Re: Our Hearing
- I'm not interested in knowing what other people hear and I don't need
to know what they hear in order to justify what I hear.
I'm interested in knowing if I hear right (e.g. sensitivity to
certain frequencies that should be audible by normal healthy people).
If I know I have some hearing disability, I may not need to worry
about or try to solve the "problem" that may not be in the audio at
all but surely in me...
I'm also interested in knowing if different hearing abilities lead to
different ideas on the same audio and listening environment.
It's absolutely true that "an accurate reproduction is an accurate
reproduction for everyone." But who can tell the accuracy? Could it
be fully told by measurements or other objective means?
Regarding live sound, I'm afraid the only but imperfect way is to
compare the real sound as being recorded and its reproduced sound.
However, very few people can do this. (One of the reasons why it's
imperfect is our not-so-reliable memory.)
For non-live sound (e.g. synthesizer) that is not recorded by
microphone but generated electrically and directly to the recording
medium, I can't do anything but give up. As REG said, we just can't
know what other people hear. Take it easy or find the sound nicest to
our ears then. :)
--- In email@example.com, "regtas43" <regonaudio@...>
> Preferences might be affected by all sorts of things, including how
> your ears work or just what you like , what you have been taught is
> good etc..
> But an accurate reproduction is an accurate reproduction for
> Let us not get lost in a philosophical forest here.
> Sound is a physical reality. If it is truly reproduced, it will be
> truly reproduced for everyone.
> A physical match gives a perceptual match. Of course there might be
> perceptual match without a physical match(eg a color blind persondifferent).
> will see some things as the same that others would see as
> But if the physical match is there--"high fidelity"--then the
> perceptual match will be there for everyone.
> This is just what it means for the external world actually to be
> My CD sounds (tonally) like me FOR EVERYONE because properly
> reproduced it IS like me(tonally). It is IN REALITY like me.
> I believe in the real world, in short. Things are really out there.
> PS To worry about what people experience inwardly is futile because
> YOU CANNOT KNOW WHAT ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCES. What do you smell
> you smell a Double Delight rose? Is it what I smell? No one canknow.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "eelekim1974" <eelekim@>
> > Could hearing has anything to do to the perception of different
> > among different people with the same audio set-up and listening
> > environment? I think certain disagreements on sound are due to
> > different hearing abilities...better
> > If we're really serious, a hearing test may be beneficial to
> > understanding of our ability. If the result tells us thatsomething
> > wrong but curable, we have to do the right thing. Ain't this too
> > serious? :P
> > mike