No explanation necessary, but it's appreciated. I get what you're articulating, but as stated above purely objective information simply doesn't paint a complete picture of the product in the headphone world. I won't pretend to know the measurement process of loudspeakers as I have little interest in the technology, (I've come to understand that it's at a level of sophistication far beyond that of headphones) but I do pay attention to the advancements in the display technology arena. Measurements of monitors/televisions are entirely standardized and every facet of its visual performance can be graphed to paint a complete whole. With headphone reviews, it's still somewhat commonplace for one to state that the product "performs better/worse than measured" in any given attribute. Heck, I have a KNS 8400 on my head right now and it sounds very different from the measurements that have posted. (my opinion, of course) Point being, simply stating that there is a 'X'dB emphasis measured at 'Y'kHz isn't sufficiently informative given current resources. I do, however, agree that using points of comparison (product 'X' has more ABC compared to 'Y') is an excellent approach to analysis.
You didn't quite get my point. It's not only measurements like Tyll does that I count as objective. Subjective analyzement that compares headphones vs others I'd still at least concider at least "semi-objective", it's just how the info is presented which can be either subjective or objective. What's bad in a review is to take his/her own subjective preferences as objective truth which I find this reviewer doing, ie. what he likes is "the truth". For example myself based on testing I seem to prefer a bass boost of about 8~10dB ideally which is more than what this reviewer prefers for example.
If I would write a review with the same perspective I would be bashing a headphone with 4dB bass boost as it's not bassy enough and therefore it sucks! xD When writing a review you should learn to disregard your own personal tastes and not let that reflect the opinion of the headphone. Tyll does this very well, so does jokerl on this site etc. What is relevant how the headphones compares like in different aspects. This particular review was made by some1 who hasn't got experience with bassier headphones so he may not necessary be very familiar with how very bassheavy headphones behave like. For some this bassheavy quantity is preferred, the relevant is how well it compares in other aspects especially against somewhat similar headphones. For example Tyll put it as "the best basshead headphone", ie. it probably do very well for packing such a quantity of bass when that is put aside and you compare it versus other bassy headphones. That is the selling point of this headphone IMO, bassy but still quite/very detailed.
But let's draw a stop to this discussion, it belongs to the sound science section and is offtopic for this thread. I certainly have no desire to bring this any further.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/22/12 at 5:00am