AES Budapest 2012
Friday, April 27, 11:00 — 13:00 (Room: Brahms)
W6 - Open Questions in Spatial Audio
For more than 60 years spatial audio systems are in use. Just in the last 20 years the number of loudspeakers and transmission channels used have been increased, and with Walkman and MP3, player listening via headphone has become popular, too. Both scenarios provide much better audio quality than the old stereo systems, but very often strange, unexpected effects are limiting the perceived quality. This workshop will list aspects where the knowledge in spatial audio quality is not perfect. Examples are influence of room reflections, mixing of the room acoustical properties of recording and reproduction rooms, influence of room on binaural headphone reproduction (sic!), audio-visual coherence in large rooms, and issues about perception of elevated sound sources.
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