Do Our Expectations Determine Our Experience of Sound More Than We Realize?

How is it that so many audio enthusiasts swear by differences in equipment or recording when we know that the changes made are either non-existant or well below audible thresholds? These effects are not acoustic but rather psychological, so the question becomes: how does the mind pull this trick? The effects of the mind’s perception on our experience of sound is far more profound than you might realize. Read on to learn about this bizarre effect that overturns so much of high-fidelity audio.

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