That's a really nice article! One thing I'd add is that hearing damage actually makes one more sensitive to artifacts. Many musicians have hearing damage and hence are more sensitive than the rest of us. We mastering engineers get to deal with this sort of issue constantly. Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined! 615.562.4346 http://www.bobolhsson.com http://audiomastery.com -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jerry Hartke Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:10 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [ARSCLIST] Listening Tests Input on the subject has been posted at: www.mscience.com/faq35.html Jerry Media Sciences, Inc.