Consumer Products

Good “sound quality” is paramount for consumer products.  The device should make appropriate sounds that please and inform the user, and suggest quality, power, value, etc.

The process is straightforward:

  • Evaluate current noise emission (for existing products)
  • Estimate noise emission (at the drawing board stage)
  • Identify objectionable characteristics
  • Determine sound quality goals
  • Recommend design changes for immediate improvement
  • Introduce long-term best-practice design practices that support the SQ goals.
  • Make the noise reduction intrinsic, with minimum reliance on treatments that add cost, parts count, weight, complexity ,etc.
computer noise

Example Projects:

  • Establish target noise levels and sound quality characteristics for retail refrigeration equipment
  • Develop proprietary sound quality metrics for personal computer sounds
appliance noise