"Who do you think you are? The HR of avsforum.com???
What credentials do you have? For all I know, you could be a high school kid typing from your dad's cell phone..."
My credentials are irrelevant. I see that you're shifting the burden of proof like your boy Tim. Birds of a feather I guess... I simply dismiss the claims made by the backyard gurus, and I've explained why. It's their responsibility to prove their claims, not mine to dismiss them.
"You have no authority in determining whether someone is a valid reviewer or qualified to perform CEA 2010 tests."
I am most certainly an authority for my and this is why your attempt to shift the burden of proof is so absurd. I am however more comfortable in the conclusions reached by one audio reviewer compared to another. I'm also comfortable taking with a grain of salt those whom I am not familiar with.
, data-bass is Josh Ricci's side gig. He may not even work in the audio business."
Strawman away, but one's actual day job isn't the end all be all for me to prefer one's opinion by a long shot...
"In fact, most of the so called audio reviewers/testers have no proper education in acoustics."
...nor is their educational background. Your broad sweeping generalizations aside, I give a very abridged list of audio reviewers, and pros which I prefer, and most do have a proper education in audio production and do it full time.
"Many of them are self-taught, just like many respected members here who give sound advice unconditionally."
And many are laughable gurus on an obvious Dunning Kruger kick. I'm not going to just give a stranger the same value because they share some similar background. There's more to it than that.