It seems to me that you've just done exactly the same thing...
John, not really. My point is that anyone, me included, that trys to make a blanket statement that: pick one - all caps sound the same, wire is wire, all amps sound the same, mine is bigger or smaller than yours, whatever - without having done the heavy lifting of doing structured tests to find out - is doing the discussion about the topic at hand a disservice.
I am a recovering flatearther. I didn't believe that capacitors sounded different - that one would sound superior to another. I had a gentleman teach me the empirical process to find out for myself, hence my journey to a more or less subjective standpoint in audio.
The problem that I have with flatearth meter readers is that 99% of them call us (subjective observers) stupid without any experience in the matter in discussion
. If a person takes the time to actually give stuff a listen and still maintains that there are no difference to him
I have no problem with that. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I don't think they are stupid or delusional. It is the person that will denigrate another, even though they have no practical experience concerning the topic, that gets my goat.
It is statements like this: "So when we kill the chicken and spread the blood around the cables which direction sounds better, clockwise or counter?" That has no place in a discussion
and will tend to evoke reponses like mine. I think that open, frank discussion is healthy. Comments like that one, not so much.
A good portion of what we do as hobbyist/professional is to try to find out what sounds superior in a given application, isn't it?