No bad reviews

The thread starts: I am interested in buying a turntable and a new pair of speakers. As I live in Hong Kong it is not that easy to get proper demos of a reasonably wide selection of mid-range products....so I do read a lot of reviews to try and get an idea of what's out there. In order to draw up a shortlist of sorts to audition on my next trip to the UK.

What I've found is that all reviews seem to be good reviews. Are all products good these days? Surely there must be mediocre products out there, or at least some that are noticeably worse than others. Are there any sources of truly objective reviews / comparisons?

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