Is it me, or has nearly every long-form review by Mr. Dudley in the last year or so come to conclusions diametrically opposed to John Atkinson's test results? How much longer can we (or the magazine) even bother to take his perspective seriously?
I'm not a slave to measurements by a long shot, and they can't tell the whole story. But they rarely will be in such opposition to a reviewers ears. Generally when a reviewer reports a weakeness, or gives a negative review, the tests back him up with why and what is happening. And also generally, when a reviewer is positive towards a product you'll see that all backed up by the tests too. Not so with Art I'm afraid.
It's nothing personal, as I generally like his style, and he seems like a nice guy. But in the end, this is about credibility, not just personality. A lot of Sam's tastes and claims are pretty questionable at this point too, but even he seems more reliable.