Agree or disagree with the following statement.
Trying to get some input on an issue that a few of us are debating.
If you have never listened to any particular component, you can't have an opinion on how it sounds.
I don't agree with that. Measurements provide a fairly good indication of how something will sound. That's the beauty of science -- it's not necessary to have first hand experience to make reasonable judgments. You likely disagree and that could be a difference in our background and education."
So, the issue at hand is, can tell how a component sounds without listening to it, and just go on specs? Or, do you have to listen to it, as well, because the specs don't tell the whole story?