It's been about a year since my previous blind listening test, so this one's long overdue. My bad. The next test (which I'll reveal at the end of this one) won't take that long to prepare! These FLAC samples have been taken from 3 different CDs masterings. Each one is approximately 3 minutes and contains excerpts from Dance on a Volcano, Squonk, Ripples, and Los Endos, in that order. Replaygain has been applied to the files through foobar. The rules will be the same as grandegi's blind tests. The sources will be revealed after the expiration of this period, when the poll is closed (and it's impossible to vote). Please try to refrain from guessing which mastering a sample uses. This is to, as stated below, avoid confirmation bias. If you intend to vote, it's recommended reading the discussions after you have listened to the samples and voted, in order to escape confirmation bias. It's recommended that you listen to the samples and discuss what you heard. Please take into account that discussions based on visual inspection of waveforms, spectral plots and DR values might condition the poll results while the poll is open, if folks read the discussions before listening to the samples. You can't view the results before you vote, in order to escape confirmation bias (the results are viewable to everybody when the poll closes). Votes are publicly displayed. You can change your mind until the test expires. This is entirely optional, but I would appreciate if you could point out if you're listening on speakers or through headphones. Dropbox sample links: Folder with all 3 samples (just in case) Sample A Sample B Sample C This poll will end in exactly 2 weeks from now. I hope you guys will have fun with this!