Sound Field Synthesis reproduces a desired sound field within an extended listening area using up to hundreds of loudspeakers. The perceptual evaluation of such methods is challenging, as many degrees of freedom have to be considered. Binaural Synthesis simulating the loudspeakers over headphones is an effective tool for the evaluation. A prior study has investigated whether non-individual anechoic binaural synthesis is perceptually transparent enough to evaluate human localization in sound field synthesis. With the used apparatus, an undershoot for lateral sound sources was observed for real loudspeakers and their binaural simulation. This paper reassesses human localization for the mentioned technique using a slightly modified setup. The results show that the localization error decreased and no undershoot was observed.
Winter, Fiete; Wierstorf, Hagen; Spors, Sascha
Affiliations: University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany; Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 142 (May 2017) Paper Number: 9755
Publication Date: May 11, 2017
Subject: Listening Tests and Psychoacoustics 1
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