Entries by Zarina

The Challenges of Testing Voice-Controlled Audio Systems

Smart devices that are voice-controlled such as smart speakers, hearables, and vehicle infotainment systems are notoriously complex to test. They have numerous connections from wired to wireless and contain much signal processing, both on the record and the playback side. This means that their characteristics change according to ‘real world’ conditions of the environment that […]

Testing Audio Performance of Hearables

Smart headphones or “hearables” are designed not only to playback music but to enhance communications in the presence of background noise and in some cases, even compensate for hearing loss. They may also provide voice recognition, medical monitoring, fitness tracking, real-time translation and even augmented reality (AR). They contain complex signal processing and their characteristics […]

Recall Tutorial

A new series of 3 short videos guides the user through SoundCheck’s various recall capabilities. SoundCheck’s ‘recall’ functionality allows previously saved data to be brought back into SoundCheck where it may be used in test sequences, for example data from a golden unit, weighting/correction curves or limit curves. The first video covers the basics, and […]

AES Convention– New York – October 16-19, 2019

Although Listen won’t be exhibiting, president Steve Temme will be at the event and will be participating in two product development sessions detailed below.   Product Development: PD09 – Does Automotive Audio Need a Systems Approach? Thursday, October 17, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (1E09) Chair: Roger Shively, JJR Acoustics, LLC Panelists: John Busenitz, Bose […]

Testing Voice-Controlled & Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems

A tutorial and accompanying paper that was presented at the AES Automotive Conference, Sept 11-13, 2019, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. Voice-controlled and smartphone integrated vehicle infotainment systems are notoriously complex to test. They have numerous connections from wired to wireless and contain much signal processing, both on the record and on the playback side. […]

Testing Voice-Controlled & Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems

A tutorial and accompanying paper that was presented at the AES Automotive Conference, Sept 11-13, 2019, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. Voice-controlled and smartphone integrated vehicle infotainment systems are notoriously complex to test. They have numerous connections from wired to wireless and contain much signal processing, both on the record and on the playback side. […]

Autosave Tutorial

This series of 6 training videos explains how to autosave data from SoundCheck in a variety of formats. The first video covers the basics, and the subsequent ones discuss the various autosave formats in more details. Autosave 1: The Basics Autosave 2: Autosave to Database Autosave 3: Autosave to Excel Autosave 4: Autosave to Matlab […]

New Sales Director: Joe Kushi

Joe Kushi has joined Listen as Sales Director. Joe is an experienced international sales manager with over 25 years’ experience in both domestic and international sales and sales management. He also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business, languages and international business. In prior positions, he has sold a variety of hi-tech products including data […]

AES International Conference on Headphone Technology – San Francisco – August 27-29, 2019

Listen is a gold sponsor and exhibitor at the AES International Conference on Headphone Technology in San Francisco on August 27-29. Listen founder and president, Steve Temme, will be presenting a poster session on ‘The Challenges of Testing Smart Headphones’ in which he discusses various test methodologies for measuring smart headphones and hearables, covering such […]

AES International Conference on Automotive Audio – Munich – September 11-13, 2019

Listen is a gold sponsor and exhibitor at the AES International Conference on Automotive Audio in Munich, Germany on September 11-13. Listen founder and president, Steve Temme, will be presenting a tutorial on ‘Testing Voice-Controlled and Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems’ at 2pm on Sept 11th. In this tutorial he will discuss the challenges of implementing […]