July 15, 2019. At the AES International Conference on Headphone Technology in San Francisco, USA from August 27 to 29, HEAD acoustics will present the entire spectrum of leading-edge testing solutions for headphones and headsets. The solutions include speech and audio quality testing, ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) performance evaluation, realistic background noise simulation, and a new measurement method for listening effort.
ANC performance & speech and audio quality
HQS-ANC-Headset is the fully automated database for HEAD acoustics communication analysis system ACQUA for testing and optimizing passive noise isolation and active noise cancellation of headphones and headsets. It also includes measurements that enables users to evaluate general audio quality, effectiveness of talk-through mode and performance in the presence of background noise. HQS-ANC-Headset is capable of measuring devices with passive (wired), USB-powered and Bluetooth® connection. With HQS-Audio, the measurement specialist presents another ACQUA database capable of testing the audio quality of headphones and headsets comprehensively. This allows users to efficiently test frequency response, signal-to-noise ratio, intermodulation distortion, THD and THD+N as well as conduct Relative Approach analyses.