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BAQ and QoE: Subjective Assessment of 3D Audio on Mobile Phones

With the growing popularity of using cellphones and other handheld electronic devices for surfing the internet and streaming audio and video, it was only a matter of time that technologies like 3D audio would be implemented on such devices and relevant content would start being produced. It is important to know if 3D audio offers an improvement over existing stereo formats in terms of perceived basic audio quality and quality of experience. This paper presents a subjective quality assessment of 3D audio. The results show that 3D audio gives an improvement in perceived basic audio quality and quality of experience over other audio formats.

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