Too bad there isn't an "Off Topic!" smiley for most of this post. It is a wonder why the mods haven't shut this back-and-forth down.
ALL audio equipment measures differently (even CD players!
). Why we argue whether we cannot
hear the nuances (the objectivists) or absolutely are able
to hear the differences (the subjectivists) is beyond me.
I'd rather not do a DBT when I listen to my system - maybe some people think it fun. On the other hand, I'd prefer not to spend $10,000 on a CD player (unless I win the lottery tomorrow).
I'd rather discuss how a CD player sounded
to a fellow AVS member. Collect some opinions
on how this sounded in his/her room to his/her ears. Continue collecting info, and OMG, maybe go out and audition some equipment. This I find fun. Buying something I really like and then taking it home and listening to it. Trust me, a lot of the brick and mortar hi-end stores wouldn't mind the company.
This post's original question was straightforward. I fear we may have digressed a bit.
Want to argue how imperfect and inaccurate the human ear is? Start another post, please.
There's a bunch of good experience and knowledge in here. A lot of open minds, great insight, and lots of fun. Let's not waste it.