If you originally read this post in 2021 You would have seen a survey here where we asked you to take 2 test to see if you could hear a difference. But after 197 people TRIED, we decided to END the Survey As there was enough trends to answer our hypothesis.
how this survey worked
But first let us explain how these tests worked. We started with 5 caps. 4 of the 5 caps were hand matched at 0.021Uf, the Last one, number 5. aka the Modern Cheap ceramic was hand MeasureD to be as close to its max torlerance as we could find. It measured 0.017uf.
Test one actual audio test: We asked a few questions
1.could you if heard a difference, and if SO, how big of a difference was it?
2.Which one is your favoirte?
3.have you purchased one of these before?
4.what is your age?
Test Two Placebo: BASICALLY, the same test as before but we told you we rearranged the posistions and instead Used one audio file for all 5 sampes,
Here’s what we found
40% of people couldn’t hear a difference,
48% Heard a difference but failed to pass the Placebo test.
9% Could “Barely hear a difference” But passed the placebo.
3% could “barely hear a difference,” passed the placebo test, and accurately guessed number 5
Cool or funny things we found
Unsurprisingly there were commonalities based off of age or buying habits.
People who have purchased Vintage PIO caps tend to be older
Everyone who said they could hear a “large difference” failed the placebo test, and tended to buy vintage inspired PIO or Vintage caps
The Cheap cap
A lot of those who passed the placebo test were very close to accurately guessing the cheap cap and choose either one before, or one after.
Those same people said that the they one chose was best sounding of the five.