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Human ears more sensitive than measuring instruments

March Audio

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I don’t think anybody can argue that measuring instruments are not more accurate for what they measure. The difference is that interpretation of the measurement. Our instruments can’t tell you exactly what it will sound like to you in regular use. For instance, I can say the Vocal singer sounded fuller and more alive and it was more locked in place than before. The measurement mIght show something that could be interpreted to correspond to my findings, perhaps a bump in treble or harmonic distortion but I can’t look at the measurement and say this is how that sing I will sound when I listen to it.
The measurements can also show ni Difference but you could hear it being different all day long. What ever caused you to hear a difference or think you heard a difference, the instrument would not be able to predict it if it measures identically. Perhaps you liked how the volume knob feels who knows. But that’s how it sounded to you when you listen to it in whatever circumstance it was.
.....and thats the point. You have simply stated that people are, without strict controls, very poor, unreliable and inconsistent at assessing sound quality. Precisely because they are influenced by all sorts of other inputs. People *think* they hear all sorts of things.
 
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I'll hand it to the pickers, no way in hell I would have crawled into the narrow hallways, etc deep underground like they did.
Look at that guy, would you trust the integrity of his underground mining designs? o_O LOL
 

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As someone who's fairly arachnophobic (yet strangely also captivated by spiders), I'd have a hard enough time climbing through piles of crap in barns... DIY underground tunnels wouldn't even have a chance to come up in the realm of possibility. Watching spiders go about their feats of construction or feasting on prey... pure delight. Direct physical contact on the other hand... nope. Tarantulas being the lone exception.
 
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