Laurel or Yanny - what do you hear?

  Forum Editor 15:00 17 May 2018
  Belatucadrus 15:20 17 May 2018

What's a Yanny ?

  Old Deuteronomy 15:53 17 May 2018

Methinks some people need help, either with their hearing or something else in the head.

  Pine Man 16:24 17 May 2018

I saw this on TV last night and both my wife and I heard 'Yanny' - in case anybody is interested.

  Forum Editor 16:55 17 May 2018

What's interesting is that different people appear to hear a completely different word.

  wee eddie 17:54 17 May 2018

Of course, it may depend on the nature of your loudspeaker. Sound out is not always identical to waveform in.

Those with Base Heavy Speakers may hear one thing and those with speakers that favour the higher wavelengths may hear something else. Your ears may filter the sound in the same way

  Pine Man 18:50 17 May 2018

Of course, it may depend on the nature of your loudspeaker

I didn't believe that so I have just tried it on my Mac with the built in speakers and compared it to my TV with external Bose speakers.

The result:-

TV - Yanny

Mac - Laurel

How about that then?

  Aitchbee 19:00 17 May 2018

Neither of the words suggested. I hear YEARY [rhymes with eerie, my brain doesn't interpolate the sound into an English word, so sorry about that ;o|

  morddwyd 19:59 17 May 2018

Heard it on the news.

Definitely a laurel, but after forty years round jet engines that's hardly surprising!

  HondaMan 20:45 17 May 2018

Laurel

  exdragon 22:53 17 May 2018

Laurel

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