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    Default Audio Myth Workshop from the 127th AES (Audio Engineer Society) Convention, NY 2009


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    Very interesting, although when he presents his tests towards the end of the talk (e.g. can you tell the difference between a 16-bit file truncated from 24-bit versus dithered from 24-bit, and so on), I guessed correctly in each instance. Although the difference was not huge, it seemed to me that I could hear the difference, and that one file did sound slightly better than the other.

    Now, I could have been imagining this (quite possible) and simply have made lucky choices, but the odds would seem to suggest otherwise. It's possible, though.

    I do agree that the role of expectation bias, placebo effect and so forth is so strong that an intelligent double-blind protocol is the only way to reliably determine if differences are truly audible or not. Doesn't mean that subjective evaluations are not fun, interesting and possibly informative, however.

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