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post #271 of 277
I just claimed my status as a Golden Ears! It was fun, but at parts I got frustrated. I used B&W P7s driven by my iPad Air 2.

As with most others, the toughest part by far was that 18 band EQ test. I probably spent 45 minutes or an hour on it. I ended up taking notes on what I heard with each frequency to make it through. Working from memory was just too tough for me.

I also had a little trouble with the artifacts, HFE, and reverb sections.

Loudness, bass, spacing, and noise sections were the easiest.

I realized that my hearing with the highs is definitely not what it used to be. I'm only 28 — I thought I still had a while before I had to deal with that, but I guess years of standing in the front row at concerts had to catch up sometime. It was a good time! Glad I got the opportunity to do it, and I feel I learned a little as well!
post #272 of 277

Everything was so amazingly easy... until I got stuck at the 96Kbps...

 

...any thoughts?  

 

I usually could hear the MP3 artifacts... but in this example... I just can't... when I reach 128Kbps I keep getting back to 96Kbps

post #273 of 277
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Originally Posted by MacacoDoSom View Post
 

Everything was so amazingly easy... until I got stuck at the 96Kbps...

 

...any thoughts?  

 

I usually could hear the MP3 artifacts... but in this example... I just can't... when I reach 128Kbps I keep getting back to 96Kbps

Guitar String plucking, Low Bass detail, High treble "decay" or clarity in cymbals. It is quite difficult, Don't spend too much time with it, it's best to listen in short intervals. 

post #274 of 277

Finally I've passed it... but I had to fiddle with EQ (more treble) 

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Originally Posted by AKGunkie View Post
 

Guitar String plucking, Low Bass detail, High treble "decay" or clarity in cymbals. It is quite difficult, Don't spend too much time with it, it's best to listen in short intervals. 


Edited by MacacoDoSom - Yesterday at 4:20 pm
post #275 of 277

I started this but got sick of the sample they use halfway through the coloration test.

 

Guess I'm not motivated enough.  :o

post #276 of 277

uauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu it took me 2 days... but I finally did it...

 

The 9 cut or boost bands and the MP3 artifacts took me a while.... overall its easy...except these 2

 

 


Edited by MacacoDoSom - 4/13/15 at 10:13am
post #277 of 277
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Originally Posted by MacacoDoSom View Post
 

Finally I've passed it... but I had to fiddle with EQ (more treble) 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKGunkie View Post
 

Guitar String plucking, Low Bass detail, High treble "decay" or clarity in cymbals. It is quite difficult, Don't spend too much time with it, it's best to listen in short intervals. 


...thanks for the suggestion, it worked...

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