So in theory 16 and 24 bits sound the same, but how is it in practice? What is the likelyhood that the 24bit version of some record sounds better because of better production?
That is totally possible, and it is just as possible that the 16 bit sounds better than the 24 too. I have albums that sound best on LP and others sound best on CD and others sound best on SACD. And I have albums that are the exact opposite. The quality of the mix and mastering is what matters, not format.
of course if he wants to fake his test, he can. There is nothing we can do about that. But if we already decided to distrust anything he will say or do, then we're the ones wasting his time by asking him to run a blind test.
To me anybody who is willing to bother with a blind test, deserves some extra respect. It's already a big step for an audiophile to pull his fingers out of his own butt and spend time preparing files, app, and then running a few trials. Most will never get that far.
Exactly, and I'll go the extra mile and help someone do their first controlled test if they are interested in finding out the truth for themselves. I've done that before. I gave this guy a chance because he said he wanted to do a test, but he's proven himself to be not worth my time. Now that I've dismissed him, he is blathering on with the troll speak... jackals. I'm done with people like this. I've wasted way too much time on them, and they scare away people who have honest questions. They should be given a chance, and if they continue to cause trouble like this, they should be weeded out.
What if you pass the test? Most (or all?!) of those pushing you to do the test will not accept this outcome!
I'm already convinced he is going to cheat. He has already told us how he is going to do it too. At this point, I won't pay any attention to any "results" he gets. No, 10 out of 10 will not convince me.
If he wants to do this, he should either just do it for himself and know that he cheated to achieve the results he wanted (a total waste of his time, not mine), or he should look for someone impartial to administer the test to him, so he isn't suspect.
It isn't my fault that he is discrediting himself. I'm not being unfair if I don't acknowledge "results" when I am doggone sure that they didn't come from an honest place.
I will say this... This thread and the Testing Myths thread are the ones that always seem to be the target of trolls. There is a reason for that. The top posts in these threads are smoking guns showing that cherished audiophile concepts are not based in reality. There are people who would love to see these threads get all mixed up in the comments and eventually locked. Those people don't belong in the Sound Science forum. There's a whole world of hoodoo outside of here for them to play their smoke and mirrors games.