This paper presents an integrated design/simulation/test approach for evaluating the sound quality of exhaust noise as early as possible in the exhaust system design and development process. A time domain engine/exhaust simulation program is used to calculate the engine order content of the tailpipe radiated noise from an odd fire V-10 exhaust system. Both steady state and transient conditions are simulated and sound files generated for exhaust sound quality evaluation. To increase the realism of played back sounds, the predicted engine orders are mixed with synthesized or recorded background noise for both steady state and transient conditions. These alternative approaches will be described and evaluated for technical feasibility and sound quality.