Originally Posted by upstateguy
I think all ironmine was alluding to was that it is extremely easy to be mistaken when comparing cables or gear.
Yes, I do realize that. As I've stated earlier I am not discounting that this may all be placebo. For the last few days I've done even more cable swapping, with results sounding the same as before to my ears. Power of suggestion perhaps in the works here? Might very well be, no doubt.
Yet, I honestly can't be bothered to run tests or anything... just not worth the time investment on my end! My attitude as of now is that "If it's placebo, then be it". Very lazy on my end, I know, I admit. It's something I may test out one day out of curiousity, but definitely not high on my to-do list as of now (just enjoying my gear for now). For those that do run tests, I fully respect what they are doing, and am always willing to read. It's just that over the years I've learned to keep things simple in this hobby and not stress over the whole hearing vs. science debate. I'm more of the former, but this shouldn't do any harm as long as you stay financially responsible within your budget. When I'm in the mood for it though I do head over to sound science forum sometimes.