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Why does everyone hate the sound of their own recorded voice?

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Will T
6 days ago

When you breath small vibrations in your cartilage create sound that you cant hear, these sounds are recorded on speakers. when the sound is emitted from the speaker it cancels out the same sound played back in a phenomenon called the reflex effect. because the sound waves are slightly distorted when they reach the speaker some of the inaudible sounds clash. other people don't hear the sounds because the sound travels through your sinuses. the clash of sounds makes a voice seem dry to the owner.

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Meredith Walsh
March 23, 2020 8:08PM

It’s largely due to our voices genuinely sounding different to us on recordings than they do as we’re speaking. Sometimes, they sound so different that the speaker can’t even recognize a recorded voice as their own. This discrepancy is because as we speak, we receive that sound both externally and internally. The internal sources include lower frequencies that are excluded from external sources, so other people (and recordings) perceive your voice as higher than you do.

Those are the simple facts: Your voice sounds lower to you than it does to other people and on recordings. Why that difference is so upsetting to most of us is not as clearly understood, though. You might be displeased with the tiny emotional cues that you can only pick up by hearing your voice externally, but some research suggests that you only dislike your voice because you know it’s yours.

In other words, we could all be a little kinder to ourselves, especially in the recorded voice department.

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Anonymous
2 days ago

because u could hear yourself sing and it might be nice but when u hear it on recordings it's different

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Anonymous
2 days ago

love my voice ! jealous b 's!

Because its us but crackly.

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mollie14
2 days ago

because it sounds terrible ! [well my voice is terrible anyway]

Cos ur voice sounds way better in the shower than anywhere else

also my voice sux in general

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Anonymous
5 days ago

They hate their own recorded voice because, well, imagine you were singing and recording yourself, after that, you hear your own voice, to you, its sounds out of tone, it doesn't sound right. I did it once before and I still hate it.

It is because when you listen to your own voice, you sound ok. but when you hear your voice in a mic or something like that, you actully sound younger and your throat dry.

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hjc323
2 days ago

I'm pretty sure it's because are voices sound different and scratchy. Then we don't like it.

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Anonymous
2 days ago

It is because then we truely process what we are saying and know exactly what we sound like to other people.

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Anonymous
6 days ago

personally for me I always thought I had a deeper or better sounding voice than I actually do

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Anonymous
1 day ago

Because they think their voice sounds different than it actually is. When you speak, your voice sounds probably deeper since you hear the sound waves through the air and bone conduction. In recordings, it only picks up the sound waves through the air.

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Anonymous
1 day ago

because it sounds like you

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Senau
6 days ago

Our brain perceives our voice as what we think it is. If you think your voice is bad, it'll sound bad. If you think it's good, then it'll sound good. But why is it that when you record, your voice sounds so ugly and weird? Sometimes, this may be due to your microphone. IF you have a USB mic or headset, I suggest you get an XLR microphone ASAP. XLR microphones record at more clear frequencies so you can hear your voice at higher quality. If it's not due to your microphone, and you listen to your voice and just hate it, this is because you are seeing what your voice ACTUALLY sounds like. Trust me, none of us will sound good when we look at our own recordings. If anybody had tried to record a song or rap before, you would always get those nervous thoughts like "What is my voice isn't good?" or "What if people don't like me?" The best thing to do in these kinds of situations are just to stay calm, and think positive. If you keep having those negative questions every time you record, then obviously, when you look at the recording, you won't like what you hear. A lot of people (mainly adolescents) are very self-conscious about their body/voice/looks/etc. I am one of those people :P But fear not! If you listen to some calming music or have a good laugh with friends, you'll start having a good day. And good days are the best days to record. A lot of people call being self-conscious about their voice "Voice Dysphoria". similar to Body Dysphoria, Voice Dysphoria or VD is basically the constant negative thoughts about one's own voice. Some people call it a mental illness. Others call it a disorder. They're all wrong. VD and BD are NOT any kinds of disorders. If they were, then phobias would also be disorders, would they not? All I'm saying is, love yourself. You'll enjoy the outcome.

Sincerely,

Connor Zolotov, Founder and Owner of Golden-StudioWorks

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Anonymous
6 days ago

They hate it because the voices sound squeaky

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Yandere Yuki
March 24, 2020 11:32PM

It's because when we record our voices we usually have what we think ringing in our head and when your voice doesn't hit your expectations and if you listen to music and then sing the karaoke version everyone wants to sound like their favorite singer so we get disappointed that we don't sound like them. Also, mics usually edit your voice to make it seem different and when your voice doesn't sound like you, you get upset. Another reason is that if you have high expectations of your voice you get upset when you hear your voice is not how you thought it was. If you usually get negative remarks about your voice like me you feel like your voice is terrible even if it isn't.

I hope this helped!

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Anonymous
1 day ago

Because they don't think they have a good voice.

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Anonymous
21 hours ago

Daniel UK

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Anonymous
1 day ago

Because our voice sounds weird recorded

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mollie14
2 days ago

because it sounds terrible !

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Anonymous
3 days ago

Because it's weird, and it sounds different to them. Everyone says it sounds exactly the same in real life, for my voice. BUT IT DOESN'T!!!

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Ashifuz zaman
2 days ago

yyh

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Ivana Monroe
March 24, 2020 7:54PM

Because they might think it embarrassing or think their voice is to sqeaky or to delicate to dark or they might be listening to everyone elseses opinions.

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MelkMin
March 25, 2020 3:18PM

Because we sound stupid, like, if Patrick fused with and overly medicated Big Bird type stupid.

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Anonymous
6 days ago

You are only listening for critique

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Anonymous
1 day ago

they sound like babys

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Anonymous
4 days ago

The way it sounds

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Shovern
1 day ago

Because you really do sound like a dog barking all night ...

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Anonymous
2 days ago

becouse it makes use sond weird

our voices sound disgusting when recorded, especially someones voice who is kinda squeaky in real life

If you've ever attended to a soundtrack of your voice and thought to physically, "Do I really complete like that?!" you're barely the only one. People hear themselves talk all the period

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Anonymous
5 days ago

Birth eight million eight thousand

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Anonymous
2 days ago

because theyre voice sounds high pitched

Because, why not?

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Anonymous
2 days ago

Why was the earl of sandwich was to busy

no self confidence

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Anonymous
4 days ago

Yes iagree 💯

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Anonymous
March 25, 2020 12:54PM

because I sounds different than there normal voice

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Anonymous
March 24, 2020 9:05PM

I nissy girl

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Talyssa Butler
March 24, 2020 7:47PM

maybe because we sound bad

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ryan lin
March 25, 2020 8:06PM

Great Answer!

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Anonymous
March 25, 2020 2:10PM

u hate ur own idiotic vioce

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Anonymous
March 24, 2020 10:21PM

idk why