Originally Posted by project86
Agreed. And yes, he's a colorful character for sure.
I sometimes think his opinions are highly dependent upon the similar gear he has in for review at the time. If he didn't have that Crayon amp - which, let's face it, is pretty irrelevant for most people due to price and availability - would the CMA800R receive the same criticism?
He did say that the much more easily available bakoon integrated amp was better too. I like the fact that he compares to as much equipment he has at hand and I think the most important fact is that he remembers his exact pecking order with every review. Perhaps he can do that in less words.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of reviewers who write reviews proclaiming great products every week. There are no comparisons to be seen even with products reviewed the previous week. I find that really sad. I can understand that a reviewer can be selective about products and only review the good ones, however, not having a preference or not stating it is unprofessional (in my opinion).
Anyway all this to say I enjoy Srajan's style....its intense and convoluted but never boring. However, John is still No.1 in my book (obligatory motivation tool).