The thing is though, on these forums after someone posts and explains such graphs the responses are often excuses:
Music is art, numbers don't matter.
-> Music may be art but electronics is a science. This excuse basically says that if the sound quality is screwed up it's art when in reality it's just bad engineering.
The product was initially measured but finally tuned by ear.
-> So the product was screwed up after doing proper measurements. Or maybe it wasn't measured at all..
The product was designed to sound like <enter extremely expensive/audiophile product with crappy measurements (roll-off, distortion ...) here>.
-> Even renowned companies sometimes make crap products but that's no reason to duplicate their failure. This might also be a genuine statement, because some of these badly measuring products actually get positive reviews in hifi mags (and some people take those reviews seriously!).
If you like the sound it doesn't matter (how bad it is).
-> I like my $5 ear buds.. does that make them high fidelity? No way.. If the product is of low fidelity it shouldn't be marketed, priced, discussed like a high fidelity product.
It sounds better to me than <insert non-audiophile or cheaper product with good measurements here>.
-> Bias. Volume mismatch. No blind comparison. Skewed hearing.
And so on..