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    My guess is that the OP is/was a troll trying to cast doubt on the sound quality of the SB Touch while building up the wonders of the "great" FiiO X5 Gen II

    Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    My guess is that the OP is/was a troll trying to cast doubt on the sound quality of the SB Touch while building up the wonders of the "great" FiiO X5 Gen II

    Just saying.
    Considering it was his only posting, I think you are right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    Considering it was his only posting, I think you are right.
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    I even sent the OP a PM to let him know not to read any tone into my post and that I didn't notice it was his first post yet because his first post was in the Audiophile section, that wasn't a good place to start. I offered different things for him to check and try.

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    I have to say it's a crap marketing tactic to go slagging off a much loved obsolete music streamer to attempt to plug your portable music *player*. It's not even got a common function to talk about, it's just, different.

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    I have to say it's a crap marketing tactic.
    I'm of the opinion that all marketing tactics are crap...

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    BTW, I'm preferring the prospect of the UK's incipient "Coalition of Chaos" to the politicking on the left-hand side of the pond !

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    I have to say it's a crap marketing tactic to go slagging off a much loved obsolete music streamer to attempt to plug your portable music *player*. It's not even got a common function to talk about, it's just, different.
    The OP was no doubt rooted in perceptions based on sighted evaluations.

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    Didn't we have something similar lately with a Brokkoly DAC?
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    my first clue about his status was his remark about the Hi Rez files not sounding Audiophile quality. How many years have this board and many others had this debate on audiophile quality, when we all know or should know it all starts at the master recording. Just because a file is in FLAC of some other Hi Rez format does not mean it automatically can pass as audiophile. That just my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Didn't we have something similar lately with a Brokkoly DAC?
    I guess the placebophile snake oil pushers are getting more desperate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoveryone View Post
    my first clue about his status was his remark about the Hi Rez files not sounding Audiophile quality. How many years have this board and many others had this debate on audiophile quality, when we all know or should know it all starts at the master recording. Just because a file is in FLAC of some other Hi Rez format does not mean it automatically can pass as audiophile. That just my 2 cents
    Good points - and your 2 cents are probably equivalent of quite a bit more in the audiophile universe.
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