The files presented here are the first in a set of files that have controlled and repeatable amounts of jitter. There are many questions about jitter and until now no real way to know what it sounds like. It can have different sounds as you will find out. The goal is education.
Depending on the playback system and the level of ear training it may or may not be possible to hear the differences in the files. The level of jitter has been pushed a bit to help this experiment. You will need to down load them and play them in your listening room
The files are 8.5 Megs each.
This is going to take a little time to do and a little work, but it is an important thing to learn.
At exactly the same playback level, listen to each sample all the way through - several times. Become familiar with the recording. The files are the same level
Note your overall subjective opinion of each - do you enjoy one more than another? Do you enjoy one less than another?
If it helps you differentiate, compare shorter identical sections of the samples with each other
If there is no noticeable difference between some of the files, please let me know, as this information is also helpful
Please use some or all of these terms to differentiate the samples - Warmth
Which files sound best - or worst - to you? You don't have to give all of the files a rating
The reason I didn't ask "which has more jitter" is because it's irrelevant to the listening test - people need to use the subjective terminology as this is a non-technical test. There is no reason to be embarrassed; this is about learning what this sounds like - ear training
I do not know if this more or less audible on headphones vs speakers.
Listen files A,B,C,D,E and make some notes about them. Then look at the second page and listen to the phase canceled files on the second page. It may change how you hear things.
Goto page 2 for the explanation of the above files and the phase canceled difference files that are the jitter artifacts