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Scalable Binaural Synthesis on Mobile Devices

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The binaural reproduction of sound sources through headphones in mobile applications is becoming a promising opportunity to create an immersive three-dimensional listening experience without the need for extensive equipment. Many ideas for outstanding applications in teleconferencing, multichannel rendering for headphones, gaming, or auditory interfaces implementing binaural audio have been proposed. However, the diversity of applications calls for scalability of quality and performance costs so as to use and share hardware resources economically. For this approach, scalable real-time binaural synthesis on mobile platforms was developed and implemented in a test application in order to evaluate what current mobile devices are capable of in terms of binaural technology, both qualitatively and quantitatively. In addition, the audio part of three application scenarios was simulated.

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