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Evidence of absence
There's a famous aphorism that really resonates with me. "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" Just because traditional audio measurements don't tell us much of anything about how a product sounds doesn't mean all same measuring products sound alike. Yes, it's the old measurements vs. listening debate again, but with a new angle that might prove interesting to some. But, probably not. We're each so entrenched in our views. Part of the problem is this. In science, whoever makes a claim carries the burden of proof regardless of positive or negative content in the claim. So, if we audiophiles claim to hear differences in cables and electronics then the burden of proof rests on our shoulders if we wish the rest of the world to concur. And here's the thing. Do we actually care? What value would be had when the naysayers are proven wrong? I've been unable to answer that question.
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