Welcome to Unbeatablesound! We specialize in bringing you the best reviews in audio equipment, official and unofficial news, and even friendly buying guides for those who are looking for helpful advice from professionals.
At Unbeatablesound we write reviews for the people without unbiased opinions. We analyze all equipment from a professional and an average everyday user’s perspective. Bringing you the facts and statistics of the equipment. We base every piece of audio equipment (AE) off a 5-star rating system with a detailed breakdown of three simple yet effective factors.
First, we will analyze the design aspect of the AE, to determine what the company was trying to create and what they have actually created. By doing this we will get a better understanding to why the AE is aimed more at beginners or more so at professionals, or maybe even both! The design of the AE really is the most important aspect due it determining the overall functionality. An example is if we are testing a new set of headphones and they have some amazing sound quality but are not comfortable and do not sit on your head tight enough, the rest does not matter as much now. The design would have noticeable flaws that make it difficult for the user to enjoy. Thus making the AE not desirable for those who are looking to have comfortable headphones. Also, it is important to mention that if the design has been revamped within its product line, like Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50X, we will include a comparison with the previous model to determine the differences and similarities of the AE.
Next, we will analyze the second most important aspect which is the sound quality. We determine a product’s sound or audio quality by measuring frequencies called highs, mids, and lows.
In case you are not familiar with sound frequencies, here is an example of what different measure.
These frequencies are measured by oscillations of sound waves per second (AKA Hertz). The human body can hear frequencies as low as 20Hz and as loud as 20,000Hz. We then measure headphone frequencies using an acoustics simulator that lets us gather data and determine accurate measurements of lower to higher frequencies. But for those who are not audiophiles or professionals, all you need to know is that we test the limits of the equipment. A necessary step to decide the actual potential of the product. Other than measuring different frequencies, we test sound quality in a variety of environments. Our surroundings often affect our hearing and sometimes without even us noticing. That is why we change environments from quiet to louder surroundings to again test the limitations of the equipment. Lastly, we want to evaluate any included or new features of the AE. They will also play a key role in determining the outcome of our final rating.
See an example headphone frequency chart below:
Finally the further access the AE, we take in account the value. A product is only worth what the user is willing to pay. An absolutely necessary step in whether recommending or not recommending AE. Taking into account what the original price was, what current retail price is, and what the secondhand price is valued at. Figuring this out will give us and as well as the user a better understanding of why a product is too expensive, too cheap, or priced just right.
With all of this factors brought together, our mathematics comes in. We then average the (1 – 5) scores to calculate the overall score. The overall score is a reflection of all these factors and can actually change over time when prices drop, products are discontinued, or a newer model is released.
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Kyle Nelson – Editor