Comments on Profile Post by Serious

  1. GoodEnoughGear
    GoodEnoughGear
    Head-Fi is mostly just a circle jerk, ASR is premeditated misinformation.
    Dec 5, 2019
  2. Raicorl
    Raicorl
    Being dumb is cool. Being dumb+spreading misinformation = not cool
    Dec 6, 2019
  3. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    It's gone from nuisance to being a bit of an influence in far too many audio circles. Lots of people go there to get bad information. Not worth rehashing old arguments, but worth tackling new ones.
    Dec 6, 2019
    Josh83, Jinxy245, obsiCO and 4 others like this.
  4. RobS
    RobS
    Its influence continues to spread like the black plague. The misinformation should be fought. I dread the day if ASR thinking prevails as the dominant criteria for products. Measures great but sounds like shit. They do no favors for audiophiles.
    Dec 6, 2019
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  5. Serious
    Serious
    Well, I had no idea it was that influential, but is SBAF really influential enough on its own to have much of an effect on ASR? Doesn't seem like it to me, so why waste time?
    Dec 6, 2019
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  6. bilboda
    bilboda
    They drop shit in the bucket, some of the shiteaters sign up here and stink up the place during their short lived existence, that's why, tired of the shit, like always
    Dec 6, 2019
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  7. mitochondrium
    mitochondrium
    It is a waste of time, I do not read books I do not like either. There are too many out there I like, so why bother? Who or what is ASR?
    Dec 6, 2019
  8. Scott Kramer
    Scott Kramer
    Didn't it come up because schiit sent them the red Magni Bite Me Edition? ;D
    Dec 6, 2019
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  9. purr1n
    purr1n
    SBAF is a lot more influential than most people think. I like to play it that we are 7-old old dumbasses. Best to never show your real power.
    Dec 6, 2019
  10. purr1n
    purr1n
    Other than that, bashing ASR and calling them names is fun. They are already on the way down. People are already getting sick of great measuring but bad sounding gear.
    Dec 6, 2019
  11. Josh83
    Josh83
    It's worth calling attention to Amir's biases, inconsistencies, and myopia because some people will research ASR before following his "recommends" and criticisms on SBAF and elsewhere might help prevent them from buying some crap product.
    Dec 6, 2019
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  12. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    Also worth mentioning that many basic product searches on Google have ASR as the top hit. Just some like "Modi DAC measurements" will lead you there.

    There is a similar situation in the photography community with Ken Rockwell and many photographers are not happy about it.
    Dec 6, 2019
  13. Lyander
    Lyander
    @Cspirou Not to forget Ken Rockwell, besides being really weird once you learn more about photos, also reviews audio gear and Shilla the DT880 hard.

    That might have been a factor in my getting one a few years ago >.>
    Dec 6, 2019
  14. neogeosnk
    neogeosnk
    ASR is Donald Trump @ the Nato conference. Fake news/Egos/OneSided (Topping!).
    Dec 6, 2019
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  15. zonto
    zonto
    I've seen users in audio groups on Facebook share the comparative measurement "recommendation" charts updated from time to time on ASR as authority/evidence backing their own recommendations. Me telling them I've owned something (or its similar predecessor) recommended and well ranked on the chart and that it sounded horrible falls on deaf ears. I like to think this is why we resist.
    Dec 6, 2019