Part 1 of this paper presented the results of controlled listening tests where 71 listeners both trained and untrained gave preference ratings for 30 different models of in-ear (IE) headphones. Both trained and untrained listeners preferred the headphone equalized to Harman IE target curve. Objective measurements indicated the magnitude response of the headphone appeared to be a predictor of its preference rating, and the further it deviated from the response of the Harman IE target curve the less it was generally preferred. Part 2 presents a linear regression model that accurately predicts the headphone preference ratings (r = 0.91) based on the size, standard deviation and slope of the magnitude response deviation from the response of the Harman IE headphone target curve.
Olive, Sean; Welti, Todd; Khonsaripour, Omid
Affiliations: Harman International, Northridge, CA, USA; Harman International Inc., Northridge, CA, USA(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 143 (October 2017) Paper Number: 9878
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Subject: Perception—Part 3
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