The only comment I would say is that the use of the word "golden ears" is a bit misleading as it is often associated with audiophiles. It has been proven with significant research (read Floyd E Toole and others) that audiophiles, musicians, sound engineers and music producers - with similar hearing thresholds - were indistinguishable in "judgment variability" of subjective listening tests. In fact, the largest single variable that correlated to poor "judgment variability" was hearing loss... and unfortunately for us older guys - the biggest correlation to hearing loss was age... Cheers! _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ Rob Poretti Sales Engineer - Archiving Cube-Tec North America LLC Vox.905.827.0741 Fax.905.901.9996 Cel.905.510.6785 _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jerry Hartke Sent: November 18, 2010 8:10 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.