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I keep wanting to create one but recently people started to give me grief for one of my recommendations so I am hesitant to create one.

If people understand that no one is telling them to go and buy anything, and not come back complaining to me if they don't like the device, I can create it.
 

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I look at it this way. You're measuring performance and analyzing build quality and practical usage. And that's what I'm here for. I know where to go if I want $6K interconnects compared sonically using the same audiofool track a million times :p:p

So please do create a list if it's not too much trouble. Thanks!!
 

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Perhaps just a thread that includes the current SINAD, jitter, etc. charts for all the devices tested would be adequate? Look and decide for yourself.

Besides, you have to be careful getting what Amir recommends; he's cost me a fortune in speakers and lenses, and who knows what Thomas has paid for that fancy Lordship. :D
 

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I keep wanting to create one but recently people started to give me grief for one of my recommendations so I am hesitant to create one.

If people understand that no one is telling them to go and buy anything, and not come back complaining to me if they don't like the device, I can create it.
Am I hear clicking behind this post? :D

P.S. In my eyes your recommendation of DX3 Pro was spot on.
 
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Maybe an ASR Favorite Products of 2018 list - perhaps a few different categories by type/price range? Calling them your favorites is likely less controversial than a Best of 2018 list. Items that you evaluated this year that you consider having good performance, design and/or value. As the senior editor, you get to determine the criteria.
 

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I keep wanting to create one but recently people started to give me grief for one of my recommendations so I am hesitant to create one.

If people understand that no one is telling them to go and buy anything, and not come back complaining to me if they don't like the device, I can create it.
Just do it. Last I checked, you are not trying to impress anyone. Except may be @Thomas savage, but even that is not needed; he clearly has a massive crush on you.

EDIT: changed "doing" to "do it". Big difference :)
 
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A chart with a comparative star-rating for each parameter. Let the product recommend itself.

* acceptable

* better

* superior
 

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I would be happy with whatever format Amir chooses. ASR Recommended List. Dacs, Amps, etc......
 

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I keep wanting to create one but recently people started to give me grief for one of my recommendations so I am hesitant to create one.

If people understand that no one is telling them to go and buy anything, and not come back complaining to me if they don't like the device, I can create it.
As long as you don't go to the dark side and start discussing/rating components on their sound, I can't see where anyone can bellyache.
 

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Perhaps a table in ascending order of SINAD with some other metrics such as THD+N and a column for RRP would be a good go-to. That way no one can accuse Amir of bias for or against a manufacturer (not naming names here). You could do separate tables for DACs, headphone amplifiers, etc.
 

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@amirm I tend to say that you should shy away from creating special lists of best performing products., etc. The reviews you do are already sufficient, and the graphs already say a lot.

Otherwise, there is a risk ASR becomes like CNET — more marketing than engineering ;)
 

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@amirm I tend to say that you should shy away from creating special lists of best performing products., etc. The reviews you do are already sufficient, and the graphs already say a lot.

Otherwise, there is a risk ASR becomes like CNET — more marketing than engineering ;)
I am with you there....
 

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I'm going to have to say I'm against the idea of anything smacking of "Amir's recommendations" or "Amir's favorites".

Nothing against @amirm but please please let's not turn this into a "guru" site.

If it's a listing ranked SINAD, ranked linearity, best jitter, ranked power output, that's fine.

On the other hand, I would love to see a farsical @Thomas savage favorites list because I'm sure it would be based entirely on what he can take the piss out of.
 

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I'm going to have to say I'm against the idea of anything smacking of "Amir's recommendations" or "Amir's favorites".

Nothing against @amirm but please please let's not turn this into a "guru" site.

If it's a listing ranked SINAD, ranked linearity, best jitter, ranked power output, that's fine.

On the other hand, I would love to see a farsical @Thomas savage favorites list because I'm sure it would be based entirely on what he can take the piss out of.
Yes to sentence 3.


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to last sentence.
 

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I'm going to have to say I'm against the idea of anything smacking of "Amir's recommendations" or "Amir's favorites".

Nothing against @amirm but please please let's not turn this into a "guru" site.

If it's a listing ranked SINAD, ranked linearity, best jitter, ranked power output, that's fine.

On the other hand, I would love to see a farsical @Thomas savage favorites list because I'm sure it would be based entirely on what he can take the piss out of.
I agree, plus the internet is full of headlines that folks read and interpret without considering full context. Id worry leauge tables etc would make us part of a larger problem.

I like the idea people read through all the measurements and commentary. You all help each other understand whats being presented and once empowered folks make their choice.

Thats what we are about , informing people and empowering through knowledge and understanding not just giving a arbitrary number people can mindlessly absorb.

We are already dumbing down too much with far too much subjectivity and non substantiated argument.

People want convenience but they often don't understand what they sacrifice to obtain it.
 

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We are already dumbing down too much with far too much subjectivity and non substantiated argument.
The average person life are already jambed packed with duties from work to family. Perhaps they shouldn't have to spend hours on the internet combing thru technical discussions just to make a informed buying decision?
Just my 2 cents
 

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