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Old 7th August 2012, 01:08 PM   #21
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Using in-built laptop speakers I can just barely here 17kHz although it is nothing worth hearing, in fact I would rather not be able to hear it as it just gives me a headache.
Count yourself lucky to those that can't hear above 14kHz

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Using in-built laptop speakers I can just barely here 17kHz although it is nothing worth hearing, in fact I would rather not be able to hear it as it just gives me a headache.
Count yourself lucky to those that can't hear above 14kHz

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High frequency sine waves are not that comfortable, yes. But in music, what instruments can play this high frequencies?

Maybe some overtones from cymbals, flutes? I don't know.
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Old 7th August 2012, 01:11 PM   #23
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8k is the limit for me. I've been to an audiologist before also, with the same result. I've tried ear phones with no better result. I'm 52.
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High frequency sine waves are not that comfortable, yes. But in music, what instruments can play this high frequencies?

Maybe some overtones from cymbals, flutes? I don't know.
It's definitely not a show stopper if you can't hear above 15kHz.
As a percentage of meaningful enjoyable sound in a song I reckon it probably contributes 3/5 of SFA.
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Old 7th August 2012, 01:21 PM   #25
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High frequency sine waves are not that comfortable, yes. But in music, what instruments can play this high frequencies?

Maybe some overtones from cymbals, flutes? I don't know.
Do a spectrum analysis on a solo violin.

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Do a spectrum analysis on a solo violin.

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Thanks for the tip. I'll look through my library and see if I can find any solo violins and run the track through MasVis program.
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Old 7th August 2012, 01:51 PM   #28
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I've done these sorts of tests before over the web, and I consistently have drop-off starting at 14k, using my etymotic er6 IEMs. I don't know if that's due to the drivers or my hearing, or both. I'm 35.
There's at least a study or two in scientific journals that suggests humans have different perceptions of high frequency material besides what we normally call "hearing." Our brains still interpret inaudible material.
I've also noticed some extra HF on some recordings of trumpets show up in spectrum analyzers (in foobar).
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had to rig up a tweeter to get anything above 17khz audible (PC speakers don't go higher).

i can still hear 22khz but i have to focus hard. 20 is about the real audible limit for me.
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Old 7th August 2012, 02:00 PM   #30
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I can hear 12k, can't hear 14k. Age 65. Seven years in combat probably didn't help.
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