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abx - audio ABX testing software



abx is a program for performing software-based audio ABX testing on GNU/Linux systems. ABX test (Wikipedia, Hydrogenaudio) is a statistical test for assessing whether you are able to tell for audible differences between two samples. For example, one sample can be a compressed audio file such as OGG Vorbis file and another one its uncompressed variant (WAV, AU, ...). You can then use abx to infer whether you are able to separate the two samples due to compression artifacts.


Application Options

Do N trials.
Use PortAudio audio device ID
X display to use

Help Options

Show help options
Show all help options
Show GTK+ options

GTK+ Options

Program class as used by the window manager
Program name as used by the window manager
X screen to use
Make X calls synchronous
Load additional GTK+ modules
Make all warnings fatal


abx is written by Petteri Hintsanen <> and is licensed under the GNU General Publication License, version 3 or above.

This manual page was written by Chow Loong Jin <> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permissions is granted to copy, distribute, and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the full text of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.

2021-08-16 abx 0.0~b1