I tried all of the DiffMaker tests the other night...... never heard the marching band. It must have been dubbed in at around -40 db.
I could hear the difference between 128kbps and WAV. The difference btn 256kbps and WAV was almost undetectable, except at very high volumes and even then it was only slight.
I wonder if we need blind testing any more. This little tool extracts the difference between two sources and lets you hear it. There is no argument about testing protocols. There is either a difference, as there was with 128 Vs WAV or there is practically none, like with 256 Vs WAV. Hearing is believing, right? <
> perfect for the trust your ears crowd !
Maybe we can make our point this way...... without DBT.
Maybe it just needs more publicity.....
Originally Posted by p a t r i c k
Yes I agree 100%.
I think that actually performing good DBT requires a group of people. I know that there are these hi fi clubs etc. and it could be that they are suitable bodies to do this.
Some components are more easy to test than others. Interconnects are surely the easiest. Headphone cables might present difficulties because it is hard to conceal them from the listener and there are even issues with weight and suchlike.
Anyway I am in Hove in the UK and very happy to participate or be involved in well organised and controlled blind ABX tests in my area.
Have you tried the DiffMaker yet? Give it a shot. You don't need anyone else, you don't have to set up a DBT and the results can be recorded and saved.
And talking about the DiffMaker is not banned anywhere.