I received the test files yesterday. I was out the whole day so, given that sound quality seems to be important, I decided that it was not a good idea to listen to this on the move as walking around with headphones hooked up to a DAC and a laptop is not practical and would probably look positively foolish.
Also, I wasn’t sure to what extent ambient sounds would interfere.
I got home fairly late so I considered starting today because one of the the instructions is to run and then comment on any effects noticed after a few hours (something to that effect). Well, I didn’t. Anyone knows that once you get a new sub (even when you don’t know its actual purpose it seems), you just got to run it. So, that’s what I did. I rationalsed that by saying that field testing of any sub has to reflect the reality of how people listen in real life. Right? Or may be I just barred myself from future testing
The anticlimactic end to that day’s experiment is… nothing happened. I ran the sub and went to sleep!
Let me add some extra reflections, in case they aid the developers, my sleep felt really sound and not restless at all but I woke up feeling tired, not actually particularly rested. Had some dreams linked to conversations that I had late in the evening so that is not surprising and they weren’t particularly particularly weird as such. One thing I noticed in the morning was that i had a song in my head and some sentences i had just thought that kept replaying in my mind, almost like on a loop. They didn’t feel particularly significant but it was a bit annoying. Imagine for example noticing in a morning that a door handle was a bit loose and telling yourself ‘this door handle is a bit loose’ and that sentence keeps coming to you. Wonder if this sub is something to do with determination towards the ultimate goal or is it about working memory…? Mmh… Interesting!
i am not sure also to what extent previous subs are working their way through my subconscious since I stopped listening to them on Friday. Anyhow, been playing file B whilst typing this. Let’s see…