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So, you think you have a great setup and excellent ears capable to spot sligh imperfections and colorizations in sound?

 

If so log in here and take part in Philip's Golden Ears challenge (note: I have nothing to do with Philips whatsoever, just stumbled upon this and wanted to share it).


https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/introduction.html

 

And moderators, if there is already a thread about this or the forums is wrong, feel free to delete or move the topic.

 

I personally am still struggling with the basic level. Either my gear isn't all that good or I'm tone deaf :blink:

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This looks pretty neat.  I'll probably take the challenge for the fun of it, but even tho my hearing health is pretty good, when it comes to audio equipment I can usually only tell very blatant differences. 

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Thanks for the link! I have completed the Basic level and now I'm moving onto to the Bronze Ears section.

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Well...that was fun!

 

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Vs: Philips Golden Ears challenge

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Well...that was fun!

 

Wow! Already? Congrats!
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Vs: Philips Golden Ears challenge

Ok, finished the Basic Level. The hardest part for me was Timbre/Coloration section and especially 5 db part.
Tomorrow I shall continue towards Bronze Ears smily_headphones1.gif
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Wow! Already? Congrats!

 

Thanks!

 

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Ok, finished the Basic Level. The hardest part for me was Timbre/Coloration section and especially 5 db part.
Tomorrow I shall continue towards Bronze Ears smily_headphones1.gif

 

That's awesome. I think the Frequency Band test in the Golden Ears section was the most frustrating and longest for me.

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Yes, definitely the hardest part for me!!

 

Most of the effects are not subtle though....HD558 straight out of the front of a PC is good enough to make it through.

 

 

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Thanks!

 

 

That's awesome. I think the Frequency Band test in the Golden Ears section was the most frustrating and longest for me.


Edited by GrindingThud - 1/26/14 at 3:33pm
post #9 of 227

Pretty cool challenge.

 

Setup: AKG K545 and FiiO X3 as USB DAC.

 


Edited by SonusAudio - 1/26/14 at 8:55pm
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That was fun,

although the mp3 bitrate challenge wasn't easy.

 

 

Used gear Sony mdr-7520, 6 year old crappy dell laptop available at the time.


Edited by ForceMajeure - 1/28/14 at 4:34pm
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Wasted about 10-15 minutes on timbre in golden ears, hardest thing for me.

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Damn, this is a long process.  Spent 20 minutes to complete basic level.  No wonder they offer a save option.

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I find it fascinating that different people have trouble with different areas. Some of them I could click through with ease... barley half a second on each one and others I felt lucky to get through at all.
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Wasted about 10-15 minutes on timbre in golden ears, hardest thing for me.
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Vs: Philips Golden Ears challenge

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Damn, this is a long process.  Spent 20 minutes to complete basic level.  No wonder they offer a save option.

Indeed. I'm still at basic level. Haven't had time or opportunity to continue uninterrupted...
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This looks pretty fun. I take my last final today and then I'll try this with my HD600s once I get home.
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