AES Store

Journal Forum

Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
4 comments

Accurate Calculation of Radiation and Diffraction from Loudspeaker Enclosures at Low Frequency - June 2013
9 comments

New Measurement Techniques for Portable Listening Devices: Technical Report - October 2013
1 comment

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Preferred Listening Levels in the Automotive Environment

In recent years the automobile passenger compartment has become increasingly important as a location in which entertainment, primarily audio entertainment, is consumed. Listener preference for dialog levels in the domestic environment is fairly well understood, and it follows conversational speech levels. It has been known for some time that preferred listening levels for music are higher than those for dialog, and it has also been observed that because of the high ambient noise levels in the automobile passenger compartment that higher listening levels are used in order to bring the reproduction levels above the noise level. What is the range of noise levels within the automobile passenger compartment and how does that affect listener preference for sound reproduction levels?

Authors:
Affiliation:
AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:
Subject:

Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!


 
Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society