Its not so much about the "very decent speakers", its more about the frequencies captured (or not) in these recordings AND what frequencies you hear better, lower or higher.BertKoor wrote:First heard the "Laurel / Yanni" thing in the living room with very decent speakers: I heard Laurel.
Next I heard it on the bedroom TV with crappy sound: I heard Yanni.
Next day I heard it on a MacBookPro, and I could hear them both!
Now back on the GoldenEars subject....
Benjamin Munson, a professor of audiology at the University of Minnesota, suggested that "Yanny" can be heard in higher frequencies while "Laurel" can be heard in lower frequencies.
Older people, whose ability to hear higher frequencies is more likely to have degraded, usually hear "Laurel".