Originally Posted by eljr
Well if I hear a difference between two CD players and my wife (without being aware a change to my system had been made) hears it too
and I post that info, what is my agenda?
I get the sense from reading your posts within this thread that you either haven't made any reasonable attempt to examine and understand the arguments being raised in opposition to your own point-of-view, or, you're simply not interested in doing that. That is, you know what you know and are content in that "knowledge", or more specifically, content to let your own and others listening experience
dictate what you believe to be true.
If you disagree with my assessment, particularly my statement in regards to how you havn't carefully considered the arguments & evidence of the other side, then please prove me wrong. Placing yourself in the other camp for just a moment, what specific fault can be found in the assertion you've made in the post I've quoted above (the text I've highlighted in bold, specifically)? To make it even easier for you, I'll put it this way.. what basic technical aspect about cd players can create an impression of difference where none really exists?
This is not a difficult challenge, btw. I just gave you an opportunity to make a layup here because this is a commonly raised objection which you should know well by now, if you've been even half paying attention to the "objectivist" arguments. If you can 'regurgitate' the objection, then at least I'll know you've made a reasonable attempt to understand the case presented by the opposition, but still disagree. If you cannot, it will confirm my suspicions about your total lack of comprehension about the arguments and concepts being presented in opposition of your own.