- May 16, 2003
So, this is quite the subject matter for Head-Fi, but it does pertain to our niche clique. There have been tremendous research, development, and actual live platforms that deal with these topics and although the costs are astronomical, it is entirely feasible that the next two to five years will lead to a trickle down effect to real world prices and options. Here is a scenario: a newbie is looking for a great pair of headphones for under $50 USD and he is interested in reading a mixture of professional reviews both inside and outside of Head-Fi, subjective ownership reviews ranked by the "seniority" of the said author, and technical specifications along with how others are utilizing this aforementioned magical pair of cans in their audio equipment racks and specific applications. These technologies could help the so called newbie learn more quickly and get useful information more rapidly with satisfying real world results: he is a happy newbie to Head-Fi while the "veterans" are not pestered by anonymous private messages on ancient reviews posted years ago. Some of these platforms do coincide neatly and could be ported into the Head-Fi databases, servers, etc. Do you think that this would be a worthwhile medium to long term project? Who is in this for the long haul in terms of making contributions? I am already in it and learning these fascinating technical matters while combining my experiences as a Head-Fi member to tailor it to the needs of our community. It will take me time to be able to talk with Jude Mansilla and the other administrators about it and some time to put it online in a series of alpha, beta, and production ready tests. Whaddya think?