Originally Posted by hotfever
Im a treble-head too and yes.... I want that 20k eventhought my ears cant reach that high...but i want it to be there...but a_j test the uerm treble to start to roll off @ 16,5 khz
I can tell you as science teacher who regularly plays a hearing test for students in my class, who range up to 18, that very few people hear past 15khz once past 17 years old. It is particularly true of 21+ adults. They simply aren't aware anything is being played at all. I've tried it on friends.
People who claim they do hear beyond these ranges are generally lying and are found out when I say "can you hear that?" When playing nothing and they say "yes!". I think this extension thing is a bit of a red herring.
No doubt the NT6-PRO extend far up, but even when I eq the treble down they still have incredible clarity. So it isn't just about the decibels and charts. Their fundamental characteristic is clarity across all frequencies from treble down to sub-bass.
Reducing a perceptual experience to graphs and frequency responses just isn't the whole thing, as empirical as it sounds. I love empirical but for sound, it just doesn't work.
I've heard 60k stereos that I don't even like. I had a guy listen to my stereo (8k for everything) and say he prefers his 200 dollar stereo! There's no accounting for taste.