My hearing problem is that I can't hear voices well. Audio tests put me as exceptional hearing. Much better hearing than most. But put me in a situation with minor background noise, like an airplane, and I can't understand voices. They just kind of sound underwater when I'm in a noisy environment. I've not ever seen anything about it. Though I've heard of DSP hearing aids that block all but voices, but they are expensive, and unfunded (by insurance and such) for a 30-something with perfect hearing. I got my eye floaters diagnosed on Slashdot, maybe someone will recognize this and let me know what it is, even if there isn't a cure.
AKG's I can't speak for, but having used noise cancelling headphones I won't settle for ordinary ones.
I can't use them. My hearing hasn't failed as fast as it's supposed to. A few undred dollars on some Bose noise canceling headphones, and they are quieter off than on (on being the cancellation feature). When they are on, and there's a regular high-pitch noise (like a plane engine or other sound above 10kHz), they increase the sound. They filter out the low well, but not the high. So I'm not sure if they are eliminating everything else, making the whine worse, or actually increasing the volume of the higher-pitches.
Noise cancelling isn't about making better sound, but isolation without needing isolation. I don't travel carrying a cone of silence.
Although it should be noted they are called equalizers because the intent is to bring an equal loudness to all frequency bands - aka, a flat frequency response.
Yes, almost what I was saying. Flat is equal loudness. Now, there are some who mean with reference to frequency, and others who use it with regards to overall volume. But "flat" is usually a "bad" thing. "Oh, that sounded flat"
There are some things that affect "everyone" and still affect some people more than others.
(I also recall reading somewhere that warm Coca-Cola is a very effective spermicide. Anybody know whether this is true?)
I heard warm (but not flat) cola is a paint stripper, drain cleaner, and fly-trap.
Not gonna try it's use as a spermacide. What is that, reverse lube? That stuff is sticky.
Blocking all advertisements is more than just clickbait. There are awards shows for ads, and lots of ones spread by independent sources as they contain their own entertainment value.
Some people watch the Superbowl mainly for the ads. At least from the mid 90's to the mid 00's. Currently, they are on a distinct downward spiral.
But yes, I was lost when people talked about the ending of the Sopranos. "The what?" was my answer. It was artsy, and ambiguous is all I could figure out by trying, but I didn't try hard.
There are many such interactions we don't count. We think of everything on a "yes" or "no" basis, when often it could be more complex than that.