This paper builds upon an engineering brief submitted to the 130th AES Convention (Harris 2011). Where the May 2011 brief outlined initial findings from focus groups that were conducted, considering questions about preferred audio quality from the point of view of attitudes and consumer behavior, this brief focuses on an outline for future research, discussing important questions for consideration, and proposed methodology.
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