Originally Posted by BWG707
I was referring to DS changing the tone levels to change the sound of the modded units, I believe you understood this to begin with and your just yanking my chain. And can you explain why in every small claims court case I've ever listened to concerning buying used cars the judge always states that everyone should have their mechanic check the car out? Mechanics check the cars using measurements and data. Judges always say thay's it's the fool who only looks, listens , and drives to make their decision. And to answer your last question about product A and B, I would pass on both and continue researching. But if I saw tin foil and blue goop smeared all over the interior I would definitely be asking questions and it would put me on alert. In the end I would more than likely pass on the smeared up unit just because of the unprofessional, shotty workmanship. If someone can not take more pride in their work than that I would rather not buy from them, and I don't think I'm in the minority about this.
* No, I did not understand it they way you meant it, but now that you have clarified it (along with your accusation), I can comment on it. If any product, stock or modified, differs from another product, simply because tone levels have been changed, then my personal evaluation of it will show me whether it's something I like or not. Again, it doesn't matter to me if it's only different because the product and/or the mods add some sort of tone control. The proof (for me) is in the listening, and if I like it better, then that is what I will want to buy.
* I agree with what you mentioned about the car/mechanic. The way I try to verify these things is by researching what owners are saying about the product. We can predict and test all that we want, but the proof is in the actual use.
* Why would you continue researching? Are you looking for a product that measures and sounds good? OK, you found it. Now you compare it with the product that didn't measure as well, and it still sounds better than the product you found that measured well and sounds good. What do you do now?
* I understand your final comment, and I know this is important for many folks. For me, if it performs and if it lasts, then why should I worry about what it looks like? That's why I research the longevity issue, in addition to the performance.