Originally Posted by x838nwy
You're forgetting the fact that the O2 is like the bestest amplifier for headphones ever, ever, ever, ever in the history of the human race AND the future of all that will ever be until the end of eternity. There has never been anything better and there never ever will be even a possibility of ever being anything better. Ever. Cos i read a blog about it.
All other manufacturers should just go home and cry. In fact, all amplifier threads should just be closed. It's the first and to this day remains the only amp designed with like measurements and $hit. Everyone else just designed by rubbing two ducks together and hoped for the best.
Footnote: i claim these facts as true. To say i am wrong, you must produce a congress-approved peer reviewed double blind study with a sample size of at least the population of California along with a detailed history of amplifier design verified by at least 3 international bodies. Cos if you don't you're just being biased and stating claims wthout verifications.
I really, really like this guy. In a guy kind of way.
I think it would be helpful if there were some guidelines for objective and subjective reviews:
1. For objective tests: The type of test equipment you are using, your level of experience with it, recent certificate of calibration for the instrument, summaries of measurements made and presentation of complete results. It would also be helpful to know a brief summary of your engineering background. If qualitative opinions are provided regarding the data, such as "A is clearly superior to B", references (such as audibility of distortion, etc) should be cited to help the reader understand why the evaluator came to this conclusion.
2. For subjective tests: Your associated equipment, your overall level of experience with similar equipment, what you listened to, how you evaluated A vs B (sighted listening, ABX, single-blind, etc), a summary of your own sonic preferences, and a disclaimer that these are your conclusions and yours alone; other people looking for different sonic signatures and/or with different systems may think differently. Also, any disclosures about how you obtained the equipment (purchased, loaner, used, etc..) should be provided.
Of course, this is my opinion--and, as such, has no real weight. But hey, I can dream.