I know stereo equipment can and often does sound different, but Id never made the connection to cooking/seasoning until John “flavor flav” VF brought it up in the Topping DACs thread. Everyone has their own idea of what “neutral” sounds like based on their listening experiences with different gear and I dont think, generally speaking, that peoples’ opinion of what neutral sounds like is all that much different. I can see where others might disagree though. But that is not all that relevant to this discussion, because seasonings should season the sound in the same direction (warm, fast, whatever) for different people. As far as speakers and whether this discussion involves seasoning speaker sound or seasoning system sound, using speakers as the ultimate seasoning, both discussions are welcomed. And if you like things plain, please speak up as well. Thanks!