I find your position plausible in general but have had less ABX success than you. What equipment do you use? Are you successful with both loudspeakers and headphones? Are these samples you have made yourself, and how are you downsampling?
On the re-resample i hear the high note synths not as clean as with the native 96kHz resample in the moments the bass beats come.
sox 24_96.flac lpf.wav sinc -21k spectrogram -h -o lpf.pngsox 24_96.flac hpf.wav sinc 21k spectrogram -h -o hpf.png
Let's eliminate resampling completely to begin with:Code: [Select]sox 24_96.flac lpf.wav sinc -21k spectrogram -h -o lpf.pngsox 24_96.flac hpf.wav sinc 21k spectrogram -h -o hpf.pngTheory says that if lpf.wav sounds different to the original, you either have golden ears, or problems with your playback chain.Similarly, if hpf.wav is audible at all.Also try Monty's Intermod Tests here: http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html