Originally Posted by ngarn
But I wouldn't want to assume that any specific conclusions in any piece of literature apply to any more than to the specific situation they were tested in.
Where in electronic audio equipment does this apply to? As mentioned already, CDPs produce audio signals it's designed to produce very consistently in many situations, whether it's at your living room, night club or in AV store. The variation is in your perception which is a different subject.
For example (not great but here it is)... If I dropped a ball on earth from 100 yards up it would fall at 9.8m/s2, right? (Is that the number?) If I take the same ball and drop it 100 yards above the surface of the moon it falls much slower.
And CDP equivalent case of this is...?
Most of this audio science is done in a proverbial vacuum; it's not perfect and as a result can't 100% always apply to everyone's human situation (at least I haven't seen evidence of such).
Last I've read, you are in optics field and for all I know, you may be just starting out in audio hobby or may be somewhat read in electronic gadgets. Whatever your level of expertise in audio / electronics may be, I know it's not something you are professional level at. Given that, when you say what audio science is or is not, I'm supposed to take you seriously?
But some of the arrogance and drastic conclusions I see in this forum is mind boggling.
That would be your personal opinion I suppose. Given your background in audio / electronics, how much of my stock do you think I should bet on your conclusion?