Author: Lucio Cadeddu - TNT Italy
First published: May, 2013
Seen one, you've seen them all, right? Wrong! A couple of months ago our official TNT-Audio Facebook profile received a friendly message, from a certain Stephen Woodmansey, who invited us to visit a new website devoted to HiFi. The name of the website was intriguing: KnobFeel. The subtitle was even better: Reviews based purely on the feel of the knob...Yes! A website that reviews HiFi gear basing evaluation on the feel of the knobs (volume control, mainly).
They don't listen to the components, neither they measure or analyse them...they (he?) just touches the knobs, evaluates the material they're made of, the way these work, whether they rotate off-center or not, if they feel solid, smooth and comfortable etc.
Everything appears to be extremely pro though the intent is certainly sarcastic and auto-ironic. The components, err, their knobs, are evaluated by means of a brief (< 20 secs) YouTube video and then the results are summarized and published as a text caption for the video itself.