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  1. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Even I as a cable enthusiasts don't think interconnects make much difference if any at all. Well may be a well shielded one.
  2. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Yes you right..You can easily get drawn into cable debates.. Think I've had enough to last me a year.. Phew!!
  3. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Nice post. I'm particularly interested in the part you made mention of being familiar with room acoustics, music speakers and so on... Now how many of these unsighted test has been done in familiar environments and how long do these sections go on for?... May be two days if your lucky. The Listener should at least have a week with the product to be tested before the actual test takes place. Not sure this ever happens. Give an example.. Before I bought my RME ADI-2 DAC I demo'd the Chord Qutest DAC at Grahams HI-Fi in London and on comparing it with my 2 Qute DAC I thought the Qutest sounded much better. Only to take the Qutest home in a familiar setting and now actually preferred the 2 Qute . Setup and environment are very crucial in any test. Easier to tell differences in familiar environments which is not the case in most if not all of unsighted cable test. Most examples of test being referred to from time to time are inconclusive.
  4. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    A wise man realises the fact they can't be certain of anything. Is that more pleasing?.. Think of things in the scheme of time.
  5. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    How can you be absolutely sure cables don't make any difference... Are you sure you can measure sound in it's entirety or just part of it. A wise person realises the fact they know nothing.
  6. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    That's why I'll rather trust my own ears. The way everything is lumped together is also wrong, no room for middle grounds?... Everyone posting articles which supports their argument. If anyone is unwilling to test a product before making judgement that tells me they're actually not being scientific in their approach. Many make judgement before even trying out a product. Then it just becomes the tit for tat silly games where neither side makes a conclusive judgement. I personally know Hi-Fi retailers which I trust their judgement, even so my ears has to make the final decision over days even weeks before committing to a product. There is so much snake oil out there, also not take from the fact that some products perform well in a given setup.
  7. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    May be the idea that one of the cheapest products are just as good as the expensive ones?... Don't know. Also these test are done over very limited periods of time. In my book not enough time to come to a conclusive judgement.
  8. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Why should I trust that test. There could be a hidden agenda behind the test. I always say never believe everything you see or read on the net.. Thought I throw the spanner in the Works
  9. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Common sense?
  10. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    I think it's a good thing these day you allowed to try at home any type of cable with 60days return window. Most of the cables I've tried in the pass either changes the sound but not necessarily better. At best improves in one area while performing badly in another. There is always expection to the rule.
  11. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Ears on both sides of my head are scientific fact..
  12. Nativebon

    Man caves...

    This is me man cave. Proper..
  13. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    I wish I did.. Been looking online but yet to get any.. amongst all the techy heads has anyone actually listen to the Tellurium 2 cables or measured it to find out why it's different or if it's different. I know what I think. This quite relevant to this topic.
  14. Nativebon

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    All back to my Tellurium Q black II speaker cables. The 8Tcs just don't cut it with clarity and bass definition. ... Still does not remove from the fact the 8TCs made my center channel sound over powered. There is definitely something going on with the terrarium Q two black cables. Hey I'm not allow to say in case I sound like a total idiot. .