You heard a difference because there WAS a difference. Your testing methods guaranteed it. Do you really not see that using two sets of speakers, in two different places in the room (as just one example) would invalidate a test designed to show any differences between amplifiers?
I don't know, it has been me vs like 15 people and I seem to be holding my own.
Kbarnes, in your infinite wisdom: How come ABX testing carried out over 20,000 hours with 60 people (and I learned, they often switched people) failed to pick up distortion a guy who did normal listening picked up in less than 10 minutes? If ABX is so effective, and you are basically saying you NEED ABX testing to know the "facts", tell me the facts about the way the ABX method failed. As soon as the guy heard it, suddenly they all did. It was like magic! As I asked, how effective are ABX tests when they failed to find easily discernible DISTORTION? How could you possibly use it to compare components if you cannot pick up something like that, which is quite crucial?
Arny? Kbarnes? Please inform us...stir the excuse pot! I asked for the science, or an INTELLIGENT refute. Not excuses, excuses are made by those who cannot give proper answers.
Your not going to make me go away, when people come into a place and try acting like I do not know what I am doing (talk down to me), I want to see if I am truly looking up to them. So far, I am looking down at you because I have presented facts and arguments completely ignored. Hyperbole, excuses, and the like but other than skewed facts and opinions I am missing the science behind your "answers". Answers made for convenience rather than intelligent conversation.
Be careful when you think you are superior to others, simple facts can override one's ego.
Edited by Ricsim78 - 2/12/13 at 9:26am