I already know that Guttenberg and WHAT HIFI! aren't exactly the first names which come to mind in headphilia, but they work for me when drawing comparisons and more specifically looking for a consensus among polar mindsets. I certainly do not care for the subjective first, let the rest come out in the wash viewpoint Guttenberg seems to swear by, especially when it comes to Grado Labs which, in my mind, is overpriced and overrated. On occasion, however, he has given good reviews on other headphones and amplifiers that correlate enough with others that they have somewhat factored into my buying decision.
However, I will concede that there are users on here that much better able to review and describe headphones and amplifiers than Guttenberg ever dream to do, most notably ljokerl, ClieOS, Skylab and DavidMahler. At the end of the day, Guttenberg's job is to be a journalist really who meets word requirements that fill pages and increase hit counts while keeping material pleasurable, not necessarily informative, in order to reach to the largest user base possible. In that regard, when I read those kind of reviews which serve that purpose alone, I quickly remember "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" and promptly put a halt to what I began to read and quickly forget about it.
Edited by Sonichedgehog360 - 10/14/13 at 9:10pm