I listened through headphones with the volume up loud for hours, did so for years
I live in the UK and I think most of the posters here are American
Unless you can do a side by side comparison, it could be your memory playing tricks on you.
This and/or the placebo effect. Without intending to be dismissive, I suspect we would have had many previous posts about this trend before if it were really present and as pronounced as duncan1979 is suggesting. .
TOS #8 does apply here, regardless of the logistical difficulty that would be involved in satisfying it. I wouldn’t be so quick to invoke it if other people were reporting the same phenomenon. At a minimum, we would need more useful descriptions than “warped and harsh”. Some recordings of supposedly good and bad devices for other users to assess would be the basic point from which we could evaluate this in an evidence-based way
Some recordings of supposedly good and bad devices for other users to assess would be the basic point from which we could evaluate this in an evidence-based way.
How do you propose he do this and also adhere to TOS #8?It's not like your asking grants him an exception.
Occam’s Razor suggests expectation bias/the placebo effect above all else