Originally Posted by Davinleeds
Be sure to let me know when your tests can account for every variable.
Because I can't, I don't go around making any extraordinary claims.
If you can't account for every significant
variable, then your test is as good as anything else, and why do it in the first place. Homeopathy has been "proven" correct like this, for example.
What you were testing (and what your tests are valid for) is the difference between those systems, not the specific
difference between bistream vs. decoded LPCM. That you can't account for every variable exactly invalidated them for the latter purpose. For the former purpose, you may well be absolutely right that the bitstreamed system was better..