Is discussion of real world experience with different output modes forbidden?
Not everything can be reduced to ABX blind tests. Which woman is more beautiful, for example.Not all ears are created equal. Nor is all music.We don't elect our political leaders with blind tests.Opinion matters.
No ABX is necessary when comparing different outputs. The output can be objectively recorded bit-perfectly and ASIO and WASAPI can be scientifically verified to be absolutely identical.
Bit-perfect vs. non-bit-perfect is not audible; there is not one iota of scientific evidence to back the hypothesis that the two are necessarily audibly different. Arguing that DirectSound is inferior to ASIO/WASAPI because it is not bit-perfect is a broach of Terms of Service 8 unless proper listening tests proving this point are provided.
Arguing that DirectSound is inferior to ASIO/WASAPI...
And in the case of DTS or AC3, is the difference between music and white noise.
Threads often get binned because they are useless waste of time, posts often get binned from otherwise useful threads because they often cause them to spiral out of control.
Our terms are crystal clear: any expressed differences in sound quality must be accompanied with double-blind test results.
It's fine to talk about whether something is bit-perfect or not bit-perfect but it is not fine to use that as evidence of differences in sound quality.
Furthermore, justifying and/or qualifying such arguments based on whether you have adequate hardware is also unwelcome ...
QuoteOur terms are crystal clear: any expressed differences in sound quality must be accompanied with double-blind test results.That's a very high bar, but it can also be flawed. The odds of flipping a coin and getting heads 100 times in a row aren't zero.
I agree that it should not be viewed as "evidence" or fact, but it is sometimes relevant. I can hear differences. You might not believe that and I accept that you don't, but I do hear differences.
While you would like scientific evidence for such beliefs, I think it is often more subjective. [...] But have you ever switched from one speaker set to another and been pleased with the results? That's what I mean by equipment differences.
Getting "business" out of the way, happy holidays to you as well!
Quote from: greynol on 12 December, 2011, 07:24:10 PMGetting "business" out of the way, happy holidays to you as well! ...and for today, Happy Birthday too!