Originally Posted by m. zillch
I think he's detecting the same thing I do: a difference in the sound box.
So months have passed, lots of posts, and not a single soul has taken the test but me.
I don't know if it is because they:
- can't hear a difference
- can't figure out how to download and install foobar and the optional ABX comparator component
- can't figure out how to download the two, short, 7-second long music files
- enjoy reading threads about what other people can hear but have no interest in what they themselves can hear
- won't even try because the F%^*#@& jerks who do their best to scare people away from conducting ABX tests on their own have succeeded
Anyway, for people who want a little help, watch this video which shows a really easy way to hear a difference and I finish a complete winning test in just over 2 minutes [but for a novice it will take a little longer, obviously]. Although I call the video a "spoiler alert" it only explains what you might want to listen for. You should still take the test and it is not cheating.
Why? Because to pass the test you still
have to rely on your hearing and THAT'S what an ABX test is. It is a test to see if you hear a difference or not. This video just shows what to listen for: the nasal sound of violin A.
Once playing, watch in "quality:HD" and full screen by clicking the various symbols in the lower right of the window:
Pass the test and then you can brag to your friends that YOU can hear a difference between a million dollar Stradivarius violin
and a modern day one (and not some junky one, by the way: I think it was $15k), even though the conclusion of the published study was that the experts they tested could not
reliably tell a difference!