The Goose-Bump Test - Page 3 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 63Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #61 of 103 Old 08-27-2014, 03:04 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Wailua Homesteads, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kuester View Post
Mark---
I don't disagree with your premise, but to me, I get goose bumps from certain passages and/or songs. Not from a particular system. For instance, I get goose bumps listening to certain songs on my '99 Honda with stock speakers. I can guarantee the "system" is not giving me goose bumps.


To be fair to your point though, I recently upgraded to some NHT speakers, and there is no denying it is easier to get lost in the music with these NHTs compared to my old JBLs.


Anyway, just wanted to point out that I think goose bumps come from the music... regardless of the system.


Nicely written post, though. Thanks.
I was just browsing this thread ready to remark on how lucky I was with my system. I moved to Kaua'i 7 years ago with a really funky little HT system. I mean funky and little. I decided after getting settled in I wanted a nice Home Theatre system.

I rent a small one bedroom Back House(Ohana) but I practically have no neighbors so I figured I wanted something I could rattle the windows without neighbors rattling me. I started with a 42" Panny Plasma that is great. Then I started researching on here and got a lot of help and recommendations and someone turned me on to NHT. Here on Kauai I only had a Walmart and a Sears to go listen to anything so that was no help. I knew I wanted a 5.1 system and started with the Superzeroes that are the smallest and least expensive. I liked their sound and look and went on to purchase 2 of The Classic 3's and finished off with the three central. Then after I saved a little more money and a LOT of researching for a subwoofer I went ahead and got the NHT B12d.

I have been so happy and felt so fortunate. I like classic rock(YEs, Chris Squires' Bass OMG rattles and rolls) and my movies sometimes sound better than the funky movie theatre we have here!! The big difference was my first time with a real Sub. I have a denon 2112ci to power it all and so so happy. First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!

This has not been a paid advertisement ,just lucky and happy I have an experience to share.
Woobieizer and fritzi93 like this.

Last edited by kolopuadoug; 08-27-2014 at 03:17 PM.
kolopuadoug is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 103 Old 08-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Member
 
sooly1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Goosebumps are subjective, I haven't read the entire thread, however, going from monoprice in walls to def tech center and 1977 Bose 501s with new woofers and a full Marty gave me the goose pimples. I'm hoping new Denton avr with atmos does the same!

sooly1 is offline  
post #63 of 103 Old 08-27-2014, 11:13 PM
Senior Member
 
catonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked: 114
Mark, perhaps you could suggest to Scott that he has Keith Yates back to do a podcast on psychoacoustics. I'm sure that many of us would find that interesting.
imagic likes this.
catonic is online now  
post #64 of 103 Old 08-27-2014, 11:31 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mark haflich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: brookeville, maryland, usa
Posts: 21,237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1204 Post(s)
Liked: 863
Now that would generate a lot of hits.

I would think that almost all audio and audio/video are almost entirely psychoacoustics. Thinking you are there and not where you are. Or from the old CBer days, where you at, good buddy, or in this case where do you think y ou at, good buddy?

Mark Haflich
markhaflich@yahoo.com
call me at: 240 876 2536
mark haflich is offline  
post #65 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 05:37 AM
Member
 
dabotsonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuxedocivic View Post
For instance, a very accurate system wouldn't give you goose bumps while watching Sesame Street...
I go weak at the knees and cry tears of joy when I watch Teletubbies on a 15" portable CRT - something which I do thrice daily. I prefer it to sex, to be honest. Hey, with my luxurious AV system, at least I can say with certainty that I'm watching the programme in the best possible way.
Saturn94 likes this.
dabotsonline is offline  
post #66 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 06:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
popalock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Doha, Qatar
Posts: 4,582
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 995 Post(s)
Liked: 1363
Send a message via Skype™ to popalock
Quote:
Originally Posted by kolopuadoug View Post
I was just browsing this thread ready to remark on how lucky I was with my system. I moved to Kaua'i 7 years ago with a really funky little HT system. I mean funky and little. I decided after getting settled in I wanted a nice Home Theatre system.

I rent a small one bedroom Back House(Ohana) but I practically have no neighbors so I figured I wanted something I could rattle the windows without neighbors rattling me. I started with a 42" Panny Plasma that is great. Then I started researching on here and got a lot of help and recommendations and someone turned me on to NHT. Here on Kauai I only had a Walmart and a Sears to go listen to anything so that was no help. I knew I wanted a 5.1 system and started with the Superzeroes that are the smallest and least expensive. I liked their sound and look and went on to purchase 2 of The Classic 3's and finished off with the three central. Then after I saved a little more money and a LOT of researching for a subwoofer I went ahead and got the NHT B12d.

I have been so happy and felt so fortunate. I like classic rock(YEs, Chris Squires' Bass OMG rattles and rolls) and my movies sometimes sound better than the funky movie theatre we have here!! The big difference was my first time with a real Sub. I have a denon 2112ci to power it all and so so happy. First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!

