- Jul 20, 2011
My barometer for hype is a simple formula leading up to my own actual audition (assuming I can get my hands on it!)
Head-Fi Hype versus *at least* 2 or 3 reputable audio review sources that may include 6 Moons, What HiFi etc (yes, those guys even though they
get it real wrong sometimes)
Unless there is some smooth continuity of praise across both Head-Fi and those external sources - my cynicism props right up and I'll look
into it more carefully, very carefully.
More so than praise - look for matches between the pros and cons laid out by the reviews - if there are huge disparities there - then chances are different sources
and ears are handing over a really different picture,.