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Poll Results: Can you hear sound over 20kHz?

 
  • 23% (100)
    Yes
  • 76% (322)
    No
422 Total Votes  
post #316 of 543
I tried the first test as I could not open the file on the other, then I searched google and found a bunch of other test and tried them all to make sure and the most I could hear was 21khz, I am 49. I must admit I was surprised at how high I could hear!
post #317 of 543
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I tried the first test as I could not open the file on the other, then I searched google and found a bunch of other test and tried them all to make sure and the most I could hear was 21khz, I am 49. I must admit I was surprised at how high I could hear!


Means you take good care of your hearing and listen at sensible levels. If I go to very loud events I now take ear plugs or even my customs to kill the noise to a reasonable level. Took my Customs to see the Blue Angels yesterday ;). Excellent hearing for 49 :)

post #318 of 543
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Means you take good care of your hearing and listen at sensible levels. If I go to very loud events I now take ear plugs or even my customs to kill the noise to a reasonable level. Took my Customs to see the Blue Angels yesterday wink.gif. Excellent hearing for 49 smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks Lee, I have always worn ear protection to loud events and concerts, I use the Etymotic ones which allow me to enjoy the moment but reduce the levels. i wanted to make sure I tried different sources for the frequency to be sure so am pleased.. And it just goes to show, listen at the right level and headphones can be safe over the long term. Have been listening with them on a daily basis for over thirty years!

Very envious you got to see the Blue Angels. I am from the UK originally and I have lost count of the number of times I have seen the Red Arrows!
post #319 of 543

i hear nothing over 20khz. is hearing nothing counted as well? =)

post #320 of 543
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i hear nothing over 20khz. is hearing nothing counted as well? =)


It's counted as being honest ..  :)

post #321 of 543

I tried Quiztones and I believe I can hear to around 17.5KHz. Anything above is a feeling rather than actually hearing it. Hard to explain

post #322 of 543
Just a thought, how about everyone putting their results in their signature, it will help others understand your thoughts on sound if they know how good or bad your hearing is! I just put what I can hear up to.
post #323 of 543

Male, 64.  Can hear from about 16Hz (more like feel) to 16-17kHz. 

post #324 of 543
Male 14. I can hear up to 21kHz. I don't like the sound of that pitch... Lol
post #325 of 543

19.5kHz, Male 24, using SineGen

 

With that said, this laptop's speakers have just about had it, and I'm pretty sure the issue is them reproducing sound above that range as opposed to that being the top of my actual hearing range. Not to mention it's not even possible for them to reach my "normal listening level" even at max volume (mind you I listen to my HT sound system at less than half of its max volume). Not too long ago I was able to hear low frequency dog whistles (which start at ~21kHz) all too well while living next to a neighbor with a stubborn dog.

post #326 of 543

i used to be able to, a little bit at least and down as low as 16Hz too i think, but have tinnitus now.

post #327 of 543

My physics prof did this test once, told us to put our hands up until we can't hear a tone at all, he stopped at 20k and just trolled the rest who had their hands up by not playing anything at all lol

post #328 of 543

Can hear up to 20,500 hz with low volume, 21,000 hz with bit raised volume , 22 000 is tricky .. I can hear something (I can say difference between silence and this frequency playing) but it's not high pitched anymore.

 

Male/22 years/ HD650 used for test

 

Downloaded 20,21 and 22k from web and also used SinGen .


Edited by Flisker - 12/8/12 at 3:04pm
post #329 of 543
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Originally Posted by AKG240mkII View Post

 

None of you guys can hear 20Khz + , you are all just hearing 'something' , like the noise of your computers fans ..

 

This is not true.

post #330 of 543
It really doesn't matter because that high a frequency isn't really in music anyway.
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