Internet sound experiments

From horrible sounds to dog barks

Below are some psychoacoustic studies where we get the public to audition and make judgements about sounds. Understanding human response to sound is central to our work in acoustic engineering. You can read more about our public engagement work through web experiments: University of Salford's monograph .

Current experiment:

Past experiments:

Note: all experiments on this website use cookies (it is impossible to run the tests without them)

Acoustic and Audio Engineering University of Salford

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Old experiments

Sorry, many of these have had to be retired because they used obsolete web technologies.

Two snippets of music, which do you prefer?

3 podcasts, can you hear the recording mistakes?

What words would you use to describe these barks?

Photo credits

Radio ©Masaki Ikeda

Nature ©Photophilde

detune © David Gallard

Woof © David Shankbone

Bark © Kevin O'Mara