A study by Allard Krijger commissioned by Inholland University of Applied Sciences, about the influence of a music playback machine (for example a CD player or a reel to reel tape recorder) on the listening experience.
A study by Allard Krijger commissioned by Inholland University of Applied Sciences.
What is this research study about?
It is about the influence of a music playback machine (for example a CD player or a reel to reel tape recorder) on the listening experience. The question is whether the emotional response of the listener to the recorded music depends on/is influenced by the equipment on which this music is being played. In this study we distinguish six playback media: a turntable (vinyl player), CD player, MP3 player, mobile phone with streaming service, reel to reel tape recorder and a cassette recorder.
How is it done?
We are investigating how it feels to use a specific device that plays music, like a cassette player, a CD player etc. This research is not about sound quality because sound quality (or lack of) is seen as a feature of the playback device. We also look at physical aspects such as handling the medium (like the CD disk or cassettetape) and specific properties of the playback medium itself and how that feels (clicky buttons or not, user interface, design style, relation to passing time and how the playback device shows that). Basically, it is about the overall experience of the listener while interacting with the playback device. We then ask the respondents about their (listening) experience through a questionnaire designed to enable the participant to give intuitive answers.
You can participate in this research study by doing the listening test and fill in the questionary. Your answers will then influence the outcome of this study! The results will be processed and then published at fraknoise.nl and inholland.nl.
Location: Phil, Loft 2
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