I was thinking... are there objective ways to measure amps, so that gear costing less could fairly be stated as the same general quality as gear costing multiples more? I know this hobby is quite subjective. I get it. But I mean, is there any benchmarking that is reliable in terms of letting someone know that at (made up costs) $1,000 they actually do have an amp that performs (on paper) as well as one costing, say, $3,000? Or is this all too subjective to even reasonably do this? As an owner of (what I consider to be) expensive gear, I often wonder what lower and higher prices might afford me in terms of performance. Feel free to extend this past amps to other gear. I’m genuinely curious if anyone has a fair and sound methodology.