What makes a good product review?
I always feel a great responsibility when I share my thoughts on something that I own or have heard. My desire is to help others, share, & contribute back to the community in a fair/productive way that adds to the collective knowledge.
After starting with a review or two, my audiophile journey led me to organizing meets so that people could try things out for themselves. (Okay, here's my work on one review waaay back in 2011: http://www.head-fi.org/t/553669/monster-challenge-review-turbine-pro-coppers-mobile-warning)
We can't always try everything we are interested in, so what we are able to read online can be quite important. I'm very appreciative of the people who help point me in the right direction for better listening through their reviews and impressions. There can be a lot of work involved when listening for others and trying to test for the combinations and scenarios that others can run into.
But what is the best way to share experience and help others?
QUESTION: What does a good review look like?
What's the best structure/format? (Should a review start with a short summary…or refrain from spoiling the ending? Should there be a rating system such as "x out of 10"?)
What do you think makes a good review???
Oh, and thanks for sharing. :)