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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:11 am 
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Well that's it isn't it.... if you think you hear it, you hear it, even if no one else does. Which could say more about you than the cable.

Doesn't much matter why though, because in the end you hear what you hear.

What I find is a bit of a problem is not just the guys that put people down for hearing what they are imagining, but also the guys that say those that don't hear it are deaf.

How people react to cables is a mystery to me.

Believe me, I'm far from immune to cable differences. Which bugs me a lot because it either means I have great hearing ( I don't, I'm actually losing it ) or I'm very suggestive.

There is a lot going on when we listen. Sometimes, it's easier to hear the music than others. By that I mean easier to hear the signal as opposed to reflections around the room. I know when I am agitated, I hear the reflections more and have trouble hearing the music. I know if I do not respect a salesman or the gear that is being used, I won't hear what is being suggested I should be hearing. So if a shop started to go "bad-cop/good-cop" on me, there is a greater chance I'll hear what good cop is suggesting I should hear.

Pretty lame audiophile eh?


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:20 am 
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I think as human beings we can’t remember what the sound was like


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:23 pm 
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No one could argue against best practices to avoid things like oxidation. Well, I guess people could, if they find that post oxidization, things sound better.


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