- Feb 23, 2016
This is the same head fi where you cannot discuss measurements or proper listening tests except in a special subforum which is also heavily censored? If you do you get banned. Oh yeah real balanced. If balanced means only subjective results that help sponsors because it balances the accounts of head fi.Alas, no I think he got what he came for . I doubt he will be back.
It seems he wants to leave it as (paraphrased)
They didnt measure the right things . nothing they have disproves that it does what it says it does. I prefer Headfi. I must be objective because I didnt prefer the DAVE.
As of around 10pm last night UK time:
"Mike, you need to take the measurements and, more importantly the conclusions drawn, on ASR with a bucket of salt. My attempts to discuss the M-Scaler review on ASR showed an unwillingness to discuss the relevance of the measurements and conclusions drawn. Instead the emphasis was on the argument that the M-Scaler can't do anything because it can't do anything. I've got the DAVE here now (going home today) and it sounds great. If it were so flawed, it would not perform as it does in listening tests. It's not my favourite DAC and I have no desire to buy one (even if I could afford it), but ASR are doing a disservice with their butchering of these products that it seems they don't understand beyond "digital in, analog out". I'd recommend visiting the Head-Fi threads on DAVE and M-Scaler for far more balanced info with solid technical evidence being shared in both directions."