- Feb 23, 2016
That is fine for results of things like distortion or frequency response aberrations. It doesn't really make sense for perceptual encodins like mp3.
I suppose my comment about not hearing a null file was incomplete. If you cannot hear the nulled result at normal listening volume I'd say you can't hear a difference. It will sometimes be true even when you hear something of the nulled result you still would be unable to audibly separate the two files. So one case rules out hearing a difference, and the other is inconclusive unless you move onto the ABX attempts.