On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 08:45:38AM +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
There's another reason, and, as someone who used to be in the business of selling snake oil professionally, I can speak to that a bit.
Look at who is buying. "Pro" audio now is so affordable that people who are decidedly NOT pro's are buying it. They don't have formal audio engineering training or even in some cases a remote familiarity with the basic science or even the scientific method. They don't understand what they are buying, or what they are talking about when they brag or argue about what they bought or why. Advertisers can (and do) get away with making up all kinds of wild lies, and if they don't, in some cases the buyers will do it for them.