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post #196 of 227
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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

Yeah that part was incredibly hard. After a while, though, things start to click.

For me it basically came down to the 8k and 16k cuts - those ones were the hardest for me to distinguish!

post #197 of 227
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So I'm stuck on Reverberation, any pointers?

Hm... Perhaps try to picture some walls, and if you can hear any sound bouncing back. Imagine the extremes first. Reverberation in a typical European stone church is extreme. Reverberation outdoors is... extremely non-existent... ;)

 

Good luck!

post #198 of 227

Yeah I think with the reverberation I found it easier to hear when listening to something like the cymbals - There is a part in the song that makes it pretty easy to tell, there is a series of cymbal hits and they all kind of bleed into one another with the reverberation on.

post #199 of 227
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Yeah I think with the reverberation I found it easier to hear when listening to something like the cymbals - There is a part in the song that makes it pretty easy to tell, there is a series of cymbal hits and they all kind of bleed into one another with the reverberation on.

X2. Seems like a much better advice than mine! :o

post #200 of 227

 

 

Finally... Gave up using cheap speakers on the Bass Extension and went for my Mad Dog + Glacier and I breezed it no problem.


Edited by AbsoluteZero - 3/21/14 at 6:00am
post #201 of 227

Fun test, thanks for posting it.

 

http://imgur.com/K0rYhtu

post #202 of 227
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Stuck here:-

 

 

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

 

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Tried this again. However, this time around, and to my surprise, the “Treble Cut-off frequency” challenge seems absolutely impossible. I can identify the first cut-off at 8.5 kHz, but the second step at 9 kHz is a “brick wall”. It would seem I’ve lost some of my treble hearing ability. It could be age, or it could be I’ve had a bad cold for almost a moth. For some reason I expect age. Anyway, I’ll give it another try once I feel perfectly healthy again. It does bother me. :confused:

post #203 of 227
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Tried this again. However, this time around, and to my surprise, the “Treble Cut-off frequency” challenge seems absolutely impossible. I can identify the first cut-off at 8.5 kHz, but the second step at 9 kHz is a “brick wall”. It would seem I’ve lost some of my treble hearing ability. It could be age, or it could be I’ve had a bad cold for almost a moth. For some reason I expect age. Anyway, I’ll give it another try once I feel perfectly healthy again. It does bother me. :confused:

Having a cold can very easily mess up your ears.

post #204 of 227
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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post
 

Tried this again. However, this time around, and to my surprise, the “Treble Cut-off frequency” challenge seems absolutely impossible. I can identify the first cut-off at 8.5 kHz, but the second step at 9 kHz is a “brick wall”. It would seem I’ve lost some of my treble hearing ability. It could be age, or it could be I’ve had a bad cold for almost a moth. For some reason I expect age. Anyway, I’ll give it another try once I feel perfectly healthy again. It does bother me. :confused:

Having a cold can very easily mess up your ears.

Thanks for the encouragement and I hope you're right. My cold is on its way to slow and when I tried today I passed the 8.5, 9 and 10 kHz a couple of times, but at 11 kHz it was a grinding halt. Like I said I'll try again when I am fully recovered, but I actually have no great hope of success because I can not actually hear sine waves above about 11 kHz, which is age-related. I really wonder how I did this a month ago. I can not recall that I then thought it was particularly difficult. Well, maybe it's the cold after all. I'm hoping for it!

post #205 of 227
I'm using my beyerdynamic dt990 pro and fiio e6 amp and I can't get past silver mp3 artifacts. They said look or tremolo effects or high-hats. Searched on google but didn't get much help. Any advice?
post #206 of 227
Focus on high specifically the cymbals, it sounds a bit tizzly on MP3.

Stuck on golden timbre, I could hear the difference clearly but I can't remember which is which. Getting there though, it's the only test left before finishing golden ears.



(I could cheat this by opening two browser but I won't, where's the fun in that?)
Edited by laon - 4/15/14 at 11:15pm
post #207 of 227
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(I could cheat this by opening two browser but I won't, where's the fun in that?)

 

I think a lot of golden ears did that

post #208 of 227
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I'm using my beyerdynamic dt990 pro and fiio e6 amp and I can't get past silver mp3 artifacts. They said look or tremolo effects or high-hats. Searched on google but didn't get much help. Any advice?

Strangely I found I did better when I wasn't focusing really hard. I also found that my immediate impression was generally right, and listening/thinking too hard just made me doubt myself.

post #209 of 227
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I'm using my beyerdynamic dt990 pro and fiio e6 amp and I can't get past silver mp3 artifacts. They said look or tremolo effects or high-hats. Searched on google but didn't get much help. Any advice?

I had tremendous difficulties with this challenge the first time around. When I tried it again a month later I passed without any real trouble. I wouldn't go as far as to say I now found it easy, but it was no longer dificult either.

 

I focused on the singer, and found out that (in my case) the most "clear" (best :eek:) sounding voice was the one with artefacts. As long as there's nothing wrong with your hearing I'm convinced it's just a matter of learning what to listen for. It may take some time, but just hang in there and you'll eventually make it.

post #210 of 227
For anyone who is having difficulty with reverberation, here is what worked for me. I just used my iPhone stock speakers. Reverberated sound kinda sounds like the sound was trapped in my phone and echoed inside, while direct sound sounded clearer. I know it sounds ridiculous to be using the stock speakers on my phone but hey it worked biggrin.gif.
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