Originally Posted by geekhd
That may be a useful contribution if you can show some details on how you found that out. Would you?
If someone really wants to know as they are trying to make a buying decision they could just listem to them and decide. But given your track record, you are here just to start an argument. I suggest if your intentions are the same as in other threads, it is better to stay away from such pointless arguments.
There is no need to prove anyone as to which CD player is better. There is always going to be multiple options like price, features and performance of course. I pick based on what is a good value for me for the money I am willing to spend.
For example I picked the Yamaha CDC 697 as I wanted to use it mainly as a CD changer. I use the DAC on the Behringer DEQ2496 which soon would be replaced by the Integra DHC 40.1
I didnt spend the extra dollar on the Azur 640C as its analog performance wasnt any better than my OPPO 980H which I use with the analog pre-pro NAD C162. I didnt sit down and do any measurement as I am not trying to prove anyone which is better. Also I sit down and listen and not always make measurements every time I play a song. So measurements are meaningless to me. To my ears there was no perceivable difference between the OPPO 980H and Azur 640C when hooked up to the same gear. So I just didnt want to spend the extra money. Simple. I didnt have to convince anyone which is better before buying it. I also dont buy a CD player based on some reviews. I get them/borrow them and listen to them.
I use the reviews mainly to find out what kind of options are there. I cant buy every single CD player in the $500 range and listen to them before making the final decision. So reviews/opinions help me narrow down the choices. A product cant be bad if there are a lot of people who claim to like that product. They dont have ro prove anyone why they liked that product.
Even if someone proves why one is better than the other, it doesnt help me unless I listen to them.
So lets just drop this notion of having to prove why one CD player is better than the other. Just listen to it and if you like it and can afford it just buy it.
It is similar to buying a car. If going from point A to B is the only goal then a cheap car will do. But if other aspects like reliability, comfort, appearance etc. etc are also important then one can spend as muach as he or she can afoord to get the car that meets his/her requirements. There is no need to prove anyone that the car they picked is better than something else. of course a little bit of homework regarding what others have to say about cars that are out there in the same price range with similar features would help narrow down the coices.
I hope I made my point clear. So lets not start the bickering in this thread too.