Well yes, you DID come off " harsh"! While I may not give a rats rump about your approval for my "technique" it is a totally legitimate one, used for everything from car shopping to house hunting. Follow along, if you will... While auditioning speakers (or cars, houses, etc.) use a note pad to list the pros and cons of each one being auditioned. After a sufficient number (varies with individual thresholds for time spent) compare notes and eliminate those that don't make the cut. Using whatever criteria makes sense to you revisit those candidates still left and repeat the process, making your final decision based on whatever is most important to you (price, looks, dynamic range, whatever). Purchase your choice, set them up at home, listen and post a short review telling everyone how pleased you are. With any luck you won't run into a condescending know-it-all with barely a month on the forum telling you that you did it all wrong. Peace!
|Originally Posted by Schadenfreude|
I'm sorry, I just got the impression from the first post that you had directly compared, and that is quite a differant thing entirely from what you based your conclusions on. While I admit that I personally find little use in the "technique" you used (and from what I read on others opinions on what constitutes a decent comparison), it certainly isn't totally without merit, it's just that it MAY have been constructive to further explain how you choose instead of giving people the impression that you had done a real comparison.
all that shouldmatter to you.
I'm sorry if I came off harsh, peace.