Originally Posted by JackOften
There seems to be many apologists for his behavior (I know you're saying you're not, but umm... ) and I understand at one point in time he may have helped many a DIY'er, but before jumping to his defense it should be pointed out this isn't the first time he's "come down from the heavens" and thread stomped, discredited and belittled guys who are doing the best they can.
There's nothing wrong with this review - It's a subjective look at 5 subs. Bosso went as far as to say (without provocation) that they shouldn't be giving subjective sub reviews.
It's really too bad some people use there knowledge to stomp out us newb's subjective assessments without offering up a CONSTRUCTIVE alternatives. It's always easier to tear down rather than build... You'd think individuals with sub construction experience would know that.
I recall when I did a sub shootout, and the shootout was criticized for various reasons, including the fact that we did not try to match the frequency response and truly level match the subs. While I felt humiliated and likely reacted poorly in that thread (can't recall), I learned from those comments and at the next shootout we did we made a better attempt at matching the FR of the subs.
Even more recently when I compared my PB13 to the DIY subs I made, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to get the response as close as possible (not an easy feat for sealed vs ported) before doing any "SQ" comparisons.
Of course, I then commented in a similar fashion by using "SPL Peaks" for various scenes (not understanding why I was getting some of the results I was) and Bosso was one of the first to chime in as to why this was, more or less, entirely meaningless, and after reading his responses (about 27 times) I started to understand why.
So yes, he doesn't come in and sugar coat what he says (and frankly, his post here was quite tame in comparison), he just speaks outright with knowledge that is well beyond what the vast majority of us here have, and often that rubs people (such as yourself apparently, and a few others) the wrong way.
He didn't say "that they shouldn't be giving subjective sub reviews", he offered up several reasons as to why a subjective review in the context of the frequency responses given is somewhat meaningless. If you read his post, you'll understand why. Well, maybe.
What's most humorous is your consistent comments about his posts being meant to "demean and belittle" the work of others, and then post comments such as "all hail Bosso", or "he comes down from the heavens", or "you'd think individuals with construction experience would know that", or comments disputing that he's actually helped a ton of people or tested numerous subs because you haven't seen it, and then in the next breath say "I agree this shouldn't be personal" to others or make analogies about pots and kettles.
What's really unfortunate is the utter lack of desire to actually learn something new that appears to be more and more prevalent from so many users in the subwoofer forum, and fear/hate that is spewed when one expresses knowledge or challenges the norm.
Anyhow, back to the regular scheduled programming...I'm just a "Bosso apologist", so "all hail JackOften" and thank you for "coming down from the heavens" to save us from the likes of Bosso!