I am congradicting myself? “But listening is unreliable”. “But listening is all you’re doing with ABX”. Make up your mind, sirra. You have an indefensible position. On the one hand you say that people shouldn’t listen but in order yto use ABX, they have to. I say drop the religion and just listen. Listen to a portion of a piece of music encoded with codec A. Repeat as required to learn its nuances. Then listen again to the same piece encoded with codec B. Are the nuances the same? Binary answer: yes or no. If no, then dig deeper and listen some more and quantify. Describe. It’s so simple a six year old could do it. But the great psuedo-gods of claptrap can’t see this. It’s too simple for them to grasp. Never mind that musical instruments were tuned this way long before they were even thought of, let alone born. No, they have to somehow create a process for it that satisfies THEIR minds, never mind the ears of the listener. The other way is too simple and doesn’t require holy water. I prefer the KISS principle. Unfortunately there are indeed those for whom KISS is entirely too difficult to grasp… Are you one of them? In any event, I’ve wasted enough time on this foolishness. If you choose to bow to the god of unnecessarily complicated processes, that is indeed your right. Feel free to do so. However, I leave you with this inescapable truth: The proof inevitably lies in the ear of the listener and the less complicated that process, the more valid its results.
[edited by Roj on 24.05.2005 17:54]