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Whilst my degree is in Economics and my career begun in the mad world of London’s financial sector, what begun as a hobby later became my full time endeavour and I now produce content both for my own website and YouTube channel, as well as The Headphone Show. I take a mixed subjective and objective approach to product evaluation and try to produce content that not only gives my thoughts on the item I’m reviewing but also explains sometimes quite complicated theory or engineering topics in a clear and easy to understand manner.
I love trying new ways and equipment to listen to music, and for me it’s not about finding what’s ‘best’, but hearing how many wonderful ways our music can be presented.
I love not only trying and subjectively reviewing gear, but also looking deep into how products work, what has been done well and not so well, finding why certain behaviours affect what we hear, and learning more about the field as a whole.
Why are my reviews different?
I do two things differently to most reviewers. Firstly, I never use affiliate links, and aim to avoid anything which would introduce the potential for bias. Honesty and integrity are my primary aims, not making money. (Hence why I left a career path with much higher earnings to do what I love.)
I do this because I love it, and I want my reviews to be unquestionably honest and transparent. I don’t want any viewer or reader to ever have to worry that I’m only speaking positively about a product because I’m being paid to, or getting commission from affiliate link sales. For this reason I also put out reviews at a slower pace, focusing on quality over quantity.
Secondly, I sit quite firmly in the middle of ‘subjectivist’ and ‘objectivist’.
Measured performance is important, and can tell us so much about the gear we enjoy. I’d never want to get a truly bad/problematic piece of equipment, but only the deaf follow measurements without ever listening.
Test condition measurements are no guarantee of good sound and our understanding of many areas is limited, there are additionally many excellently performing products which sound quite different to each other.
Subjective AND objective information are equally important and I aim to provide both in a fair, reasonable and concise manner.
Would you like to send something for review?
Firstly, thank you! I’m always keen to try out and review new stuff. If you are a viewer with something you’d like to send or a manufacturer, then please do send me an email.
Please be aware that I like to thoroughly evaluate products and because of both this and the time spent on production, I publish reviews at a lower frequency than other channels. If you would like something reviewed as quickly as possible or to have the video ready for a particular date such as a launch then please email me in advance so I can ensure this can be accommodated.
Additionally, as previously mentioned, I do not use affiliate links (though will of course put the link to your store in the video description and mention it verbally, I just don’t want any financial compensation for the coverage).
It is simply a case of lending me a product in exchange for an honest review, no strings attached.
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