He doesn’t use his Bridge anymore…
At first the Oppo sounded quite “hifi”, subjectively impressive and ticking all the audiophile boxes.
In comparison the bridge was smoother, more musical.
Think hot chocolate vs sharp tasting coffee.
Over time though as all the new stuff in the Oppo had time to bed in, it began changing it’s character.
The hifi shinyness gave way as the sound opened up, and with it the top end got. Noticeably sweeter sounding, the groove much more relevant to what the song actually was trying to say…not what the system was making it out to be.
In short, the Oppo became much more natural and musical sounding, much like the Bridge brought to the table but…and it’s a significant but…with all the excitement, realism and the best of all the hifi stuff, without impacting on the heart of the music.
Had network issues with my Bridge, which Imresolved and did a back to back comparison with the Oppo.
Every track I noticably preferred on the Oppo, it just made the music sound more wonderful.
Hope that helps too.