This very true, but it would have been nice to see some direct comparisons to other similarly priced coolers from Arctic-Cooling and Scythe, that you have reviewed in the past. Even more interesting would have been a direct comparison to something that is slightly more expensive like an XP-90 or mini Ninja. Is the extra $15 worth it? I can maybe find this out myself, but it takes a lot clicking and scrolling. An extra few columns in your table with competing models (like you generally do for higher end HSF) would have been very nice.
In most SPCR heatsink comparisons, because one of the reference fans has been used, we can simply lay out a table showing the temperature rise for each voltage/speed of the reference fan for a number of different heatsinks. Here, this is not possible. Virtually no other heatsinks were tested in the last couple of years with our reference 80mm fan, which was used in the test. Trying to lay out a simple comparison for data for several different SPL points for each of several fans is almost impossible.
But I went back, hunted down some data, fiddled... and laid out a comparison with the stock cooler supplied with various HSF at ~22 dBA/1m. Last page
. It's a rough comparison, but it shows that even with the stock fan, which is not great, it does quite well. Only the Minja clearly beats it.