Originally Posted by krabapple
Certain 'audiophiles' will raise lots
of questions that were settled long ago, simply because they refuse to do the gruntwork of reading the relevant research papers (even when they're pointed to them).
FT's book is a fantastic new resource for home audio. And I've used your and his JAES papers many times on forums like this, in support of arguments against relying on sighed evaluations of audio, so I owe you guys, big time.
Yes, unfortunately many people today can't seem to consume new information unless it's fed to them in 15 s. sound bites, or a couple of 2-3 sentence paragraphs that can fit on a 15.4 inch screen between the banner ads. Just look at the decline of newspapers, book publishers, and audio magazines and other print media.
That is one of the reasons I started an audio blog: serve small digestible bites of audio science like the sampler tables at the end of aisles at Costco. If the snippet whets their appetite and curiosity, they may choose to invest in the family super-size version of the paper linked at the end of the article.