, more or less the entire membership of the AES think that people like are you crazy and fooling yourselves:
And the people on anythingbutipod who actually understand players well enough to review them seriously (virtually none of you people even use a sine wave sweep to EQ out your own ear cavity spikes) consider these same players an expensive joke.
Look: I get that telling someone they have wasted their money will make them feel bad. But honest debate does benefit those people have not yet blown a thousand bucks on a player with eg mostly average performance marred by poorly implemented jittering! And if you say "Damn the science, my ears say that it sounds good" - well, you have to act like a big boy when someone asks whether this really means a damn.
As for my use of "idiots": yes, I do consider it reasonable to say that if there is one positive review on the Internet of a DAC that tests badly that this review may have been written by an idiot! Frankly, if you think that is impossible I question your common sense.
Edited by scuttle - 3/1/13 at 10:10am