Originally Posted by arnyk
You've missed two points.
(1) If you don't want to convince others, why post? You know what you know, right? If you do want to convince others, then you've now seen how it is done.
(2) If you are gathering information about what sounds best for your own benefit, why not do it right? Why continue to feed back your own biases to yourself?
Wrong question. This is not about your ears, it is about the context in which you choose to use them.
However, if you've been listening for 50 years, chances are good that your ears aren't as sensitive and reliable as a well-trained 30 year old's. It appears that I'm older than you, so don't take this personally, its me doing a true confessions thing. ;-)
What's to respect when people want to do things their way, right or wrong, relevant facts be damned? You know keeping up is one of the differences between a grouchy old codger and a senior statesman.
Isn't sound quality the most important thing?
If what you like to get all huffy and call a "picnic player" sounds just as good as the best, isn't that good news for all of us?
Or, is your elitism that important to you that you'll producly put people down for their preferences, sound quality be damned?
Pardon me, but isn't the real issue sound quality?
Or, is the real issue flaunting expensive toys?
I can tell that you really like being a soldier in the class war.
Straw man. You should know that's not what blind testing is all about.
Actually, I'm selling classic liberal social enlightenment - letting everybody live well if they will put forth an honest effort, differences in economics and perceptions about social class nothwithstanding. You know, what the fathers of our country wanted to do?
We seem to be coming from vastly different places, despite any similarities in years.
Unlike what you seem to believe, I believe in the American dream and good sound at picnics, if good sound and picnics are meaningful to you. ;-)