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Which is the highest frequency that You can hear?
Which is the highest frequency that You can hear?
Which is the highest frequency that You can hear (at normal loudness level)?
8 kHz [ 1 ] ** [0.92%]
10 kHz [ 2 ] ** [1.83%]
12 kHz [ 9 ] ** [8.26%]
14 kHz [ 7 ] ** [6.42%]
15 kHz [ 16 ] ** [14.68%]
16 kHz [ 18 ] ** [16.51%]
17 kHz [ 27 ] ** [24.77%]
18 kHz [ 13 ] ** [11.93%]
19 kHz [ 5 ] ** [4.59%]
20 kHz and higher [ 11 ] ** [10.09%]
Total Votes: 122
  
IgorC
post Feb 24 2012, 01:33
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It will be interesing to see hearing abilities of Hydrogenaudio's members.

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-yo...s-hearing-test/

Please perform the test on your normal loudness levels.

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christopher
post Feb 27 2012, 01:59
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QUOTE (Martel @ Feb 24 2012, 14:42) *
This test is totally messed up under Linux (Ubuntu 8.04), Firefox 10 and Flash Player 11.0.1.152, the base tone is literally buried in aliasing artifacts. Interestingly enough, running Foobar 2000 under Winde does not produce anything like that.

I can hear 18kHz at age of 31 using the audiocheck.net sample and Sennheiser HD 215 headphones.



QUOTE (LithosZA @ Feb 24 2012, 14:54) *
Up to 18Khz in foobar2000 WASAPI output -> 16bit(dithering enabled).
Up to 17Khz in on http://www.noiseaddicts.com with Firefox 9.0.1 and Flash Player 10.3.183.7 (I don't know if it is a problem with the tone or Flash Player's fault)

Used a pair of Sennheiser HD-280 Pros through a Total Bithead.
Edit: I am 27



There are many potential problems when one attempts to play back audio which is pure sine, particularly high frequency content >17 kHz. I had to verify that the file was OK by downloading it; I think also my standard sound card (Audigy 2 running kX) which natively runs at 48 kHz and on-chip resamples to 44.1 was also introducing aliasing when playing in-browser.

I get undistorted bit perfect output in foobar with the PPHS resampler, and the MP3 as offered on the noiseaddicts site plays fine if I do so in foobar; anywhere else and it distorts). I also tested with Audacity at 48 kHz project rate and Cubase 5.5 with kX ASIO at 48 kHz. FWIW the older versions of Audition seemed to have problems generating pure sines above 16/17 kHz, couldn't figure out why at the time. (it wasn't a playback-distortion problem, directly burning the WAVs to a CD also resulting in aliasing on playback).

I used Audacity to generate my own tones to doublecheck my results: on my nearfield monitors in my fairly noisy room I can hear tones clearly to ~18 kHz. Not tested with my HD650s tonight - when I've tested in a quiet environment previously, playing back tones from both a PC and my H340, I could hear to about 19 kHz). I am 26 and a handful of months, my right inner ear was unfortunately damaged a few years ago when someone smacked me square on the ear with a flat palm (result: NIHL, tinnitus, hyperacusis etc, it's a bitch).


The only sure-fire way to check your hearing with sines is to generate them yourself in a trusted audio editor or DAW then play back on a system you've verified as not introducing additional distortion; I set up and checked foobar using the udial.ape test.

