| When I have used an A/B box and do immediate switching the differences are far less than I perceive when the switching is more casual. |
easy the johnny ! this is a DBT free zone and ye be in peril of crossing the DMZ dude !
My take on any A vs B comparison is that most have no merit at all !
that's right , no merit.How can a person evaluate something they have not lived with and do not know ? Sounding "different" does not always mean better though that is always the first thought.
"wow ! That sounded REALLY good" when all it was is different.Live with it for a while and then you will know if it actually is better but ten minutes will tell you nothing.
quick ancedote : A guy buys a DVD player with full intent to modify it begfore he even has listened to it in bone stock form just because everyone else says it is an improvement.The guy buys it,sends it out or deos the mod himself and then reports in a forum how much better it sounds than the stock DVD player.
How would this knucklehead know that ? what is his reference point for this "better" sound ? How does he know it is not a step backwards ?
It may very well be and actual improvement but unless compared directly with another identical unit over time
any findings are suspect.
you need to live with a piece of equipment and KNOW it intimately then only do mods one step at a time then listen after each step
or your findings are invalidated in my mind.Wholesale modifications will never tell you anything about which were actually worth it and which are just blowing smoke.
a person needs to know what to expect from a piece of known equipment using a disc they can damn near sing/play verbatum.How else to know when something expected is missing or something never before heard has appeared ?
no two hour five second cable swap will tell you anything unless you already want to hear it anyway unless it is a serious
upgrade ,so much a step forward that it leaves no doubt and is easily heard.
just my take on comparing audio goods.for me it is "live with it" and then maybe some conclusion will come of it.If not go for the least expensive......unless you are one of those guys who think "if it looks good it sounds good" even without any evidence to back it up .
again,just me being me