It is an undeniable fact that headphones became more popular since the dawn of MP3 players. Headphones that are available nowadays come in various styles and specifications, which include sound quality. Because of this, the pursuit in finding the most suitable headphone becomes more complex since buyers will have a lot of things to consider aside from the brand names and prices.
For this reason, it is not surprising to know that most buyers are likely to check online headphone reviews first before allowing their hard-earned money be released from their grips. Checking for available headphone reviews is good and could possibly help you find the best item, however, since the competition between headphones becomes stiff as they continuously grow, finding a genuine headphone reviews turns out to be challenging. In this case, it is advisable that buyers should also know how to identify real headphone reviews from real people.
Although some buyers have already gone through various product review sites and forums, not all of them are still 100% confident to buy the headphones of their choice. Some of them are still skeptical due to the fact that some manufacturers, headphone distributors or not, hire people to make reviews about their products, which is kind of lame. Tracking these fake reviewers could somehow be a difficult thing to do but, analyzing their comments, feedback, or reviews can be a lot easier.
So, how would you spot real headphone reviews from real people? Are there any criteria or standards in leaving a product review? Do these reviewers need a profile to leave a comment?
Sadly, not all review sites require proof of identification and proof of purchased product, making the fake review makers and creators' job easier. They could just create an email, sign up, and leave an amazing, buy-this-product-too comment. It is not possible for a certain headphone to get a praise and recommendation, especially if the quality of the sound and the actual product complement its price. Yet, these types of overly praised product reviews could somehow be questionable, particularly if the reviews left more than two call-to-action comments.
If you are fishing for real comments, try to check at least 5 review sites and do not just rely with the feedback listed on the manufacturer or distributor's website. You may also try to avoid reviews or comments wherein the complete product name, including the model was mentioned more than 3 times on a single comment or is highlighted (stylized or in bold letters). Additionally, check if the product reviews are submitted or written on the same day and almost look the same.
According to an editor from one of the prominent review sites, you can easily identify a fake headphone review if it has loads of exclamation points. She also added that product reviews could either be bad or good comments, not a sales letter or a product advertisement. Probably the most reliable sources are forum sites since there is a higher chance of getting reviews from actual buyers, commentators, and evaluators. Some forum sites also ban product advertisers and spammers.
These are just some of the possible ways to identify fake reviews. In the end, you are the one who is going to decide as to which headphones to buy and which must be avoided. Headphone reviews must be made to help customers get the most feasible headphone not to lead them to chaos or confusion. Consumers are free to leave their comments, feedback, and reviews in every way possible. But of course, it will be better if they will be responsible enough to provide real and honest feedback towards the product, whether it is good or not, as to help possible buyers to get the best headphones that will suit their needs.