but I did. I'm now a believer in what wires, interconnects, fuses, cable lifts, wooden tuning blocks, Noise Harvesters, CD break-in discs, cryo-treated outlets, Magic Pebbles, isolation cones, etc. can do. My soundstage is now wider, my bass is less boomy, I can place instruments precisely, the sound is more organic, veils have been lifted and I'm hearing stuff I never knew was there, etc. as a result.
How many time have you read something along those lines? And the rationale? Science doesn't know everything, we all hear differently, you need a resolving system, you have to know what to look for, and other explanations are offered in support of the person's statement. So what could be reasons when a person experiences a particular reaction to a change in their system like those above when for many it doesn't? After all, some of the changes just don't make any sense or they have no applicability outside the realm of audio. Why do people hear things when they 'honestly' state they didn't believe it could make a difference?
Perhaps the reasons can be found in the article, Placebos Work, Even When We Know They're Placebos