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Confessions of a part-time reviewer

Hi everyone.  For those who don’t know me, I go by the nick Brooko on the forums, and in real life I just a 48 year old hard working husband (23 years) and father of two (12 and 14 yo). I have no real qualifications as a reviewer, and for me it is simply a hobby – something I enjoy doing in my spare time. I review because I enjoy the writing, enjoy the process, like listening to new equipment (that joy of discovery), and most of all – love music. Music is a huge part of my life.


So a while ago I contacted Jude, and asked if it would be possible to start a blog on Head-Fi, with the main purpose of documenting what I do, what motivates me, the successes and the failures, the mistakes I’ve made and also what I believe improves my reviewing style.  It is also a chance to highlight the equipment and methods I use, and (hopefully) to start discussion on what members want from reviews, and also collect a lot of tips and tricks from other contributing reviewers (through the discussion).


As far as format goes – my plan is to cover a new topic every week – and progressively cover my time as a reviewer, my methods, my motivation, and my general experiences.  You may not agree with everything I say or write – and that is great (we can have healthy and civil discussion about it). But I’m hoping this blog may help potential reviewers get their start, and current reviewers (including me) get ideas for improving their style.


So welcome – pull up a chair – and let’s get to know one another.

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