This has not been a paid advertisement ,just lucky and happy I have an experience to share.
I think @rhed lives on that island. You shoud hit him up for a demo if you want to hear a world class system!
popalock is offline  
post #67 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Senior Member
 
fritzi93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by kolopuadoug View Post
First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!
Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my dear, is why I did all this work.
fritzi93 is offline  
post #68 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 10:13 AM
AVS Special Member
 
redjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,834
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Liked: 44
You mean like the goosebumps I get when I hear Oleta Adams singing "Many Rivers to Cross"?

I'm getting goosebumps as I listen to it now on my Zune HD...

redjr...
Pioneer Elite - A-20, DV-79AVi, BDP-HD1, SC-05


Last edited by redjr; 08-28-2014 at 10:46 AM.
redjr is offline  
post #69 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Senior Member
 
catonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by dabotsonline View Post
I go weak at the knees and cry tears of joy when I watch Teletubbies on a 15" portable CRT - something which I do thrice daily. I prefer it to sex, to be honest. Hey, with my luxurious AV system, at least I can say with certainty that I'm watching the programme in the best possible way.
That's all very well and good dabotsonline, but unless you can reproduce your "weak at the knees and cry tears of joy" sensations in a double-bind test situation and have totally and scientifically ruled out any placebo effect then I'm afraid that your experiences will be treated with considerable scepticism and suspicion on this forum, however valid and meaningful they may be to you personally.

Last edited by catonic; 08-29-2014 at 02:03 AM.
catonic is online now  
post #70 of 103 Old 08-28-2014, 10:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
Orbitron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 333 Post(s)
Liked: 223
I prefer Bubble Guppies myself.
Orbitron is offline  
post #71 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 02:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Woobieizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Good Ole' Copper Fan
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 251 Post(s)
Liked: 82
It's so exhilarating when those that need proof, are the one that find hope instead.



A onboard video camera intended to show what she witnessed recorded only static. But: 18 hours of static. What objectively took seconds on Earth took 18 hours for Ellie subjectively and the camera objectively? Cameras cannot be subjective.
Woobieizer is offline  
post #72 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 11:33 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
NorthSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada - West Island: Vancouver, South Direction: Go East, dts:x Films: Under the Skin, 3D, Birdman, X_Machina, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar
Posts: 11,656
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4902 Post(s)
Liked: 2026
NorthSky is offline  
post #73 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 12:14 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Woobieizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Good Ole' Copper Fan
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 251 Post(s)
Liked: 82
Exclamation Confirmed.....Weeeee

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Weee.gif
Views:	136
Size:	421.8 KB
ID:	248402  

Last edited by Woobieizer; 09-05-2014 at 05:46 PM.
Woobieizer is offline  
post #74 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Advanced Member
 
brwsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 174 Post(s)
Liked: 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthSky View Post
The more I think about it the more I want to build a room for 1, about the size of the sphere used in Contact.
The gaps between the speakers can be filled with inwall subs...maybe??
There would need to be some give and take with the screen but curved is said to have benefits if there's only one viewer.

I'm not far from this now but the ceiling height is killing Atmos for me. I may break the recommendations and throw in 4 in ceilings just to get it out of my system (and into my system, funny there...).

BadDad
brwsaw is offline  
post #75 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 03:28 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
NorthSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada - West Island: Vancouver, South Direction: Go East, dts:x Films: Under the Skin, 3D, Birdman, X_Machina, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar
Posts: 11,656
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4902 Post(s)
Liked: 2026
You sound like a Dolby Atmos room.
NorthSky is offline  
post #76 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Advanced Member
 
brwsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 174 Post(s)
Liked: 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthSky View Post
You sound like a Dolby Atmos room.
Good or Bad?

BadDad
brwsaw is offline  
post #77 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 03:40 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
NorthSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada - West Island: Vancouver, South Direction: Go East, dts:x Films: Under the Skin, 3D, Birdman, X_Machina, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar
Posts: 11,656
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4902 Post(s)
Liked: 2026
Excellent, and I want one of them too; big time.
NorthSky is offline  
post #78 of 103 Old 08-29-2014, 08:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Woobieizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Good Ole' Copper Fan
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 251 Post(s)
Liked: 82
Back To The Early 80's (Massive Old Skool Breakdance Mix) Breakin / Electro / Funk
2:36:23 get ready to sweat! Feat, Sophie Merry aka BrandyToaster

