This test estimates how well you can tell where sounds are coming from. This is done by determining the angle at which you are able to tell if a sound source is located to your left or to your right. This test may be of interest to you if you have ever experienced problems locating a sound source, just from the sound alone.
Click here if you would like more information on sound localisation.
|1.||Connect your speakers to the correct input on your computer||Help|
|2.||Place the speakers at a distance of 50 cm (19.7 inches) from the listeners position. Place the middle of the two speakers 30 cm (11.8 inches) apart, centered around your computer screen. These distances should be measured as accurately as possible - preferably using a ruler, a tape measure or similar. Click on help to see an example or printable plan.||Help|
|3.||The test you are about to conduct needs JAVA 1.4 or higher. Check that you have this version of Java running on your machine - if the box below is green, you are ok and can continue with the test. If it is red, you will have download an upgrade of Java. Please click on help for information on how to download the latest version of Java.||Help|
|4.||To adjust the volume to a comfortable level:
Click on Help for instructions on how to adjust your computer's volume
|5.||Be sure that your speakers are correctly positioned (left speaker on the left; right speaker on the right). Clicking on the left, should play a signal coming from the left speaker.
If the signal comes from the right, please switch your speakers over.
All OK? When you are happy with your set up click NEXT