Originally Posted by Silver Sonya
I have both a Smart C1 and a Dramastic Obsidian. Love them both. They sound completely different to one another.
This kinda thing is wholly subjective.
True, they all are completely different as we all use them in a certain way to get a certain sound we like but, we all are ear/mind tricked by the way they get to these sounds be it hardware and software.
I've found that, once you do a real RMS test, truly level match, you find out that what you thought was truly undeniable is in fact, not so undeniable and in fact can be done by another process and might be done faster and better if you open your mind to try it.
I'm not saying that you haven't already or maybe in fact you don't really care which is better as you are more comfortable with what you use but, for myself, I always keep my mind open now-a-days to seeing which is better to get the sound I want faster and just plain out better.
When I did the test between the IK Buss and Waves and SSL Duende etc, it really did open my eyes to Waves again and the IK's version.
Off hand, I just thought, nothing can't be SSL Duende's SSL version but, now I find myself using the IK a little more and I've put the Waves version back in rotation as well.
Trust me, you'll be surprise when you know for a fact something then, when you pick another product, you go what? Then you find yourself using that product confidently because now you really do know this is the better product.
It's an eye opener to say the least... I now do it to every product I buy.