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post #31 of 263
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

Trying silver ears, everything was cool except mp3 and reverb...

 

What do you guys listen out for?

 

 

mp3: Got no idea (lol lucky I'm not a huge believer in flac or 24/96 or else i'll be suiciding)

 

reverb: Do you listen to the background organ and see if it is sounding crisp or not?

 

 

:S

Reverb was fine, but I can't get mp3 artifacts for the life of me. Reverb is like an echo--why you think you sing 'better' in the shower.

post #32 of 263
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

Trying silver ears, everything was cool except mp3 and reverb...

 

What do you guys listen out for?

 

 

mp3: Got no idea (lol lucky I'm not a huge believer in flac or 24/96 or else i'll be suiciding)

 

reverb: Do you listen to the background organ and see if it is sounding crisp or not?

 

 

:S

Listen to the cymbals and there is a subtle difference.  Pick the one that sounds a little softer or blurrier.

post #33 of 263

That was surprisingly fun! Thanks for sharing.

 

edit: that last timbre question on basic was tough! 


Edited by elmoe - 2/16/14 at 12:08pm
post #34 of 263

I'm still working on it right now. Been using the AD700 and E10.

 

Needless to say, I'm stuck on the bass section in golden ears. That and the frequency bands.

 

I thought the loudness sections were by far the easiest. 

post #35 of 263

These tests are revealing to me how much my high-frequency hearing has been affected by aging - and I've never worked in loud environments and mostly avoided loud concerts.

post #36 of 263
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Originally Posted by jonbernard View Post

These tests are revealing to me how much my high-frequency hearing has been affected by aging - and I've never worked in loud environments and mostly avoided loud concerts.
I agree, the hardest sections for me were the ones that involved high frequencies.
post #37 of 263
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I agree, the hardest sections for me were the ones that involved high frequencies.

 

It probably explains why headphones that are supposed to be excessively bright don't bother me at all.

post #38 of 263
Tried the challenge yesterday and I was able to get through Silver Ears on my cheap Logitech computer speakers, let's see what the Golden Ears section can do. Would love to use headphones for these but a little challenge is why I keep on using my desktop speakers.

The codec and the reverb was the most toughest for me with the soundstage caught me off guard a little.

Also, the tracks are awesome! I am enjoying every track it used.
Edited by AbsoluteZero - 2/16/14 at 6:25pm
post #39 of 263
Done

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Edited by Pier Paolo - 2/17/14 at 4:58am
post #40 of 263

Done

post #41 of 263

I finished gold yesterday, I had been stuck at the frequency bands for a while but yesterday I finally did it, must have had a good (h)ear day!

post #42 of 263
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I agree, the hardest sections for me were the ones that involved high frequencies.


Agree, In some high frequencies test i can't hear differance at all

 

Test my high freq hearing in this site

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/

It turns out my hearing cut of above 14khz

post #43 of 263
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Originally Posted by morpheusx View Post

 

Test my high freq hearing in this site

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/

It turns out my hearing cut of above 14khz

 

Interesting site - i'll have to try it when I get home and compare it to the results from a hearing test I took a few years ago.

post #44 of 263

Wow, this is fun. Difficult, but fun.

post #45 of 263
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Originally Posted by morpheusx View Post
 


Agree, In some high frequencies test i can't hear differance at all

 

Test my high freq hearing in this site

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/

It turns out my hearing cut of above 14khz


thanks, good to know my hearing cut off was above 21k

Freq bands in Golden is killing me.

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