Review of active noise control techniques with emphasis on sound quality enhancement

Jiguang Jiang, Yun Li

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The traditional active noise control design aims to attenuate the energy of residual noise, which is indiscriminative in the frequency domain. However, it is necessary to retain residual noise with a specified spectrum to satisfy the requirements of human perception in some applications. In this paper, the evolution of active noise control and sound quality are briefly discussed. This paper emphasizes on the advancement of active noise control method in the past decades in terms of enhancing the sound quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Acoustics
Early online date6 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018


  • active noise control
  • adaptive noise equalizer
  • artificial neural networks
  • filtered-x least mean squares
  • frequency selective least mean squares
  • sound quality

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