Originally Posted by BillP
Well, there are many who have compared players with matched levels and who do hear differences between players. Please provide proof (asked for in numerous threads, but never provided).
Why are you requesting that from me? You're making the claim for "many who have matched levels", heard differences, etc. Those examples are very few and far between. If you could supply even a few of your claimed, "many", that would be interesting. But I doubt that you can. Particularly those who've demonstrated their steps taken to ensure that a precise enough level match was done
, let alone any other steps taken to ensure a reasonable degree of rigor for their comparisons.
The bottom line for me is that the measured differences between properly functioning devices fall well below the known human hearing thresholds (established from decades of hearing research) and when someone does take the necessary time and hassle to do a proper DBT for properly working devices, they typically confirm this, i.e., no audible differences are reliably heard. When device measured differences rise above those hearing thresholds (either due to an intentional design choice or one device is no longer working properly), audible differences can be reliably heard.
You're welcome to think differently, but I think those who disagree are a bit out on a limb when considering where the greater weight of evidence lies. If you can provide a few of the claimed "many" positive test results, where test reliability has been established
, then I will begin to reconsider the matter.