not so much to me anyway...Between Terry's Salk and the Catalyst on the first three songs I didn't think I'd be able to tell the difference at all unless something changed. I eventually felt I could tell the difference - but I thought they were more alike than different until I encountered distortions.
So with you previous thoughts Kwarny, you'd be a good one to include ---
For that matter - anyone especially certain they could ID something or other would be a great candidate!
It's like the ole pepsi vs. coke challenge. Do you think you can tell the difference? I thought for sure I could. I usually think I don't even like pepsi, but I do like coke. I participated in a challenge one time where a dixie cup on hot pepsi and a dixie cup of hot coke was served and I had to guess which was which. I couldn't -- and neither could the rest of the class. Accuracy in total was a bit worse that 50% if IIRC. Speakers are probably something like that. You may be able to ID your speakers if they sounded like they do in your room - but take them out of your room and put them in a room without the same sound and EQ and it's really a lot more difficult than I bet we'd all like to admit.
Who knows. I would have thought subwoofer enthusiasts could somewhat more accurately pick out the difference between and ported and sealed subwoofer. Pretty much all the voters failed miserably - and in the subwoofer world - ported vs. sealed is supposedly one of the biggest gaps in SQ difference and often a "first question" that may be asked of a potential customer to determine which way to recommend their direction. Kinda funny when you think about it.