He hasn't said the Vali is outright better. He says he prefers it to those amps, and gives examples of what it does better and what the other amps do better. Not sure why people are so up at arms about him stating his preferences. Some other posters have corroborated what he posted and some have posted opposing views. The crazy thing is that the people who haven't heard the Vali yet are the ones calling him a fraud.