The interesting thing is that all of my equipment has measurements from various places (HiFi News, Stereophile, SoundStageHifi, ASR) or direct from the supplier (Neurochome). It is a significant criteria for what I purchase.
A recent speaker purchase was the most difficult. SoundStageHifi had measurements for the B&W 705S2, and HiFi News and ASR had measurements for the KEF R3. The B&W speakers have good measurements, and the KEF speakers have great measurements. I have no doubt that if ASR measured the B&W speakers that they would get a lower preference rating than the KEF R3. I auditioned both of the speakers in-house (level matched using Roon and Cross-Spectrum Labs calibrated microphone) and definitely preferred the B&W. Now, this was a sighted test, but going into the evaluation I preferred the measurements, look, and cost of the KEF. The sighted bias would have against the B&W, but I preferred the sound of the B&W nevertheless. I would have been a mistake to trash the B&W speakers based on a single score alone.