Originally Posted by ghardashyan
So, is there anybody who was able to successfully pass the test without cheating?!!
Originally Posted by bigshot
Actually .... yes. Look at post #25 in this thread. Deadlylover did it - and I believe him without question - he's previously been active in many of these threads. He's also been happy to admit it when he gets 320 vs FLAC which are completely transparent. He's one of the very few that definitely knows what to look for - but who also is realistic :
[a] that it is extremely hard to isolate the difference
[b] admitted he couldn't tell which one was lossless and which one wasn't - just could tell the difference in the files when listened to critically
[c] would be happy with either one (if it was the type of music he was into)
Basically the differences are so small to be un-noticeable during normal listening conditions.
DL is definitely the exception (being able to differentiate) rather than the rule.
And sorry @ghardashyan - the mere fact that you asked whether anyone had done it without cheating, the time taken in your log, and the gear used (I'm doubting if it would be transparent/detailed enough - DL used a Stax system) - I'm guessing you cheated as well. If you didn't - well then you are one of the very few with the skills to do this. If you did cheat, I'd encourage you to come clean and just admit that you are normal - like the vast majority of us