I apologize if anyone feels "pissed on," that was not my intent.
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I have to admit, I lol'd
Because some subjectivists probably pissed on them, and now we have a pissing contest.
Is Nelson Pass a "hobbyist tinkerer" then?
I would say the only people who divide things into subjectivism and objectivism are arrogant kids on head-fi
Mr. Pass has already been discussed...
Also, now your just trying to insult near everyone. It's not needed.
The subjectivism/objectivism categorization is used only for convenience. Perhaps some don't fit neatly into one category and that's fine, but I assume most understand what I mean. As for Nelson Pass, you would have to ask him how he views himself, I don't know.
Nelson does have long experience in designing audio equipment, commercial success
and has in these later years turned towards "minimalist" designs - but if you actually read his Pass Labs Zen Amp and other articles you will find he continually compares versions of his designs on nonlinear distortion measures - usually reducing nonlinear distortion as the designs "advance"
he has awsome device knowledge and practical audio experience
however he has a Physics degree and is not a deeply competent signals/feedback educated EE as his wrong headed article on feedback proves - when pressed had to admit he exaggerated to support a preconceived "anti-feedback" position pandering to the target audience
Fair enough. I have noticed that some of Nelson Pass's papers are really aimed at the audiophile, not the scientist or engineer.
I could have also mentioned John Westlake, Keith Johnson, or many other renowned amp designers.
Basically, my point is, until we all design and bring to market some commercially successful audio designs, we really don't know what we are talking about.
Maybe someday I will start a new thread in the Science Forum:
"I Don't Understand You Anti-Feedback Guys"
You asked Purrin what is qualifications are, a few of us have listed ours.
You are qualified to discuss:
based on what experience and qualifcations?
I've voiced my opinion on this in the past. Doesn't matter to me if a person believes that wearing an orange tutu gives them tighter bass, to each their own. Many around here know my stance on cabling, but I see no reason to evangelize to the believers. If someone directly asks your opinion, give it. Otherwise, live and let live.
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In terms of qualifications, for those who are new or simply do not know, I should probably state that my hobby is to measure headphones when I'm not listening to them. These measurements are assembled in one place on the Internet somewhere.
I neither consider myself a subjectivist or objectivist. I like measurements when available, and I am particularly interested in finding measurements which correlate with subjective phenomena. I like to think that while measurements don't explain everything, they can at least keep us honest.
Edited by purrin - 8/1/12 at 2:08pm