Watch my video below and get an idea of what this site aims to do, which in short is credible, balanced and engaging HiFi reviews.
HiFi serves the music and not the other way around, that’s why I always think that HiFi should use technicality if it’s an aide to understanding kit, features, and sonics. Not in spite of it. That means quite often, but I think, you shouldn’t have to be alienated away from understanding if assumptions of understanding are always made.
Experienced based judgements with HiFi have most validity especially with lots of kit in the mixing pot of audio tests. So it is essential, to my mind, that you need to rate products by comparison. Experience of HiFi is the best ways to get an idea of what HiFi can do. Lots of comparisons into the pot, to use a food analogy, means more flavours on offer to your palette of preference. Not only in sonic prowess but feature skill.
I tackled comparison based HiFi reviews in my article here. The trailer is to gauge my aims, back story, why I started this site and wanted to do YouTube reviews in a different way to others.
The notion that HiFi is only subjective is an interesting one and I think, crumbles when you start making comparisons. Coke is dry to Pepsi’s relative sweetness, which is immutable and no subjectivity comes into it. The Internet is a resource for user views and opinions, so reviewers have got to get on board with these experienced based conceptions. Otherwise conventional reviewers will exist rare in evolution, exist as a rare breed who may become a dangered species to the propagation of internet opinions. That’s why everyone is, in some way, a reviewer!
Are HiFi reviews really just Subjective? Subjectivist or Objectivist Audiophile?