Did Amir Change Your Mind About Anything?


It’s easy to make snide remarks like “yes- I do the opposite of what he says.”  And in some respects I agree, but if you do that, this is just going to be taken down. So I’m asking a serious question. Has ASR actually changed your opinion on anything?  For me, I would say 2 things. I am a conservatory-trained musician and I do trust my ears. But ASR has reminded me to double check my opinions on a piece of gear to make sure I’m not imagining improvements. Not to get into double blind testing, but just to keep in mind that the brain can be fooled and make doubly sure that I’m hearing what I think I’m hearing. The second is power conditioning. I went from an expensive box back to my wiremold and I really don’t think I can hear a difference. I think that now that I understand the engineering behind AC use in an audio component, I am not convinced that power conditioning affects the component output. I think. 
So please resist the urge to pile on. I think this could be a worthwhile discussion if that’s possible anymore. I hope it is. 

chayro

This is not an uncommon occurrence it seems. Some have been satisfied with the components they have rated high. Others not so much. The priority seems to be great test measurements and inexpensive product price. Actual listening evaluations from people posting there are often mocked and treated dismissively. If @chayro has found some meaningful value from the ASR site, good for him. Experiences with their approach/concept surely will vary.

Charles

Charyo asked for opinion and I provided mine. I did not ask for any opinion on my response. Please decide what you all want from the thread, since it was clearly mentioned not to pile on, and I did not do that to OP.

No

To better answer the question:  Not even close.

Random observation:  Amir and Jason seem to be 2 peas in a pod.

Jerry

To answer specifically the OP question...

Only Dr. Gorike an acoustician change my mind about headphones...

Measurements by Amir or positive reviews could not...They can be useful and indicative in some case but NEVER decisive especially separately ...

Why ? Because as for my speakers and amplifier and dac only the relation between them matter FOR the  end goal of their integration to my room by acoustic...

In the same way the headphone synergetical association with dac and amplifier matter too but the acoustic properties of the headphone matter even more...

Anyway the only way to BYPASS room acoustic or headphones with no acoustic content in the shell is to try Dr. Choueri BACCH filters for "virtual toom acoustic" the most revol;utionay dac ever... Read about it, it is amazing that this revolution is not well known ... ...Then once acoustic is done right  we dont need measurements or subjective reviews anymore and we dont need upgrades...

 

 

«In audio cooking, acoustic is the steak and the experience , the gear is the cooking itself with the spicing»--Groucho Marx learning his craft 🤓

 

I’d say so. Don’ follow Amir and ASR very close but my system belongs to ASR’s absolute favorites and gives me a listening quality few will ever experience. Most I think he should get some thanks for fighting the industry. A little more Amir in you would do you all good!