I was listening to a particularly murky recording the other day and I did something I rarely do. I used my media players equalizer and turned the treble way up.
Because the equalizer is hidden within the player I forgot I'd left it set.
In short when I returned later and listened to a few tracks I thought how much more vibrant the system was sounding than usual.
Eventually got to a track with an already piercing treble and realized my mistake.
Switched equalizer off. System sounded bloody awful, like I'd thrown a duvet over each speaker.
Within a couple of hours however it had once again become the model of clarity.
What is going on ? I mean my system is either muddled and confused or it is clean and clear.
It can't be both, or can it.
Do our favourite components sound as good as we think or are we simply willing them to sound good.