I was confused by seeing this thread as started by me - until I saw the admin comments.
In defense of the technical jargon - if you just read that headphones are good with a certain song and don't specify exactly why, the reason you like them might be the reason someone else hates them. Even if you say that the vocals are great with a particular track, some people like vocals presented recessed - as in a larger arena, or forward and intimate as in a private audition. Then you have clarity, detail, warmth vs. smoothness etc. . .
It may seem that reviewers get carried away by the details, but once you know what the terms mean - that would more accurately allow you to tailor headphones to your personal preferences. People hear differently, so the details and jargon are often an attempt at making objective comparisons.
That said, I'm glad that both kinds of reviews are readily available both here and at head-fi.
Got nothing against the jargon,but most folks really dont care about it, they just want a baseline on how the headphones sound with the type of music they prefer.I own a computer store,and most of my customers just want something that "just works",without all the technobabble that comes along with most computer sales.Solid,well built,and current,all they care about.I am a tech minded person myself,and really appreciate a good review,tech talk and all,if just for the fact that Im learning something new.Head-Fi offers me that experience,and they also, although not as much as they could,offer a non tech approach as well.As the saying goes,to each his own
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