Reviews by leading professionals – This is the definition of a review as given by Wikipedia. An honest evaluation of the performance of the component under test. A user review refers to a review written by a user or consumer for a product or a service based on her experience as a user of the reviewed product.
Music critics and music writers also review recordings of music, including individual songs or pieces or entire albums. In the case of a review of an entire album, the reviewer will not only judge the individual songs or pieces; they will also judge how well all of the songs or pieces work together or go together.
The age of digital downloads may considerably change the album review. Where previously albums were purchased as collections of songs, often with a common theme, the rise of individual song downloads may have a significant impact on consumers’ exposure to an artist’s music. Die-hard fans will most likely continue to explore an artist’s complete work, but individuals will most likely make significantly different choices and “cherry-pick” songs they have been exposed to.
The concept of “singles” or individual hits marked for retail has been around for a long time; however, the price for a single in the days of CDs or 45’s was much closer to the complete album price. When you consider that each song on an artist’s album is often priced at the same amount, the odds of the average consumer purchase the entire album instead of selecting the “hit” songs decreases significantly.
Reviews of live music performances are typically short articles that tell readers about the performers or group(s) that were involved and the pieces or songs that were performed. The comments made by reviewers fall, roughly into two categories: technical comments and subjective/artistic comments. The elements in the “technical” category include rhythmic “togetherness”, intonation, errors or slip-ups, and so on.
These elements are fairly “black and white”; a pianist playing a concerto either played the right notes on a climactic scale run, or she missed it. The subjective comments refer to elements which are a matter of taste. The balance between the different elements in a review (information about the performer or group; information about the pieces/songs; commentary about the technical and subjective elements of the performance) depends on the audience that a music critic is writing for.
There are so many contributing factors to be taken into account when performing a review. It takes a long time to carry out a complete analysis of the performance of the component. The overall performance is exactly what is required. Because this is to what a customer will relate to if thinking of purchasing the item. When I have a review carried out I have to wait over a month to get the results. But believe me, the result is well waiting for because every result has been positive!
A bought review is the system where the creator (usually a company) of a new product pays a reviewer to review his new product. Primarily used in the car, movie, and game industry this system creates a kind of undercover advertising. Bought reviews tend to be biased due to the informative value of reviews. In some cases, a bought review may be independent, if the person that is hired to do the review has a strong reputation for independence and integrity. Even if a “bought review” from a respected critic is independent, the perception of potential bias will remain, due to the financial relationship between the company and the critic.
All of the reviews have been carried by an independent person, who is well known in the audio industry. I have never met any of the people who have performed these reviews and all contacts has been initiated via email. To be honest, I have been surprised, just how good some of the reviews have been. And, this makes me realise just how good my cables are!
Past 4 years
- Audiophile Bi-wired conversion cable by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Intro ‘Surprise’ Loudspeaker review by Mitja Borko (Slovenia)
- Loudspeaker cable review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Audiophile XLR “Gold” cable review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Standard series interconnect review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Studio interconnects review by Tom Blinder (The UK)
- Power cord review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Interconnect review by Hans Hilberink (Holland)
- Dealer review cables – Mark Cargill (Audio Emotion) (UK)
- Elite interconnect review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Elite Loudspeaker review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- Ultimate power cord review by Ludwig Hegel (Poland)
- A Review on cables by Eirik Rouppert (Norway)
A word of Caution
I have read many reviews over the past years. I never understood how a review can say one thing when in reality the component is not up to the specification claimed. Certain cables certainly fell short of a spine-tingling review given by a leading magazine. Every person has to test the item in the comfort of their own home. This is the only way to evaluate the item correctly.
It is always better to let the customer tell their story. Because that’s what this business is about. The customer, who is the cornerstone of the business. When I receive a review, it will be added to the database. Any member of the public is more than welcome to contact the author of the review for more information.
Perkune audiophile cables have just entered their firth year of operations and I can offer you the following reviews taken from over the past four years. All testimonies have been sent to me by satisfied customers and this is the basis that I build my business on.
All Reviews by leading professionals
I would like to state –
I am not connected in any way, shape, or form to any of the persons who are performing any of the reviews. And, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me and I can put you directly in touch with the reviewer.
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