In the present work a dedicated listening environment for the subjective evaluation of headphones is described. Focus is on the subjective sound quality of different headphones. The listening environment comprises a dedicated playback-system in a reference listening room. A software package consisting of 3 parts is developed allowing the design, execution and post-processing of headphones listening tests. First experience with this tool and results of subjective audio ratings for 4 different headphones are described. Factorial analysis of the obtained responses suggests that a projection of the ratings in a 2-dimensional factorial space results in negligible loss of information. The benefit of a new membrane technology results in significantly improved subjective ratings of the respective headphones.
Affiliation: AKG Acoustics GmbH
AES Convention: 121 (October 2006) Paper Number: 6890
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Subject: Psychoacoustics, Perception, and Listening Tests
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