Originally Posted by alan0354
That's why I encourage people to build the cable and try. $30, 1 hour time. Talk is cheap. If all else fail, one still have an extra pair of cables.
Do you not see the difference between someone trying something at home and a rigorous scientific proof of something?
When considering whether a new medicine will work or not, do you think that we should randomly try it ourselves, without any controlled conditions, or do you think it would be better to examine a scientific study (or more than one) of its efficacy and safety?
Also, we all know how this will work in practice. If the person makes the cable, and does some proper testing (which we know most
people will not), and no one hears any difference, you can always say that the other equipment was not good enough, or that it was not set up properly, or that the cable was not properly made, or that the people have poor hearing. So for you, there is no risk involved in suggesting that others make it.
Since you are the one claiming it makes an audible difference, it is up to you to prove that it does. It is not up to us to prove anything. And if you refuse to bother with actual evidence, you ought not be surprised if people ridicule you (though people at this site ought to take care to make sure that they do not violate forum rules in what they say). Just like someone might if you went to a running website and claimed that your new design of shoes made you capable of running 100 mph, but did not actually have any real evidence of the claim.
If you want me to illustrate this further, suppose I were to claim that I could hear the wings of a gnat at 100 miles away. Would you believe me? Suppose I claim that only cables that are soaked in the menstrual blood of virgins are good enough, and that I can clearly hear the difference when one uses the blood of nonvirgins instead; would you believe me? If so, why? And if not, why not?