Academic article

Sound quality perception of loudspeakers evaluated by different sensory descriptive methods and preference mapping

Berget, Ingunn; Bech, Søren; Giacalone, Davide; Moulin, Samuel; Pedersen, Mads Erling; Varela-Tomasco, Paula; Næs, Tormod

Publication details

Journal: Journal of sensory studies, p. 15, 2020

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 0887-8250
Electronic: 1745-459X

Open Access: none


Quantitative Descriptive Analysis (QDA) was compared with novel sensory methodology on five high‐end loudspeakers using five tracks. The focus of the study was on the ability of different sensory methods to predict quality assessments (liking) made by consumers. Preference mapping indicates that projective mapping (PM) and Check‐All‐That‐Apply (CATA) when performed with experts can provide results comparable to QDA, although slightly less accurate. PM done by consumers is less comparable to QDA. Combinations of the sensory tests were also attempted without any clear improvement of results.