I don't want to waste your time reading more spontaneous prose from yours truly, so lemme say when I got the microStreamer from HRT just prior to release (YES - I worked for them, I lay it out for ALL to see in my review & many know that here) I was so enthralled by its sonic wonderment, combined w/ my Audeze LCD3's I stayed up all night the first night listening. NO drugs... The music was my drug.
PLS check out my review in Positive Feedback HERE
I took some chances with this review. I've never been one to stick to traditional reviewing styles or stay within mere technical confines (know they are important, don't think I don't). I try to engage the reader in my experience w/ the product. Sorry for those that get offended by that statement re: technical reviewing - I do that sometimes as well - but as a great engineer I just heard from on the review said (far better than I could):
It really read as a heart felt real life journey. A good review in my opinion, one that is worth the ink (real or electronic), should tell a story about he experience of the listener and this one did. The last thing I want to read is some speculation (nearly always wrong) about why this resistor or that IC sounds like this or that. Unless someone is a very seasoned engineer, jumping to these sorts of 'conclusions' is really nothing more than unfounded speculation. Reviews of something like an audio component should tell the story of what they heard and if they enjoyed the experience, not what someone else might or might not hear and most certainly not why a green screw sounds better than a blue one.
I wish I expressed it that way!!
Anyway, really hope some of you dig this piece.
I poured my soul into it - and while we all interpret differently, I'm honored to be a part of the personal audio revolution you guys have been building!!!!
Yours in Sound,
PS: I'm finally building my 1st Sonic Satori Personal Audio Lab - for reviewing!!
Like my two room reference systems... (Beats are for my iPhone)