Just to worry you guys, I've had some headphones play 20kHz a lot lower than you'd expect. I've as yet to find a pair that play 20Hz. Even my giant sub shook its head at that, making me think I need a different DAC, because REL normally work as advertised.
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So is it bad that I'm hearing a sort of high pitched ring when listening to the sub bass?
I hope it's due to my soundcard and not my HE-400's...
EDIT: Ok tested it on my NE-700X's same thing. That's a relief...
Edited by chewy4 - 9/2/12 at 6:44pmpost #18 of 389/2/12 at 7:09pmpost #19 of 389/2/12 at 10:28pmThread StarterQuote:
The voiceover telle the frequency right after, not before, indeed. If you hear frequencies that are beyond your actual hearing range, this might be aliasing coming out from your sound card. You can learn more about aliasing and have an online check here:post #20 of 389/2/12 at 10:45pmpost #21 of 389/2/12 at 11:44pmpost #22 of 389/3/12 at 4:42amThread StarterQuote:
Thanks. And it's even more impressive in my case, because it *is* my own studio door. I get trapped every time ;o)post #23 of 389/3/12 at 8:02ampost #24 of 389/3/12 at 12:28pmQuote:
Yeah, that binaural one is almost creepy. The first time I did that, when I heard the knock on my right side, I hit pause and turned to the door of the room I was in and said, "What"? I thought my wife was wanting something. No matter how many times I listened to it, I would have almost bet there was someone knocking on the door to my right or the wall to my left. Very strange.post #25 of 389/3/12 at 12:47pmQuote:Originally Posted by audiosampling
With headphones, you'll be damaging your hearing before your headphones, feel reassured ;-)
The trick is to always start at moderate level. This is especially true when the test tone is near infra-sonic or sub-sonic, such as found in the headphone test page. Most of the sound tests do provide a voice-over though, which serves as a reference. As long as the voice level is fine (even loud), you will be safe. If you do not change levels from one test to the other, you'll be fine too.
I am not worried about damaging my ears at because of a loud volume. I was asking if listening to a certain frequency, like a very high pitched sound, can somehow damage your ears?post #26 of 389/3/12 at 1:06pmThread Starterpost #27 of 389/3/12 at 1:14pmThread StarterQuote:
OK, I got you now ;-) It will, only if combined with a loud level. The exact danger is the following: if the high pitched tone is at the verge of your hearing, you will be tempted to increase the level in order to hear the tone. If the tone is in your inaudible zone, you will increase the level into the danger zone, indeed... (and won't hear anything still). That's why it is dangerous: because you don't hear anything, but the sound level pressure is present. That's also the reason why I layered a voiceover on the top of the high pitched tones. You won't be able to increase the level into the danger territory, because of the audible voiceover will become way to loud. As with the other files, without the voiceover, they are limited to 10kHz.post #28 of 389/3/12 at 1:22pmQuote:Originally Posted by audiosampling
OK, I got you now ;-) It will, only if combined with a loud level. The exact danger is the following: if the high pitched tone is at the verge of your hearing, you will be tempted to increase the level in order to hear the tone. If the tone is in your inaudible zone, you will increase the level into the danger zone, indeed... (and won't hear anything still). That's why it is dangerous: because you don't hear anything, but the sound level pressure is present. That's also the reason why I layered a voiceover on the top of the high pitched tones. You won't be able to increase the level into the danger territory, because of the audible voiceover will become way to loud. As with the other files, without the voiceover, they are limited to 10kHz.
Plus I feel like if I pumped up the volume before the audible frequency came in my head would explode once it did. Those high frequencies are very unpleasant.post #29 of 389/3/12 at 3:37pmpost #30 of 389/3/12 at 5:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by audiosampling
The 22kHz issue is probably aliasing in your system. Have a check here: http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_aliasing.php
I checked there already, it goes down, then starts higher and continues going back down about 3 times So I assume I have that issue. Now how do I fix it...
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