I don't know what to believe in ... at least once in a while.
Edited by gurkey - 11/28/12 at 7:42am
Amps *can* sound different to each other - for example if they are broken, badly designed or forced to work outside their design parameters. Other than that, all the science says people cannot differentiate between them in blind tests.
In my *what* articles?? I claim a serious case of misidentification ;) (But if the other guy is getting paid for these articles and I could somehow get the money, maybe we're onto something).
And FWIW I don't think Bluray players sound different to each other when using HDMI either.
Fragrances and wines have an important factor you are overlooking: they actually do have significant differences between them. With amps. no matter how good someone's ears are, if tests show that the output signal is the same as the input signal, in two different amps, then there is no difference to be detected. Of course, people, for whatever reason, do believe they can hear differences even where it can be proven none exist. Why they want to believe this I have no idea - maybe they want to convince themselves, or others, that they have "superior hearing". Or maybe they are pi&&ed that they have spent thousands of $$$ on a "superior" amp and there's no actual audible difference. You’d think people would be pleased to learn that a $500 amp from Emotiva sounds exactly as good as a $10,000 amp from XXXXX.
Could have been much worse I guess :) How you keeping Bill? We haven't bumped into each other much lately...
What would I be jealous about?
Speakers are analogue devices. Amps aren't. Speakers sound different to each other, like rooms. Amps don't.