Alex Peychev wrote:
'This just proves the fact that "best component" is only a synergy between all components in a given audio system. :-)'
Oh boy is that true - but it goes way way beyond that.
Checkout the following review of a speaker that I lent to a guy in the US but thought, what the heck, while it was over there would get it reviewed prior to me selling it:
You don't see reviews like that - but that's purely because most reviews in magazines etc are full of shite.
The truth, the utter truth, is there is no best, there is no better, all there is is what people like in their systems. Two people can listen to exactly the same system - one goes - WOW - the other BLAH. I have seen it, and even with gear that by any objective measure such as waterfall measurements is a lot better.