Originally Posted by Summa
Those of you who take the time to set up DBX testing, how often do you do it with regular people who aren't into the hobby at all?
You mean ABX testing, right?
What's a regular person, my wife, my kids, other non-audiophile people I'm somehow acquainted with?
Obviously randomization isn't feasible, or at least convenient,
It seems easy enough to do manually to me. Flip some coins. Of course the widespread availability of automated tools makes it easier.
but I'd be more interested in the results from a group of soccer moms or band nerds than I would those who have experience in audio.
IME there are a lot of highly damaged ears among both amateur and professional musicans.
The general public is generally clueless about hearing differences. Most audiophiles think they are good at it, but put them in a DBT and they generally have a learning curve when it comes to actual as opposed to imaginary differences.