Good Reviews, Bad Reviews…
Adam Blair • May 31, 2017 • 11 Comments
OK, this is a slightly controversial blog post here at PUMP with some of the Team for it and some against, but please let me know what you think in the poll at the bottom…
We had a review come in around 3 weeks ago that’s been bugging the heck out of me since I read it.
In case you want to read it, I’ll put a link at the end.
The review was for MIX Wireless.
It wasn’t really that bad, with the “expert” (aren’t we all? ;-) reviewer praising MIX Wireless on several occasions.
However, the reviewer complained that at £90, MIX Wireless are “expensive”, citing that they are £20 more than SoundMagic’s E10BT…
…Seemingly disregarding the fact that the two sets of headphones are in a completely different league to one another in terms of sound quality*
* ok, it’s not a “fact”, but I think we’ll make it the subject of one of the next PUMP Challenge videos to see what the public think :-)…
Bizarrely, he then completely over sold MIX Wireless in terms of battery life and range, stating:
“Expect around 10hrs battery life from them and around 20m Bluetooth range when you’re in clear sight of your smartphone.”
Where he got these numbers from is a complete mystery to me and I wonder if it suggests that he didn’t really give this review his full attention.
The part of the review that states “Tl;dr” (“too long; didn’t read”) — yes, I had to look that up — also suggests to me that this wasn’t really an in depth review…
Even stranger was the fact that this reviewer had previously reviewed PUMP V2, which were — at the time — £100.
He scored them 5/5 with gushing compliments.
Considering that V2 were the wired predecessor to MIX Wireless, I couldn’t figure out how just a year or so later, he could complain that MIX Wireless were too expensive, after we’ve moved heaven and earth over the last year to lower prices significantly while at the same time adding new user requested features!
But the part of the review that really got to me was this…
“Pump weren’t lying: these earphones are made for those who are seriously into their bass. If you’re not a frequent listener of that type of music, then look elsewhere. You’ll find the Mix far too much.”
If you are a PUMP user, I’m willing to bet that you will agree with me that this assessment of “the Mix” is — to put it scientifically — a load of absolute codswallop!
I appreciate that not everyone agrees — this chap doesn’t seem to certainly! — but when you look at the reviews that really matter; PUMP Users rather than so called “expert” reviewers, you get the real story.
Keep it PUMPed!
A copy of the review can be found here: http://bit.ly/2r57mbW
But we prefer this one that came in just yesterday :-)