...while the current setup is better at comparing the tested devices between them (analog samples are closer to the analog source).
I was unable to ABX any of these samples with the original, though I can hear the SB64 one. Isn't it strange ? I can hear the coloration added by the SB64, and a spectral analysis showed exactly the defects I hear in the frequency, but I got only 4/8 on ABX. I think that ABXing the sound of such samples, that show continuous difference in the sound itself, rather than localized artifacts audible at a given place, is more difficult. The difference I hear seems to vanish after listening 4 or 5 times to the samples.
I'll try slower, maybe one session per day, to see if there is an improvement in my scores.
It is possible that some differences in the sound are very difficult to get right in an ABX test with short samples played over and over.
The later would be interesting if tested on audiophile CD players, and if the ABX is impossible (would prove that some device don't add distortion to the sound)...
I'm not really understanding what this is about. But since you sent me to this thread, I guess its about using the analog out of your soundcard with different cables?
Should we listen to the samples before knowing what they are made of? I mean, if I put them in abx-software it will still be blind even if you tell us what you did to the samples, right?
I'll report back in a few days, then.
Quote...while the current setup is better at comparing the tested devices between them (analog samples are closer to the analog source).I really don't get this. Could you explain some more?
You may detect the SB64 sample. The other ones will be very difficult. It would be better to perform the test on a CD player, if you've got a good one...
Here are my ABX results. I never want to hear those samples ever again!
It's going to be time to tell the results, and propose further samples (the current results are little informative, due to the limited choice I made).Patsoe, must we wait for you, or do you give up ?
I couldn't get hold of a decent soundcard this week. Thanks for waiting
Bedeox, 14/15 is below 0.1% of guessing, I doubt you did it by chance.
It's 7/15 + 14/15 what makes 21/30, and I don't know how singificant that is.