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Philips Golden Ears challenge

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by moolok, Jan 26, 2014.
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  1. Moolok
    So, you think you have a great setup and excellent ears capable to spot sligh imperfections and colorizations in sound?
     
    If so log in here and take part in Philip's Golden Ears challenge (note: I have nothing to do with Philips whatsoever, just stumbled upon this and wanted to share it).

    https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/introduction.html
     
    And moderators, if there is already a thread about this or the forums is wrong, feel free to delete or move the topic.
     
    I personally am still struggling with the basic level. Either my gear isn't all that good or I'm tone deaf [​IMG]
     
  2. cswann1
    This looks pretty neat.  I'll probably take the challenge for the fun of it, but even tho my hearing health is pretty good, when it comes to audio equipment I can usually only tell very blatant differences. 
     
  3. ralphp@optonline
    Thanks for the link! I have completed the Basic level and now I'm moving onto to the Bronze Ears section.
     
  4. RockCrayfish
    Well...that was fun!
     
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  5. Moolok
    Wow! Already? Congrats!
     
  6. Moolok
    Ok, finished the Basic Level. The hardest part for me was Timbre/Coloration section and especially 5 db part.
    Tomorrow I shall continue towards Bronze Ears :)
     
  7. RockCrayfish
     
    Thanks!
     
     
    That's awesome. I think the Frequency Band test in the Golden Ears section was the most frustrating and longest for me.
     
  8. GrindingThud
    Yes, definitely the hardest part for me!!
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    Most of the effects are not subtle though....HD558 straight out of the front of a PC is good enough to make it through.
     
     
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  9. SonusAudio
    Pretty cool challenge.
     
    Setup: AKG K545 and FiiO X3 as USB DAC.
     
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  10. ForceMajeure
    That was fun,
    although the mp3 bitrate challenge wasn't easy.
     
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    Used gear Sony mdr-7520, 6 year old crappy dell laptop available at the time.
     
  11. SgtMattBaker
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    Wasted about 10-15 minutes on timbre in golden ears, hardest thing for me.
     
  12. TMRaven
    Damn, this is a long process.  Spent 20 minutes to complete basic level.  No wonder they offer a save option.
     
  13. GrindingThud
    I find it fascinating that different people have trouble with different areas. Some of them I could click through with ease... barley half a second on each one and others I felt lucky to get through at all.

     
  14. Moolok
    Indeed. I'm still at basic level. Haven't had time or opportunity to continue uninterrupted...
     
  15. linglingjr
    This looks pretty fun. I take my last final today and then I'll try this with my HD600s once I get home.
     
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