Yanny vs Laurel

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Yanny vs Laurel
« on: 16 May 2018, 02:46 pm »
Anybody heard this yet?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yanny-vs-laurel-what-do-you-hear/

This absolutely shows the difference in what you are hearing the comparison on.

I was flipping through and first caught this on NFL Network through my main HT system and their (NFLN) mix. Clearly Yanny, but easy to hear Laurel as well.

Went on line and listened to several feeds (CBS, Popular Science, and a couple of others). Bose Headphones and Beats Audio on the Computer as the Audio player. All of them were clearly Laurel and just about impossible to hear Yanny at all. Guessing it's the Bose Noise Canceling headphones - "No highs, no lows, must be Bose"

I've always felt that people hear things differently and thus a large part of why different people prefer different systems. I think this one is entirely dependent on what you are listening to the Audio Clip on and how it is EQ'ed.

Interesting though.

randytsuch

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2018, 04:09 pm »
 :lol:
Heard this on the news coming in this morning.

I don't understand why anyone cares though  :scratch:


EDIT
FWIW, just listened at work through cheap PC speakers, and heard Yanny.
In the car this morning, they played it twice, I don't remember the difference, but first time was Laurel and 2nd time was Yanny.
« Last Edit: 16 May 2018, 07:01 pm by randytsuch »

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2018, 05:39 pm »
I heard only Yanny but both my son and daughter heard only Laurel

Jonathan

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2018, 06:15 pm »
I do find it interesting. Upon first listen on my super cheap very crappy work desktop speakers, I clearly heard Yanny. I put in a pair of earbuds and clearly heard Laurel. All subsequent times after that, I heard Laurel, regardless of whether it was through the speakers or the ear buds. For whatever it's worth, after over 50 years of drumming, my hearing is pretty bad. 

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #4 on: 16 May 2018, 08:41 pm »
Seems like an obvious hoax attempt by boutique cable makers to try and prove their cables do make a difference, you just have to be able to hear "Laurel" first...

Delta77

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2018, 10:18 pm »
the girls in the office just showed this to me.
Out of 9 people at my work 4 people are hearing "Yanny"..??
« Last Edit: 17 May 2018, 02:53 am by Delta77 »

guf

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #6 on: 16 May 2018, 11:36 pm »
Laurel here. I keep listening for the Yanny

undertowogt1

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2018, 12:08 am »
I did an experiment with my wife and 2 sons (3 and 5 years old)

They all heard Yanny, I hear Laurel.

its a weird one for sure

SlushPuppy

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #8 on: 17 May 2018, 12:46 am »
Weird... I can hear both. Yanny is a high pitched computer sounding voice, Laurel is a deeper, slowed-down type sound. Both are very clear to me when I listen for them. For the record - I heard Yanny first.

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #9 on: 17 May 2018, 01:28 am »
So far it seems young hear yanny more.
old hear laurel more.
Women hear yanny more.
Men hear laurel more.

Some of it may depend on the source of the hearing.

On TV the local news station 'over the air' via antenna
I clearly hear laurel, and no way do I hear any yanny.
This through the tiny speakers in my TV.

guf

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #10 on: 17 May 2018, 01:53 am »
Holy crap. I just re listened. Clearly heard Yanni 3 times the first pass....now I'm stuck on Laurel.

ear buds from iPhone

Delacroix

Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #11 on: 17 May 2018, 02:51 am »
Interesting. I heard it on NPR this evening in my car. Clearly Laurel. Undoubtedly so. Come home to read this, follow the links, and only hear Yanni. Have to try it on various other devices now to check.

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #12 on: 17 May 2018, 05:12 am »
Yanni in the car listening to NPR, don't care enough to play the clip.

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #13 on: 17 May 2018, 11:09 am »
I hear "Paul is dead" when played backwards  :duh:

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #14 on: 17 May 2018, 12:02 pm »
laurel in the car, yanny on the home system.

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #15 on: 17 May 2018, 04:01 pm »
I hear both at the same time.

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #16 on: 17 May 2018, 06:54 pm »
Wow, this is very strange indeed.
Just played this through Mac Mini>NuPrime IDA-8>Axiom M3's, and clearly heard Yanny repeatedly.
Switched to the computer's built-in output, left everything else unchanged, and clearly heard Laurel repeatedly.
Returned to the NuPrime's output, and still hear only Laurel.
What in the heck is going on here?

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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #17 on: 18 May 2018, 07:10 am »
The New York Times has a gizmo that lets you adjust FR so you can hear either. At least, I could.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html


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Re: Yanny vs Laurel
« Reply #19 on: 18 May 2018, 11:08 am »
Laurel