Photographers vs. Audiophiles (Part 2): Audio Woo

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ZodiacPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,634
Re: not nonsense. sense

tko wrote:

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

tbcass wrote:

I agree 100%. The distortion produced by even the best speakers combined with room acoustics and the fact that the human ear is far from the most sensitive in the animal kingdom means any minute differences in sound between amplifiers, speaker wire and other components will be overwhelmed and inaudible.

Nonsense. Sounds like somebody's listening skills need an upgrade.

They tested a group of discerning audiophiles once to see much distortion they could hear. On a sine wave, it was about 1%. On real music, it was about 10%. The human ear, as are most our senses, is great in some areas, but terrible in others.

This is the biggest piece of misinformation (trying to stay polite here) in this thread.

Percentage of distortions on its own is meaningless - it depends on character and spectrum of distortions,  listening level, etc.

For example,  you will definitely hear 2% of hard clipping,  but may not notice 10% of soft clipping,  especially when listening to music - depends on type of music also.

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