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post #16 of 38

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.

post #17 of 38

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 6:44pm
post #18 of 38

Edit: Nevermind :P


Edited by joseisanewb012 - 9/2/12 at 7:18pm
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

I swear I could hear 20khz but then nothing until 18...

 

Also, for the voiceover, is it saying the freqeuncy right after it has reached it? Because I could hear it before he said 20Hz and I didn't think that was possible.

 

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:

 

http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_aliasing.php

post #20 of 38

Pretty useful test, thanks, kudos to you!

post #21 of 38

i love that binaural sample, i thought someone was actually knocking on my door and it gave me a surprise xD

post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i love that binaural sample, i thought someone was actually knocking on my door and it gave me a surprise xD

 

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 38

Thanks so much for these. I am specially enjoying the binaural test. smily_headphones1.gif
 

post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by Posam View Post

22khz didnt seem right, I shouldn't be able to hear that high so easily. The Binaural was wicked cool thought someone hit my wall.

 

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 38
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Originally Posted by audiosampling View Post

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 38
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Originally Posted by Posam View Post

22khz didnt seem right, I shouldn't be able to hear that high so easily. The Binaural was wicked cool thought someone hit my wall.

 

The 22kHz issue is probably aliasing in your system. Have a check here: http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_aliasing.php

post #27 of 38
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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?

 

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 38
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Originally Posted by audiosampling View Post

 

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.

Good thinking. 

 

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 38

Thank you very much for the explanation. I will use the voiceover as the guide and won't turn the sound up too loud.

post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by audiosampling View Post

 

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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