--I'm on Linux/MacOS/something other than Windows. Can I take the test? You can. But you won't be able to use the ABC/HR utility, that is Win32 only. Since the reference file must be hidden (That's the HR in the name), tests performed without it wouldn't be valid. So, I can't plot your scores against others. But your comments on sample quality and artifacts would still be welcome.
I've just come across with this: http://www.beryllium.net/~remco/linabx/Then I remembered this test and the Linux issue, so maybe someone might find it useful. I haven't tried it myself, but looks good. It seems to be based on PCABX.
My results are trickling in (7 so far). How are you doing for listeners? You'll probably want at least a dozen results per sample. It would probably be much nicer if the number of listeners was double that or more.
Yes, we do have more time for fun like this now... Just started today with two of them. But what's wrong with the software? In the ABX window when having played one part many times I get a click at the end of the selection. It goes away if I change the slider slightly but comes back after a couple of times more. I would rate this bug as "Very annoying" on that scale.
It happened with both samples I have tried so far. And no matter which selection I was playing. It came after around say 30-50 switches in the abx window. And once it was there and after I changed the selection slightly to make it go away temporarily, it came back sooner - maybe 10-15 switches. I had B set to the reference. Have a TB Santa Cruz if that helps any... I'll send you a PM if I can find out something more about it.
Hopefully, people will have some free time this weekend to participate in the test, at least with some of the samples.
So when can we expect to see some results?
I'd like to thank whoever posted about the test on slashdot.
On behalf of Dibrom, or the community?Slashdottings are not fun.