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Audiophile Placebo

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by catharsis, Apr 21, 2009.
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  1. ILikeMusic
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    Originally Posted by TheAttorney /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    My wish is that the scientists here would turn just some of their critical analysis to the potential fallibility of DBT instead of using all that good energy to pick faults with other people's views.



    That has been done on numerous occasions, in fact it has been beaten to death. But inescapably, in the final analysis the potential fallibility of DBT ends up being much less than the potential fallibility of subjective impression.
     
  2. Real Man of Genius
    It always seems to come down to:
    1. Your ears aren't good enough.
    2. Your system isn't good enough.
    3. The test is flawed.

    Pretty lame when you think about it.
     
  3. JaZZ Contributor
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    Originally Posted by Real Man of Genius /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    It always seems to come down to:
    1. Your ears aren't good enough.
    2. Your system isn't good enough.
    3. The test is flawed.

    Pretty lame when you think about it.




    Anyway, maybe it's a little bit of all? If I were an objectivist and couldn't detect sonic differences with cables, I would certainly take the millions of «believers» into consideration. It's not like they are sort of a religious community with a common belief, they are just people who share a common experience. And it's too simple to attribute it to marketing hype and placebo effects, and it's unscientific to entirely discount a more serious background.
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  4. ILikeMusic
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    It's not like they are sort of a religious community with a common belief,



    Or maybe that's exactly what they are. [​IMG]

    You have a very insightful way of phrasing things... you just insert the word 'not' in the wrong places... [​IMG]
     
  5. JaZZ Contributor
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    Originally Posted by ILikeMusic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    You have a very insightful way of phrasing things.



    Thank you! [​IMG]
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