Charles, yeah, you’re probably right; a little (?) hyperbolic of me. I suppose that feeling that there is a “problem” at hand is not necessarily getting bent out of shape. Maybe it’s me that gets bent out of shape at the frequent complaining about expressed opinions that differ from our own; as if not expressing an opinion/perspective is some sort of expression of a held higher ground. It bothers me because I think it’s a shame that many audiophiles at not more open to others’ opinions/perceptions. Counterproductive.
How is this topic different than the “cables make/don’t make” a difference” debate? Countless audiophiles feel that cables make an important difference in a system. Yet, there are still some who insist that it’s not true. How egocentric. Being more openminded is the way to a better appreciation of the very topic, even while confident in what we hear. As they say, you can’t prove a negative. IOW, if you don’t hear it …….