Quoting Ralf Mardorf :
> audio ABX tests are absolutely correct, MP3s not only sound lossless,
Despite your slight sarcasm an ABX audio test *is* correct.
For that particular song, that particular encoder and that particular
If you score, say, a 5% guessing probabililty in a 10 run test that
means that it's very likely you really *can* hear the difference
between the two files and hence the encoder isn't transparent.
And, to clarify if it hasnt been made clear before, an ABX when it
comes to testing a particular codec (lame, FhG, Xing) or encoder type
(mp3, vorbis, opus, aac) really isn't "which file sounds better", it's
"do I hear the difference between the two files".
If you *do* hear the difference it's obviously your prerogative to
claim that the encoded file sound shite, even though the test in
itself doesn't ask that question, but if your score is around 50% you
really wouldn't have a leg to stand on then it comes to such a claim.
> I can't continue this discussion, I've to do some ABX tests to find out
Since you don't list any encoder test you really should try one once,
just to be able to say "been there, done that, beat it".
If you look at the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt7GyFW4hOI)
it really isn't that complicated to set up and with your golden ears
you should be able to fly through a 10 run test with a 0.1% guess
probability in less than 2 minutes.
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