The Bogg: Not enough "resolving power" in either your room, your system, or your ears. Or a combination of the above.
Wow, that's convenient. I mean, QueueClimber doesn't exactly have a home theater in a box, set up on a 50-buck Best Buy TV stand. There are plenty of people with far inferior sound systems, and without the measured musical and audial abilities QueueClimber is claiming, that claim to hear burn-in, differences between cables, and so forth.
I mean, given his equipment list alone I think that we can say that he beats about 95% of the supposed golden ears. So if his setup and ears aren't strong enough to hear the differences you believe are there---then neither are those 95% who claim to hear it, either.
Does that mean you're conceding, THe Bogg, that this very large fraction of people with inferior "pedigree" to QueueClimber, but who still seem to hear "indisputable" differences between high-end cables or burn-in, might actually be just fooling themselves? I mean, believe me, I think it's darn near 100%. But if suddenly the a subjectivist is admitting that 95% don't hear what they say they do---that's progress, and I'll take it.
Or maybe, The Bogg, you'd like to argue that the reason QueueClimber doesn't hear the difference is because he doesn't want to. That the power of suggestion is preventing him from hearing what is plain as day to those who choose to believe. Well, hey, that's cool---welcome to the camp of objectivism! Grab a chair and a beer!
You know, mike lavigne complains all the time that we objectivists don't bother listening to verify claims about cables or burn-in or magic chips or what-not. Well, screw that. If subjectivists are going to simply state as fact that people who don't
hear those things just don't measure up, well, what's the point?