Originally Posted by n3rdling
Thanks for the clarification. If you believe you prefer more bass weight than most others, then I think you should include that and any other preferences in a small paragraph in your reviews. Remember that not everybody is familiar with your preferences. This is especially true of newbies who read these threads without knowing any better. I'm trying to look out for potential customers out there who have to go by reviews to make their purchases. Just a suggestion though.
I kinda remember you reviewing the HD800 and although it wasn't the first time people mentioned negatives on the SQ (see: CJ LA impressions thread), or the most harsh review of the HD800 (see: that "twisted" review, I think GuyDebord wrote it), I'll give you credit that it was critical. I'm still not convinced that what I said isn't true, though. I didn't say you've never said anything negative ever, it just seems to me the vast majority of your reviews are quite positive. If I get a couple hours this weekend I might do some researching on the subject and post the results for you so you can see what I mean. :)
I'd also encourage you to look at my comments on the Ultrasone Edition 10. If I think something doesn't sound good I have no issue saying so, as my extensive comments on the Edition 10 clearly show.
But the fact is that the majority of the products I have reviewed do sound good. I'm not sure that's a big surprise. I try to focus on describing the sound, as much as anything else, since what sounds good to me may not sound good to others anyway.
It isn't practical, though, for me to include a paragraph in reviews describing what I "like". I don't think that's really as helpful as you think it will be, because while I could say "I like plenty of deep bass", that has no reference meaning to anyone but me.
The fact is that for my reviews to be of any real use to anyone, it actually requires some work on the part of the reader. People need to read my other reviews, and also read reviews on the same product by other reviewers, and THEIR other reviews, in order to really get any benefit from them, other than just reading for entertainment. Many people of course won't go through that process, which is why I am always very careful to state that my reviews are nothing more than my opinion. And at the end of the day, reviews really are only a good starting point for someone considering buying something. They shouldn't be used as any sort of definitive word.
Anyway, thanks again for the suggestions. Regardless of whether you agree with my reply, I hope you can see that it's not that I didn't consider your comments.