- Dec 7, 2008
The Sound Sciences forum is a perfect avenue for legitimate and focused discussions for those that want to nitpick and debate ad infinitum about theories and testing methodologies. And guess what? The vast majority of the participants in this thread have not actually taken the time to listen to the Portable Players being discussed. Rather pointing to artificial measurement graphs created by someone else.
It's like a bunch of physics undergrad college students debating about the fundamental max G-Forces that are present in a new roller coaster. But then never actually taking a ride on the roller coaster in question. Meanwhile, there are a lot of people have ridden that roller coaster that had a great time and want to talk about it. But here are a bunch of people standing nearby shouting about how the Max G-Forces are too low for it to be fun at all.
It's distracting, and frankly the topic has been beaten to death beyond squeezing blood from this stone.
Instead of crying foul of censorship, be thankful this Sound Sciences forum even exists as this thread would've just been locked a long time ago.
Did all the scientists who designed the Apollo 11 actually travel to the moon?
And no, I'm not thankful the Sound Sciences forum exists; I don't see a legitimate reason why this particular thread should get locked. I liken what's happened to an important/ relevant news item which should appear on the front page or first few pages of a newspaper but is instead sent to the last pages of the paper for VERY few to see. To me, this comes across as a clear form of censorship.
If dfkt had decided to start this thread in the Sound Sciences forum, that would've been his choice and I'd have been OK with that but he started it in what I regard to be the most relevant & appropriate forum, ie the Portable Source Gear forum.
meh... the fact that this thread was moved to the Sound Science forum doesn't really change anything. This thread is extremely active, and usually has the most recent posts in it. I see it whenever I scroll down.
I wonder how many people who come to head-fi looking for reviews on different DAP's actually know a Sound Sciences forum even exists -- I know I didn't and I've been round here for a while -- and even if they did notice it, would they bother at all? I think VERY few would.