As requested in https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115869.new.html#info_956270
I am using a sample from "Perdition City" album by Ulver which contains very loud ~18kHz tones.
foo_abx 2.0.4 report
foobar2000 v1.4 beta 11
File A: original.flac
File B: lowpassed.flac
WASAPI (push) : Built-in Output, 24-bit
19:23:21 : Test started.
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19:25:31 : 04/04
19:25:40 : 05/05
19:25:48 : 06/06
19:25:56 : 07/07
19:26:08 : 08/08
19:26:08 : Test finished.
Probability that you were guessing: 0.4%
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I am leaving it at 8/8 as it is really painful to listen at the volume where I can confidently hear that tone. :/
This was surprisingly hard, and I found that I hear it now only with my left ear (used to be able to hear it with both ears back in the days).
If someone wants **/16 then I'd rather give up. I think someone younger will do this test a lot easier if they want to prove the point that sometimes
there is some noticeable content above ~16kHz. And I'm apparently near the point of being too old to be able to do this.
for those who didn't listen the album: the other part of the album is not like that, it's only this part that is so dumb :D
Thanks for sharing.
Listening at pathological levels constitutes cheating in my book. Besides you could be hearing intermodulation distortion.
Regardless, you made your point: this piece of "dumb" "music" would need more than ~16kHz of BW in order not to lose sound quality for those who are young and have questionable taste. ;)
Listening at pathological levels constitutes cheating in my book
Some people that I know do listen at similar levels when not testing. That's a silly thing to do, I agree… but it happens.
As I said, for the most part this album is not as bad.
FWIW, my own conclusion is: for normal music and for my age I shouldn't bother with these highest frequencies, as when it reaches the point where I can hear them, I'd rather not hear them. :D