i wasn't sure so to be sure i did two tests,
firstly the test on here
there is rumble through 10hz
but no sound/pitch or whatever you consider to be 'heard'
though here (test for harmonic distortion)
nothing, null sound, null rumble
by 16hz there is a slight rumble but it really doesn't feel like noise again i am trying to be put it how it feels as i dont see any way of better describing it.
the rumble is more visible and noticeable but its not like a car horn visible.
Originally Posted by J Bones
I've used many different test tones higher than 20kHz (maybe 22 or 23 Khz) but it's very faint at the most. Most frequencies higher than that I belive your body can un-subconsciously feel (so yes, I do believe a pair of cans that reaches further into the higher frequencies might actually be worth it to some degreee) but can't "hear". Even more so for sub-bass frequencies.
EDIT: No, I have no science to back this up, but I 'seem' to hear a difference every time this instance occurs where I listen to the same song with a different pair of cans and 'think' I can hear a difference.
I agree with this,
usually 17khz is visible
under right condiitons the 18khz test is visible.
but my brain recognises something is going on at 18khz whether i hear it or not makes no difference.
to be sure, above 18khz i cant hear anything and my brain doesnt think there is anything going on
Edit: for quote and response
Edited by jake120 - 2/13/13 at 4:16pm