No issues with discussions of any type.
Yeah, that post is newer than my research, but it makes me even happier I got the hp-2.
They are probably talking about bass sonics and not impact. And, I don’t want or need anymore sonic bass elevation. That also would not surprise me about them. That may result in some harder bass impact, but it would be at a cost for me.
Second, fit matters on these. I bent in the frame to get a tighter fit and bass impact (and a bit of sonics) became more present.
I would love to hear all the models, but this definitely isn’t something I will worry about.
I started in the amir camp and have since left it. I like his work from a documenting testing perspective, but the only result I read now is the power output on amps.
Nothing replaces hearing things. I went the amir approved path and got boring sound. Not bad, just boring. Now I am itching to try r2r dacs based on how much I liked the poorer performing multi-bit stuff.
The measurement obsession literally drove the joy out of my experience. Once I let it go, wonderful sound started blossoming everywhere.
Again, I love what amir does, but I consider it primarily a validation of the numbers on the box.
Same thing happened with fr graphs for me. Slightly more useful, but I still don’t know if I will like it until I hear it. Drop 177x go is a great example of that. I didn’t like it, and ended up loving the ether cx. Entirely opposite of what the graphs would have indicated for my goals.
Most important thing is to hear it!