Originally Posted by IPodPJ
No, it's not. The sound coming out of the speakers still contains detail that can be measured whether or not someone's ears can pick up on it. That is not subjective. If a microphone can measure it and it compares very close to the original waveform of the master, it's there.
You're not gettin' it.
SOUND in this instance is about HUMAN perception. Which again makes SOUND QUALITY decidedly SUBJECTIVE.
From my trusty Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition Unabridged:sound n. 1.
The sensation of hearing
; that which is heard
; specif.: a Psychophysics.
Sensation due to stimulation of the auditory nerves and auditory centers of the brain, usually by vibrations transmitted in a material medium, commonly air, affecting the organ of hearing. b Physics.
That form of vibrational energy which occasions the above sensation