WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?


It seems like when I see comments on high end gear there is a lot of negativity. I have been an audiophile for the last 20 years. Honestly, if you know how to choose gear and match gear a lot of the high end gear is just better. When it comes to price people can charge what they want for what they create. If you don’t want it. Don’t pay for it. Look if you are blessed to afford the best bear and you can get it. It can be very sonically pleasing. Then do it. Now if you are also smart and knowledgeable you can get high end sound at mid-fi prices then do it. It’s the beauty of our our hobby. To build a system that competes with the better more expensive sounding systems out there. THOUGHTS?

calvinj

“I did not need these programs because i only use homemade solutions”

that would explain why you find ABX DBTs to be overly complicated and difficult. The programs you don’t need are the ones that make it simple and easy 

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You misinterpreted my post because you are too captive of your blinders testing motto ...

Nobody need a ABX DBT to tune a room or to modify a pair of speakers or headphone etc ...

Must i use an ABX comparator to know if my electrical panel is better working for my audio component with or without my homemade plates ?

I dont need it for comparing dac or amplifier because i dont upgrade anyway and even if i upgrade i will not need them ...

If i had been able to tune 100 homemade Helmholtz resonators from few inches to 8 feet by ears and modify my room i can trust my ears to pick what suit me ...

Go for electronical perfection , i myself prefer learning by experiments with my ears and i am happy with creativity my own way ...

Your protocols suit best the cables collectors ... I am not one ...Then before objecting to someone try to read him right ...

When someone tune a room he dont need ABX test , only some measures and his ears ... Or a DSP ...

 

 

And please learn to use the bloc quote just above the post window when using a quote for another post , it will be less fatiguing to read your post ...😁 it is more easy  to figure out than the ABX protocol ...

“I did not need these programs because i only use homemade solutions”

that would explain why you find ABX DBTs to be overly complicated and difficult. The programs you don’t need are the ones that make it simple and easy

 

 

 

“You misinterpreted my post because you are too captive of your blinders testing motto ...”

yeah whatever dude. Par for the course. 

“Nobody need a ABX DBT to tune a room or to modify a pair of speakers or headphone etc ...”

and where did I say anyone needed ABX for room treatments or home brewed speaker mods? 

“Must i use an ABX comparator to know if my electrical panel is better working for my audio component with or without my homemade plates ?”

 

Do whatever the hell you want. All I said was ABX doesn’t have to be complex or difficult to do thanks to a number of ABX programs. That’s just information. What you or anybody else does with that information is up to you and them. 

I used simple blind test in my working acoustic process , and most people may or already use it ...

But if we are not obsessed by our 35 amplifiers and 103 cables and 57 dac , we dont need to compare them in a double blind test ....

Most audiophiles buy few cables and called it job done ... As i did to turn to more serious matter : acoustics ...

Most audiophiles must tune their room and study acoustics a bit ...No need for double blind test for that ,...

Most audiophiles must adress the electrical noise floor of the gear/room/house; no need for double blind test here ...

Most audiophiles must treat their speakers and gear against vibrations and resonance , even their headphones ; no need for a double blind test here ...

As you can see my post also is an information ...

Then you can read it and reply to me : " ok i understand why most audiophiles as you dont need double blind test ...Simple blind test may be enough most of the times " ...😁😊

Do you catch it ?

 

 

Now why not explaining instead the BACCH filters you already own to people here who for the most part are ignorant of this revolution and inform them about a real matter instead of crusading for a trivial very well not so useful known matter : double blind test ...

Just my two cent advice ...Choueiri is more important for audio than sellers of the ABX DBT toy ... true science is more interesting than stance about gear tastes testing ...

Acoustics rule audio and the gear not the reverse ....

 

« The cherry never beat the cake, do you need a double  blind test ? »--Groucho Marx 🤓

 

 

Do whatever the hell you want. All I said was ABX doesn’t have to be complex or difficult to do thanks to a number of ABX programs. That’s just information. What you or anybody else does with that information is up to you and them.