So, if we're willing to accept the seemingly reasonable premise that the brain handles what it gets from our ears in about the same way as what it gets from our eyes, we now have "scientific" support for the following:
1- "Critical listening" is a limiting exercise - liable to make things worse not better,
2- DBT (critical listening in the extreme) is of no value in selecting a system,
3- The best way to evaluate a system or component is to listen to it over a long time.
Doesn't this leave the guy who says, "If you can't measure it, it doesn't exist." hoisted on his own petard? How about that!