^ Actually analog turntables and tube amps degrade the signal much more than CD player + SS or digital amp.
But most ppl seem to "like" that degradation.
Warmer = that degradation.
The reason why CD's might be sounding sterile is because of loudness war during mastering.
So in a way the phones, even though reducing the fidelity, increase the "listenability".
PS: can you make out difference between a 1.5sq mm cable (2m length) compared to a 2.5sq mm cable (again 2 m length)?
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