Headphone Transparification: A Novel Method for Investigating the Externalization of Binaural Sounds
The only way to be certain that binaurally rendered sounds are properly externalised is to compare them to real sound sources in a discrimination experiment. However, the presence of the headphones required for the binaural rendering interfere with the real sound source. A novel technique is presented which uses small compensating signals applied to the headphones at the same time as the real source is active, such that the signals reaching the ears are the same as if the headphones were not present.
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