If so, I'd appreciate if someone made an A/B conversion test with a highend converter against overbridge. I am not doubting there is a difference, but would be interested in knowing what the exact difference is.
IMO RME conversion is not highend though.. It's on par with Apollo conversion or similar, which I don't consider that high-end really. When I bought my Apollo, I expected a huge diff in converter quality, only to find that it is still some ways off from the class leading devices.. And have since started questioning the converter difference quality aspects vs any other possible signal-degrading qualities in audio (acoustics, proper impedance bridging, proper grounding, fast enough electronics not to affect transient response, equipment self-noise and noise floors etc). Ok I understand that the filtering dircuitry on any converter is paramount to the overall performance, but so is digital clocking.. Quite alot of variables. And everyone is talking about these all the time. But I rarely see any proper A/B's done on the matter.
Plus, if overbridge sounds so much worse than top tier conversion, wouldn't an overbridge mixer be a bad idea?