The special hearing of the golden-eared audiophile, beyond normal citizens, beyond what can be measured, beyond what is generally believed to exist, has been tested. The carver challenge, the stereophile "Do All Amps Sound The Same" tests, Meyer and Moran, the CRC and Harman speaker studies -- these and a few others have all challenged the basic beliefs that Audiophiles hear what the public doesn't, what science cannot even measure. Peer review? Not a lot. I'm afraid there's not enough money in it to draw much interest. And of course Audiophiles have found fault with every one of those tests. Maybe rightfully so. But in the rare event that a halfway decent methodology is employed in numbers large enough for some statistical legitimacy -- the Harman and Canadian speaker studies that clearly indicate a direct correlation between measurement and sound, Meyer and Moran, which demonstrated the inaudibility of one of the things audiophiles had claimed was glaring, obvious, unlistenable -- it never seems to inspire reconsideration, further inquiry, probing discussion, or even deep thought. But the rush to discredit, the howls of protest are immediate and relentless. I'm sure all of the above are flawed (harman and M & M are pretty buttoned up, actually). I'm also sure they all have some value) some lessons to teach. The Audiophile community has utterly failed to learn them. Maybe there is something about the opening of one's ears that closes the mind.