No transducer made by man is "perfect", not anyone's measurement is ever going to tell you how something sounds. The playback chain has MUCH to do with the final result. 10 years ago the site wasn't constructed and/or construed as a sales vehicle for vendors. The site was simply by, for and about very enthused enthusiast's comparing notes and enjoying music. The climate is so foreboding any longer, an opinion was once honest, now opinions are guaranteed positive when free phones are the reward.
The old adage of "welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet" used to be jest. The pages and the threads therein breed insecurity, emotionally forcing the undisciplined to make expenditure errors while increasing animosity. This post will be deleted.... doesn't eliminate the fact that people are thinking it.