OK: I'll stop worrying about being chatted up, and concentrate on worrying about the incoming ad hominem. Although, to keep my options open - in case you're just cheekily playing hard to get - I'm a 43-year old Gemini vegetarian: mainly single, with a good sense of humour and a two-bedroom flat in a nice part of South London. I'm not representing anyone: I like music, I think how we listen is interesting. I'm not presenting myself as an authority. I think it's important not to ignore facts, and to be impartial when reasoning from inferences.
Consider then Bergwall's claim that he could guess the right answer out of leading questions.
That's lack of blinding. The test administrator is biased, he wants to have his product sold, and the listener can tell from the grin of his face that this time, X = his expensive product.
If I may include a side note to the discussion...As a rather average punter I have a lot of respect for those who continually (and usually politely) hold the fort against the continual onslaught of misinformation, bad logic and just plain bs. To the regulars - I salute you.For myself and my few audio enthusiast friends, ABX testing on showing whether A is better than B isn't so significant.
It is the ABX testing showing there is no difference that is more important. We know that there isn't some next higher level of musical enjoyment that we are missing out on because we haven't invested mega bucks into cables, conditioning sprays or whatever else someone might want to sell. Clarity to cut through the BS and focus on the simple stuff that matters.