- Jan 15, 2020
Even though no YouTube channel ( a blog)Archimago’s Musings are on par with Audio Science Review regarding technical data and value. I prefer written reviews and data tests/ charts.So you want to buy a new audio product, you go to YouTube, search "best closed back headphone/dac/amp/studio monitor/IEM under $xxxx", or the name of the product if you are already somewhat honed in on what you want, and you get a list of videos to choose from. But which of these reviewers offer you the best return for your time?
Well I thought it would be interesting topic to talk about, and in a format that is best by test - a tier list.
Here is my suggestion as to how to approach this, feel free to ignore it as much as you want.
I think what would be important in a reviewer would be their:
- Knowledge : do they know what they are talking about or is it just a repetition of manufacturers' sales pitch
- Usefulness : how helpful is the review to make a purchase decision with which you will most likely be happy
- Entertainment : how entertaining is to watch them
- Quality of Production : lights, mics, camera - action!
- Variety of Products : is it all IEMs or whatever their sponsors send them or do we also get a good variety of products
- Likability : with some people you just don't click - and it is almost always better to accept that our personal like / dislike plays a role than to try an deny it and pretend objectivity in my experience. Spill it out.
And here is the list of reviewers I can think of, in alphabetical order. If you are game, you can include or exclude whomever you want, this is for reference only.
- Joshua Velor
- Julian Krause
- LTT / Linus
I think most will agree that it's probably best to exclude Amir from this tier list as it does not feel appropriate to go into someones home and rate their "excellence in hosting" during dinner no matter what is your opinion (we will talk about him on Head-Fi )
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Thanks for this as well, I did not know about Archimago. Read a few of his reviews, good content but a blog in 2022.. It is a hard format to get popular with.Even though no YouTube channel ( a blog)Archimago’s Musings are on par with Audio Science Review regarding technical data and value. I prefer written reviews and data tests/ charts.
No I don't. I gave that up some time ago. Mugs game. Same deal with musical instruments. These guys are all...So you want to buy a new audio product, you go to YouTube, search...
Yes, it's true. He's done some great videos presenting tricky issues quite clearly. I followed his guide to using UMIK-1 and REW to generate a room EQ.Julian Krause for audio recording interfaces.
I watch quite a few YT videos at 1.25 or 1.5x speead, and I will skip forward over sections I'm not interested in. If, for example, they are waffing on about cables, packaging, accessories, etc., which for me aren't very important. I have several IEMs and they all came with a little storage case/wallet that I never use.Since YT "algorithm" started favouring longer videos, there has been a trend to drag 5 videos to 25 mins, going on and on about boxes and cables and whatnot. It is an annoying trend.
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the review is rubbish not a spoken word of english so can't hear , sorry do not speak french and no , do not care for the rubbish headphones , savages using animal skin shame on them