Blind testing a 42dB Dynamic Range

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

Files being tested

The first file tests the target (42 dB here) and plays noise at a full scale level followed by the same noise at 42 decibels below the full scale. The second one uses digital silence.

42dB Mute

The Test

For each column, tick the appropriate radio button. When you have labeled all 10 files, click the "Submit" button to obtain your score. Reload the page as often as you want to perform new tests.


If you didn't pass this test with a score equal to 9 or higher, you possibly reached the limit of your listening environment.

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