The most danceable digital recorder of them all

When Brad Linder posted audio clips from high-end digital recorders, it looked like a slam-dunk for Sony. Compared to a generic competitor, there was no question: readers found that the other model was muddy, noisier, even worthless. How interesting, then, that Linder had accidentally posted the same sound clip -- Samson's -- for both devices. [Dan's Data]

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5 Responses to The most danceable digital recorder of them all

  1. dculberson says:

    That is awesome.

  2. icky2000 says:

    This is of course amusing but not at all surprising. It is odd that we all know that marketing works and that people in general tend to have emotional connections to things that prevent us from being truly logical (thank goodness) but we all seem to assume that we’re the one in a million that isn’t susceptible to such “noise” in our decision making. I know I frequently choose based on something other than logic and know that at least as often I insist that I’m totally logical. Whatever it is about human nature that makes us this way, it seems to be the foundation of almost all big internet fights (Mac v PC, analog v digital, audiophile stuff, etc).

  3. phisrow says:

    Ah, the human capacity for self delusion is endless. Huzza for the scientific method.

  4. bardfinn says:

    One. Day. People. Will. Learn. To. Think. Critically.

    This. Comment. Brought. To. You. By. A. Head. Beaten. Against. A. Wall.

  5. PK says:

    I’d love to see the same happens to a review of iPod vs Zune vs Sansa. Or how an iPhone camera takes better pictures despite it’s the same low quality CMOS sensors.

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