Short guide for analytic listening

Analytic listening’s purpose is to understand if an audio track will sound good on most of the audio devices.

The purpose of analytic listening is to understand when an audio track will sound good in most of the audio systems.

To do this, you’ll need a reference (also referred as “neutral”) audio system – or at least something that will come close to it.

Otherwise, you’ll have a unreliable listening situation, and you’ll never know if this track could sound good even on other devices.

If you can’t follow these best practices, you will not able to reliably judge the sonic quality of an audio track and you should rely 100% on your sound engineer’s words.