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  1. What am I hearing?

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    Getting a start on my newbie questions today. I came across a deal on some Boston Acoustic speakers a couple years ago. The set included 2 VR950 towers, a VR12 center channel, and a PV800 sub for $150.00. The towers are being used as my speakers in a two channel audio setup, they replaced a...
  2. I.S.C.T. - 'Hearing Music The Way The Artist(s) Intended It To Be Heard'

    DIY Speakers
    Hi there, I wanted to contribute with some of my own DIY handy work once I found this forum section and its invitation to do just that! Well, I’m sure that my design ideas will not please everybody and most likely raise eyebrows as well, but never the less I like very much to think out of the...
  3. An Introduction & 'Hearing Music The Way The Artist(s) Intended It To Be Heard'

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings from New Zealand I’m a self proclaimed audiophile for most of my life now; first way back in Germany were I come from, and later here in NZ were I Immigrated too. I thing my love to music came from a time around the early 70th when life concerts were the norm and the fact that I...
  4. Loss of hearing

    Chat Box SWAMP
    This isn't something I would normally put out there. 5 days ago after waking I lost hearing from my left ear. Yesterday I went to the doctor expecting some explanation but after the exam I was told there was no wax buildup, swelling, redness, trauma, or anything to explain SHL (sudden hearing...
  5. Hearing Tests

    Chat Box SWAMP
    Didn't see any other threads here dedicated to hearing or hearing tests other than the tinnitus thread. I thought I'd post my most recent hearing test results for no other reason than discussion. Feel free to post/discuss your own results along with any comments regarding testing methods/etc...
  6. Peak & Depth - hearing sensitivity

    REW Forum
    I am wondering about the two dips in the graph below at 110 Hz, 2x0 Hz rapid dip..... Can we hear if there is a dip that's steep and quick? I once read somewhere on the forum it mentioned about a 1/6 octave smoothing guideline. if we apply the 1/6 and see no dip, and the FR is relatively flat...
  7. Having trouble hearing BF3 teammates

    Video Game Systems | Video Games
    I was wondering if there are any guys that use their HT system for BF3 that are having trouble hearing their teamates? I've tried adjusting individual speaker levels, but this doesn't seem to help. In some cases, it makes some in game content WAY too loud, yet other content barely audible...
  8. Hearing a noise from PC

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Yesterday I became aware of a low frequency noise. It was very subtle and hardly noticeable. This is in my equipment room. I can’t say I ever noticed it before. The strange thing is it was completely in auditable when I am sitting at the computer when I stand up I could plainly hear it. It’s...
  9. Hearing Aid Loop causing problem with our PA.

    Pro Audio
    Hi, We put our reliable PA set-up (used many times in various venues without issue) into a town hall here in the UK and all we kept getting was feedback on pretty much everything we plugged in. Even when turning off the mixer and amps we got feedback from guitar amps even when just a solo...
  10. How many 9 year old girls does it take to make one lose their hearing???

    Chat Box SWAMP
    Answer: ONE! Unfortunately for me, I have 7 of there here tonight for my daughters B-Day party sleepover! I pulled out my sound pressure meter and showed the 100Db+ spikes to my oldest daughter. "SEE! They are MUCH louder than what I usually play my music at!" BTW: Major kudos to my eldest...
  11. Headphones and hearing aids?

    Headphones | Head Gear
    Does anyone here wear hearing aids and use headphones at all? This probably sounds a bit dumb to those who don't, but hearing aids change the frequencies your brain is used to picking up, so anytime I listen to music or watch movies on my theater system I need to have them on or it sounds...
  12. Want to build a house curve that reflects the decrease in hearing sensitivity at lower volumes..Help

    REW Forum
    I don't have Audyssey's dynamic equalization in my prepro and would like to set up a custom setting in my Velodyne SMS-1 to adjust subwoofer levels for lower SPLs. My problem thus far is that I can't find anything that says how much you adjust which frequencies as the SPL decreases. Does...
  13. Bad hearing and room treatments

    Home Audio Acoustics
    My hearing hits a brick wall at 1.8Khz. I do love bass as it's about all I have left. If most dialog is at or below this, could sound treatments help? If I have correct information, much dialog is in the 2 to 3Khz. area. Wish I could find a demo place to listen to room treated properly to tell...
  14. MultEQ + compensating for a drop off in hearing

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    If MultEQ XT were used in the normal way, in essence to smooth and widen the sweet spot – could, or how would the settings it generates then be modified, to compensate for (in my case recently quantified tests by an audiologist) a drop off in hearing above 2 Khz? Either by saving the settings...
  15. Hearing Damage

    Home Audio Speakers
    I saw mention of the threshold for hearing damage in another thread and remembered seeing this. It is good visual reference for anyone concerned with hearing damage. Most of us are probably fine, but I have a couple of clients that should look hard at it. The big concern these days is the...
  16. how important is it to keep x-overs out of the sensitive hearing range?

    DIY Speakers
    I've heard a few times that it's benificial to keep the x-overs out of the range of say 300-3000 where the human ear is most sensitive. Now, very often particular projects incorporate drivers that need to be crossed in this range. So, I think the issue is how benificial is it?, and can this idea...
  17. Am I hearing things???

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I got my first HDDVD player. It is used Toshiba HD-A1. I upgraded the fw to the latest stuff and proceeded to hook it up to my Sony 5200ES via HDMI. All went smoothly till I played a disk, video looked great, but no audio. After messing with configurations for an hour or so I gave up and since I...
  18. had your hearing checked recently?

    AV Home Theater
    I had my hearing tested about a year ago now, then it was good down to 10dB and upto 19K. Not bad for 32. However of late I have noticed I am starting to have a lot of trouble understanding speech in environments slightly louder than normal. I also am starting to have trouble hearing dialogue in...
  19. Interesting site - test your hearing

    AV Home Theater
    Interesting site that I saw posted on another forum that I thought I'd pass on. Those of us who are boomers are having to face up to the fact that our hearing isn't what it used to be and we may want to make adjustments to our systems to compensate. This looks like an interesting tool...
  20. Hearing Loss

    Chat Box SWAMP
    Thought I’d share a personal funny with ya all. So I was talking with NDawg about audio hardware / acoustics etc when I said I have hearing loss. I thought just how ironic / pathetic is that, I have hearing damage from gun fire in Iraq and I’m using my VA comp check for it to put towards my...
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