A Hybrid Review Approach…
… mixing the subjective and objective…
Essentially it uses a subjective analysis of objective aspects of the sound of a component.
Even more essentially, the listener gives it the old ‘college try’ and guestimates how good a component is in several pre-determined and STANDARDIZED categories.
See, if the categories are well-chosen and are standardized, and a number from 1 to 10, say, is assigned, then components can be compared.
Anyway, in the most recent Spintricity article:
… we attempt to come up with some categories that we, at least, use here [tho in the past we have not been so disciplined as to assign a number to score a component’s performance in each category]
The idea is to create a list that we can print out and then enter or circle a number of something so that the review process can be raised up out of the muck and mire.