Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
Accurate Calculation of Radiation and Diffraction from Loudspeaker Enclosures at Low Frequency - June 2013
New Measurement Techniques for Portable Listening Devices: Technical Report - October 2013
Transfer Characteristics of Headphones Measured on Human Ears
For 14 headphones and 40 human subjects, transfer functions were measured from the voltage at the headphone terminals to the sound pressure at the entrance to the blocked ear canal. For all headphones the frequency responses were characterized by smooth fluctuations at low frequencies and rather individual high-Q resonances at high frequencies. Data were also obtained on the headphones' acoustical loading of the ear canal. The main objective of the investigation was an evaluation of the headphones as a means for the reproduction of binaural signals, but the transfer functions were also compared with design goals adequate for the reproduction of normal stereo recordings.
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.