I would like to be able to identify this effect more easily. Is there a way for me to simulate this on my computer. That is, can I use an audio editing program to change a good dynamic recording into a "loudness wars" recording, maybe even exaggerating the effect to recognize it? Thanks for any tips! Or if there are good and bad examples in mainstream music that you consider are so obvious that I couldn't help but notice, that would be helpful too. I use Sennheiser hd 598, Schiit Magni 2, and laptop with standard onboard soundcard. I would assume that this setup would be enough to clearly hear the difference.