"I am convinced that comb filtering is at the root of people reporting a change in the sound of cables and electronics even when no significant change is likely. If someone listens to their system using one pair of cables, then gets up and switches cables and sits down again, the frequency response heard is sure to be very different because it's impossible to sit down again in exactly the same place. So the sound really did change, but probably not because the cables sound different!"
One supposes, according to this little pet theory of yours, that nothing can be verified about any audio cable, speaker or component or tweak. Certainly that cannot be true.
Maybe you're overlooking the Nocebo effect.