Here's another way to look at comparisons of each of the 12 most-frequency-ranked headphones' ranking to each of the remaining headphones... a simplified way of showing the information detailed in my figure above.
In this matrix, each headphone appears as the label of both a column and a row. At each intersection BELOW the black boxes forming a diagonal, each dot at a row-column intersection indicates how many times the headphone that is the COLUMN heading was ranked ABOVE the headphone that is the ROW heading (this is the BLUE section). For example, the LCD-2.2 was ranked by four people as higher than the HE-500 (red box at lower left points to this).
Similarly, for each intersection ABOVE the black-box diagonal (the yellow section), each dot shows an instance of the headphone labeling the ROW as being ranked above the headphone labeling the column. For example, using the second red pointer-box, one person ranked the HE-500 above the LCD-2.2.
So for example, no one ranked any headphone (of these 12) above the HD 800, so the HD 800 column has all the dots and the HD 800 row has no dots.
Exercise for the student... which headphone is ranked overall higher, the HD 650 or the HD 600? Explain.
Each dot indicates one time that the headphone type at the top of the
column was ranked above another headphone at the left of a row (click
Edited by ruthieandjohn - 5/7/14 at 7:22pm