This test will help you evaluate the masking effect of the ambient noise present in your listening room.

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The first file tests the target (36 dB here) by alternating noise at a full scale level and the same noise 36 decibels below the full scale: 1 second at full scale, 1 second at -36 dB, then 1 second again at full scale, and 1 second at -36 dB. The second file alternates full sale level noise and pure digital silence.

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Listen to [?] then vote — multiple guesses not allowed (your vote triggers a new draw) |

To pass a blind test, you will need to perform 10 trials at least, obtain a high score and reach a high confidence level: 95% is standard to rate statistical significance. It means that your score outperforms random guesses by 95%. There is still a probability that you just got lucky though, 5%. To reduce such probability to 1%, keep testing until you reached a confidence level of 99%.

If you didn't pass this test, try with a lower dynamic range difference. Change the target on the top of this column.

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- Find the smallest difference in sound levels you can detect.

The Level Series: 6dB 3dB 1dB 0.5dB 0.2dB 0.1dB - Find the highest frequency you can reliably hear.

The Frequency Series: 10kHz 11k 12k 13k 14k 15k 16k 17k 18k 19k 20kHz - Find the smallest difference in pitch (frequency) you can hear.

The Pitch Series: 50c 20c 10c 5c 2c 1c - Find the highest dynamic range offered by your listening environment.

The Dynamic Range Series: 36dB 42dB 48dB 54dB 60dB 66dB 72dB 78dB - Do you have the absolute hearing ability?

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