Subjective Audio Quality Test — MPEG 3D Audio

Late in 2016 I designed and supervised a subjective audio quality test of the Low Complexity Profile of MPEG-H 3D Audio. The tests covered a range of bit rates, from 768 kb/s to 48 kb/s and a range of “immersive audio” use cases, from 22.2 to 2.0 channel presentations. Seven test sites participated in the tests with a total of 288 listeners. This resulted in a data set of 15576 individual scores. The report, N16584 MPEG-H 3D Audio Verification Test Report, was published at the 117th MPEG meeting and is available at http://mpeg.chiariglione.org/standards/mpeg-h/3d-audio.