Originally Posted by jets4life
My question, why? I'll bet there isn't a review of this speaker I haven't read, but the thing is...that's an easy statement to make. There are hardly any. Virtually no reviews on line.
Speakers that are widely reviewed online like the Pioneer Andrew Jones (which we now know are not all that great based on actual user feedback here) usually enjoy a coordinated marketing effort on behalf of the company behind them, especially bigger and deeper-pocketed companies. Some even employ "brand management" contractors to use bots to plant glowing shill reviews on Amazon and the like.
If YOU were a professional speaker reviewer, what do you think you're more likely to end up reviewing:
1. A widely known, big brand speaker whose name on your magazine's cover or website front page would be sure to generate clicks, buzz, and sales?
2. A speaker whose manufacturer has kindly sent you a pair to listen to (either a loaner pair or a "free" review pair), and perhaps has even designated a PR
staffer to follow up with you and develop an amicable relationship?
3. A speaker company that advertises in your audio publication/website, or COULD potentially advertise in your audio publication/website?
4. Some combination of #1
, 2, and 3?
5. A small, relatively new and obscure speaker company that doesn't do #2
or 3, and whose products aren't carried in big box stores or even on Amazon?