Knowledge of the brand names of the components is by no means any help in establishing the level of sound quality of the system.
Agreed, so why does needing to know brand names figure so prominently in things like being able to hear differences between cables, or the presence of a tweak?
>>>>>>>As far as I know, noone makes such a claim.
You are quite comfortable with the notion that people need to know all the parameters present for evaluating the performance of a tweak, but comfortable again in stating that knowing brand names is not important.
>>>>Not only am I not comfortable with that notion, it makes no sense.
Your comment promotes the importance of blind listening, Geoff.
>>>>Only using your "logic."