Originally Posted by ClieOS
I think you are confusing 'open to criticism' with 'must agree to another person's opinion'. I have no problem if Rin find the 6dB to be problematic, I merely provide the reason why I think a 6dB bass bump shouldn't always be an issue to all IEM all the time. Here is the posts I have made about the the 6dB theory.
But then again, tuning theory is not what I have a problem with Rin - If you were called a shill when you are not, should you welcome it or defend yourself? Note that he is not being sceptical about me being a shill, he is claiming me as one (even though not in the direct wording of 'shill', but any English speaker should understand what "affiliated blog blatantly advertising the IEM"
Should we call DSnuts a shill as well? He posted much more recommendation over MH1C than I do. Maybe he is secretly paid by Sony, unlike me who posted PUBLICLY that I received sample from them and has been working with one of the engineer on an article? I must be the stupidest shill ever
Seriously though, Rin isn't the first to call me a shill and probably won't be the last one. I have prised many other IEM before and there are other who have disagreed and called me out because of the disagreement. But there is a fine line between a person's voicing his agree/disagreement and just straight out calling another person shill because you don't share his opinion. I think as a prominent reviewer in his own right, Rin should have paid more respect to his power as a reviewer.
6db? The MH1 has a 10db+ bass boost based on his DF standards, I think you're confusing it with the 6db phenomenon where loudspeakers seem to have 6db more in lower regions despite the same SPL as headphones. Studies suggest that with training the differences aren't there and a simple, non exaggerated time-delay will remedy it as well, IMO as long as the bass has the outmost extension, bass doesn't need to be boosted much. The people that didn't understand the 6db phenomenon shouldn't have taken a stab at Rin's writing and should've looked into the matter instead.
The article does seem to suggest there is an attempt at compromising a reference response with a consumer sound, I don't think Rin expected it to be an utmost reference level IEM, but things that are blantanly flawed are going to be exposed by him.
"affiliated blog blatantly advertising the IEM" Is that not the truth? The positive review is advertising the IEM and it was released in conjunction with the article, does that mean you got paid to say such things? No, but I do feel there was an inevitable bias, but bias/subjective aspects in personal reviews are inevitable, no biggie IMO, just something to note
It's still a nice product guys (I said it's the best midhighs/treble in a dynamic IEM in another thread), but lets not get carried away.
Edited by Inks - 11/11/12 at 9:09pm