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Good place for objective reviews of audiophile through mass market IEMs and cans

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Is there a good place to find objective reviews made by people working with consistent standards where you can find both the sorts of 'phones that get mentioned on Head-Fi and things like Bose, Beats, and SkullCandy?  I try to convince my friends to stop buying the mediocre brands and models when they could get more quality for less money, but when they go to sites like this, they don't even see reviews for Bose and the like, and when they look on Amazon or some other place with general reviews, there are always 600 5 star reviews from people that have never tried anything other than pack-in buds and Bose.  It would be really helpful if there were a place where one could go and say, "look, here's some people that know what they are talking about, and they have compared on equal footing these $150 Bose and these other models, and found the others qualitatively superior," but there seems to be no place to do that really...

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I guess if Head-fi with the huge amount of reviews and opinions on tap is not enough, there is always Google.

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Meh.  I suppose so.  Google just gives you the aforementioned Amazon reviews and then Bestbuy and a raft of fake blogs and other sites that are selling or trying to sell the headphones, and the reviews on Head-Fi are hit or miss because they are all customer reviews, some by people with no real knowledge.  I  guess the real answer is they will believe me or they will not, but there's no great place to go.

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Well, whether its google or here, you have to start somewhere with research about headphones.  To be honest, you should keep in mind that everyones perception of audio is subjective.


Edited by some1 - 4/9/12 at 2:18pm
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|joker|'s review threads, if anything, are close to the embodiment of what you're looking for. Consistent, detailed, prestigious, prolific.

 

 

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To be honest, you should keep in mind that everyones perception of audio is subjective.

 

Also, this.


Edited by vaed - 4/9/12 at 4:47pm
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|joker|'s review threads, if anything, are close to the embodiment of what you're looking for. Consistent, detailed, prestigious, prolific.


+1, Joker's review is very subjective, instead of just saying an IEM is downright "bad", he explains why he dislikes them, and there always is pro's and con's, which he explain in detail

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Innerfidelity has a lot of measurements and I personally think Tyll takes a more objective approach but there's always subjectivity in sound.

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+1, Joker's review is very subjective, instead of just saying an IEM is downright "bad", he explains why he dislikes them, and there always is pro's and con's, which he explain in detail


+1 too...

 

I have not seen such dedication, and such detailed review for each IEM from anyone else in the whole internet-universe
 

 

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