Loudest noise? Blue or Pink or White?

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    Loudest noise? Blue or Pink or White?
    Which is louder?

    Pink noise
    Blue noise
    White noise
     
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    White is louder than pink, but I don't know about blue. Why the question? o_o

    Edit: Pretty sure White is the loudest.
     
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  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Let's not forget about the brown noise too... :p
     
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  7. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Yuck. Who wants to wake up to that?
     
  8. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Based on the Wikipedia link, I'd bet that White noise would be the loudest since it contains the highest power over the entire frequency range where all the other noise variants trim it down. If you adjust to equalize the total power in the noise then they're all technically the same although depending on the listeners ability to hear high and/or low frequencies certain noises may sound louder to certain listeners.

    I find the Red/Pink to be the most soothing while the Blue/Purple are the most unsettling. White and Grey sit somewhere in the middle.
     

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