144th AES CONVENTION Tutorial T15: Listening Tests - Understanding the Basic Concepts

AES Milan 2018
Tutorial T15

Thursday, May 24, 14:00 — 15:30 (Scala 3)


T15 - Listening Tests - Understanding the Basic Concepts

Jan Berg, LuleƄ University of Technology - PiteƄ, Sweden

Listening tests are important tools for audio professionals as they assist our understanding of audio quality. There are numerous examples of tests, either formally recommended and widely used or specially devised for a single occasion. In order to understand listening tests and related methods, and also to potentially design and fully benefit from their results, some basic knowledge is required. This tutorial aims to address audio professionals without prior knowledge of listening test design and evaluation. The fundamentals of what to ask for, how to do it, whom to engage as listeners, what sort of results that may be expected, and similar issues will be covered.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals

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