Originally Posted by lee730
I think the best part is when you find a select number of people whose preferences generally line up with yours. That way you are much more likely to enjoy your purchases based off from their opinion instead of disappointment. Once you figure that out it really helps out in deciding on a purchase or overlooking it. Although there is always gonna be a risk when going off from others opinions regardless.
It's also good, I've found, to compare others' opinions of gear you own to how you view the gear....that way, you can take any difference in opinion into account when reading their reviews, and perhaps have a slightly better idea how the gear will sound to you.
I've been able to ascertain, from reading ljokerl's comments on several headphones I have or have had, that he's more sensitive to bass than I am...so something he feels is a bit bass-heavy sounds nicely balanced to me. So I can read and take advantage of his reviews, with that little bit of extra forethought.