Principles of headphone design: A tutorial review

Avis, MR and Lewis, LJ 2006, Principles of headphone design: A tutorial review , in: Audio at Home : AES 21st UK Conference. (Unpublished)

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Headphone design using lumped-parameter analysis and analogous circuits is described. Specifically a model of a dynamic driver in a circumaural enclosure is developed, but the approach may be applied to other drivers and enclosure types. Models are presented which illustrate key design constraints such as leak behaviour, open / closed back approaches, cup attenuation, cushion compliance and headband tension. Limitations of the lumped parameter approach are discussed, following which an introduction to analytical-modal and numerical modelling is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Refereed: No
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 14:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 14:46

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