It's not at all - his opinion is as valid as any. it's just several people who haven't heard them are now referencing that specific review like it's some sort of definitive word above the dozen+ other reports on this thread, which is just silly.
Don't get me wrong, I think alot of us are in agreement with much of what Nightcrawler is saying. What I take issue is 1) alot of us have said many of the same things and 2) the overarching disagreement is the lack of versatility.
Why don't I agree with #2? Because I've gone thru about $20k in gear over 10 years and by my standards this is one of most versatile things I've owned. When they're wrong they're just too warm, but still it's cohesive. With most things when they're wrong they're 'off'... maybe it's trending toward sibilance on poorly mastered stuff, perhaps a suckout in the lower mids, maybe male vocals are thin but female vocals sound great, staging/imaging is weird, take your pick. I dare say JVC has a marvel of engineering on their hands.
But of course nothing will please everyone. My take, and *esp* given the price of these, is the hype is well deserved.
All that said, there appears to be some *killer* stuff on the horizon at a similar price point. If money is an issue I'd wait it out for sure. Curiosity got the best of me on this one.
Edited by bobeau - 1/1/13 at 7:23pm