Originally Posted by Saraguie
Any comments on Today's blog post?
(A cut and paste below the entire post here)
"_____ listened for a while and felt that HiFi-M8 sat right in between DACport and DACmini in terms of its sonic character."
So yeah, we have had a hard-core, die-hard head-phile stop by at CES. May be there were others, but he was the only one who announced himself as a power user (which he was).
Michael (I won't list his last name in case he wants privacy) did some listening. He felt that the sound of the M8 was between DACport and DACmini. However, consider that this was a loud trade show floor, he wasn't listening to his own music and hadn't owned his DACport in a while. I do believe that you can develop "sonic memory". However, what would be more appropriate is a "side by side" comparison. When I offered to do just that (we had DACmini and DACport at the same table), Michael mentioned that he needed to leave, so we didn't end up doing a direct comparison. I'd really like to get more people's opinions on the SQ until we pass the final verdict. It may be just a tad too early to make the final determination just yet...
Edited by mgoodman - 1/14/13 at 9:01pm
For example, Tyll Herstens, formerly of Headroom and now with Stereophile, who doesn't mince his words, was pleasantly surprised. To me, that's rare praise from a guy who is paid for honest opinion. So, let's wait until more reviews come in.