PSB Speakers and Audiodo have announced an agreement that will see Audiodo’s Personal Sound algorithms integrated into future yet-to-be-announced headphones from PSB Speakers. This partnership marks the first time Audiodo’s technology will appear in a high fidelity product.
Audiodo’s Personal Sound technology will allow individual users to calibrate their unique hearing perception to the ‘true-to-nature’ sound signature of PSB Speakers’ headphones.
“No two people hear the same things in the same ways,” explains Jenny Strömberg, CEO at Audiodo. “Even hearing perception between the left and right ears of the same person can differ.”
Many factors affect hearing, including the shape and size of ears and ear canals, as well as damage to cilia from loud noises or infection. These combined with personal preferences and everyone’s unique neurological patterns means that the sophistication of human hearing as a sense is often taken for granted. Through a series of audio tests and questions, Audiodo’s technology creates a personal hearing profile for users that compensates for anomalies in sound perception and hearing abilities, allowing an individual to experience the sound signature PSB Speakers is known for.
“There’s a saying in high fidelity audio about ‘revealing sound’, meaning that a speaker has achieved high levels of accuracy and a listener will hear details in music that they hadn’t heard before,” says Paul Barton, Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer at PSB Speakers. “This collaboration with Audiodo is really exciting since it will enhance the listening experience so much more – in a way, revealing how revealing our speakers can be.”