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The ringtone that people over 24 can't hear

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Jun 12, 2006.


Can you hear it?

Poll closed Jun 15, 2006.
  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
  2. No

    8 vote(s)
  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yo, man, whut tha fuck you talkin' bout? Shuldn't your old ass be spanking it to tha Golden Gurls? [/pho-real]
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    36 and I heard it, kinda.
    I thought it was just speaker hiss, turned up the volume and it sounded like a high-pitched whistle.
    Plugged in earphones and heard the same high-pitched whistle.
    So if it sounded like a whistle, yes I heard it. If not, then I didn't and my ears are making things up for me.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Great. Now I have to cancel my haircut appointment and GO TO THE EAR DOCTOR!!!
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Couldn't hear it...but my ears hurt.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Don't feel bad about not hearing that --- the deer can't hear it, either. :D
  7. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Sounds like the oscillator on an old black-and-white Zenith TV, from the 60s. Those are at about 15,000 hertz. You could hear those a mile away. This, at 17,000 hertz, won't be as loud, but if you hear it, you know it.
  8. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Hey, isn't Simon still a teenager? We wouldn't want to kill Simon, would we?
  9. Barely heard it. I'm 30. The 24-year-old co-worker sitting a few feet away just looked at me and said "What the fuck is that sound?"
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have recognized it as a cell-phone ringer. Jeez, people --- if you want a stealthy cell-phone signal, use the vibrate function.

    Your wife or girlfriend will thank you.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    I barely heard it, and I played piccolo in bands for years when I was in school.

    I thought I had no problems picking up high-pitched sounds and treble overloads. :p
  12. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    25 y.o. ... heard it without too much problem, despite spending most of my years hanging out with drummers.
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