Originally Posted by chikoo
Nope. and that is the very heart of my position. Specs and measurements don't make a better product. A feel - a connection - to the human brain makes it a better product. Even little babies feel comfortable in working an iphone. What else can I say?
That simplistic imagined technique may work wonders for end users amazed at technology that seemingly defies their understanding; but that is hardly the process by which such technology comes into existence.
And just as the remainder of the Apple experience is enabled by a very robust foundation based upon FreeBSD and OpenBSD UNIX, and the seemingly magical resistance to malware is provided by a very solid and mature 'anything by non-technical' technique referred to as "sandboxing" that has been fundamental to the UNIX platform for some 20+ years now, all of the seemingly intuitive advancements in human-machine interfacing are absolutely the product of "specs and measurements", as anyone who has actually worked on the R&D side of such technology well knows.
So, if one wishes to willfully remain in the realm where what happens in the physical universe is imagined to be due to serendipity and mysticism and that such is beyond the realm of science to both develop and implement, then you simply ignore the myriad legions of engineers who have invested quite a bit of time and money utilizing precisely those "specs and measurements" to which you willfully chose to remain ignorant.
And to repeat, claims that the capabilities of the ear-brain system are beyond any ability to measure and observe said behavior to a greater degree of acuity and precision is simply unaware of the myriad measurement systems effective for use over the full range of the EM spectra, of which human hearing is but a miniscule portion.
And then you can explain the ability for us to measure very precisely that which the ear is unable to intelligently distinguish as discrete signals in what is described by the Haas corollary within the larger context of the Henry Precedence Effect. And then you will be kind enough to explain how it is routinely possible to render embarrassed 'golden eared' audiophools, who, much to their confounded amazement, look on with gaping mouths and empty thoughts when we demonstrate the Franssen Effect and as they routinely choose a speaker with no sound emanating from it as the apparent source of the signal.
No one to my knowledge has proposed using "specs and measurements" to the exclusion of hearing. But they BOTH provide a necessary augmentation to the limits of the other, and as such anyone that argues the necessary exclusion of one with regards to the other is a fool.