We all hear differently, all have different preferences and all know it. Yet, we spend hours exchanging on our experiences listening to different genres of music, of different quality, using different sources and different earphones of different price ranges — like it was perfectly rational.
The sanest amongst us are the ones whom abandoned any form of pretence and enjoy this pastime for what it is. The craziest are the ones trying to convince themselves and others that logic and objectivity apply.
The truth is that the journey is more important then the destination. The fact that many audiophiles come back to this very pastime in spite of having found their “endgame” is a testament to this.
There is no endgame — it is a journey to nowhere.