So based on the first post, the OP is underrating the Auralic Vega by placing it 8th while other DACs that cost a whole lot less like Schiit Gungnir and Audio-gd Master 7 are better, right?
Can anyone explain? Or is it the "Bang-for-buck" factor where more money gets you more features?
It's weird, there isn't 1 review that puts the DAC to shame like the OP did.
Or the OP is not "underrating" or ranking other higher due to value, but they truly like those sounds of the M7 Gungnir better? Both are also highly rated by many headfi regulars and these rankings are all subjective preferences of the group of reviewers which might or might not coincide with ours.
Having said that I find the write-up highly informative with the commentaries and why or why not they like certain aspects of each reviewed unit and is very helpful.
^ Pretty much sums it up. Definitely read the commentary, get an idea of personal preferences (ours and yours) and focus less on the rankings which are based on the averaged personal preferences of 3.5 people. I thought about removing the numeric rankings, until I realized that would be weak.