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Subject: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: mqg96 on 05/19/18 at 5:26 pm

Okay, this is not like the last one folks! This one's more interesting! No complicated pitch explanations this time! I'm late as hell for this thread, but better late than never. I want everybody's opinions on these boards. So what did you hear between the two? I'm going with LAUREL!

Here's the link >>> https://twitter.com/CloeCouture/status/996218489831473152


Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: nally on 05/19/18 at 5:27 pm

I saw this on the TV news the other night. I cannot decide. ::)

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/19/18 at 5:31 pm

At first, I heard nothing but Yanny and I didn't know how on earth people heard Laurel. But then I heard Laurel and I was like so proud of myself. And now all I hear is Laurel.  ;D ;D ;D I think I'd have to go with Laurel as well.

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 5:33 pm

To cut the story short...

Laurel!

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/19/18 at 5:50 pm

Laurel.

The only time I heard Yanny was the tones were changed:  https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/dont-rest-on-your-laurels/560483/


Cat

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 05/19/18 at 8:34 pm

I hear BOTH.


Okay, this is not like the last one folks! This one's more interesting! No complicated pitch explanations this time! I'm late as hell for this thread, but better late than never. I want everybody's opinions on these boards. So what did you hear between the two? I'm going with LAUREL!

Here's the link >>> https://twitter.com/CloeCouture/status/996218489831473152


Using the link you provided, it's sounds like YANNY to me.

However, that's not the original source.  If you go back to the original source

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/laurel

the guy is obviously saying LAUREL.

I think part of the reason some people hear YANNY (and, strangely, I haven't seen this possibility mentioned in ANY of the news articles or various expert analyses I've looked at so far) is that when it went viral online, whoever posted it must have used some kind of really cheap crappy recording software that cut off the low frequencies.

If you listen to the original source (https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/laurel) and listen with a good pair of earphones attached to a computer with a good sound card (and if your high frequency hearing isn't too far gone), you can indeed hear YANNY on top of the LAUREL if you mentally filter out the low frequencies and concentrate only on the high frequencies.

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/19/18 at 9:47 pm

I hear "Lonnie".

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: meesa on 05/19/18 at 9:57 pm

Laurel.

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/19/18 at 11:35 pm

I hear Laurel, but I hear a "y" that renders it "Yaurel." This is with cheap PC speakers, premium Sony headphones and now my TV speakers when they did a Weekend Update joke.

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/18 at 7:08 am


I hear Laurel, but I hear a "y" that renders it "Yaurel." This is with cheap PC speakers, premium Sony headphones and now my TV speakers when they did a Weekend Update joke.
...or was it "lanny"?

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Howard on 05/20/18 at 7:13 am


To cut the story short...

Laurel!


I heard Laurel.

Subject: Re: Yanny vs. Laurel (another hearing thread)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/18 at 7:23 am


I heard Laurel.
I think it all down to an age factor, with hearing deterioration with age?

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