At 04:21 PM 3/13/2006, Bob Olhsson wrote:
>If you examine the scientific research that went into the
>development of lossy audio encoding, you'll discover that blind
>testing isn't all that it's commonly cracked up to be. Unfortunately
>audio pseudo-science has become every bit as common as audio mysticism.
I had the opportunity to do some double-blind ABX testing and the
comments I received from other professionals:
(1) I'd never give the viewer the switch box
(2) Oooh this is interesting, but the statistical analysis isn't deep
enough so we can't use it:
Oooh this is interesting, but it would take too long and cost too much.
translation to me considering I had the statistical approach
approved by a Caltech Ph.D.
statistician: We don't want this revealing a test.
What did you find out about the blind testing for audio codecs?
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