Originally Posted by arnyk
Apparently not with these comparisons, or otherwise you'd say so.
Apparently not blind with these comparisons, or otherwise you'd say so.
Your apparent ability to avoid the relevant ones, is interesting.
Avoding double blind testing says it all.
I get lectured about attitude by someone who pooh-poohs DBTs?
Irrelevant to the 500 pound gorilla in the room which is bias control.
People hear what they want to hear. As long as they avoid true blind testing, that's what they say they hear.
If you didn't argue/speak in the tone/talking down I'd continue to have a discussion with you. I'm done at this point.
The point of this thread is for normal folks to be able to do their own comparisons and brainstrom the how's. I think the software you mentioned is one way for regular folks to do this; especially with it's cost.
1. there are multiple versions/implementations of the ABX software; do we assume they are all implemented the same?
That won't be the case...
2. Depending on the implementation will it level match a 44khz and 96khz file? using what?
a) so, does this need to be done in advance?
1a) if it does need to be matched in advance might as well just roll your own single file.
Generally ABX is used for codec/bitrate differences not sampling rate changes.
Like I said, it would just be easier to level match and up-convert a 44khz sample to 96khz. Put both the untouched 96k and the up-converted in the same FLAC/WAV and have it switch back and forth between the 96k and 44khz up-sampled.
Way less involved... many ways to do this. In fact almost all of the ABX disclaims also state "ABX is not intended to be a replacement for a properly setup A/B listening"
Anyway, if anyone else has thought I'd love to hear them.