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post #31 of 221
The site looks promising, but I have a concern. I'm worried that all your attempts to keep away the "fan-boys", etc., may end up skewing the ratings even more. For example, it, apparently, would not let me give a good review to the CD3000 because they were not already in the top 10. Once there are enough reviews, it balances out. But I think too much attempt to get only quality reviews may backfire by simply representing the general biases of the forum.
post #32 of 221
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Originally Posted by acs236
The site looks promising, but I have a concern. I'm worried that all your attempts to keep away the "fan-boys", etc., may end up skewing the ratings even more. For example, it, apparently, would not let me give a good review to the CD3000 because they were not already in the top 10. Once there are enough reviews, it balances out. But I think too much attempt to get only quality reviews may backfire by simply representing the general biases of the forum.
Agreed. If one person thinks that the HD650s are clearly inferior to the PX100s, then they are clearly inferior ( to that person), maybe few will agree but so what. It is all a matter of opinion. If 100 people think that the HD650s are clearly superior to the PX100s then they are (but only obviously to those 100 people who have proffered an opinion). So a pair of phones may be technically superior , big deal, what do they sound like to the owners?.

I also find objectionable the suggestion that I might not be allowed an opinion on my own headphones if I had not heard anything substantially more expensive. Some of us will never own $1000+ headphones - does that make us 2nd class citizens or our opinions less valid?. This all looks a little bit elitist to me, which is sad as I think a big database of reviews is a really good idea.
post #33 of 221
I guess I don't really see the point of this site. Reviewing a headphone, a device which people are incredibly subjective and irrationally attached to, is bound to be innaccurate...

The deal is, comparing 90% of headphones to the R10s, HE90s and SR-007s is going to make them all look horrible, IMO. Because wow, they cost only 10% of the price on average!

If I rated the sound quality of my DT440s compared to omega IIs (which I have listened to), I would rate them fairly low. But beyerdynamic never designed the DT440s to compete with the omega IIs; they aren't at the same price point.

Ratings should fit with the type of headphone/earphone as well as the price point, is all I have to say. Comparing Shure E3cs and Senn HE90/Sony R10s is just stupid.
post #34 of 221
I think that the scores are not very usefull, but reading the written reviews is very usefull. I am worried a bit about people that score a headphone and offer two sentences of explination however...
post #35 of 221
Thread Starter 
If you can't submit a review of the CD3Ks it's a bug, not a feature. Any member can submit a review for any headphones they like, once. I just tried to sumbit a review of the L3000s (which are currently the top can) and it worked fine. If you can't please contact me with the details of the error message and the time it occured using the contact form, and i'll fix it up.

Fan-boys, as I define them, are people who buy one pair of cheap headphones, haven't heard anything better, and rate them as 10/10 for everything.

If you haven't heard any good quality headphones then I don't think you can objectively review the headphones you own. I designed it that way so it's more like expert advice for people rather than a bunch of fanboys recommending what they own. I made this site after reading a few reviews on cnet, and similar sites, which all sucked because it was mainly fanboys reviewing, not experts.

Yes, headphones are very subjective, but I hope this site can help people who are considering buying headphones of a certian style. I think the scores and reviews are both helpful for that.

I'm going to make the top 10 dependant on value soon, as well as price, as of course the most expensive headphones will generally be better.

In the end, if you don't like it, don't use it. Anyone who wants their reviews deleted can contact me using the contact form.

Incidentally, the site got 150,000 hits in its first month: 4800 unique visits, and 6000 pages. Not bad for the first month of operation, so some people obviously like it. We're not even indexed by google yet.
post #36 of 221
When I tried to submit it tells me that I gave them an above average rating "over 70%" and at least hints at the idea that I reconsider based on the top 10. There is no button available to submit the review once I get this message.

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Originally Posted by commando
If you can't submit a review of the CD3Ks it's a bug, not a feature. Any member can submit a review for any headphones they like, once. I just tried to sumbit a review of the L3000s (which are currently the top can) and it worked fine. If you can't please contact me with the details of the error message and the time it occured using the contact form, and i'll fix it up.
post #37 of 221
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by acs236
When I tried to submit it tells me that I gave them an above average rating "over 70%" and at least hints at the idea that I reconsider based on the top 10. There is no button available to submit the review once I get this message.
Edit - see next post.
post #38 of 221
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by acs236
When I tried to submit it tells me that I gave them an above average rating "over 70%" and at least hints at the idea that I reconsider based on the top 10. There is no button available to submit the review once I get this message.
It works fine for me, both logged in as an admin and a normal user. The button's at the bottom of the page, it says "add review". If it doesn't for you please reply to my email and include a screenshot so I can work out what's going on.
post #39 of 221
I tried it again with the same result as before. I emailed you a screen shot.

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Originally Posted by commando
It works fine for me, both logged in as an admin and a normal user. The button's at the bottom of the page, it says "add review". If it doesn't for you please reply to my email and include a screenshot so I can work out what's going on.
post #40 of 221
Thread Starter 
There's small bug around my new warning messages that would only have happened when a review for open headphones that are rated over 70% and the isolation wasn't set to "N/A". I'll fix it later today, but hadly anyone should run into it anyway. Thanks to acs236 for pointing it out and helping me solve it
post #41 of 221
But the CD3000 is a closed headphone.

Just trying to make sure you caught the right bug.

Quote:
Originally Posted by commando
There's small bug around my new warning messages that would only have happened when a review for open headphones that are rated over 70% and the isolation wasn't set to "N/A". I'll fix it later today, but hadly anyone should run into it anyway. Thanks to acs236 for pointing it out and helping me solve it
post #42 of 221
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Originally Posted by commando
I'll change the enclosure to "other". I'm going to leave them as open cans, becuase although they're technically closed they don't offer any isolation, which could be misleading.
I have to disagree (and agree with acs236) here. This is a closed can, because it is a closed construction. Just because you think that "they don't offer any isolation", it is not an open can, even if you "stand on your head and whistle" (German saying ). You already judge the phones by not accepting the technical facts.

And the CD3K very well offer A LOT more isolation than for example the Beyer DT880. It doesn't offer much isolation against noises from the outside, but the isolation towards the outside is pretty good. If not, my girlfriend would already have killed me long time ago .

Cheers

Chisum
post #43 of 221
Thread Starter 
I changed the CD3000 to being closed cans some time yesterday - might as well get everything right, even though "closed" is misleading for them. Mine offer absolutely no isolation, that's why I left them as open, but we have an "isolation" score that's been rated very low anyway.
post #44 of 221
I just bumped the HD 595 off the top ten.

I did my first review and it took a lot longer than I thought it would. I think I may do some quicker reviews then go back and add to them or change them later. The ability for us to edit is very handy.
post #45 of 221
Thread Starter 
I wonder if it's worth splitting the 120 and 50 ohm versions of the 595 up? It would dilute the reviews down though, which i'd not be thrilled at. Does anyone know if they're significantly different?
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