Originally Posted by arnyk
Maybe not. Sounds like fear of the unknown to me.
I recommend using it to listen to music. That seems better to me than doing a stereo shop crawl or spending the day surfing the web looking at subjective reviews of audio gear that you wish you had.
Excluded middle argument. Those aren't the only two options. In fact the two options I listed above which are conducting a real or virtual stereo store crawl is far,far more likely than the DBT. The obvious intent was to show disrespect for people with a more scientific orientation.
Yet another excluded middle argument with the obvious goal of making fun of people with a more scientific bent.
Here's a question for any self-proclaimed master of so called "deductive reasoning, common sense". How many hours this week did I spend listening to music?
Making fun and highlighting absurdity though analogy is very different.
Clearly you strongly identify with "science" and being objective and that caused you to take offense to a post that you need not take offense to, especially you.
Like 99% of the posters here I have no formal science education. The difference between myself and most is that I don't come here and play scientist.
I came here and ask tons of questions. I get lots and lots of contradictory responses, from the so called "objectivists" and I ask more questions to sift through it all.
At this point I pretty much know all the regulars and who has value and who not. Some folks have value in one area but not another.
Anyway, you and I have sparred for years here but I am very confident you have no clue what my views are. I'd be willing to be not one self proclaimed objectivist does.
I am not one of those ignorant, god awful, child stealing subjectivists.
I do see things very independent and that has caused many to stereotype me as one of the dreaded malfeasants.
I see a very clear delineation between level matched double blind testing for product development and evaluation vs doing it for home audio as an end user.
Here is what I mean. The double blind tests strive to eliminate all the factors that are very relevant to the end user.
If I am going to choose between two different amps for my home system I want to hear what each will do. Personally I accept that all class A amps sound the same but each may be able to do something different. 1000 watt amp vs 80 watt amp. Why do I care if the both sound the same when played at 50 watt?
Also, part of the home audio experience is the ambiance of both the room and audio. This is just fact.
Behavioral architecture should never be taken out of the equation for home use.
IMHO, home audio should never be evaluated using just one sense.