Has anyone here actually gotten a hearing test? I ask because 2 years ago I had my ears checked and came out all aces - above average. At 41 (at the time) I was hearing past 17K no problem. Now for some reason at around 13.5K my left ear is starting to loose hearing. It’s freaking me out.
I guess my real question is: when we talk about hi fi and the Nth degree of system performance, is anyone actually taking into account their ability to hear? If for example you can’t hear past 12K, is there even a point in talking about the sound of an amplifier, DAC, preamp, whatever? Speakers are obviously different because differences between them are much less subtle.