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I deleted the ranty old Medium article that used to contain it, so here’s this instead.
This article was originally the start of my annual “bests of the year” series before it was lightly edited and featured on OneZero. Medium verified that I don’t work for the company in the article before they published the story.
I one thousand percent agree with you that the line between marketing and criticism has disturbingly shrunk to near-zero across the tech reviews space, and I’ve got a lengthy piece about this coming in the near future.
I’m sorry that my personal pick for a good cheap Bluetooth headphone made you so upset, and I hope you’ll find a reviewer you feel you can trust. Cheers.