Everything is relative and a matter of perspective. Moving from one USB implementation to another when you’ve been listening to something for 6 or 12 months or more can sound like a major improvement. But someone coming to that from a good SPDIF transport or a better USB inplementation might go “meh”. This is why context and keeping hyperbolic language in check is important. We’re talking about fucking DACs here, the differences between them are actually small compared to most downstream parts of the chain. And the USB implementation is then yet again even smaller. But that’s what we do here in audiophileland, we focus on the minutiae. The hyperbole of trashing something is also a problem though as much as hyping. The point of SBAF I thought is to try to stay critical and objective while describing the aspects and differences between various gear, because ultimately people have different fucking tastes and priorities. And that’s ok. Some people prefer Yggdrasil, some prefer Onyx, some prefer Convert, some prefer PS Audio or something else. It’s a subjective hobby and we’re not all preprogrammed fucking cyborgs. But it doesn’t mean the one you don’t like is “garbage” either - that’s inflammatory bullshit. But of course being objective is not as fun as trashing something or hyping something and doesn’t give you that endorphin rush. Also people’s minds and tastes can change. That’s fine. Just tell us as objectively as possible where you hear the diffs. Sure, there is real dog shit out there, but there’s been enough ears on Yggdrasil that have heard many, many other DACs (including Convert) that substantiate it’s a damn good DAC. What I don’t get is, if Yggdrasil is garbage, but it’s better than Gungnir A1, what is up with all this (this is less than 4 weeks go): Personally I don’t care that Rob changed his mind and prefers Convert now, but calling Yggdrasil garbage definitely seems like way over the top rhetoric.