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Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2013, 10:39 AM Reply   
I could only hear up to 16,000. Oh well, guess I'm getting old.

Old    Rob (DealsGapCobra)      Join Date: May 2010       08-13-2013, 10:50 AM Reply   
12,000 Hz...but then I am 45.
Old    Ty (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-13-2013, 11:07 AM Reply   
I can hear 15k, everything after that is an intermittent crackle.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2013, 11:24 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by wakeandsnow27 View Post
I can hear 15k, everything after that is an intermittent crackle.
I can hear that crackle in all of the higher ones too. Like a clicking or something, could be due to youtube compression? Heck, who knows if there is even noise in those higher ones, could be a game!
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-13-2013, 11:57 AM Reply   
A lot depends on the setting. You might be able to hear 15 kHz with a test tone through headphones or in a perfectly quiet room if your state of hearing is good. And although you may hear 15 kHz, the sensitivity is certainly reduced as compared to midrange. You will not hear 15 kHz in an open environment with even a whisper of wind or noise. Your high frequency range will suffer as you get older and listen to louder music for longer. 8 kHz might be the top end while surfing with even less HF range at wake distance.
Keep in mind that music born fundamentals only reach to slightly above 4 kHz.
I doubt a youtube test over a computer speaker is valid.

David
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2013, 12:32 PM Reply   
What frequency do old tube tv's power supplies emit? They seem like they are up in that 12k-15k range.
Old     (CarZin)      Join Date: Feb 2011       08-13-2013, 12:41 PM Reply   
I can definitely hear 16k. 17k and above is just crackles, which means you aren't hearing the pitch.

I am 35.
Old    Nick (bushtree)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-13-2013, 1:49 PM Reply   
This test isn't accurate to just your ears.. You need to factor in the device playing the clip, and its ability to replicate the frequencies. It may be a limitation of the sound card / speakers in your computer.

For example, on my laptop I can hear the 15k note, but 16k no-go. If I open the same video on my iPhone I am able to clearly hear the 16k frequency no problem.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2013, 1:56 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bushtree View Post
This test isn't accurate to just your ears.. You need to factor in the device playing the clip, and its ability to replicate the frequencies. It may be a limitation of the sound card / speakers in your computer.

For example, on my laptop I can hear the 15k note, but 16k no-go. If I open the same video on my iPhone I am able to clearly hear the 16k frequency no problem.
You're right! I just used my Droid DNA that has Beats Audio and I could hear up to 18,000. Couldn't hear anything with 19 though. Much clearer and I used the same headphones for both tests. Man, 18,000 is up there, don't want to listen to that one too much.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2013, 2:01 PM Reply   
18kHz sounds similar to a tube TV being on (no volume) that I mentioned before.
Old    Phil White (philwsailz)      Join Date: Feb 2009       08-13-2013, 2:36 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by david_e_m View Post
I doubt a youtube test over a computer speaker is valid.

David
kinda like a video of tower speaker performance, recorded on an auto-gain-ranging cell phone, compressed and then played back over computer speakers... ????????
Old    Darren Gipson (Clamcakes)      Join Date: Jan 2012       08-14-2013, 3:26 PM Reply   
Think most of us are getting old. My 11yr and 8yr old heard the tones all the way up to 18,000
Old    Fred (olmoomba)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-23-2013, 2:12 PM Reply   
yup, my 14 and 10 yr old boys could hear it all the way to the end. I did have to turn the volume up on my laptop tho, and I still couldn't hear it. That was weird. "Can you hear it?" Yes, well ****, I can't.
Old    Scot Carper (Scotty)      Join Date: Apr 2012       08-23-2013, 4:39 PM Reply   
Holy Cow - I could only hear the 8K. Everything after that was silent. I'm 49 but must have gone to too any loud concerts in the '80s.
Old    Don Christman (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       08-23-2013, 5:00 PM Reply   
I can hear 15k and i am 47. My daughter is the same and she is 15
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-24-2013, 12:01 AM Reply   
This test is BS. I just had my hearing tested at an audiologist's office in a sound proof room recently and have minimal hearing loss at 45 years old. That said, I can't even hear this YouTube past the first frequency. This is garbage.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-24-2013, 12:04 AM Reply   
Whoops. Meant the second one.
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       08-25-2013, 4:26 PM Reply   
I heard the clicking and a lot of nothing at first, then I upped it to 1080p and played it again and heard up through 18k. I'm 28 listening on a POS old Dell Laptop.

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