Originally Posted by audiofan1
I've seen Brain games and understand your point
, what happens if you expect a cable or any component to sound good and it doesn't ?
This is a question that appears to me to be chock full of denial of the true verifiable fact which that as a rule the cable can't and doesn't change the sound.
It seems to ignore the fact that components vary greatly in their potential to change the sound of a system. The order of probable change is:
The recording you are playing
(beyond here probability is zero or near zero for good components)
Signal processors unless you change default adjustments
Signal sources, particularly if connected via digital lines
But after learning how and what to listen for has worked for me, as I go to great lengths to convince myself not to spend and will try to find fault before the merits and once the faults have been or haven't been noted do I begin my evaluation.
How do you know that you have learned how and what to listen for?
I've posted before my preference for a stock cord to a highly touted aftermarket one, that being the stock from my Parasound Halo amp worked very well on my preamp but an PS Audio AC12 was breath taking on the amp and there it remains.
What sort of cord? Exactly which cords?
You can play Brain games all you want...
I think you may have missed the point. We all play brain games. We are held hostage by our brains. Our perceptions are filtered and colored by our thoughts. You, me, Him. True objectivity is exceedingly hard to obtain, particularly without helps.
...attribute this or that perception or anything you want,
It's not about him. It is about the one who has probably been led astray by his biases which he now denies.
I'm not fooled ! I'm sold on what they bring to the table
After considerable scientific examination of the issue, both technical and subjective, being sold is usually being fooled.