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Five Aspects of Maximizing Objectivity from Perceptual Evaluations of Loudspeakers: A Literature Study

A literature study was conducted focusing on maximizing objectivity of results from listening evaluations aimed at establishing the relationship between physical and perceptual measurements of loudspeakers. The purpose of this study was to identify and examine factors influencing the objectivity of data from the listening evaluations. This paper addresses the following subset of aspects for increasing the objectivity of data from listening tests: The choice of perceptual attributes, relevance of perceptual attributes, choice of loudness equalization strategy, optimum listening room specifications, as well as loudspeaker listening in-situ vs. listening to recordings of loudspeakers over headphones.

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