It is placebo, voodoo or ESP but it's not a factual or audible improvement. FACT: A CD is just a storage medium for a binary data stream. FACT: Any differences in sound you and your friend noticed (if there were in fact any) would be attributed to other real factors and not voodoo mats and witchcraft green circles.
Although it's funny how you can't explain what not only I heard, but what two other people heard, who knew nothing about the experiment I was doing, so you try to make it out like I made it up (as if I have any reason to lie). I've come to learn that no matter what I say it's not going to change a thing, as it will just be written off. So I won't waste my time. Just assume what I already know you do; that I'm a credulous fool, highly susceptible to placebo.
It's called "science", check it out. If it flies in the face of science and reason and defies the laws of physics, the burden of proof is on the proponent not the opponent.
Check it out? Maybe you didn't get the memo, but there are a lot of unexplained scientific phenomena. Again, just because you can't see, hear, or explain it with science, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
With that said, perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my previous posts. I'm not being a proponent of anything. I have better things to do than endlessly debate things that will probably never be resolved. Like I said; I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything. I was simply telling my personal experience, and of course, the internet being the internet, it turned into a friggin' "you're wrong, I'm right", "scientific", debate. As a matter of fact, I'm done replying on this topic, if it doesn't regard the original subject.
No hard feelings on my end, and good day to you folks.