Scientific Analysist and Developer of Audio Technology
A sound evaluation methodology shifts from subjective judgments to
scientific and objective measurements
Personal Standards of Sounds
Because “sound” is intangible, each person has his own approach to sound.
Frequently, audiophiles cannot even agree on the terminology used to describe sound.
Furthermore, our brains tend to mess with our perception of sound as well: when we listen to more expensive or better-designed products,
we tend to perceive their sounds to be relatively superior to their cheaper and less attractive counterparts,
even when the sound is, in fact, identical.
To The Rescue
At Orfeo SoundWorks, we try to straighten out these problems by measuring all areas of the sound of
a product from many perspectives using various methods.
Our comprehension of sound may be augmented by data regarding frequency response,
impulse response, cumulative spectral decay and so forth. Once we understand what each measurement means,
we immediately have an idea of what to expect from a particular product.
While answers may vary, it’s safe to assume that listening to music is closer to art. Now, a slightly different question.
Again, most would agree that producing music belongs to art. But let me tweak a question once more.
Though everyone is entitled to their own opinions. We believe that ‘reproducing’ music belongs to the domain of science.
it is important to note that while the listener is engaging in art, equipment that is reproducing prerecorded music should not be doing the same.
The equipment should play back precisely what is on the record, and the equipment that meets such a criteria is said to be ‘faithful’ to the original recording.
This, however, does not preclude or prescribe a personal preference in listening, which belongs to art.