The Contraptionist brings to the table detailed, comprehensive reviews of audio gear covering a wide variety of budgets. The reviews within may be a little different from others around the web. Here, the entire package is nearly as important as how the product sounds. I like to mix the subjective and objective, giving readers a more personal account of a product and what it is like to use on a daily basis.
Note that this site generates zero profit and I will not accept payment for any reviews. All reviews are done for the enjoyment of writing and sharing my experiences with fellow enthusiasts. If something was provided as a free sample for reviewing, that will be disclosed. If it was purchased at a discounted rate for the purposes of review, that will be disclosed. If I bought something simply because I wanted to review it, that’ll be disclosed. If it’s a loaner? You guessed it. That will be disclosed. Free samples that do not need to be returned are not sold off afterwards. They are kept and used for comparisons with competing brands, shared with community members on tours, or after a length of time (generally over a year) are given away to those who will make better use of them than myself.
Who is behind The Contraptionist? Thomas Smallman, aka. B9Scrambler. I am the founder and primary writer. Back in 2014 I started a Blogspot account and decided to try my hand at reviewing. I was passionate about the hobby, had built up a decent collection of earphones and headphones, and felt as if I could contribute something to the community. In 2016 the current iteration of The Contraptionist was born; bigger, better, and with more variety and content than ever before.
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