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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

There is a point at which I think a review about audio gear ceases to be useful.  And I think most reviews are not useful from the outset, with a tendency to be more about the reviewer than the reviewed product.  Being succinct is a challenge--I wish more reviews were concisely written.  That is all.

post #2 of 22

What about the part where a reviewer demonstrates a clever use of language?

 

Aren't a few puns, double-entendres and flowery prose an important part of deciding what gear to buy?

post #3 of 22

Not fans of 6moons I'd assume?

post #4 of 22

I find it very difficult to type more than a few paragraphs on a single piece of gear personally.

post #5 of 22

My non-existent reviews usually consist of a simple phrase stating whether the product either:

 

A) Sucks 

 

or

 

B) Doesn't Suck

 

Obviously for equipment such as vacuums and artificial love companions, the positive/negative connotations can be reversed. 


Edited by Kirosia - 10/16/10 at 9:16pm
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by kboe View Post

Not fans of 6moons I'd assume?



Correct.

post #7 of 22

Te-hehe.  I like em though.  Very poetic and...  I know that writing style isn't for everyone.

post #8 of 22

I don't know a whole lot about phones, but the more I learn, the less I want to say.....

post #9 of 22

 I second the "succinct" thought. I remember the review of the Kingrex Headquaters on 6moons, that had something like a single sentence about the sound of the unit amongst numerous pages of stuff about the company.  Conveying the mental image of my thoughts on a pair of headphones or a device simply, but in a manner that conveys the impressions well, is quite a challenge.

post #10 of 22

Most professional gear reviews aren't actually meant to be reviews. What they are meant to be is gear porn for a consumer who will never own that particular piece of equipment.

post #11 of 22

kboe:

Not fans of 6moons I'd assume?



Heh, add me to ghat group. A dissertation on cable stands? Yes!


Edited by virometal - 10/17/10 at 2:38am
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by kboe View Post

I know that writing style isn't for everyone.


It's fine for literature and poetry.

post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post

Most professional gear reviews aren't actually meant to be reviews. What they are meant to be is gear porn for a consumer who will never own that particular piece of equipment.



Agreed.  However, my comment applies to amateur reviews in audio forums, too.

post #14 of 22

Well, and then there is this review:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/40313/stax-sr-007-omega-ii-a-review-after-4-years-of-ownership

 

It's simply one of the best I've ever read, but it took him four years.

 

I get your point, Monkey, and it seems that some "reviews" tend to be imitations of what someone thinks a review should be, but since I've been too lazy to write one in the past couple years, I suppose I can't complain.  I do ignore the ones that just go on and on and seem to be more about the reviewer wanting to draw attention to himself than wanting to offer genuine helpful information.

 

post #15 of 22

I too like short reveiws. . .

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