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post #31 of 67
I can barely hear 19khz, although at that point the sound is so faint that I can easily ignore it if I am not listening for it

edit: nvm, I just tried the test above and I guess I can "hear" 20khz, but honestly it's so faint I don't see how I could possibly identify it unless it is playing against a black background like in that test. can't really test 21/22 khz because my DAC is limited to 20-20, although I doubt I'd hear 21 or higher
post #32 of 67
I too can barely hear 19k. Tried the frequency sweep test and I could hear nothing at 21 khz and 20 khz. I am 26. Not bad considering I usually listen to music a little too loudly.
post #33 of 67
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SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS is the sound of killed frequencies. It happens all the time I go home from concerts. Good question if its worth to pay and loose freq. for whole life on one evening?????
post #34 of 67
20-20k. 20Hz is mostly rumbling, 20KHz is mostly thin screeching. Haven't tried 21KHz, but i definitely can't hear anything at 22.4KHz.
post #35 of 67
I can barely hear after 16khz, and im only 18

Just wondering, if you can't hear high frequencies like after 16khz, does that mean that you won't be able to appreciate the details in music as well? I mean how many instances of high freq pitches are present in an average song?
post #36 of 67
Using my cheap Zune earbuds I can only hear up to 16KHz.

I would like to try this test with some Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10 Pros some time
post #37 of 67
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Originally Posted by lazybum View Post
I can barely hear after 16khz, and im only 18

Just wondering, if you can't hear high frequencies like after 16khz, does that mean that you won't be able to appreciate the details in music as well? I mean how many instances of high freq pitches are present in an average song?
You still hear the details, you just hear them a different way. If you were to isolate the 16khz+ info in music, to most people who can higher very high frequencies it would sound like the sizzle after a cymbal crash. The majority of what your ear perceives best and recognizes as music is below that. So you're not missing out on much. I can barely hear sound beyond 16, and usually only if it's attenuated. The way I look at it is this makes my ears more forgiving of mp3 compression, which has an up side.
post #38 of 67
I go up to 19khz @ 23 at comfortable listening levels.

Don't know if my dac is limited but if thats all I can hear I am pretty happy with those results.
post #39 of 67
I'm stopping somewhere between 18khz and 19khz.. Not too bad, and I'm 20 years old and don't go to concerts often at all.. I -do- have a 16 year old sister who sometimes gets a little mouthy.

I blame her. =)
post #40 of 67
Observation 1: My Cat has unbelievable hearing. She can hear Cockroaches scream when I stamp on them.

Observation 2: She hates it when I try to put my Grado's on her.

Scientific conclusion: 1. My Cat has great hearing 2. She has no interest in music 3. It doesn't matter because Roaches haven't made any recordings. So what's the point?
post #41 of 67
I can't hear anything above the 18 Khz. I thought I heard 19, but I am not too sure.
post #42 of 67
17700 with my grados
post #43 of 67
Using Audacity I did a step down test. Starting at 18,000/17900/17800 etc.. I found that I can start to hear something at 17,800 and I can hear fully at 17,500. I'm 25.
post #44 of 67
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Originally Posted by lazybum View Post
I can barely hear after 16khz, and im only 18

Just wondering, if you can't hear high frequencies like after 16khz, does that mean that you won't be able to appreciate the details in music as well? I mean how many instances of high freq pitches are present in an average song?
The vast majority of musical energy is below 5K, there are no fundamentals on piano or violin above 5K. Harmonics may extend to 50K or even 100K but they are very low in energy and not missed. I am 51 and my hearing stops at about 15K but it has never stopped my appreciation of music.

There were some experiments back in the late 70s (MURAOKA, YAMADA, AND YAMAZAKI, 1978) where music rich in high frequencies (above 20k) was played back on speakers which had a range to 35K and different low pass fillters were added to cut off the higher frequencies.

Only when the filter was set at 14K did some of the listeners reliably detect the low pass filter, at 16K nobody reliably detected it.

So relax !
post #45 of 67
I listened from a 2kHz to 20kHz. I made it to about 19kHz before the sound got very thin... However, I can hear very low bass. Around 15hz or so...
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