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Old 16th May 2018, 01:33 AM   #1
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This is a funny one. first heard it on the speaker of an iPhone from 10 feet away, and hear one thing. Listening on headphones changed that, and now that's all I can hear.

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Old 16th May 2018, 09:08 AM   #2
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it started with "Yannrel" then changed into "Yaurel" but after a few turns it has become "Laurel" for me
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Old 16th May 2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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On headphones I clearly hear Laurel.
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Old 16th May 2018, 09:15 AM   #4
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But, can you hear that 0.000001% distortion from DA in the recording system?

The frequency shifted clips on the page are the most interesting...
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:10 AM   #5
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It's not pronouncing 'Laurel' properly that's for sure :P
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Old 16th May 2018, 04:36 PM   #6
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When I first heard it it was Yarry. With better frequency response it turned into Laurel stayed that way.
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Old 16th May 2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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I tried this a few hours ago, it was on the BBC website. All I heard was Laurel. It couldn't be anything else to me, every part of the word was clear, the rrr in the middle, the lll at the the end. Super clear. That was on the laptop.

An hour ago the conundrum was on the BBC news on TV, I just happened to switch on and there it was... Yanny, Yanny, Yanny. Huh ! This to was super clear.

Back on the laptop now, playing the same clip from the same site as before and all I hear is...………….. Yanny.

There is some kind of conditioning going on to me. I can't get a Laurel from it now.
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Old 16th May 2018, 05:41 PM   #8
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You can "train" to hear all sorts...
But go to the OP vox.com link, scroll to the bit "Ok, so if you pitch-shift it you can hear different things:" ... and listen. See what you make of that!
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I've tried it repeatedly over the past two days and made the mistake of sharing it with my local group where it has created more than a little controversy and good natured angst.. LOL

I hear a fairly gruff male voice saying "Laurel" on my HP laptop. I've not tried it with other devices.
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Old 16th May 2018, 05:53 PM   #10
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I also hear Laurel on my HP work laptop on my Sennheisers
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