Originally Posted by bigshot
Originally Posted by chesebert View Post
you do not necessarily have to 'use' or 'be exposed' to a certain product to conclude that it's non-functioning - we generally like to call that 'common sense'
Can I quote that in the next cable thread where someone says, "If you haven't heard the Zeus Notung Mark XIV sterling silver zircon encrusted cable, you can't comment on whether it sounds the same as Radio Shack"?
Sure you can
? Should you? No, because it would be making an entirely false analogy. If someone claimed this fancy cable was non-functioning or that the rs one was without using it, then you'd have an analogous situation and one that disproved the notion of judging without using first.
The common sense would be about whether it is worth ones time and effort to make an informed judgment for oneself by trying it out. It does not give one a basis to claim to others it is non-functional, especially when the others, as in the cable case, are fellow audiophiles who have tried out cables and reported hearing the difference(s).