Jude Mansilla - Fidelity Fights Back
If you’ve been around long enough, you’ll remember when hi-fi meant sitting in front of two loudspeakers in a room, spending time dedicatedly listening to music – something many young people have never experienced. Today, premium audio increasingly means smart speakers, sound bars, and headphones. And nobody seems to sit anywhere for very long.
Simulation Of Realistic Background Noise With Multiple Speakers
Whether walking down a street, or multi-tasking with our phone on ‘speaker’, we expect clear voice transmission. Sophisticated signal processing enhances our speech above background noise, but which method is best to test this capability?
High-frequency HATS, why?
A head and torso simulator (HATS) is an objective measurement instrument with built-in, human-like ear and mouth simulators that provides a realistic reproduction of the acoustic properties of an average adult human. High-frequency HATS Type 5128 is an innovative evolution of the legacy HATS Type 4128.
With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphones for their application.
Cochlea Function: A Closer Look at the Ear
In this second article on the anatomy of the human ear, we look at the process of transforming sound from mechanical vibrations into neurological signals. We take a closer look at the cochlea, and the cochlea function in relation to the hair cells located in the inner and outer ear that control our hearing sensitivity.
Anatomy of the Human Ear
The human ear anatomy is a complex system – also called the auditory system – consisting of three distinct parts, each with a specific role in the process of picking up and analysing sound. The outer ear collects sound, the inner ear transmits the sound into neurological signals that can be processed by the brain, and the middle ear provides acoustic coupling to the tympanic membrane.
Listening in 3D
One of the remarkable abilities of our auditory system is that it can pinpoint the location of sound sources in 3D. So how does listening in 3D work? What does it take to recreate an authentic experience?
Testing For Clarity: From The Lab to The Consumer
Jabra is a Danish company that designs and produces quality headphones, headsets and speakerphones. Its focus is ensuring that its products – headsets, speakerphones, headphones and all their associated accessories – combine to enable clear, accurate and effortless communication.
The Green Man: The Next Chapter
Walk into any acoustic laboratory and you will inevitably see a device that stands out because, unlike most of the boxy instruments in the room, it has the shape of a human head and torso. No surprise then that it’s called a head and torso simulator, or HATS for short.