I agree, this is all a bit silly. Notice how long time owners have yet to comment on this thread since all this sillyness began. I find it really annoying that this behavior is going on when everywhere else on the forums is relatively civil and informative, besides when someone comes on saying Beats are the best, then it's a who can throw more tomatoes competition.
Anyways, I was fortunate to buy my Tera Player from someone that wished to start a desktop rig and didnt feel they needed the Tera Player anymore. I got it for a great price and would have happily paid full price but I didnt have to. I am way past any honeymoon period from first receiving the device and it honestly has been a great joy owning it. It sounds wonderful through my CIEM's, wonderful in my car, wonderful with pretty much everything I use it with. Since first receiving it, I have not picked up my iPod except for listening to podcasts. My spending costs on audio gear has become virtually nothing as i mainly need a portable rig and mine is pretty much set for a while.
Would RMAA tests be nice so I can get more of you non-believers to believe me, well of course they would. But this argument is silly. So far at least two members, (myself and smial1966) have offered without hesitation to allow someone to RMAA test our device. smial1966 a bit more okay with shipping it away, but still, we both are not against the test, just don't see the entire value of the test since we both know it sounds great. Regardless of what anyone else says, the Tera Player is extremely easy to listen to for hours at a time without fatigue. It is extremely realistic and as a computer scientist, to me my Tera Player inspires me to be innovative in my work. To do things the right way, and that in itself made me wanna get the device to support the efforts of Charles.
Originally Posted by smial1966
Well this is all getting rather silly isn't it?
The last Tera Player (TP) thread was locked by moderators because of vitriolic and probably libelous comments by non TP owners who were determined to besmirch Charles Altmann. Moreover, they implied that ALL TP owners were collectively suffering from a mass delusion by praising the sonic qualities of this diminutive little player.
Now I'm all for debate and expressing ones opinion, but when comments are based on supposition and not fact, then these observations become disingenuous by their very nature. So if you don't own a Tera Player, PLEASE STOP insinuating that everyone that does is an idiot that's been deluded by a charlatan marketing a costly product, as we know what sounds good and gives us musical pleasure.
Having owned a HiFiMan HM-801, iBasso DX100 and the Tera Player, the TP is the only one I've kept and listen to daily. No it's not perfect and it is damned expensive, but it puts a smile on my face every time I listen to it and to me that's priceless.
If a Tera Player skeptic with a reputable track record and suitable equipment for RMAA would like to borrow my TP to assess it's measurements, please PM me and we can discuss how to best do this. But even if the `scientific' quantitative test results suck I don't care, as I trust my ears and they're enveloped in sonic bliss every time that the Tera Player sings!
I thought we established you are just some random guy.....try and be a bit kinder....this is a community of many types of people. You have been making it very unenjoyable for me and others to talk about a device we really love. I understand how you can feel, I hate friends that say Beats are the best and then I ask if they buy Monster HDMI Cables. They all say, "No that's overpriced crap you can get for much less from another brand." I say, "Exactly".....do they still think Beats are great? yea, they do. Do I troll them about it? No, because they all know I have heard tons of things that are better and I usually expose them to better audio somehow.
Originally Posted by skamp
That would be very nice. I'd do it, but this
is probably as good as measurements with my sound card can get (i.e. if the Tera Player is better than that, my sound card probably can't show it).