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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:46 pm 
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patate91 – I like your positive outlook and your efforts toward this discussion are much appreciated. I am not discrediting ABX testing. I do think it has it’s uses if conducted correctly. The problem is conducting it correctly. I disagree that a headphone is the best at detecting differences for the majority of them are coloured to emphasise certain frequencies as proven by my graphs above. This colouration can and will mask the ability to detect differences. It has now become an influenced test – something that ABX testing is trying to avoid. Owning a dedicated headphone system along with multiple headphones that range from budget to thousand $$ reference pieces I say this with experience.

If a component does not display a difference with headphones, but it not tested within it’s intended stereo environment then you have given it an unfair test. It is like testing your coffee maker’s ability to make a cup of tea and then drawing a conclusion based on the tea it has made. Yes it can make a cup of tea but that is not what it is intended for. But I think we’ve beaten this headphone debate to death so lets agree to disagree.

Keep up the good work. Despite that I’ve been using the Foobar ABX plugin for a few years now I am sure many will find it useful.
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