Emotions and Deceptions - was that good for you?


#1

Ok, just happened to me…

I fired up my system and doing business work… PowerPoint … barf…

Listening to Elis&Tom again (Elis Regina Tom Jobin)… thinking “boy does this sound great”… working away… then all of a sudden, the stereo came alive!!! The album started over and WOW!!! Hmmm…

Well looking at my Foobar player, I had selected the low-rez, compressed mastered mess version of this disc… that was then followed by the hi-rez version that was mastered way way better.

Question 1: Why did I think the bad disc sounded really good? Thinking I made a great purchase with the PSAudio/PrimaLuna/Focal system of mine…

Question 2: Is happiness a situational illusion?

Question 3: Should I ditch my big expensive system and just go buy a Close N’Play?

Bonus Question: Does working on different Microsoft products have a a differing effect on human sound perception? Hmmmm…

Peace
Bruce in Philly


#2

A wonderful story of how it is the music which matters, not the system.


#3

I’d say …your system is awesome and makes crappy recordings sound good and good recordings sound even awesomer. :slight_smile: