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Stimulus Tutorials

This series of 9 short tutorials explains the various stimuli available in SoundCheck, discussing when you might use them and how to configure them in SoundCheck. Part 1 – SoundCheck Stimulus Basics Part 2 – Advanced functions of the Stimulus Editor Part 3 – Frequency Stepped Sweep (Stweep) Part 4 – Frequency Log Sweep Stimulus […]

AISE, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 5-6, 2018

This year’s AISE (formerly knows as the ALMA Winter Symposium) will focus on ‘The Revolution of the Audio Signal Chain” and Listen will be showcasing its suite of audio measurement equipment for measuring smart speakers, automotive audio, headphones, smartphones and tablets and more. We will be exhibiting the new Version 16 of our SoundCheck software, […]

Smart Speaker – Embedded Microphone Test Sequence

This sequence demonstrates a method by which SoundCheck can measure the performance of a microphone embedded in a so-called “smart speaker”. This example assumes that the DUT is an Amazon Echo but it can be adapted for use with virtually any other type of smart speaker by substituting the Echo’s voice activation phrase WAV file […]

SoundCheck 16 Discounted Upgrade Pricing

For a limited time we are offering deep discounts on a system upgrade/support contract package to enable you to get up to date with the latest version of SoundCheck. The upgrade offer is a simple flat rate: $3,950 for owners of SoundCheck 10 or 11, $3,250 for owners of version 12, $2,500 for owners of […]

New Sales Director: Marc Marroquin

Listen is excited to announce the appointment of Marc Marroquin to the position of sales director. Marc comes to Listen with over 20 years’ experience in the audio test and measurement industry, having worked at Brüel and Kjær, PCB Piezotronics, LMS, and most recently, Head Acoustics. In addition to his sales experience, he has an […]

New Assembly Technician: CJ Porter

Listen is excited to announce the expansion of its manufacturing team with the appointment of Chris (CJ) Porter to the position of Assembly Technician. CJ recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As part of his studies, CJ worked at Listen as a co-op student, so we are excited […]

New Software Engineer: Phillip Anderson

Listen’s development team is growing with the appointment of Phillip Anderson to the position of Software Engineer. In addition to strong programming skills, Phillip joins Listen with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (Missisippi State University) and both a Masters and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. Prior to joining Listen, he worked as a […]

Challenges of IoT Smart Speaker Testing

Quantitatively measuring the audio characteristics of IoT (Internet of Things) smart speakers presents several novel challenges. We discuss overcoming the practical challenges of testing such devices and demonstrate how to measure frequency response, distortion, and other common audio characteristics. In order to make these measurements, several measurement techniques and algorithms are presented that allow us […]

New Manufacturing Manager: Al Takeda

Listen is expanding and developing its manufacturing capabilities with the appointment of Al Takeda as Manufacturing Manager. He will lead the expansion of Listen’s existing manufacturing capabilities, as well as prototyping and testing new products. Al brings extensive audio manufacturing, engineering, supervisory and lab management experience to this role, having held a variety of similar […]