Often, in testing with acoustic conditions as the independent variable, challenges arise with the ease and speed of altering acoustic conditions. This study compares two possibilities for testing different acoustic conditions. In this test, physically varied acoustic treatment is compared to binaural room simulation. Explorations of these two methods are conducted employing an in situ, task-based paradigm presented to highly trained listeners. Results indicate significant differences in acoustic conditions within binaural simulations; however do not provide corresponding data to actual acoustic alteration.
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