Does environmental noise influence preference of background-foreground audio balance?

Tim Walton*, Michael Evans, David Kirk, Frank Melchior

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Abstract

With an increase in the consumption of mobile media, audio is being consumed in a range of contexts. The literature describes several techniques to improve the experience of mobile listening by utilising information about the environmental noise of the listening environment, however, none of the previous work utilises object-based audio. This paper investigates the possibility of using object-based audio to improve the experience of mobile listening by investigating whether environmental noise influences preference of background-foreground audio balance. A listening test was carried out in which listeners were asked to adjust the background-foreground balance to their preference whilst in the presence of reproduced environmental noise. It was found that environmental noise can have a significant effect on preferred background-foreground balance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages9637
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period29/09/162/10/16

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