I’ve heard or read a zillion times the maxim, “Everybody hears differently.” I’ve heard it while chatting with enthusiasts and manufacturers at audio shows. I’ve read it on audio forums and in the online comments after audio reviews, usually slung to cast doubt on someone else’s judgment about an audio technology or product. I’ve even said somewhat similar (although much more factually supported) things myself, especially in an article titled “5 Reasons Why Headphones Can Sound Different to Different People.”
But a recent research project, conducted by one of the most respected teams of scientists in the audio biz, suggests that maybe we don’t hear things all that differently — and that maybe we can make some universal judgments about audio gear.
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