Sometimes I have a hard time choosing which beer to buy because they're all the same to me. I'll gulp down anything if I'm in the mood. Don't ask me to taste and compare champagne, wine, or cheese; I'd probably prefer the cheap one as often as not.
Eggs, though. That's different. I love
organic eggs. They just taste like eggs, whereas "regular" supermarket eggs taste like eggs, only bland. Some people, I've heard, either can't taste the difference between them or have no concern over any difference, but to me it's like night and day. By the way, do you know what organic apples were called when I was a kid? They were called, "apples."
Until now, I haven't told anyone that I like organic eggs better than regular eggs. I've been afraid that my friends, neighbors, and relatives would shoot back with replies like these:
"Can you provide any proof that organic eggs taste better?"
"Do you have a white paper to support your claims?"
"Have you done a double-blind A/B test with others involved?"
"It's just the Placebo Effect."
"It's psychological. Because you paid more for them, you think they must taste better."
Just like tasting wine (or eggs), listening to music is subjective--an art more so than a science. Trying too much to make listening to music a science can be a sour pickle, as can trying to prove your case to skeptics. None of us are psychos who are "hearing things." If you hear a better clarity in your music, a more natural tone, a more engaging listening experience, so be it. Appreciate what you hear and enjoy the music.
SteveHerbie's Audio Lab