Exactly. Also, many amplifiers that don’t measure well can sound great.
My two sets of amplifiers don’t measure well, and sound great.
Same here. My CJ tube amps don’t measure great but I defend their use on ASR quite often.
Like I said, any forum has things we agree or disagree with, so it’s up to the individual to find value. If you can sift some value, there’s no reason to toss the whole forum out as worthless. But if someone doesn’t find any value, obviously it’s not a forum for them.
Just remember, your ears are the most important measurement. I mean isn’t that what this hobby is all about?
Well, yes and no.
Ultimately it’s what we hear that counts. The subjective experience. But since our ears are attached to a brain that interprets reality, they are not infallible and we can both not hear things that are there, and hear things that are not there. That’s why instrumentation can be valuable. (As can be controlling for biases in listening tests, when desired).