Friday, October 14, 2016

DSD in blind testing

Here is the abstract of the report on blind tests done on DSD in 2004.  DSD was apparently compared with PCM 176/24, and participants were unable to hear a difference.

Of course this cannot in principle satisfy anyone who takes the "listen for yourself" advice seriously.  That advice is an nothing more than an invitation to be conned by slight of ear.  If somebody bothering to make a "superior" sounding system cannot PROVE it sounds better to at least some people if not everyone, they ought to just quit.  And the only way it can be proven is through repeatable blind test results.

This is especially true if we are not just talking about one person's private sound reproduction system, but a scheme to be generally to be used in recording and distributing music.

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