Can You Hear?

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  1. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    They say that analog music off albums is better than digital because no matter how fine the digital is broken down, there is music between the spaces that isn't captured. But I wondered if 1. That was even perceptible by the person with the best of hearing, let alone 2. my old lady ears.

    We know that kids' hearing is better than ours at a certain pitch that they can hear and we can't. ( Or so I've heard ) . I wonder if kids can hear a difference between analog and digital music better than we adults can? And maybe that's why they're so smug?

    Wiggy related because he tries to pretend he's a teenager.

     
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    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to listen, but nothing happens.
     
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  3. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    That's the point. You're old. :console:I am too.:(
     
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    Another thread about eating pussy :yay:
     
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    My hearing sucks anyway.
     
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  6. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    No, but I'm sure it will be in a few.:p
     
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    Lol..sorry. I'll let you have your moment.
     
  8. Jayla

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    Supposedly, kids can hear the end of that clip.
     
  9. Murcielago

    Murcielago Dead Pull Hitter Gold

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    Great, my 9-year-old has fantastic hearing and he uses it to enjoy 'Minecraft' music videos on YouTube.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    me neither
    somebody get some kids to test it!
     
  11. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    I already did and they can - sorta. Little shits.
     
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    See what happens if you replay it a few times.

    It was only after I played it two or three times that I heard it - and I'm an old guy, and I have measured hearing loss in the higher frequencies. I didn't have to play it loud either.
     
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    All lost on me. I have mild tinnitus in both ears...zero chance I can ever pick up on any subtle sound inflections.
     
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    Yes I heard it too after a couple of times. Had to put the speaker near my ear. My hearing is trashed after years of playing drums.
     
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    It's called psycho-acoustics. The brains learns to to dissect/appreciate what it hears, no matter the quality of the source it's listening to. Most people cannot hear those missing subtleties, because their ears are not trained to do so. (musicians being able to distinguish quality instruments from cheap ones.)

    Ignorance is bliss. So as long as the kiddies never hear anything better than 128k mp3's, they'll have no idea what they are missing. So listen to your digital and be happy with what you hear.

    Also, the brain will key in on not the loudest sound it hears, but whatever hits it first. I used this technique for years tricking pain-in-the-ass musicians into thinking their instrument was louder than everyone else's on stage.
     
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    What did she say, Robin?
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    I can hear it at the 16 second mark on. Or can everyone do so as well from that point ? It's blank for a brief moment after the piano (from 12 until 16 sec) but then I can hear a faint high hum from then on.
     
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    Have you tried melatonin for it?
     
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    Part of my business is installing audio systems and home theater. I usually sell speakers that on a good, better, best scale would be considered 'better'. Rarely do I sell anything high end. The reason? By the time most guys can afford the really primo stuff they wanted when they were 25, they're in their 40's and 50's and their ears can't hear the difference any more.
     
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