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View Poll Results: What's the highest frequency you can hear?
Up to 21kHz 22 8.59%
Up to 20kHz 13 5.08%
Up to 19kHz 21 8.20%
Up to 18kHz 40 15.63%
Up to 17kHz 35 13.67%
Up to 16kHz 45 17.58%
Up to 15kHz 28 10.94%
Up to 14kHz 23 8.98%
Up to 13kHz 10 3.91%
Up to 12kHz 19 7.42%
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Old 29th December 2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Do you have golden ears?

Test your hearing by following this link and let's see: how far up the frequency chart can you hear?

I tested myself with an e-mu 0404 usb and Sony MDR-V6 headphones. My wife can hear up to and including 18kHz, while I could hear the tone only to 16kHz.

Go to the following link to do the test:
High Frequency Response and Hearing Test

Or simply download this file and play it.

I'm also trying to post a poll with this post.
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Old 29th December 2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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12kHz?! What kind of elitist poll is this? One of the most vocal cable/amplifier sceptics here once disclosed 8kHz if i am not mistaken.
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Old 29th December 2009, 07:17 AM   #3
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sorry, the max number of choices for a poll that the system allows is 10.
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Old 29th December 2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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That just plain hurts at about 16K...brought up the volume to "compensate".............the sweep is confusing, a generator 'in-house' would get you an accurate reading.
I still can hear "noisy" Horizontal Oscillators.
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Old 29th December 2009, 07:53 AM   #5
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Although I voted 16kHz, I can hear the modulated mosquito tone of 17.4kHzMosquito Tone Audibility Test

I agree the sweep is kind of confusing, and it goes really fast from one frequency to another.
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Old 29th December 2009, 08:08 AM   #6
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All these tests etc need to be done with calibrated levels etc,

try this
Equal loudness contours and audiometry - Test your own hearing

which is interesting, but again depends on the PC and sound card/headphones etc
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Old 29th December 2009, 08:13 AM   #7
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I use a lab generator and at just over the threshold of hearing can hear to around 10 or 11 khz, increasing the level slightly at this point ( just a few db) and that becomes 13 khz... increase a little more and that goes to around 15k.
Increasing from the threshold of hearing by 40db and I can "hear" to 18k
All that is with a pure sine wave...

You have to put numbers in, and use pure tones with no harmonics.

http://www.hsmc.co.uk/index.php?page...d-hearing-loss
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Old 29th December 2009, 08:36 AM   #8
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You should have named the thread, "who has bat ears". Golden ears has a lot more with discrimination than extension.

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Old 29th December 2009, 09:39 AM   #9
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So, if I can hear 12.4576259333KHz, do I vote 12 or 13?

In speakers, I can hear ~14KHz before a drop becomes noticeable (and rather steep ).

In headphones, it's closer to 18KHz, same SPL.

I'm sure there's a stupidly detailed explanation for it (no, I don't want to hear it ).

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Old 29th December 2009, 12:24 PM   #10
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Oops, I voted 16k from memory but took the test and began hearing the tone between 18k and 17k (just through my test speaker setup). Probably about 17.4k here then, "only" 22 years old though
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