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Power Saving Audio Playback Algorithm Based on Auditory Characteristics

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Music appreciation can be achieved with a variety of manners such as smartphones, portable music players, car audio, and high-end audio systems. Power consumption is one of the important issues for portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. In this paper a power saving audio playback algorithm is proposed in restraint of perceptual distortion. An original music source is passed through filterbanks and is reconstructed after increasing or decreasing the narrow-band component in each channel. The channel-dependent manipulation is carefully done not to cause perceptual distortion. The feasibility of the proposed method is evaluated by both measuring consumption current while music playback and carrying out a listening test.

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