According to campaigners for the hard of hearing, restaurants are getting so noisy that it’s spoiling people’s enjoyment of the food.
They put part of the blame for the trend of… 284 more words
There is a field of study called Auditory Scene Analysis (ASA) that postulates that humans interpret “scenes” using sound just as they do using vision. I am not sure that it necessarily has any particular bearing on the way that audio hardware should be designed: basically the scene is all the clearer if the reproduction of the audio is clean in terms of noise, channel separation, distortion, frequency response and (seemingly controversial to hi-fi folk) the time domain. 503 more words
When we speak of “aesthetics”, the first sense that comes to mind is sight – when appreciating the “aesthetics” of a structure, we often refer a structure’s beauty. 1,537 more words