|Originally posted by Czilla9000
I don't care what I hear or don't hear - need proof to be sure, and someone saying "OH! I CAN SOOO HEAR THE DIFFERENCE" is not proof.
If you don't care what you hear or don't hear, what's the point of getting "hifi" gear at all? Ultimately, the value of any piece of audio equipment has to be determined by you, when you make a subjective determination of whether or not the sound that YOU HEAR is worth the money spent. If you base your judgement on other things, it's just a pissing contest: "Hey, my amp cost more than yours", or "Hey, my amp has more watts than yours", or "Hey, my amp has lower measured distortion than yours". If that's why you want hifi equipment, why bother?
Someone reporting a perceived difference is not trying to prove anything to you. It's a simple statement that that person heard a difference. You can put as much faith as you like in any such statement...that's why people post them. It's rather sad that you think you need outside proof to validate your own audio judgements. Maybe in time you'll develop a bit more self-confidence.