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post #181 of 331

Wow the frequency band part on golden ears is less a gauge for being able to detect subtleties and more a memorization fest... All the different cut-offs/boosts are easily distinguishable from each other, and the normal version - til you have to name the exact band.

post #182 of 331
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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.

You'll make it; it's "only" a matter of training! "Frequency band" and "MP3 Artefacts" have definitely proved to be the most difficult challenges for most people.

post #183 of 331
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You'll make it; it's "only" a matter of training! "Frequency band" and "MP3 Artefacts" have definitely proved to be the most difficult challenges for most people.

Thanks, yeah I will keep listening and learning. Are there more resources out there to learn how to determine which frequency band is boosted or cut?
And yeah I also had a little trouble with the mp3 artifacts but managed to get through it ok.. The frequency bands seem to be the killer for me!
post #184 of 331
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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

You'll make it; it's "only" a matter of training! "Frequency band" and "MP3 Artefacts" have definitely proved to be the most difficult challenges for most people.

Thanks, yeah I will keep listening and learning. Are there more resources out there to learn how to determine which frequency band is boosted or cut?
And yeah I also had a little trouble with the mp3 artifacts but managed to get through it ok.. The frequency bands seem to be the killer for me!

Not that I'm aware of I'm afraid. I considered using the EQ in Media Center 18 for practice but eventually felt the training you can have directly on their site is the most convenient.

 

I felt exactly the same way initially, but with a bit of practice (quite a lot actually) I finally nailed it, and I'm sure you'll eventually nail it as well. Just keep going, and when you get (really) tired, take a break and come back later.

 

Good luck, and remember to announce your victory once you've gotten your Golden Ears! I (and many other Head-Fi:ers I hope) will be there to congratulate you! ;) 

post #185 of 331
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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?



I confirmed that I have hearing imbalances too. It was not the recording :( 

post #186 of 331

Definitely getting better at these frequency bands - The hardest ones for me are 8k and 16k - I'm having a hard time distinguishing those - the others I can get most of the time, though!

I hate to win through guessing on those ones (if I even can!!), so hopefully the more I do this the more I can distinguish!

post #187 of 331

Stuck here:-

 

 

I'd really like to get this. I'm 62 years old.

 

w

post #188 of 331
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Stuck here:-

 

 

I'd really like to get this. I'm 62 years old.

 

w

Compared to you I'm really young, 10 years younger to be precise! ;)

 

Can't hear sinus tones above about 11 kHz but somehow managed to nail it nevertheless, but I oh yes, it was a tough challenge.

 

Don't know how come, but even when I change the 16 kHz bar EQ in JRiver Media Center, I can still hear a faint difference. I wonder why. Anyone?

 

Anyway, hang in there, you'll make it!

post #189 of 331

Whew, finally got through the frequency bands part, I got it!

 

 

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Edited by subver - 3/17/14 at 4:29pm
post #190 of 331
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Whew, finally got through the frequency bands part, I got it! 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

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So you did it! Congratulations and welcome to the "Golden Ears" club! :smile: 

post #191 of 331

Whew...

 

post #192 of 331

So, I'm coming at this from the perspective of a musician (been training since age 4 and training as a musician at university right now... also grew up on a pair of Vandersteen 3a sigs) and I managed to get through the golden ears on a pair of Audioengine A2s.  The difference between the high quality lossless and 44khz files probably gave me the biggest trouble.  I compared notes with my father who is an audiophile but has had next to no musical training, and he struggled much more on the timbre and equalization tests than I did.  Strangely, I tend to be more ok with colored and less-than-flat gear than he is.  Weird.  Cool test though; showed it some friends of mine.  The non musicians did better than I expected - goes to show that even the average listener can pick out good or bad sound!

post #193 of 331

I too am a musician (well I play an instrument so I guess that counts) and I also went through the timbre tests with relative ease. I couldn't necessarily point out the specific defects of the songs but something always sounded a bit off. Strangely though, I didn't find the mp3 tests as difficult as many others here. Like with the timbre tests, something just sounded a bit off in comparison to the other 2 samples which is how I found them, though I might have just been lucky because there were only 4 questions to pass and the first 2 instances were very easy anyways. I actually had the most mistakes in the golden ears bass quantity part most likely because my earphones go a bit light on the bass.

post #194 of 331

So I'm stuck on Reverberation, any pointers?

post #195 of 331

Getting smashed by the frequency boost/cut section in the Golden level. :-/
I can get 2 or 3 right, then I fail a bunch and it sends me back to the start of the challenge :P

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