Originally Posted by martin vegas
Are you kidding? I LOVE THIS VIDEO!
Why? Mainly because Linus goes into some of the whys and wherefores behind the company, and highlights our non-salesy approach. After getting many irate emails that boil down to "Why don't you tell me WHAT TO BUY and WHY IT WILL KILL EVERY OTHER PRODUCT ON THE PLANET!!!" I sometimes get tired of trying to stay on the rational and impartial side of things. It's nice to have someone notice that we're (a) not trying to sell the most expensive thing all the time, (b) we aren't over-promising audio nirvana.
Fact is, Nick and I send 3-4 emails every day telling people not to buy our products. Most of them go to people who have, say, $100 headphones and are looking at a Valhalla/Bifrost stack, or something similar. We tell them to find a headphone they really like before they get into the amp arena, because spending $700-800 on electronics for $80-100 headphones is simply ridiculous. Some people don't want to hear this. Nor do they want to hear that we aren't going to compare our products to their Arglebargle 1000x amp, or promise them a transformative listening experience if they spend $1600. The reality is, everyone hears differently. We can't predict what you'll hear. And we don't do the hard sell.
So, I have to thank Linus for (a) taking the time to do this review--I've produced video reviews, they are not as easy as they look, and (b) taking the time to understand what we're about. The latter is sorely missing in many "spend more money and get better stuff, of course" reviews out there.