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Originally Posted by eron View Post

I like Anakchan's reviews, his photos, and his positive comments. That's why many companies like him too. I like V-MODA too. I'm sure Anakchan likes Val too since they are having dinner together. They will probably go dutch I'm guessing, and talk about nothing else but the M-100. 

 

In the same way Anakchan is going to be neutral, I don't think BRS, you can be neutral unless you share a meal with Val, and get an early release. Neutral to me is neutral. There's no more or less neutral positions.

 

Oh, Anakchan's review probably won't be released before the dinner with Val due to his busy schedule. 

Not sure if sarcasm...

 

I think that the more involved you are with a company, the more bias you would be to giving them a good score/review - correct?

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I'm making meatloaf tomorrow for dinner, you're all invited.

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I'm of the opinion that, unless this is completely new material from a completely new company, reviews are almost never neutral. I find myself looking at reviews only after purchasing a product or watching the movie/tv show in question out of morbid curiosity and ways to say, hey, I found that interesting, too! If there's anything I learned in mock trial, a blank slate is still pretty influenced by the wording, the presentation, and everything else beyond substance. Sure, you can dislike a headphone and not think it adequate for your tastes, but the review's writing might be softened a bit because of preference and prejudice.

 

If anything, I'd say just look into the details of how a person writes a review and critiques a product and base neutrality off of that. Tyll's measurements make his reviews at least seem a bit more neutral, if at least biased towards certain brands. But with a track record for certain companies, that's inevitable. It's like watching TDKR and already going with the expectation of its predecessor, the Dark Knight.

 

 

 

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I'm making meatloaf tomorrow for dinner, you're all invited.

I'll be there at 8

post #7294 of 20972

Thanks for the update, Val. I'm a stand-up comedian myself, and Mitch Hedberg is one of my biggest influences. I've done a set wearing my V-80s, but I didn't tape it. When I get my M-100s, I'll definitely perform in them and post it here.

 

"V the people."

Love it!

post #7295 of 20972
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Originally Posted by eron View Post

I like Anakchan's reviews, his photos, and his positive comments. That's why many companies like him too. I like V-MODA too. I'm sure Anakchan likes Val too since they are having dinner together. They will probably go dutch I'm guessing, and talk about nothing else but the M-100. 

 

In the same way Anakchan is going to be neutral, I don't think BRS, you can be neutral unless you share a meal with Val, and get an early release. Neutral to me is neutral. There's no more or less neutral positions.

 

Oh, Anakchan's review probably won't be released before the dinner with Val due to his busy schedule. 


The only response to a post like that is try trolling harder kid.

Anakchan has been on here awhile and is respected because he knows what a good headphone sounds like. If the M-100 is over rated he'll say so and that will be that.

post #7296 of 20972
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I'm making meatloaf tomorrow for dinner, you're all invited.


I have 10 year old home made Portuguese wine. Tomorrow shall I bring over a bottle or the whole barrel?

post #7297 of 20972

Apologies, what's the expected price on these again?

post #7298 of 20972
I'm obviously not caught up on this thread cos I'm seeing my name mentioned a few times & dinner with Val.

How the...!!?!? What the...!!?? Are you guys tapping my cellphone calls ;-)!!??
post #7299 of 20972
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I'm obviously not caught up on this thread cos I'm seeing my name mentioned a few times & dinner with Val.
How the...!!?!? What the...!!?? Are you guys tapping my cellphone calls ;-)!!??

 

 

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TUNE IN TOKYO
I'm in Tokyo to finish a new VAMP, I'll catch up soon and I am meeting w Anakchan tonight for dinner.  It has been QUITE busy for me with media interviews, M-100 launch plans, travels and moving houses.  

 

...has the gag order been lifted? wink_face.gif

post #7300 of 20972
Pls. put me on your first list if anyone wants to dispose their M100 after the burn in time. And pls. do not register it yet , so we can avail the warranty later in case you guys have a change of heart....

I love the M80, I just need to have a better treble and deeper bass and I hope the M100 satisfy me. Over the ear is preferred too.
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None of us will be neutral or unbiased. The only way you can be unbiased is if you have no interest in the subject at hand. That clearly excludes all of us, because we all have a large common interest and a lot in stake in the issue.

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

None of us will be neutral or unbiased. The only way you can be unbiased is if you have no interest in the subject at hand. That clearly excludes all of us, because we all have a large common interest and a lot in stake in the issue.

 

I actually am inclined to agree. Even when a reviewer is unbiased and gives his/her honest opinion about a headphone, DAC, or amp, etc. there are so many other personal factors at play. e.g. I'm pretty sure my sonic capabilities are quite different from Jude's, or MuppetFace, or Shigzeo, etc. I'm pretty sure my hearing is physically sensitive to certain frequencies different to theirs. And when that factor's sorted out, there's sonic preferences too. I may prefer certain sonic characteristics that the next person may not.

 

As such at most I can say is that I can be unbiased and neutral only to myself and my expectations. But could be very different from the next person.

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I agree that everyone is biased in some sense. As stated before, I love your reviews AnakChan, and you have been very kind to the community, both regular Head-Fiers and other interested parties. Waiting patiently. 

 

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Anyway, to aid readers understand the unavoidable biases, I think good reviewers can state their positions, or preferences towards the end of their reviews.

 

For example, in this new article describing how wonderful the food is in Singapore, the authors mention that:

 

 

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Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix travelled courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board and Hotel Fort Canning.

Edited by eron - 10/8/12 at 6:23am
post #7304 of 20972
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I actually am inclined to agree. Even when a reviewer is unbiased and gives his/her honest opinion about a headphone, DAC, or amp, etc. there are so many other personal factors at play. e.g. I'm pretty sure my sonic capabilities are quite different from Jude's, or MuppetFace, or Shigzeo, etc. I'm pretty sure my hearing is physically sensitive to certain frequencies different to theirs. And when that factor's sorted out, there's sonic preferences too. I may prefer certain sonic characteristics that the next person may not.

 

As such at most I can say is that I can be unbiased and neutral only to myself and my expectations. But could be very different from the next person.

 

Well we all have our different preferences for sure but the best way to write a review is simply to stay objective and simply describe how it sounds like and you should have enough experience with different headphones to be able to position it fairly well in the different aspects I think how it compares like versus other headphones. Unbiased is when you simply say it has a "a a fairly boosted bass" but don't take any stand to whether this is good or not, same goes if it's V-shape or has an intimate soundstage versus laid-back & spacious, to different people it may be either a bad or good thing but that's up to the readers to decide, you just describe the sound, but you don't take stand to whether it's good or not, that's the readers tasks. To me this is an unbiased review which I try to follow, example of what I'd call is an "objective review" can be found in my signature.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/8/12 at 6:40am
post #7305 of 20972
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I actually am inclined to agree. Even when a reviewer is unbiased and gives his/her honest opinion about a headphone, DAC, or amp, etc. there are so many other personal factors at play. e.g. I'm pretty sure my sonic capabilities are quite different from Jude's, or MuppetFace, or Shigzeo, etc. I'm pretty sure my hearing is physically sensitive to certain frequencies different to theirs. And when that factor's sorted out, there's sonic preferences too. I may prefer certain sonic characteristics that the next person may not.

 

As such at most I can say is that I can be unbiased and neutral only to myself and my expectations. But could be very different from the next person.

So when is your biased review coming up mr. AnakChan? :)

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