Dr. Sean Olive and Kevin Fallis. McGill University. Sept 10, 2013.
Meeting Topic:The Science of Measuring Sound Quality Preferences For Loudspeakers and Headphones
Moderator Name:Kevin Fallis
Speaker Name:Dr. Sean Olive, Harman International, President-Elect of AES
Other business or activities at the meeting:Mailing list and social media presence, 135th conference.
Meeting Location:Room C201, Schulich School of Music, 555 Sherbrooke West, Montreal QC Canada
Dr. Olive described the current practices of the Acoustic Research department at Harman International. Specifically he addressed the use and advantage of of trained listeners, current practices and attitudes toward speaker and headphone design, and consumer appreciation of high quality systems. He shared extensive research and testing methods used in the examination and exploration of the previously mentioned topics.