Gordon JC Pearce sez:
That's pretty freaking funny. Reminds me of the Penn and Teller where
they sell the diners in a trendy restaurant water from a garden hose
on the patio. haha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPAjUvvnIc it's
really funny stuff; worth watching if you have a couple minutes.
Incidentally, I get my water from a mountain spring up the road (can't
do much better than that, eh?), although I *have* bought a bottle of
two of Evian in my day :)
As for the double blind audio test, I reckon you guys have all seen
the new AES journal by now (if not, go to your mailbox). There is a
double-blind test where people were played DVD-A and SACD's, but some
of them were passed through an extra A/D/A stage at 16bit-44.1khz.
There was something like a 50% success rate in choosing the audio
Maybe it *is* all in my head...?
Although, I wonder if ear training has anything to do with it. I'm
super dorky sometimes, and I used to mix multitrack projects to
different bit-depths/sample-rates and then try to train myself to hear
the differences between them. hahaha, I figure most people don't do
that sort of thing...