Originally Posted by tinyman392
He just compares the frequency response graphs in the review unfortunately. Interprets them as he pleases in the most subjective ways possible. That said, he provides good data, but that's about as far as I can take his words... Many of his reviews tend to have some sort of strong bias behind them, he uses both positive and negative biases, but no review is ever really in the middle (where it should be). That said, I take each of his reviews with a grain of salt.
If he did actually compare the RE400 to the RE600 through listening impressions, I didn't see them; he didn't make that clear enough.
Originally Posted by HiFlight
Well, I guess I just assumed that a site called a "Headphone Analysis Blog" would include actually listening to the phones. My bad.
While I'm not always in agreement with what I call Rin's "confrontational attitude", I'd still like to state a few words in his defense:
First of all, he's putting a lot of effort and care into his analysis. I can't even imagine how many working hours must have gone into this blog, and he's doing it all for free. As far as I can tell (please correct me, if I'm wrong), he's not affiliated with any businesses and not generating any noteworthy income from this. Your mileage may vary, but I personally have a lot of respect for anyone with that kind of dedication.
As far as I can tell from my conversations with him, he does indeed listen to the phones, but deliberately restricts his publishing to commented measurements only. On some occasions, you can tell from this comments that he's been listening though, like when he talks about a "nice thumping sensation in the sub-bass range" (RE600 analysis, ON SECOND THOUGHT #4).
As for his comments being biased, I'll just say let him who's free of any bias cast the first stone. Obviously there's no absolute reference for biases, so any kind of judgement like "positive", "negative" or "middle" will just reflect your own point of view in relation to his. Moreover, any blog reader can simply choose to dismiss Rin's comments entirely and draw their own conclusions from the graphs provided.