Are you an Objectivist or Subjectivist Audiophile?

Are you an objective or subjective audiophile?

When I buy HiFi I want to know what the products are all about. What their sonic USP’s are, i.e. the main traits that make them stand out. This is something I’m fanatical about trying to convey, so in a review you will always see me highlighting the main comparative sonic traits in bold. So does a HiFi review have Objectivity and with a capital ‘O’ or subjectivity with a small ‘s’ ?

A review needs to be comparative to have a point and to walk down the middle for manufacturers and consumers and be confident in asserting what products do sonically.

I looked at the fact that you need to have benchmarks to assess any audio products. For explanation have a look here.

So which one are you?

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Making comparisons when reviewing HiFi is absolutely essential. It not only shows that I have thought of the comparative differences but shows that I am assessing these differences too.

In my other articles I have looked at how HiFi reviewing is objective – see here and that reviews require credibility to be useful or worthwhile- see my article here.

View my film to find out – does HiFi Reviewing have Objectivity? Are you an objectivist or a subjectivist Audiophile?

Links to other articles

In this film I refer to these articles ;

HIFIMAN JADE 2 – Electrostatic headphones and amplifier

HIFIMAN Jade II (6) - 13th Note HiFi Reviews
Are you an Objectivist or Subjectivist Audiophile?
Superman’s headphones ? Kryptonite

ATC SCM40A – see my article here

Totem Kin Play Active Speakers – check back soon

Chord Hugo TT2 – Digital to analogue converter – a film and article here. Chord Electronics MScaler?

RME ADI-2 DAC FS – Digital to Analogue Converter

RME ADI-2 DAC FS Review - with HIFIMAN Jade 2
Are you an Objectivist or Subjectivist Audiophile?
This RME DAC is tremendous value for money!

PS Audio DirectStream DAC – a film and article here. Added Windom?

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Written by Simon Price

I'm music lover who shares experiences of faithfully reproduced audio in an ENGAGING way with HIGH VIDEO PRODUCTION VALUES. I enjoy and make reviews as I love audio gadgets, being a voice on audio and producing creative videos that ultimately benefit the industry and new participation. I keep technicalities easy, as I believe great audio serves music and music is inclusive and to be enjoyed by all!

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