Psychoacoustic evaluation of different methods for creating individualized, headphone-presented virtual auditory space from b-format room impulse responses

A. Kan, C. Jin*, A. van Schaik

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Abstract

We evaluate a new technique for synthesizing individualized binaural room impulse responses for headphone-rendered virtual auditory space (VAS) from B-format room impulse responses (RIRs) recorded with a Soundfield microphone, and a listener’s anechoic head-related impulse responses (HRIRs). Traditionally, B-format RIRs are decoded for loudspeaker playback using either Ambisonics or Spatial Impulse Response Rendering. For headphone playback, virtual loudspeakers are commonly simulated using HRIRs. However, the number and position of loudspeakers should not really be a factor in headphone playback. Hence, we present a new technique for headphone-rendered VAS which is not limited by the number and position of loudspeakers and compare its performance with traditional methods via a psychoacoustic experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Applications of Spatial Hearing
Subtitle of host publicationMiyagi-Zao Royal Hotel, Zao, Japan, 11-13 November 2009
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Pages303-313
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789814465410
ISBN (Print)9789814313872, 9814313874
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on the Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing (1st : 2009) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 11 Nov 200913 Nov 2009
Conference number: 1st

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on the Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing (1st : 2009)
Abbreviated titleIWPASH 2009
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period11/11/0913/11/09

Keywords

  • Binaural room impulse response
  • Room impulse response
  • Soundfield microphone
  • Virtual auditory space

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