The purpose of this engineering brief is to detail a planned experiment in examining any perceived differences in timbre, clarity, and depth between WAV and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio files. A study proposes examining the responses of engineers, musicians, and casual listeners on whether any changes to timbre, clarity, and depth are perceived between WAV and MQA. A blind listening test is considered in a controlled environment using both professional and consumer level loudspeakers and headphones. Additional interests include a comparison of responses between the target groups on different listening mediums.
Generale, Mariane; King, Richard
Affiliations: McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 143 (October 2017) eBrief:392
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Subject: Posters—Part 3
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