You still don't answer my question and now you contradict yourself. You suggest that "subjective" is the key word then you go on again to state that the Aurora is "better" than the RME. How. Please explain to me how. I have done more than 100 recordings with the RME and more than 500 with the Aurora. I feel as though I'm quite qualified to speak on their behalf. Yes, the RME is as good as a converter as the Lynx. Would you like me to say that again? THE RME IS AS GOOD AS A CONVERTER AS THE LYNX Is it different? Yes. Is it flawed? Not a chance. Does one have some advantage over the other? I would say yes in favor of the RME for ergonomics and features and yes in favor of the Lynx for support. The Lynx is a more "open" sounding device with a leaner bottom end whereas the RME is a more rounded top end device with a fuller bottom end. These are statements that evaluate the measurable and quantifiable differences between the two. By no means is one "better" than another. I'm glad to see that this one little argument can't come to a close because you can't simply see the fact that you're arguing an UNPROVABLE subjective opinion. And, for the record, I'll be using an Echo AudioFire 12 within the next 2 weeks just for the sole purpose of judging their quality. I'm willing to bet you money that the difference between it and my higher end converters (Mytek (with a 'k', not a 'c') and Benchmark) as well as my RMEs is again subjective and barely the 5-10% referenced elsewhere in this post. Feel free to come back again with "but the Lynx IS better than the RME..." Every time you make an unqualified statement like that, people see more and more through them.