Self proclaimed propeller head Ethan Winer explodes some audio myths and pokes a rational finger at $20 000 power cables. Joining him (all too briefly) are Poppy Crum a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins who conducts research on neural circuits in the auditory cortex involved in hearing in a complex acoustic environment, and fellow scientist James Johnston chief scientist for DTS.
The first 10 minutes are a crudely edited but worth watching and Mr Winerâ€™s presentation starts in at around 09:40.
He does interesting side by side comparisons of â€œhigh endâ€ and â€œlow endâ€ sound cards, dithered and undithered recordings (can you really hear the difference?), demonstrates what phase shift sounds like, compares high- and low-end converters, teaches proper test methods, explains why hearing is not as reliable as test gear, and much more.