Everyone has different preferences and I respect that. Some people prefer silver and some black. Since all my other audio equipment is black anodized, I like to change my Schiit gear to black as well so it matches. In any case, the beauty of anodization vs. paint is that it's an oxidation layer that's actually part of the aluminum. As such, it retains the aluminum look and texture such that the only difference you get is the color of the dye that's added. In fact, most silver gear is actually clear anodized (no dye added) since anodizing actually hardens the surface and therefore makes it more scratch resistant. BTW, you might notice that the majority of audio equipment made today with aluminum is actually black anodized.
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