Your top hearing frequency?

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  1. xeonblade

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    I'm almost 19 and I can't seem to hear above 16k and I'm kinda concerned by that. (after some checks I've noticed it suddenly goes off after 16k. Could it be my integrated sound card cuts off after 16k?)
    What is your maximum?
     
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    On this test I suddenly start hearing at 17. It's tripping me because it's not gradual increase at all.

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    This is soundwave of that test. Should it really be that quiet at 22 to 17?
     
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    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    I wonder how high the buzz of CRT TVs are, because if I walk into a house and one is on I can tell and it bugs me.
     
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    I'm the same, annoys the fuck out of me, even if it's upstairs
     
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    fabriarockz Lefty! What the Fur?

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    I don't know but I compensate by adding progressively more low string to my builds. :lol:
     
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    I heard the 19 k from that link. What an aweful thing to listen to! I think you are fine, those frequencies suck anyway.
     
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    I didn't hear crap until 16k.
    I've spent some years in machine shops and other loud factories as well though.
    I agree with the above post, who needs those dog frequencies anyways.
     
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    It's normal to lose those higher frequencies with age, apparently most over 25s can't hear 15k. I can't wait til I can't hear those damn devices designed to scare off cats. I'm 24, so it shouldn't be too long now :)
     
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    I got 18K.

    My Girlfriend got 19K.

    My Drummer scored 16K (but recognised "something" at 21K)

    My Bassist didn't hear shit even at 12K.
     
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    I hear 17k on this test, although i can "feel" it a bit before i hear it, if that makes sense. I'm also happy i don't have any crt tv or monitors anymore, those were annoying.

    edit: I'm 31, so 17k is not too bad i guess.
     
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    I started hearing it from 20kHz
     
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    I could feel it smashing my ears at 21kHz but actually heard it at 19kHz.
    Not too shabby seeing as I've been driving around for years with the music in my car normally at 85 dB :lol:
     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Player didn't work the first time, causing me to turn my speakers up. I thought I couldn't hear it.

    So I had my girlfriend come over to check (females in general having better/higher frequency hearing than males) and she couldn't hear it either. So we tried it again.


    Turns out the player just wasn't working and we can both hear it fine. Especially with the speakers cranked.
     
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    kostein Brutalz researcher

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    at 15k is where it all going downhill for me
     
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    Good thing he's your bassist, huh. :lol:
     
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    Yup! Brutal at sound checks for shows/Rehearsal though.

    I'll rough in an EQ/Level/etc based of the type/shape/etc of the room (Might as well use the College Audio Engineering diploma for something...) and since he has wireless he'll be in charge of standing in front of the stage and then adjusting the levels, etc.

    And sometimes we'll get fucking feedback. And we're all cringing on stage and yelling at him. And he's fucking standing there, not able to hear us with his earplugs in, and not hearing the feedback at all. Fucking bass players! :lol:
     
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    SkapocalypseNow Coffee Cups?

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    I was getting really concerned by these, until I realized my laptop was muted :lol: I can "feel" 19k, but 18k is where I heard it, and subsequently needed to make it stop.
     

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