The reviewer I think originates from Canada and he works during the day in a HiFi Dealer Shop who among many brands stock Hegel amps to which he has a great liking if not passion for this brand. The reason I like this channel is because the reviews are in depth, explanatory in all aspects and often comparisons are made of competing models/brands. The views given seem to come from the person, subjective and often likings or even passions are expressed. So in a way the reviews are not so diplomatic, correct and even predictable as often I encounter in more ‘professional reviews’. English brands (inc Naim Audio) are included. I enjoy a lot the comparisons and even if the views are personal it does give me a perspective on the particular component.
I like Steve Guttenberg because he talks about gear from a music lover’s perspective, not as a tech dude like most of the others.
The Next Best Thing guy is okay too though.
I’m not a big fan of Darko personally, i too often see videos where he makes these weird pair-up choices or comparisons that don’t really seem to make sense. He then says something like “Well yea this was the only other amp/dac/streamer/blah i had lying around for comparison”. I am just not that interested in how certain speakers sound to him with a $1000 class D amp compared to a $10000 class A monoblock.