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Out of Curiosity, What Makes A Good Review?

post #1 of 4
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I was thinking, since I have read and watched a lot of reviews, if anyone could type/put their "impressions" into a review? In your opinion, what make's a good review? Or perhaps a great one? As I'm just a regular computer user, with out an amp or anything of the sort. I look for what they used for testing. For example, seeing as I don't have anything, if I did a review it would probably be like this:

 

Testing Set-Up:

Amp: None

Videos/Music: Then give  links to Youtube videos and talk about specific areas in those videos.

Computer/MP3 Player/ Phone: Computer, using Windows 7.

Volume: Windows volume at 8 or something.

Mods: None

 

Well, you get the point. Comfort, sound, durability, all the above is what I like to read or watch in a review. Something that kind of hits closer to my set-up.

 

What about you? Is it more of going into specific details, such as Graphs, pictures, or maybe just the way they type. Is it pictures and details of the drivers, perhaps of the materials used on the Headphone / IEM / Ear-phone? =P

 

Like I said, Out of Curiosity.

post #2 of 4

Informative. Useful. Some benchmarks or comparisons. No bias. No judgement. 

post #3 of 4

A great review should be mostly objective while being subjective where appropriate (after all, everyone has individual preferences).  It should establish credibility by including reasonable comparisons.  Also, headphones should not be reviewed while using equipment that prevents them from reaching close to their full potential, and all equipment used in the review process should be clearly listed.  Good reviews should be detailed and well-organized.  Finally, a reviewer should spend sufficient time listening to the headphones (or other equipment) before reviewing them.

post #4 of 4
Being specific with comfort, isolation, and sound quality to a specific genre(s) and frequency ranges will help make your review stand out from the rest.
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