- Oct 18, 2016
Even though they are all dacs, they don't measure the same. Its not a one way to measure all devices.
Might as well do something stupid like judge the sound quality by looking at the measurements and never listen it.
ASR do it right IMHO. The same approach is applied to everything. People just get tetchy because they realise they have been had. Are you one of those people? Don't be sore if you are.
Not all expensive equipment measures poorly. The Mola Mola DAC is one of the best measuring converters around and is stupidly expensive. Are Ares II measured well also.
So while you can argue that you'd prefer to see X, Y or Z measurement used, as long as the same measurements are being taken consistently of every applicable device that's tested then you have an accurate frame for comparison.
Or if you can't deal with that then just ignore ASR altogether. Personally I like that they are around.