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Writing About Audio For Love and Money

  • Written by Roger Skoff
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Up to now in this continuing series, I've talked about audio reviewing; what's necessary to be able to do a good job of it; and, at least to some degree, how to actually "write" a review that will be interesting and informative to your "readers" and that (if you're good enough), will even entertain them as they read it. Read More

So You Want To Be A Second Set Of Ears?

  • Written by Roger Skoff
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In Part 7 of this continuing series I said that an audio review can be either "objective", "subjective" or a mixture of both, using both test numbers and descriptive words to communicate a reviewer's thoughts to his audience. Because, ultimately, both the words and the numbers are just there to provide an idea of how the product or system under review sounds, and because - except where I might, for some technical or professional reason, require specific quantification of some aspect of the sound - I said that I personally prefer to see or hear a review in words, which I can accept directly, rather than one in numbers, charts, or graphs that I would have to interpret. To my personal way of thinking, I said, only such specific test results as are absolutely necessary to make the reviewer's point or to explain some vital issue should ever be included. Read More

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