measuring music playback quality (Marc Schoenwiesner )

Subject: measuring music playback quality
From:    Marc Schoenwiesner  <marcs@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:48:37 -0500

Dear all, I am trying to get an overview of different methods that have been used to measure the perceived quality of a music recording with the goal to evaluate different loudspeakers, playback systems, earplugs, etc. I have seen a number of papers that compare two or more setups by asking listeners which recording they prefer. I have not come across a measure of absolute quality rather than quality comparisons, for instance by asking the (expert) listener to rate the quality of a single system. Is anyone aware of such an experiment? (I am particularly interested in absence of spectral colouring and distortions, but any example will do.) Best, Marc ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

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