Entries by Zarina

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 […]

ISEAT- Shenzhen, China – Nov 9-10, 2019

We will be participating in China’s leading electroacoustics event, ISEAT on November 9-10 with our exclusive China distributor, S&V Samford. Steve Temme will be presenting a paper on ‘The Challenges of Testing Voice Controlled Audio Systems’. In this paper, he highlights the common factors in testing smart speakers, hearables, and automotive infotainment systems, such as […]

Chicago SoundCheck Training Oct 2019

SoundCheck training returns to Chicago in October 2019. Please join us! Basic 2 day SoundCheck training Thursday Oct 10th & Fri Oct 11th, 8.30am – 5.30pm This two-day class is designed to accelerate the learning curve for novice and basic level SoundCheck users. A combination of teaching, demos and hands-on exercises begin with the basics […]

California SoundCheck Training Oct 2019

SoundCheck training (with advanced training) returns to the West Coast in October 2019. Please join us! Basic 2 day SoundCheck training Monday Oct 7th & Tues Oct 8th, 8.30am – 5.30pm This two-day class is designed to accelerate the learning curve for novice and basic level SoundCheck users. A combination of teaching, demos and hands-on […]

Prediction of Listener Preference of In-Ear Headphones (Harman Model)

This sequence, inspired by AES papers on statistical models to predict listener preference by Sean E. Olive, Todd Welti, and Omid Khonsaripour of Harman International, applies the Harman target curve for in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones to a measurement made in SoundCheck to yield the predicted user preference for the device under test. The measurements […]