Originally Posted by Lhasa-lover
All I am offering is a test based on what you hear! We won't measure anything. Your place, my place, neutral place, your gear, my gear, for pete's sake I'll let you set the rules with 2 exceptions, all gear driven in spec, and we use an ABX. Your whining stands by itself.
I don't believe G-Rex is interested in your money- if you wish to give it to charity you do not need any of us as an excuse to do so.
Some like to measure, some like to listen, and some like do a mix of both- it's all cool- there is no perfect method. So what is really the big deal here?
I heard about a Harman engineer who spent time listening to differences in contact materials- DBT. In under an hour he could reliably pick out what material he was listening to out of 4 possibilities. Afterward, he said the only problem he has is trying to explain this to the other engineers.
I took the same test, and named the material I was listening to, in under 30 seconds. Given enough experience, anyone can do this.
Anyone can claim anything they please, bottom line is the limitations of our individual experiences and how we use them. It's really not a function of superior hearing or thinking; more like focus and fact building. Whether it takes one day, or 20 years, we're all capable of it!