i have actually sent his snotty reply to kef UK (i have their kef ls50w which has room correction DSP settings), Schiit (as i’d sent to him a review of the tone control LOKI by steve guttenberg), and also to Audeze.
his overall reply was to use dsp sparingly for home audio and cans…he refs a ps audio article, below, but read the comments: there are just as many in favour of dsp as there are not so much.
''Don’t forget what I told you.
Be very careful with filters and DSPs. Same with bass and treble and tone controls.
DSP is not a new concept , back in the 80’s it was called an EQ.
This is why you NEVER find tone controls on audiophile equipment.
Too much DSP and equalization will make the sound “sterile” and fatiguing. Much like listening to studio monitor headphones.
Here is a better perspective:
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All I can tell you from experience is I have heard very high end room correction gear (Lyndorf).
This gear is heads and shoulders better than the free DSP shit companies give away.
It just does not sound natural.
You are better off investing in room correction via bass traps and sound traps.