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- IgorC   Which is the highest frequency that You can hear?   Feb 24 2012, 01:33
- - marc2003   just 12kHz here. 35 years old.   Feb 24 2012, 01:48
- - eahm   QUOTE (marc2003 @ Feb 23 2012, 17:48) jus...   Feb 24 2012, 02:25
- - Batman321   17 KHz here. 35 Years old.   Feb 24 2012, 02:48
- - kraut   via earphones 15kHz, 62 years.   Feb 24 2012, 04:11
- - IgorC   As headphones genereally are more revealing, I...   Feb 24 2012, 04:35
|- - Kujibo   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 23 2012, 19:35) As hea...   Feb 24 2012, 08:16
|- - mjb2006   QUOTE (Kujibo @ Feb 24 2012, 00:16) With ...   Feb 24 2012, 18:10
- - Xrcr9709   I hear up to 15kHz, I "guess" a sound at...   Feb 24 2012, 04:44
- - sizetwo   17 khz, 36 year old using speakers.   Feb 24 2012, 07:49
- - onkl   I had to record the output just to check if there...   Feb 24 2012, 08:48
- - halb27   'folding back down to lower frequencies' p...   Feb 24 2012, 10:08
|- - Kujibo   QUOTE (halb27 @ Feb 24 2012, 01:08) @Kuji...   Feb 24 2012, 22:27
|- - greynol   QUOTE (halb27 @ Feb 24 2012, 01:08) ...   Feb 26 2012, 21:57
- - dhromed   30 years. ~17.2KHz using a 16-18KHz sweep in fooba...   Feb 24 2012, 10:18
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (dhromed @ Feb 24 2012, 04:18) 30 y...   Feb 24 2012, 13:28
||- - dhromed   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Feb 24 2012, 13...   Feb 24 2012, 14:17
|- - Remedial Sound   QUOTE (dhromed @ Feb 24 2012, 04:18) Ther...   Feb 24 2012, 19:05
|- - lvqcl   QUOTE (Remedial Sound @ Feb 24 2012, 22:0...   Feb 24 2012, 19:56
|- - Remedial Sound   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Feb 24 2012, 13:56) QUOTE ...   Feb 25 2012, 03:11
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Remedial Sound @ Feb 25 2012, 03:1...   Feb 25 2012, 14:36
|- - Ed Seedhouse   Well, at age 68 I hear sounds right up to 15 khz, ...   Feb 25 2012, 15:45
|- - Intruder66   15 kHz with (mid-quality) speakers at the age of 1...   Feb 25 2012, 16:38
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Intruder66 @ Feb 25 2012, 16:38) 1...   Feb 25 2012, 18:51
- - skamp   I'm almost 30 years old, and I could hear all ...   Feb 24 2012, 11:26
- - C.R.Helmrich   If you are running Windows 7 (or Vista probably), ...   Feb 24 2012, 13:42
- - pdq   Only up to 12 kHz (tested two years ago when I was...   Feb 24 2012, 14:32
- - Martel   This test is totally messed up under Linux (Ubuntu...   Feb 24 2012, 15:42
- - LithosZA   Up to 18Khz in foobar2000 WASAPI output -> 16bi...   Feb 24 2012, 15:54
- - zipr   Equipment and environment can make a big differenc...   Feb 24 2012, 16:21
- - kode54   15KHz and 30 years old. Also, be careful with not...   Feb 24 2012, 17:12
- - halb27   16 kHz, age 62. Thank you, mjb2006, for the link t...   Feb 24 2012, 19:12
|- - mjb2006   QUOTE (halb27 @ Feb 24 2012, 11:12) 16 kH...   Feb 24 2012, 20:40
|- - onkl   QUOTE (halb27 @ Feb 24 2012, 19:12) 16 kH...   Feb 25 2012, 07:59
- - halb27   Thanks for the advice. I will do it.   Feb 25 2012, 00:01
- - extrabigmehdi   18 khz, and almost 35 years old, so my ears are st...   Feb 25 2012, 01:02
- - m45t3r   18kHZ with phones, 17kHz with speaker. I'm 2...   Feb 25 2012, 03:23
- - robojock   17 kHz, age 33   Feb 25 2012, 06:31
- - extrabigmehdi   Hum I've redone the test with the speakers, an...   Feb 25 2012, 06:49
- - iGold   My hearing limit is 17kHz (37 years old), my wife ...   Feb 25 2012, 08:47
- - Steve Forte Rio   Left ear - ~18 kHz, right ear - ~18.5 kHz (my own ...   Feb 25 2012, 12:13
- - derty2   I am over 40 years of age, I could hear all tones ...   Feb 25 2012, 16:57
- - no404error   17/19kHz (speakers/headphones), 30 y/o.   Feb 25 2012, 18:16
- - dhromed   Is it possible to produce some samples of intentio...   Feb 25 2012, 18:54
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (dhromed @ Feb 25 2012, 12:54) Is i...   Feb 26 2012, 01:16
