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Re: [ARSCLIST] A proposed A/B test (was "dumbing down" of Downloaded Recordings)
Bob, this is an interesting point. I could not find the papers in the
IEEE web catalogue; do you remember any titles and/or authors?
Bob Olhsson wrote:
From Marcos Sueiro Bal: "...TEN YEARS OF A/B/X TESTING
"...Questioning the test methodology is consistent with the
scientific method, particularly if it leads to a better test.
The problem here is that the challenge rarely leads to a better
test or vindication of the old test and acceptance of the
Except that "rarely" is not the same thing as never.
There has been extensive peer-reviewed literature published by the IEEE
suggesting this kind of consumer magazine grade double-blind test virtually
always yields random results because it isn't sensitive enough to uncover
anything but the most gross audible differences. Yes, all of us are very
easy to fool but that doesn't have anything to do with what may or may not
become an audible annoyance to listeners over time.
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