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The Emperor Has No Clothes!!
If you are convinced you can hear a difference under normal listening conditions, that's one thing. If you can show there's a measurable difference that is well established to be enough to be detectable, that's a more interesting thing. If you can... 
Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
A lot of good answers here. I’ve been working with measuring and listening for the last week, listening and noticing what I don’t like, and then trying to understand how to fix it. Measurements help get me in the ballpark. I know what a really bad... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
I can partially agree with the people who aren’t into measurements. My agreement is that we don’t always know what a good measurement should look like. But here’s what I firmly believe. If an audible change has happened, that change will be measur... 
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
@calvinj I think I’m at a point where I’m good. Changing one thing can screw up my entire chain and sound now! That’s a very good sign. I got there at my previous residence, at least in terms of setting up the equipment I tried. I’ll never kno... 
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
Experience saves me money. Ultimately I can get better sound if I spend more but I have found there’s an upper limit to my ability to enjoy. Once the sound quality reaches a certain threshold I’m basically there, so no reason to push it further. M... 
Good measuring DACs vs.
@erik_squires  Do you buy a painting based on the purity of the oils used?? That's an interesting quote, and I'm not sure how to take it. My first thought is that it's like asking if you buy a piece of equipment just because it uses expensive ... 
How good is good enough?
Good enough for what? Good enough to end my curiosity about what else might be possible - never. Good enough to bring me a lot of listening pleasure in my den - I can pick up everything I need for under $1000 at BestBuy. Good enough that I’d rathe... 
Nearfield listening - once more
I did a combo experiment one time. What I mean by that is I put some small, wide dispersion speakers at a normal listening distance in a small room. I crossed them over pretty high, about 600 Hz, to some larger ported speakers which were within 1 ... 
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
Speaking for myself, I feel that I’ve gained respect for the experiences and opinions of other audiophiles by participating in these forums. I came in with my biases, expressed my doubts about some of the claims I read, and through further discour... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
The Best of Baby Shark. If I'm going to go mad, might as well get it over with quickly.   
Most recent speaker you audited in room and returned? Why did you return it?
Revel M16. They sounded good but I think they rolled off too steeply on top for my room. In any case, I like what I now have built with compression drivers, waveguides, and 10" mid-woofers on open baffles. One thing that I've noticed is that I alm... 
Any other Pipe And Slippers Audiophiles out there?
I might consider a bubble pipe. I'd like one with an LED light to make the bubbles glow as they emerge. I've already got the slippers and the speakers.  
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
@uncledemp  That's an interesting post. Some say there is only one God, but all seem to agree there are many facets to this God, making it difficult to determine precisely where "God" stops and other things start. Take the trinity, for example, o... 
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
I have no problem with high end gear. I do, however, have a problem with some of the explanations that are given for why the stuff sounds better, and how the fact that it does sound better is determined. It’s OK to say nobody has a clue, which see... 
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
After answering mostly in the negative to this question by agreeing with another poster who had already said what I was going to say, I have to admit that there are a couple of artists that came to mind last night. Pixies - this is a really, real...