or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Sound Science › Philips Golden Ears challenge
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Philips Golden Ears challenge - Page 12

post #166 of 331

Guys, in the spaciousness test on bronze ears(left/right balance test), did you notice any difference between right 2 and left 2 in terms of volume and tonal balance?

I'm afraid I'm experiencing channel imbalance with my HE-500.


Edited by Okamoto - 3/12/14 at 10:25am
post #167 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

Guys, in the spaciousness test on bronze ears(left/right balance test), did you notice any difference between right 2 and left 2 in terms of volume and tonal balance?


I'm afraid I'm experiencing channel imbalance with my HE-500.

It could be your ears! I know I have a slight 'channel imbalance' in my ears both volume and timbre/tone. Depending on the recording I sometimes use channel balance in software to even it out (it's slight, but there)
post #168 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by ferday View Post


It could be your ears! I know I have a slight 'channel imbalance' in my ears both volume and timbre/tone. Depending on the recording I sometimes use channel balance in software to even it out (it's slight, but there)


I tried switching the sides and it followed the driver. However, I tried with my other headphones and it seems the issue persists. Maybe it's my amp and/or DAC?

post #169 of 331
Doubtful it's the DAC, but many amps have channel imbalance at low volumes. My magni does, but it's lower than I normally listen at
post #170 of 331

Seems it's not the amp either. Switched to Mjolnir and the "issue" persists. Since it happens with my other phones too, could it be it's just the recording? Can anyone confirm this to me?

Right side just sounds lower quality to me, besides being quieter.


Edited by Okamoto - 3/12/14 at 10:44am
post #171 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by ferday View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

Guys, in the spaciousness test on bronze ears(left/right balance test), did you notice any difference between right 2 and left 2 in terms of volume and tonal balance?


I'm afraid I'm experiencing channel imbalance with my HE-500.

It could be your ears! I know I have a slight 'channel imbalance' in my ears both volume and timbre/tone. Depending on the recording I sometimes use channel balance in software to even it out (it's slight, but there)

I do suffer from this myself, so if you could tell me more specifically about what software you use I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

post #172 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

I do suffer from this myself, so if you could tell me more specifically about what software you use I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

I use JRiver (parametric EQ, volume adjust).
post #173 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 

Seems it's not the amp either. Switched to Mjolnir and the "issue" persists. Since it happens with my other phones too, could it be it's just the recording? Can anyone confirm this to me?

Right side just sounds lower quality to me, besides being quieter.

I think I can hear it too, but I suspect my own hearing (FitEar ToGo 334 + CEntrance DACport)... despite passing "Golden Ears". Why not drop an e-mail to them (there's an e-mail address on the "Golden Ears" site) and ask them about it?

post #174 of 331

I got through the basic section on my sh!tty work PC running audio through a set of $18 logitech PC speakers with only 2 incorrect answers :P

 

Will try again when i get time at home running it through my STX/Intruder/HE-400.

post #175 of 331

Am I the only one who gets the ever-loading "Loading audio files" message?

 

Have tried 3 different browsers

post #176 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 

Am I the only one who gets the ever-loading "Loading audio files" message?

 

Have tried 3 different browsers


Same here. No idea what the problem is.

post #177 of 331
It only worked for me after installing the latest version of Firefox
post #178 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

It only worked for me after installing the latest version of Firefox


I did that and still get the perpetual "Loading" message.

post #179 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

It only worked for me after installing the latest version of Firefox


I did that and still get the perpetual "Loading" message.

Guess you've already tried it, but did you empty all history, cache, etc? Usually works for me for all sorts of strange broweser problems. Good luck!

post #180 of 331

The only one in the Golden Ear test I can't get past is that frequency band part!

I will need to read up and understand it better I think. I got everything else though.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Science
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Sound Science › Philips Golden Ears challenge