A popular misconception, especially among the DIY audio/hifi community, is that classic multi-bit digital-to-analog conversion is "superior" (both subjectively and objectively) to more-modern delta-sigma.It's not a "misconception" if someone says they prefer a certain DAC. Preference needs no proof or justification. Some prefer chocolate to vanilla and others vie-versa, and neither side is right or wrong.
This debate has raged for years ...Only for those who are compelled to debate preference.
Unfortunately, those making these claims base their opinions on highly-subjective and (more importantly) non-standardized "tests".What tests have you conducted? Are you suggesting that we're allowed to express preference only after conducting what you consider a "standardized test?"
... the DAC chip, by itself, is only ONE SCIENTIFIC PART OF THE DIGITAL STORYALL CAPS is "shouting" and really isn't necessary, especially when you're stating something so glaringly obvious.