This question necessarily assumes there are bad products that do not get reviewed. I’m going to have to answer a question with a question—who, in their right mind, would design, manufacture, and sell bad hifi? Of course this happens all the time in the pharma, investment, and defense industries, but hifi?
Unfortunately, this assumption doesn’t end with “bad hifi.” That is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. If we dig down deeper we find. . .paranoia—bad products are a rip-off so we have to be vigilant so as not to get scammed. Measure, measure, measure, A/B, A/B, A/B, ABX, ABX, ABX. Our senses are evil, they deceive us.
I have news for ya—the thing about hifi is we use it to listen to, and enjoy, music. If you don’t like what you hear, return it. If you like what you hear, enjoy.
The moral of the story being, skip the paranoia and jump right to enjoyment. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.
Question: Why Aren’t There More Negative Reviews? Share your thoughts in the comments.