Can you exactly describe the smell of a rose with just words?
Can you give an exact explanation of the flavor of an apple with just words? We all know that we can’t, but with the help of technology, we can feel them in the form of perfumes and additives that are similar to the real ones. However, they are not the same as the original. They are only replicas at most. Why? What do we need to do? There have always been arguments within the high-end audio industry with regard to matters like these—in the world of cables, in particular.
Someone says that great measurement data are necessary, and sufficient cable condition are needed in order to be considered as the ideal. That statement is totally untrue. Those are necessary, but they are not sufficient. To the ears of many audiophiles, LPs sound far better than CDs, and much more like real music, even though they measure terribly compared to CDs. Tubes have to go, too and yet recording studios are full of tube gear—more so today than in the past decades. Still, tube gear also measures terribly compared to the solid state. Real music is surely above the sum of data measurement.