treblid deliberately has tried to be vague in an attempt to dismiss blind testing on the grounds that if people question the results no matter what the outcome then the method is pointless.
No I'm not.. I always ramble.. That flaw has been well documented. I have 10+ ideas popping up in my head all the time...
1/ What happens if I swap all kajak's system to normal cables?
2/ What happens if I swap half of them?
3/ What if I swap the other half?
4/ What if I don't use the throughbred power?
5/ What if I use half with the throughbred, and half without?
6/ What if I use audiophile cables, but with a stock power board
7/ What if I upgrade the stock power board with audiophile cables?
8/ What if I pee on the earth stake?
9/ What if I get a power generator? And run everything off batteries?
10/ What if I listen to his system with my back facing it? (To be honest I've only thought about that when I was driving home).
I have no idea Kajak's cables are unshielded.. That has gave me even more ideas...
But if you can't even do it properly or even report the findings properly then you really haven't followed the method, therefore you can not confirm nor deny the validity of the method.
Hey it's my first time.. What do you expect me to do? After saying I have a learning difficulty before, surely you can't expect much..
I call shenanigans. Seriously how hard is it to do 10 or more iterations of a blind test and mark down your answers and then validate your answers against the testing methodology?
Very hard.. Find a day and sit down on his system and you'd realise it...
POV was not participating in the blind test so in the scheme of blind test results his views are irrelevant.
Well he's like the judge to make sure we don't cheat...
If he wasn't there, I would have done only 3..
The point of doing a blind test is to confirm that what you have heard with your hearing only (no other external cues involved) matches up with reality. The fact that the results of the blind test were not correctly matched up with reality is very telling.
You prob should elaborate what you mean by the blind test were not correctly matched up with reality...
Kajak, before you swapped to normal PC cable, were all the plays done with your cable?
The sad thing is that people will now try to argue that blind testing is futile because some will argue the results no matter what the outcome.
That's why my ingenuity lies. Using you against yourself...
I'm not arguing anything at all
That would only be a valid argument if the proper protocols were followed. In this case they clearly were not. Its not really that hard, and the fact that more effort was not put into meeting the very simple requirements is very bewildering.
So you're saying today wasn't a BT? Despite not knowing what cables are used, and I have got at least 4 out of 5 right (for sure), that is still not enough for you, and it's not a BT enough? You do have a point..
So I concede on that.
Anyway's enough from me on this dry run. Hopefully next time it is done properly.
It's informal.. Not a dry run... Need a disciplined person to do the documentation... I'd see if I can bring my Mrs next time round... She'd be good at this.
Well... The above is an honest account of what I think happened this afternoon... That's my reality (and I own it) so I'm sticking to it...