@klyrish Gear or manufacturer criticisms don't mean you're stigmatized. Don't respond silly. If you like your gears, feel free to keep and love them. Once you think you're ready, conduct comparative reviews and try to deliver what you feel in communicable terminologies. If your descriptions of some reference points are consistent with sbaf majority perception, people may listen to you more seriously. That's how things work in this forum. Nothing comes quickly unless you're already well known figure. Heck, I've also once spend stupid money on rme adi-2 dac (more expensive!). Epic fail to me. However, understanding why it fucks schooled me a lot. I think this hobby is inherently a series of failure and the essence is how to enjoy such learning process.