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?


“Sony’s 360 reality SSM is freaking nuts good,”

I will do some research on it while I’m in China and look into doing some auditions when I get back. Up mixes are a big concern to me. 

“My observation was there only to say that BACCH filters is a more interesting matter and more important than your debunking invitation to solve costly cables differences obsession among audiophile ...”

Go back to my original post in this thread. The ONLY thing I was trying to debunk were the cliche mischaracterizations of audiophiles that accept what science tells us about the audibility of certain controversial elements of high end audio. It’s not jealousy, it’s not a lack of experience, it’s not a lack of “resolution” in my system or any of the other made up reasons. Clearly that original post started a fire here. 

now what more would you like me to say about the BACCH that I haven’t already said? I am happy to talk about that!

“You have my post deleted only to quote it. What a manly maneuver. 

You're way over your head on this.”

I didn’t have your post deleted. I’m in over my head with what? Slinging insults? I’ll concede that…

Got anything to say about audio?


Do whatever the hell you want ... What you or anybody else does with that information is up to you and them. 

Thanks for granting your approval, but we really don't need your permission before making a decision. You'll have to live with that.

All I said was ABX doesn’t have to be complex or difficult to do thanks to a number of ABX programs.

You couldn't be more wrong. For one thing, precise level-matching and the ability to switch quickly are basic requirements of an ABX test. There's no ABX program that truly simplifies that for comparing a component, and a flawed ABX test is, by definition, scientifically invalid.

As I've noted before, conducting a scientifically valid controlled listening test such as ABX is not as simple as it may appear. I've participated in a few such tests conducted by real professionals, and the degree of diligence they displayed was really impressive. It's not a casual undertaking.

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