- Feb 11, 2021
This is all completely subjective of course. One will like the design, the other won't, no use in discussion ones taste.I cannot understand how this company still survives. Their devices don't look good at all, they don't look like someone had to sweat to make the housing, the logo font looks like something that comes default with Microsoft Word or Photoshop.. There's just nothing about their devices that pull me in in the slightest even if performance was as good as other top performers.
Buy from a reseller.Unless something has changed, the worst part is that you have to paypal the money to an email address and then pray that they will ship you the box! There is no ecommerce option to buy a product from them properly.
Not just Audio-GD, I wouldn't buy Topping or SMSL directly from China either.
My point was and still is not if you should buy it or not, that is something everyone has to decide for themselves. Objectively it doesn't make much sense to buy it considering the offerings from the likes of Topping and SMSL.What do you think it means when a device, that doesn't really come cheap, measures badly?
For me it means let some other sucker buy it.
I don't understand, don't you think there are cheaper devices that do the same, yet measure better? Because that's pretty much the conclusion here, is it not?
My point is that people look at the measurements and quickly draw the conclusion that the device sounds terrible and that the difference is "night and day" compared to a Topping device. This is simply not true. It has been stated in the reviews here that though the device doesn't measure half as good as the top DACs in the list even a trained listener is hard pressed to hear an actual difference.
The vast majority of people who trash the device as being awful and terrible will not be able to hear the difference in a controlled double blind volume matched blind test.
Again this is not about if the device is worth x amount of money or one should or should not buy the device. This is about people apparently misunderstanding the measurements and conclude it must sound like a tin can. Also because it is of course "cool" to bash Audio-GD and jump on the bandwagon in pursue of some extra likes.