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (saratoga @ Feb 26 2012, 02:16) QUO...   Feb 26 2012, 12:20
- - somemightsay   When I first ran the tests, I had the TV on a litt...   Feb 25 2012, 19:10
- - halb27   I tried all the advices given here on my standard ...   Feb 26 2012, 00:58
- - mudlord   22khz, 23 y/o Sennheiser HD201   Feb 26 2012, 01:16
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (mudlord @ Feb 25 2012, 19:16) 22kh...   Feb 26 2012, 04:59
- - googlebot   Being synaesthetic the answer should be about 790 ...   Feb 26 2012, 01:25
- - millifoo   17khz on Sennheiser HD600's. I'm 46 years ...   Feb 26 2012, 01:53
|- - Kujibo   QUOTE (millifoo @ Feb 25 2012, 16:53) 17k...   Feb 26 2012, 21:38
- - FreaqyFrequency   17k, 20 years old. I'm okay with this.   Feb 26 2012, 03:42
- - Emon   Tested myself using my EMU 1212m, the software has...   Feb 26 2012, 04:06
- - hlloyge   Somewhere between 16.5 and 17 kHz, 37 yrs old.   Feb 26 2012, 10:32
- - [JAZ]   15Khz here. Looks like my hearing has worsened the...   Feb 26 2012, 11:15
- - randal1013   i can definitely hear 17khz. 18 and up i hear *som...   Feb 26 2012, 12:49
- - 2012   Had to download the files and upsample to 48000 (T...   Feb 26 2012, 18:49
- - Reiginsei   I can't hear anything past 14 kHz. But on hea...   Feb 26 2012, 19:06
- - greynol   I'm glad to see that I can still faintly hear ...   Feb 26 2012, 19:15
- - RealityRipple   Plugged in some cheap Samsung earbuds, cranked my ...   Feb 26 2012, 21:34
- - AllanP   I can hear 19 KHz very strong and 20 KHz weak, my ...   Feb 26 2012, 21:55
- - extrabigmehdi   I have done again the test , and this time perhap...   Feb 27 2012, 01:13
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Feb 26 2012, 19:13...   Feb 27 2012, 01:16
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (saratoga @ Feb 27 2012, 00:16) QUO...   Feb 27 2012, 01:43
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Feb 26 2012, 21:43...   Feb 27 2012, 01:56
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 27 2012, 00:56) QUOTE ...   Feb 27 2012, 02:06
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Feb 26 2012, 20:06...   Feb 27 2012, 02:26
- - christopher   QUOTE (Martel @ Feb 24 2012, 14:42) This ...   Feb 27 2012, 01:59
|- - greynol   QUOTE (christopher @ Feb 26 2012, 16:59) ...   Feb 27 2012, 02:41
|- - christopher   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 27 2012, 01:41) QUOT...   Feb 27 2012, 03:13
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 27 2012, 01:41) QUOT...   Feb 27 2012, 03:14
- - IgorC   Also a simple analysis can be applied. And some p...   Feb 27 2012, 02:18
- - greynol   There is no such problem with Audition. FWIW I ha...   Feb 27 2012, 03:47
- - christopher   I guess I'll just mark it down to bad luck on ...   Feb 27 2012, 04:26
- - saratoga   So I guess the take home here is that 74% of peopl...   Feb 27 2012, 04:54
- - IgorC   That's mine conclusion as well. Just a simple...   Feb 27 2012, 05:50
- - greynol   20kHz or more is the sum of bins 20kHz, 21kHz and ...   Feb 27 2012, 06:15
- - IgorC   Yep, I was thinking of that too. Considering eac...   Feb 27 2012, 06:25
- - greynol   I don't find it unreasonable to think that the...   Feb 27 2012, 06:31
- - IgorC   Great, Greynol. But wait. This time lets think ...   Feb 27 2012, 06:57
|- - mzil   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 27 2012, 00:57) Sugges...   Feb 27 2012, 09:09
- - halb27   The graphs show what I wrote about earlier in this...   Feb 27 2012, 10:27
- - Bjossi   17 kHz, 23 years old. I hear 17 kHz pretty clearly...   Feb 27 2012, 17:14
|- - BoraBora   I donwloaded the samples in wav then listened to t...   Feb 28 2012, 02:18
- - smz   Strange: using the noiseaddicts.com test I can hea...   Feb 28 2012, 03:51
- - IgorC   I will ask Administrators to close this poll. A ne...   Feb 28 2012, 04:15


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