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I wonder about one thing. Sure you can't hear above/under certain frequencies, but these frequencies still resonate with parts of your body (that are not ears) and you might feel it in other ways than just hearing, and also their presence generates harmonics. Not sure if it is observable to a human, but just because you don't hear N hertz, doesn't mean you can't hear its harmonics/it doesn't affect your _perception_ of the rest of the signal at all. Cutting off some frequencies can create patterns that are not hearable per se, but might induce unwanted sensory feelings (*opinion, not a fact). I think using physics to break this down doesn't make much sense, and that the most practical debate solution would be to do a double-blind test on a statistical group of the so called audiophiles.

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