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Test Your Ability To Hear Pitch!

post #1 of 60
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Here is an interesting test. Go to this web site and test your ability to hear pitch! You will need to enter your email address to get your results. Don't worry, the web site belongs to The Music And Neuroimaging Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. They will not be emailing you spam.

 

Also, you should wear headphones to take the test. After the test, they will email you your results compared with more than 33,000 people and FAQ's about the test.

 

http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest/

post #2 of 60
Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.
At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 0.875 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 98.5% of people who took our test!
How will your friends do? Share this test online, or forward this email to find out!
For more information check out http://musicianbrain.com/td_faq.htm.
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Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School 

 

^ With DACport and ATH-W1000X. 

 

 

Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.
At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 1.53125 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 92.0% of people who took our test!
How will your friends do? Share this test online, or forward this email to find out!
For more information check out http://musicianbrain.com/td_faq.htm.
--
Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School



 

 

^ With DACport and MDR-V6. wink.gif

post #3 of 60

Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.
At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 1.15625 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 96.2% of people who took our test!
How will your friends do? Share this test online, or forward this email to find out!
For more information check out http://musicianbrain.com/td_faq.htm.
--
Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

Used ATH AD900 and FiiO E17

 

Would try again with my Ety HF5's if my ears didn't already feel like bleeding from doing the first test.


Edited by yepimonfire - 10/25/12 at 8:21pm
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At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 0.96875 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 97.7% of people who took our test!

 

Just under the Hertz barrier!
 

post #5 of 60

6Hz for me.

 

My hearing isn't awesome.

post #6 of 60
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At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 3.46875 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 69.5% of people who took our test!

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That test gave me a headache.

post #7 of 60

With HiFiMAN HE-6: 1.28125 Hz

 

With Audez'e LCD-3: 1.6875 Hz

 

I think bright headphones help. Perhaps just random factor.


Edited by Benjamin6264 - 11/1/12 at 3:32pm
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Music and Neuroimaging Lab tonedeaftest@musicianbrain.com
11:44 AM (0 minutes ago)
 
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Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.

At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 1.25 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 95.0% of people who took our test!

 

This was with IEMs not full size headphones. My Sennheiser IE80s with my DACport LX and UHA6 MKII with Op Amp 8610.

 

@benjamin I wouldn't call my IE80s bright.... Since they recommend full size headphones I'm not sure if I could have done any better or not? I've since moved on from full size cans though... smile.gif

 

 

Sony MDR-7550s Test:

 

 

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Music and Neuroimaging Lab tonedeaftest@musicianbrain.com
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Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.

At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 1.28125 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 94.9% of

people who took our test!

 

 

Tralucent 1Plus2 Test:

 

 
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Music and Neuroimaging Lab tonedeaftest@musicianbrain.com
12:18 PM (0 minutes ago)
 
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Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.

At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 1.21875 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 95.6% of people who took our test!

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Edited by lee730 - 11/1/12 at 3:21pm
post #9 of 60
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Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.
At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 3.5 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 68.6% of people who took our test!
How will your friends do? Share this test online, or forward this email to find out!
For more information check out http://musicianbrain.com/td_faq.htm.
--
Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

LCD2 r2, Gungnir, Mjolnir.

 

Makes me want to try with an HD800...

post #10 of 60
Cool! That was fun!

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Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.
At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 3.125 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 72.0% of people who took our test!
How will your friends do? Share this test online, or forward this email to find out!
For more information check out http://musicianbrain.com/td_faq.htm.
--
Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School


I thought I minced it, appears not compared to others.

I used T-Peos H-100 Hyrbid IEM.
post #11 of 60

"At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 4.375 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 60.8% of people who took our test!"

(with SR325i)

 

I will try with better headphones and with some sleep later and see... I'm tired and I tended to pick the answer too quickly


Edited by devouringone3 - 11/3/12 at 3:47am
post #12 of 60
It would interesting to see ljokerl take this test. wink.gif
post #13 of 60
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

It would interesting to see ljokerl take this test. wink.gif


Would be interesting to see a lot of people take this test. ;)

post #14 of 60
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At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 2.3125 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 81.4% of people who took our test!

 

Used my Audio-Technica AD2K - probably not the best choice for this particular test, as the frequency samples were directly in its "semi-murky" range, and I clicked through the answers pretty fast too. I didn't expect the test to be as tricky as it was and kinda "tuned out" my brain as the pitches started converging more. I also found it annoying that they only played each sample once, as I wasn't paying that much attention at first and once it got trickier, it became more of a memory test and less of a pitch test.

 

I also didn't expect that the so-called "pitches" weren't all exact musical pitches, like a pure B-flat, B-natural, B-sharp, etc. It started throwing my musically-trained brain off when the pitches became less than half-way towards a B-flat or -sharp. I'd bet this test would probably confuse a lot of musicians like it did to me for that reason.

 

I also got annoyed by the length of the test, which couldn't have helped either. By the time the pitches started sounding like the C-flat/C-natural range, I wanted the test to end already!


Edited by Asr - 11/5/12 at 10:33pm
post #15 of 60

According to this test I shouldn't by headphones priced higher than 200 bucks.

 

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At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 30 Hz

 

My wallet is happy.

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