Audio Science Review

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Audio Science Review
ASR Logo.png
Type of site
Review & Discussion Forum
Available inEnglish
Founder(s)Amir Majidimehr
Key peopleThomas Savage (Retired)

Brad Wood (Moderator)

Adam G (Moderator)

Audio Science Review (ASR) is a discussion forum publishing independent reviews of audio equipment such as loudspeakers, amplifiers, and other digital and analog audio devices.

ASR was founded in February 2016 by Amir Majidimehr (amirm[1]), who resides in the area of Seattle, Washington in the USA. He was Vice President of Microsoft's Digital Media Division until retiring in 2008. He is an electrical engineer by degree and hobby, with professional experience including software and signal processing, such as the development of audio codecs.[2][3]

As of September 2021, ASR has approximately 2.6 million visitors per month,[4] 22,000 threads, 890,000 messages and 27,000 members.[5] It is funded solely by its founder and member donations.

Using industry standard electronic test and analysis equipment, ASR initially focused on evaluating the performance of desktop audio equipment such as digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and headphone amplifiers. Reviews have since expanded into many other kinds of home audio and professional audio equipment, provided largely by forum members and some manufacturer submissions.[6]

Audio equipment testing using measurement based methods is contentious. ASR advocates for evaluations based on established peer-reviewed studies in electronics, signal processing, acoustics and psychoacoustics.

In 2020, ASR became notable for independently publishing comprehensive loudspeaker performance measurements according to the CTA/CEA-2034 standard.[7]

In 2021, ASR added a YouTube channel with accompanying video reviews, discussions and demonstrations of tests.[8]


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  3. ^ "Amir Majidimehr". LinkedIn. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  4. ^ " Traffic Statistics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ "ASR Forums". Audio Science Review. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Master Review Index". Audio Science Review. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ "The Speaker Data Revolution". Speaker Data 2034. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Audio Science Review Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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