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A Listening Test System for Automotive Audio — Part 3: Comparison of Attribute Ratings Made in a Vehicle with Those Made Using an Auralization System

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A system has been developed to allow listening tests of car audio sound systems to be conducted over headphones. The system employs dynamic binaural technology to capture and reproduce elements of an in-car soundfield. An experiment, a follow up to previous work, to validate the system is described. Seven trained listeners were asked to rate a range of stimuli in a car as well as over headphones for 15 elicited attributes. Analysis of variance was used to compare ratings from the two hardware setups. Results show the ratings for spatial attributes to be preserved while differences exist for some timbral and temporal attributes.

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