MP3@V6 ABX (just a personal test)
Well, this is my first post here, so...
As I decided to kinda leave streaming services, in favor of a more personalized experience, with lossless and my own library management (foobar, subsonic, all this stuff), I had to find a good codec for this, so I ended up in this forum. This day, I was trying to find a kinda good "flac-but-good-for-archival-purposes" alternative, what in other words may be: not so compressed, something that I could transcode later (to opus, for my portable) and still sounding good. Then I've thought hybrid wavpack could be a good solution... Maybe I could even store some of those "correction files" in a cold cloud like Amazon Glacier. But suddenly I thought "are my ears really that good?". Then I decided to do a WV@440 vs FLAC ABX with a sample of this track ("Intro" of The Poison BFMV's album) and result were kinda... Not that good, low accuracy and 70% confidence fortunate or unfortunately, I've even deleted it heh. So I managed to do an ABX test with that same sample, but against a MP3@V6 (~115kbps) encoded file. Looking at it, I don't think results were that good, is it right? "Normal" for a beginner in this thing or my ears aren't really that good? Completed trials: 11 Number correct: 8 (72.72727%) Confidence that your results are better than chance: 0.88671875 (88.671875%) Last played: A Individual test results [choice/actual] from among 2 possible files: Test #1 [ A / A ] Test #2 [ B / B ] Test #3 [ A / A ] Test #4 [ B / B ] Test #5 [ A / A ] Test #6 [ B / A ] Test #7 [ A / B ] Test #8 [ B / A ] Test #9 [ B / B ] Test #10 [ B / B ] Test #11 [ A / A ] Files in use: A: C:\abx\01 - Introflac.wav gain: 0.00 dBFS B: C:\abx\01 - Intro.mp3 gain: 0.00 dBFS Ps.: sample is track 01 of "The Poison" (Bullet For My Valentine), time 02:00.655 to 02:14.061. I tried to focus on the violin that keeps going after this lead guitar fade.