It happens most of the time, but that doesn't mean it's absolute in all cases. When people talk about "micro detail" differences I can usually get the same thing out of the supposedly "inferior" source by bumping up the volume on the amp in/after it slightly. Then sometimes the differences, and what is actually the "inferior" one, can be surprising...worse, what many people consider "inferior" can be even more baffling. A much loved CDP that I was excited to try out beause people said the soundstage was larger sent the drums all the way around my head, and I wonder how many people have seen Reed Richards sub as a drummer in concerts, because if we're talking about a natural or at least a believable reproduction, well, that doesn't happen until somebody gets the same effect out of exposure to gamma rays.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 5/19/14 at 3:11am