Best Phone Rings

Best Phone Ring: What Is It?

The word “best” is usually used when describing something that’s better than average or good enough. For example, if I were to ask you what are the top five things you like most about living in New York City, you might answer: “I like being able to walk around without getting mugged.”

However, there are times when it’s not just about having the best of everything; it’s about having the very best. That’s why some people use the term “best phone rings” instead of simply saying “the best.” A person who uses this phrase would say that they have a phone with the absolute best sound quality and battery life. They’re so sure of their claim that they won’t even accept any other phones as replacements.

(Of course, this isn’t necessarily true. You could have a perfectly good phone that doesn’t work at all.)

What Makes A Good Phone Ring?

It’s no secret that you want to hear the ring tone of your phone when you pick up the receiver. If it’s silent, then it means your call hasn’t been answered yet. But what makes a ringing phone sound pleasant is its volume level.

The human ear can detect sounds within the frequency range of 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz. (A hertz is one cycle per second, and a kilohertz is one thousand cycles per second. So, for example, if you clap your hands, you create alternating compressions and expansions of air that move at 340 meter/second. This creates a sound wave with a frequency of 340 Hz, or 340 times per second.

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