Wut, I use blind testing more than most. I want to know what's real and what's a head fake.Oh Scott, that warms my heart to hear. You, of all people, admitting cognitive bias may exist and influence you (as it does everyone on the planet). Hallelujah!
Remember last year in re AXPONA? I got in so many arguments over that with my ex friend who is the super high end subjectivist. Over many things, including his $1,000 + fancy pants AQ Diamond USB cable to use from my laptop to the DAC versus my far cheaper cable of about $40 or $50. He claimed he heard a big difference. I sure didn't and it was my system. I challenged him right then and there to do a level matched single blind test and he completely blew up. That's far from the only thing he blew up over in MY house. 35 year friendship over!