Thats partly true...
It is a matter of taste.......regarding the reviewer..
But, its a stone cold fact that if you've owned or own over 200 sets of headphones, and you've been into this listening experience for 10-15yrs-20 yrs, then you have HEARD everything, and within that experience is found "a real reviewer".
Some, have not owned 30 sets of headphones, or even 20, and yet they have a high tech & glossy U-TBE invitation for you to "trust' their review....
= "enter with caution" their "take on sound".
How many reviewers out that who OWNED 200 sets of headphones? or 100 sets?
REVIEWED 200 sets of headphone is totally different from OWNED 200 sets of headphones. especially if the headphones are relevant to the DUT (device under test).
I still hold the opinion that consumer decision in high-end audio, be it speaker or headphone, is more related to subjective personal preference. Therefore when you want to shortlist a reviewer as your "relevant" reference, you should examine his review on a product that you are very familiar with. If his opinion reconcile with yours, he is relevant to you. This is, IMHO, better than counting the headphones he owned or reviewed.
In addition, reviewers who are renowned for their consistency can also be relevant even when you don't see eye-to-eye with him because you can develop a pattern from his previous reviews and translate his opinion to something that is relevant to yourselves. Again this is better than counting the headphones he owned or reviewed, IMHO.
Last but not least, even when he truly owned 200 sets of headphones, if he has "a high tech & glossy U-TBE invitation for you to "trust' their review....", I still feel skeptical.
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