Apr 15, 2015 at 10:24 AM
The problem with double blind test is that it removes all strengths clues that you would use to differentiate anything by not using your own equipment and fav familiar test songs as well as placing you mentally under stress with unfamiliar environment so as to distract you .Sorry that I am so late to this party, but with 250+ pages in this thread to peruse I'm just not willing to plow through all of them. However, I'm more than willing to ask the question as to how the comparisons (in this thread) were made. Were they double-blind, or is all of this opinion? If someone can provide some post links in which these matters are addressed, I would be grateful.
What I am most interested in is whether these comparisons were doing using typical double-blind controls when paired comparisons are made (i.e. ABX, Bradley-Terry et al) or if all of this thread is based on uncontrolled tests.
Lastly, does anyone know of any recently-published papers either by IEEE or AES that looks into such matters? That is, a published paper that can be found in a peer-reviewed journal?
The whole while you are already in assumption of doing a test that promotes not hearing anything and thus you mind is already bias and its active filter is mentally closed...
Anf for those that have sensitive eyes,
I don't use spellcheck so please forgive any typos from my smartphone..
The bottom line is you gotta believe somebody and what I do is accept an opinion once a general consensus made over time with many users...
that and whatever Purrin says, lol