Originally Posted by jj_0001
You do understand that Harman has built an entire room to handle blind speaker listening tests, yes?
Of course, as have a few others around the world. But they're hardly accessible by the masses! So I am not sure what you're driving at!
Let's suppose they were accessible for a moment:
1. Do you believe such outlets capable of proctoring such tests, without the influence of bias.
2. Do you believe that such tests would increase their respective profitability's or bolster strong relationships with their vendors?
1a. Is it not more likely that bias would exist!
2a. Is it not more likely that such formats of product audition would create a massive bottleneck in sales transactions, as such tests would extend the audition times, as they limit the number of participants and extend the direct time requirements relating to the auditions/testing's themselves.
It's question of practicality and profitability - which are as best I can tell, inversely proportional.
Lastly, there can be no successful argument put fourth against the fact that Harmon's outpost has a limited selection of products to contrast, and what is being contrasted is most certainly against their own product offerings. This fact produces a prime question: Is it practical and therefore profitable for Harmon, to invest in an environment which evidences other brands as superior to their own. - I think not! I think it's highly probable that a bias is present, by means of product filtration (AKA Censorship).