Laurel is kicking Yanny's ass on Google

Laurel is kicking Yanny's ass on Google

Well, we might have a sequel.

Naturally, a thousand theories have risen about what is causing this example of aural dissonance, such as young people only hearing "Yanny" with their fresh, sharp ears.

And Twitter is freaking out about it. [Editor's note: It was not in unison.] The pair each tried a number of headphones ranging from nice to incredibly crappy and still heard only "Laurel". Because as you may have guessed, not everyone hears the same thing when they listen to this cursed piece of audio.

People are divided over whether that voice is saying "Yanny" or "Laurel".

Cloe Feldman posted a recording on social media asking people what they hear yanny or laurel and the internet is losing it.

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The "audio illusion" is leaving the Internet confused, no matter which side. If the volume is turned down low, there's a higher chance one might hear "yanny" because the bass is not as prominent. You might actually hear different sounds than the person next to you. Some people swear they hear nothing but Laurel, while others can't fathom hearing anything but Yanny.

"The way you hear sound is influenced by your life in sound - what you know about sound", Kraus tells CNET.

One of the most popular ideas basically centres around pitch and bass and other noise science.

He added that the device used to listen to the clip can also affect what you hear, due to the different frequency profiles of speakers or headphones.

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