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SoundFocus - app that adjusts your music to ear deficiencies

post #1 of 5
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Just read this article on Gizmodo. Seemed pretty interesting. Any thoughts?

http://gizmodo.com/its-all-music-to-your-ears-with-the-soundfocus-app-1156351521
post #2 of 5
I just installed it on my iPhone 5. All of my tests were in the second setting. I noticed a bass increase when on.
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I think the reasoning in the article is a bit flawed. Even if I have some hearing loss in certain frequency bands, I don't want my player to compensate for that, as this is what sounds natural to me. When I listen to live instruments they sound natural to me, despite my non-flat frequency response. I don't think that this particular issue requires to be corrected in a player.

If you use Soundfocus as a programmable equalizer then it's fine, but I don't buy it as a hearing loss correction device.

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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post
 

I think the reasoning in the article is a bit flawed. Even if I have some hearing loss in certain frequency bands, I don't want my player to compensate for that, as this is what sounds natural to me. When I listen to live instruments they sound natural to me, despite my non-flat frequency response. I don't think that this particular issue requires to be corrected in a player.

If you use Soundfocus as a programmable equalizer then it's fine, but I don't buy it as a hearing loss correction device.

Sounding "natural", if it means no more than "what I hear now" is okay, if that satisfies you.

 

Even though it's years later, I'm very aware that I do not hear what I used to. I have trouble hearing what's said when people speak softly; I used to hear upper-frequency sound bands that I am aware are missing now.

 

Correction is a nice idea--but I wouldn't trust an app to do this kind of correction on my ears. Hearing apparatus is fragile, and if I'm already down on high frequencies, and I boost them, I stand a good chance of doing even more damage. Something this sensitive and irreplaceable needs a lot more care than I would be happy with from a mobile app.

post #5 of 5

Somehow you loose a little hearing, but the gals get more beautiful.:D  

 

Seems like an even trade to me.

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