stuartk

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Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@holmz , @audphile1 , @audiorusty : Thanks for your responses. Please note that I'm currently taking a self-enforced break from audio but will keep your suggestions in mind...    
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@jjss49  "yes a break is wise i think, we really shouldn’t obsess with this stuff when it ceases to be fun or fulfilling, after all, fun and enjoyment are really the only reasons to pursue any hobby ...and in fact, listening to beautiful music s... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@curiousjim  Yes, indeed!  
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@slaw  Thanks! @holmz  I lack any experience in that regard but I could consult with local audiophiles who are more capable in this regard.   
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@slaw  Hearing test showed no problems, no wax.  There remain various avenues to explore, including cables, jitter, power and swapping out speakers.  I've never run into such a baffling situation with audio and it's compelled me to question my ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@curiousjim  Hearing test showed no issues.  At this point, I feel a need to take a break from audio.    I am, however, taking note of suggestions offered here and will explore them when I feel less burned out.      
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@johnlnyc  "Anyway, whatever is behind it, you recognize it and I suspect you are subconsciously “looking for it”   Yes. But I suspect a hearing issue is also affecting how I hear it-- distorting and exaggerating it, in some way. The sshh sound... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@slaw  Well, maybe I'll get lucky and find out it's nothing worse than wax...    
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@sns  Yeah-- I never imagined my hearing could degrade so quickly. The fact that this hearing change emerged at the same time that I acquired the Jay's really complicated the process of diagnosing the problem. @dabel  Thanks for the suggestion.... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@johnlnyc  You missed the fact that the sibilance has intensified over time so that now, I hear it using my previous transport as well.  It appears that acquisition of the Jay's happened to coincide with something going on in my hearing, so I as... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@holmz  Well, I purposely keep headphone volume quite low. I wouldn't be surprised should  turning up the volume reveal sibilance. Yes. my wife hears it but she says it doesn't bother her.  Thanks for mentioning your experience with the audiolo... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@sns  holmz pointed me in the right direction. He suggested I try the car CDP, in order to rule out a hearing issue. Disappointingly, the experiment confirmed it is my hearing but at least now I know what's going on.   The reason I doubted this ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@holmz  Your simple suggestion (try car CDP) clarified this mystery in less than a minute.  The good news-- I'm no longer wandering around in the dark The not so good news-- it does seem to be my hearing. The reason I doubted this possibility ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@holmz  Thanks-- I'll try that.   
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@jhills Thanks.  It's a worsening situation. I'm now hearing sibilance on all vocal recordings, through my standalone DAC and the Hegel's on-board DAC and with the Jay's transport, Sim transport as well as a Jolida CDP used as a transport.  I'm...