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Words that are meaningless in the context of an audio review, A list of words which discredit a review by their inclusion
wakibaki
post May 6 2012, 02:40
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I've google searched for this list, but either my search criteria are bad or it isn't out there.

My apologies if this is not an original topic.

As the title says, I'm trying to compile a list of words that are employed by audio reviewers and forum pundits in their descriptions of the performance of equipment that don't actually convey anything useful.

A couple of words that have come to my attention recently are 'uninvolving' and 'fatigueing'. Both of these at first sight are characteristics that I wouldn't want my equipment to have, but on reflection they're so unspecific that I feel that the reviewer might just as well have said 'I don't like this equipment, but for no good reason I can put a name to'. Since the whole purpose of a review is to provide specific descriptions of equipment characteristics, I've come to feel that the inclusion of these words automatically discredits the reviewer

Another word I'm not too happy with is 'thin', but perhaps you don't share my view. Anyway, I'm going to leave it open to others now to make some contributions.

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post May 7 2012, 17:33
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It was not an analogy; it was a clarification and was not directed specifically at you. wink.gif

You didn't say anything about height.

Regarding your other point, you only need to read the initial post. Posts have already been binned for violating TOS #2 and I should have done the same with the other TOS #2 violation (see update below), but it would probably have been interpreted as censorship and as a result be incorrectly seen as justification for what is actually inappropriate behavior.

If you (that is to say general "you") don't like the discussion, don't participate.


UPDATE: That post and my response was binned too (not by me, but it was probably for the best).

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post May 7 2012, 19:08
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QUOTE (greynol @ May 7 2012, 18:33) *
You didn't say anything about height.

I didn't (actually cancelled the word!) because honestly I've never heard a realistic (as to say, really "solid") reproduction of difference in height placement of sources with usual stereophonic recording. But yes, theorically even height could be represented.
By the way (and I stop here with the OT): perhaps someone might be intersted in this rather qualitative introduction to sterophonic three dimensional reconstruction.

P.S. Roger! wink.gif


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- wakibaki   Words that are meaningless in the context of an audio review   May 6 2012, 02:40
- - Glenn Gundlach   Ask 10 people for their definition of 'muddy...   May 6 2012, 06:05
- - skamp   "analog sounding" (isn't everything ...   May 6 2012, 09:58
- - Speedskater   Way back in 1990, J. Gordon Holt wrote a 152 page ...   May 6 2012, 12:38
|- - wakibaki   QUOTE (Speedskater @ May 6 2012, 12:38) W...   May 6 2012, 20:37
- - stephan_g   This glossary? BTW, "euphoric" (excited...   May 6 2012, 17:47
|- - porky_pig_jr   QUOTE (stephan_g @ May 6 2012, 17:47) Thi...   May 7 2012, 04:33
|- - skamp   QUOTE (stephan_g @ May 6 2012, 18:47) BTW...   May 7 2012, 08:58
- - bug80   Another classic: danceable   May 6 2012, 22:04
|- - andy o   QUOTE (bug80 @ May 6 2012, 14:04) Another...   May 7 2012, 02:13
|- - PoisonDan   QUOTE (bug80 @ May 6 2012, 23:04) Another...   May 7 2012, 10:52
- - smok3   some of these: "Music had a vail lifted with ...   May 6 2012, 23:19
- - greynol   I think I remember that one. Wasn't it about s...   May 7 2012, 00:27
|- - wakibaki   QUOTE (greynol @ May 7 2012, 00:27) Waki,...   May 7 2012, 03:10
- - mzil   "Butterscotch"   May 7 2012, 00:51
- - knutinh   3-dimensionality   May 7 2012, 06:36
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (knutinh @ May 7 2012, 07:36) 3-dim...   May 7 2012, 09:01
|- - Zarggg   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 7 2012, 04:01) QUOTE...   May 7 2012, 15:31
||- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Zarggg @ May 7 2012, 16:31) QUOTE ...   May 7 2012, 17:28
|- - knutinh   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 7 2012, 10:01) QUOTE...   May 9 2012, 13:09
- - ech3   Warm.   May 7 2012, 14:42
- - greynol   Two points can only define one dimension (two dime...   May 7 2012, 15:36
- - greynol   It was not an analogy; it was a clarification and ...   May 7 2012, 17:33
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ May 7 2012, 18:33) You d...   May 7 2012, 19:08
- - Woodinville   With the way that most audio equipment reviews are...   May 7 2012, 18:01
|- - Canar   QUOTE (Woodinville @ May 7 2012, 10:01) W...   May 11 2012, 19:21
- - greynol   To add to that, it's also a shame since someti...   May 7 2012, 18:12
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ May 7 2012, 19:12) To ad...   May 7 2012, 20:35
|- - icstm   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 7 2012, 19:35) QUOTE...   May 8 2012, 15:08
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (icstm @ May 8 2012, 16:08) I am a ...   May 8 2012, 17:57
- - ZAPNSPARK   The following words were collected from an actual ...   May 7 2012, 19:03
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (ZAPNSPARK @ May 7 2012, 14:03) The...   May 8 2012, 14:06
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ May 8 2012, 09...   May 9 2012, 16:46
|- - Nessuno   Left alone all the considerations if a common thre...   May 10 2012, 08:49
|- - honestguv   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 10 2012, 08:49) Now,...   May 10 2012, 14:38
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (honestguv @ May 10 2012, 15:38) If...   May 10 2012, 16:54
|- - honestguv   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 10 2012, 16:54) QUOT...   May 11 2012, 13:07
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (honestguv @ May 11 2012, 14:07) I ...   May 11 2012, 21:57
|- - honestguv   QUOTE (Nessuno @ May 11 2012, 21:57) I ad...   May 14 2012, 14:30
|- - StephenPG   An old Simpsons song springs to mind... sorry... ...   May 14 2012, 14:50
- - ZAPNSPARK   I had posted that list of buzzwords on another for...   May 7 2012, 20:10
- - Ethan Winer   At the What's Best forum the other day, Barry ...   May 8 2012, 17:53
- - Carledwards   Audio reviews, unless limited to measurements and ...   May 9 2012, 00:18
- - greynol   Fluff words are also used by amatures in web forum...   May 9 2012, 16:32


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