- 260 posts total
- 260 posts total
a reasonable man, shown data that destroys his beliefs will change his beliefs to fit the data.
If audiophiles are not reasonable are you any more reasonable for being here? Your account can be easily erased since you are new w/ 3 posts so far.
The rest of the dribble is just more psychological projection. If you want to blind test then do it right. But waste your own time not mine.
Measurements often can be irrelevant because a component or cable that measures great can sound awful, whereas distortion may sound quite pleasing. In the final analysis, all that matters is what you hear and enjoy.
One of my worst purchases was a piece which had great measurements. I couldn't wait to get rid of that piece.
Blind tests would need to happen instantly.
But not in a backhand forth manner. Rather, after having listened to something for days, it would need to be switched instantly to something else.
If there was a difference, you would know it. That is if, you had the experience to listen critically.
Thats why I live with things for a while, see what I like and what I don’t. Then I change back after a while. I make notes of what I hear.
When tuning a speaker, I listen to multiple amps. Each will impart a different tone and will showcase different issues.
I also listen with bass dialed all the way down, treble all the way up and vice versa. Bit of a stress test.
And blind tests can not be done alone. They require someone else to be there obviously. If you were to listen to the same track over and over again, and listen carefully to particular instruments at particular times, if there is a difference, you will be able to hear it.
I repeat, if there is a difference, you will be able to hear it if you know how to listen. Especially when there is no “forcing” one thing to sound better than another. It’s just about listening for differences and what works and what doesn’t.
Spend some time tuning DIY speakers, and you will learn how to listen. And yes, you will listen to something for a while, like it, put it away, come back to it later and wonder what the hell did I like about it?
So, measure why that happens?
Being open minded to other possibilities does not negate science.