Test bench 1.0

The following changes were made between February 2016 and March 2017. They are kept for reference; however, the test bench was not versioned at this time and changes were made irregularly throughout this period. For more information, see here.

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  • Added test for headphone Breathability
  • Increased the pool of subjective evaluators from 1 to 3 people


  • Updated weighting breakdown for Sound to better match human perception
  • Changed high-mid range from 1kHz-2.5kHz, to 1kHz-2kHz
  • Changed low-treble range from 2.5kHz-5kHz, to 2kHz-5kHz
  • Updated Frequency Response target to a hybrid of Harman Target Response and the Diffuse Field Response
  • Updated FR testing methodology by measuring the Bass of Over/On-ear headphones on 5 human subjects
  • Added test for Frequency Responses Consistency
  • Updated THD's weighting filter

Active Features

  • Divided the Wireless box (which included Latency) into two separate boxes: Wireless and Latency
  • Added Passive Playback test to Battery

Usage ratings

  • Added Home Theater usage rating
  • Removed Studio Recording usage rating






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