Woobieizer is offline  
post #79 of 103 Old 08-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Advanced Member
 
dazkyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Malta , Santa Lucia
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Goosebumps are subjective. I get them during some movie soundtracks or for example during the scene where Lincoln Hawks defeats Bull Hurley in the final match of the movie 'Over the Top' and he lifts his kid. Most of the times , though , I get goosebumps when I set my master volume at near reference volume. So I think it is not what equipment you got. I say this because I get goosebumps on my 50€uros headphones as well.
dazkyl is offline  
post #80 of 103 Old 08-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Wailua Homesteads, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzi93 View Post
Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my dear, is why I did all this work.
Exactly! And why I chose that as the test is I recall seeing it in the theater with the anticipation of the books finally being put to screen and just OMG. I pursued those goose bumps ever since. Now that's what I'm talkin about.
kolopuadoug is offline  
post #81 of 103 Old 08-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Wailua Homesteads, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by popalock View Post
I think @rhed lives on that island. You shoud hit him up for a demo if you want to hear a world class system!
Thanks but what i can read he is on Oahu. It's only a hundred miles the difference is about the difference between being in ur fabulous Capitol City and the dunes. We are so limited.
kolopuadoug is offline  
post #82 of 103 Old 09-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Member
 
Steve119's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 16
My first set of goosebumps came along when I switched from a really cheap samsung ht system then got my receiver along with a powered subwoofer, and then watched a heavy lfe bass film, think it was Thor the lost world, then with my ba a360's the sound of Liam gallaghers reverb off his vocals on wonderwall off the speakers blew me away and did it again.

Think I need a bigger sub to get the flutter again, just to be sure lol

7.1 IIz heightsOnkyo Tx-nr626 a/v receiver
Boston acoustics soundware xs se surrounds and Sub
Boston acoustics A360 Floorstanders with A25 bookshelf Centre.
Youview box, PS3, Apple TV

Last edited by Steve119; 09-02-2014 at 09:16 AM.
Steve119 is offline  
post #83 of 103 Old 09-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Newbie
 
mrblo0m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Definitely feel like my noise canceling headphones bring on the googebumps with the volume set to full blast. Radiohead or Grizzly Bear does it for sure.
mrblo0m is offline  
post #84 of 103 Old 09-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Advanced Member
 
brwsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 174 Post(s)
Liked: 105
Played the first few minutes on a new PS4 game PT and I think the kids are going to have nightmares.
Love the realism, creaking floors, foot steps etc. in the background.
The most immersed I've been in a while, definitely had goose bumps (We all jumped. Less than a few minutes in!).
The kids said I can delete it now. Lol.

Edit: corrected game title

Last edited by brwsaw; 09-18-2014 at 12:00 AM.
brwsaw is offline  
post #85 of 103 Old 09-12-2014, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Writer @ AVS
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 7,804
Mentioned: 66 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2888 Post(s)
Liked: 4549
I got goose bumps several times today at CEDIA. It's the same content I've seen dozens of times by now. The best demos gave 'em to me, the rest did not. Just sayin'.

Mark Henninger
imagic is offline  
post #86 of 103 Old 09-12-2014, 04:36 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
NorthSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada - West Island: Vancouver, South Direction: Go East, dts:x Films: Under the Skin, 3D, Birdman, X_Machina, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar
Posts: 11,656
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4902 Post(s)
Liked: 2026
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagic View Post
I got goose bumps several times today at CEDIA. It's the same content I've seen dozens of times by now. The best demos gave 'em to me, the rest did not. Just sayin'.
Both visually and auditory Mark?
NorthSky is offline  
post #87 of 103 Old 09-13-2014, 10:19 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mark haflich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: brookeville, maryland, usa
Posts: 21,237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1204 Post(s)
Liked: 863
I need a brief course of steroids to make those damn goose bumps go away. If I don't make them go away, I can't tell if something I listen to next causes goose bumps or whether their presence was caused by something earlier. You have to be careful not to be influenced using this test because you have raging goose bump hormones.

Mark Haflich
markhaflich@yahoo.com
call me at: 240 876 2536
mark haflich is offline  
post #88 of 103 Old 09-13-2014, 05:47 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
NorthSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada - West Island: Vancouver, South Direction: Go East, dts:x Films: Under the Skin, 3D, Birdman, X_Machina, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar
Posts: 11,656
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4902 Post(s)
Liked: 2026
NorthSky is offline  
post #89 of 103 Old 09-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Can't wait for my new atmos setup!!!!!!
Mre_man is offline  
post #90 of 103 Old 09-22-2014, 09:00 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mark haflich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: brookeville, maryland, usa
Posts: 21,237
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1204 Post(s)
Liked: 863
I note that Imagic has implicitly recognized the inadequacy for him of the goose bump test and has added a secondary or perhaps equal indicator: bringing tears of joy to his eyes. Unlike baseball, crying is OK in the game of AV. Or, the baseball movie slogan of build it and they will come is applicable for AV shows like Cedia. Build it and they will come see it.
imagic likes this.

Mark Haflich
markhaflich@yahoo.com
call me at: 240 876 2536

Last edited by mark haflich; 09-23-2014 at 12:29 AM.
mark haflich is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Community News & Polls

Tags
frontpage

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off