Audio Quality is Focus of Hong Kong Show Tech Summit
The sound quality of smartphones and tablets – devices that were the inspiration for the lion’s share of the thousands of accessories and other peripheral products exhibited at the Autumn Edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this week, was a major topic in a special Electronic Industry Summit held during the show. Overviews of the latest acoustic technologies and product designs were offered in presentations by university academics, market research executives and engineers who are employed in working on sound issues for well-known market brands.
Yang-Hann Kim, professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, spoke about the “sweet spot” and possible ways in which sound can be actively manipulated through mobile device interfaces to optimize and customize it.
Mark Dodd, head of group research for British speaker brands KEF and Celestion parent GP Acoustics, presented a detailed case study history on loudspeaker design development.