Home Theater Geeks

May 4th 2017

Home Theater Geeks 352

Immersive Hearing

Hosted by Scott Wilkinson
HRTF, binaural recording, more.
Records live every Thursday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Kaushik Sunder
Category: Reviews

Kaushik Sunder, research scientist at Ossic, talks about how humans hear in three dimensions. Topics include the anatomy of the ear, head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), and how they affect the spectral balance of what we hear based on the direction from which a sound comes as well as individual characteristics such as the shape of the outer ear and size of the head. He also discusses binaural recording, and we listen to a clip of such a recording he made in Bali; for more of Kaushik's binaural recordings, go to https://soundcloud.com/soundmaps_beingthere. Finally, he describes the Ossic X headphones and how they reproduce 3D immersive sound. Also, answers to chatroom questions and more.

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