I'm getting tired of these hipsters telling me how they can't listen to music anymore because of loudness war. It's funny how it's always the uneducated one who seems to be the expert on the matter, since I don't think a 20 something year old has ever listened to unmastered music on an album. Now... I don't mean that I'm well educated on the matter. I just think this loudness war bashing is a sad and lame attempt for people to come across as if they are some kind of wine tasters when infact they don't understand the difference between transients and volume. I beg of you to honor a gentleman's code of not loading these files into a DAW or any other measuring program to give you a biased answer. Just listen!! And I don't ask of you to point out which one is mastered and which one is not, but to simply state which sounded better or if the difference was so small you don't care which is which. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19579590/VERSION Z.wav http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19579590/VERSION X.wav Thanks for voting!!