Philips Golden Ears Challenge: How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

Philips Golden Ears Challenge: How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 122,000 people across more than 60 countries. The Chapel Radio. The compact cassette. The CD player. Since 1920, landmark inventions have been a hallmark of Philips’ dedication to innovation and the ultimate listening experience. They know that they are not alone in this obsession with sound, which is why they are inviting all audiophiles to take their Golden Ears Challenge.

Philips Golden Ears Challenge


What is Golden Ears?

Philips’ unique Golden Ears training program was designed to develop the listening skills of their audio engineers. Their listening expertise ensures that they create products of superior sound quality that highlight every musical detail.

Graduates of the Golden Ears program can reliably detect subtle differences in sound based on the following five key attributes.

Timbre—Differences in tone or the frequency of content of music

Details—The lack of treble, distortion, or noise that can mask the fine details

Spatial Impression—The depth and spaciousness of the soundfield

Bass—The quality of low frequencies

Loudness—The perception of sound power, from quiet to loud

Philips Golden Ears Award


The Golden Ears Challenge

This online challenge contains the essential elements of Philips’ professional Golden Ears training program. There are four difficulty levels: Basic, Bronze, Silver and ultimately, Golden Ears. Each level is divided into short challenges that are designed to develop and test your listening skills. Experience it yourself and see how far you can go! To take part in the Philips Golden Ears Challenge please click on this—LINK.