- Jan 27, 2019
Viewers often come to me just asking for "the answer." I don't know which is the best speaker. I can only hope to help them educate themselves enough to make a better decision for themselves. What's "best" for everyone is different.
Great question. The answer is that comment comes from my experience with videos I've made on my channel. I'm talking about me.
I have broken down reviews into 3 parts before: a binaural sound demo using calibrated mics, one where I just cover my measurements, and another video that's mostly my subjective opinion. You might have guessed that the subjective one gets the most views. No surprise, we're human and we want to hear the jist of it all. I do it too. I come here and just want to see what kind of panther a product gets.
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I have summary videos that are the easiest to make because I just take my favorite speakers that I've previously reviewed at certain price points and summarize my overall findings on each speaker. Those are extremely popular videos. I get it. People might not have the time or desire to watch reviews, learn about audio, they just want to know which product to buy. They want to be told. They want the shortcut answer.
So in the end, maybe I'm complaining you, the viewer? Maybe I'm frustrated with my own inability to make educational information more entertaining. Maybe I'm am thinking about a specific reviewer when I say something. This was just a rant. Me just saying whatever came to mind. If it resonates with others, maybe there's something there. But why can't that person own their own meaning of why it resonates with them. I know why it resonates with me, but that's just me. If you and I like the same song, we will have different memories attached to that song. If I say, it makes me feel XYZ way, and you also feel that way, does it matter what my backstory is? I don't think so. That's why I don't care to specify which reviewers I had in mind. It could've been a few at the same time. If I wanted to call a specific person out, I would have.
Ok thanks. (And also, thanks for contributing another more objective take on audio equipment in to the youtubeverse)
I certainly don't see the gig of a youtube reviewer as being easy, no matter where one is on the objective - subjective curve.