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Is bass the most important frequency band?
But to answer your question, that would be a flat response measurement,  as close as one can… I agree with flat response, but also think group delay, and appropriately fast decay times are important, along with adequately low noise and distorti... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
Yes, you can measure bass. In order to get good bass a measurement microphone and something like REW helps a lot. I use REW with a calibrated microphone. The question wasn't meant to be if we could measure bass, but if we could measure the goo... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
What makes for good sounding bass? Can we measure that? 
Audiophile Priorities and Recent Topics
Some are claiming that after you move a cable it takes some time for it to settle back in and sound good again. Someone pointed out that this is a bit of a problem for headphone listeners. I propose that cables sound best when they are in constant... 
Critical listening and altered states
I tried salvia once while listening to Music for the Native Americans with Robbie Robinson. Once the salvia kicked in I lost all track of reality including the music that was playing. I don't like salvia. I don't like pot or alcohol either. It's n... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@asctimYour question is missing context. You must have all pertinent cables attached for your sound system and source in order to produce the music you want to play.For example, if you changed the cables on your CD player, but are playing music ... 
Learning to Listen: Neurological Evidence
MC,Jennifer Warnes 'Famous Blue Raincoat" and "The Well" both sounds lucious and liquid on my rig. Know this cuzz I have both serial numbered box sets.Maybe your system??? I hear the difference on my speakers. Harder to notice it on my headpho... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
Is it important to know which cable is in use in order to perceive the difference?  
Electromagnetic fields. Be forewarned, this involves science...
EMW you say. What pray tell are EMW? I presume ElectroMagnetic Waves.  
Electromagnetic fields. Be forewarned, this involves science...
It helps to illustrate the effects of EMW on their surroundings. Helps to shed light on why things that measure the same, may not sound the same. Like, cables... How does it illustrate why things might measure the same but not sound the same?  
Learning to Listen: Neurological Evidence
It was listening to the XLO Test CD track Poor Boy that triggered my awareness, of what I was hearing from some of the better CD players and amps. They were less etched and grainy than mine, but it took playing this all analog recording to make th... 
Two channel and home theater room under construction
AFAIK, resilient channel is for isolating noise, not for improving room acoustics. That is generally correct, although at ASC we do use resilient channel in conjunction with constrained layer damping to allow walls and ceilings to act as giant ... 
Bad recordings and high end audio
His roommate  was in a band i mixed sound for…the GE system reigned supreme some four years later… Well at least he liked what he had, and it was cheap! Lucky chap, I say. 
Bad recordings and high end audio
Be careful here. It should read: Good recordings will sound better and poor recordings will sound a lot better than they would on a bad system. This is more in line with what I think a good system should do. I've had systems that make some reco... 
Bad recordings and high end audio
 If you want a speaker that sounds every bit as good as a Maggie, and then some, AND is super easy to drive, listen to this guy. https://youtu.be/7RxRTFx6Cd0?t=342 Bear in mind he loves Maggies.  Thanks for that video link. I enjoyed that inter...