Home Theater Geeks

May 4th 2017

Home Theater Geeks 352

Immersive Hearing

Hosted by Scott Wilkinson
HRTF, binaural recording, more.
Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
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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