Evaluating HRTF similarity through subjective assessments: Factors that can affect judgment

Areti Andreopoulou, Agnieszka Roginska

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Abstract

This work investigates the associations between objectively measured distance metrics and subjective assessments of similarity in HRTF data. For this purpose two different means of matching users to HRTF sets were compared: a simple system computing correlations between personally collected HRTF data and a repository of 111 measured binaural datasets, and an HRTF user-preference study assessing the spatial quality of a subset of this data based on certain attributes. The purpose of this comparison is twofold: first, to investigate the presence of an association between HRTF distance and perceived spatial quality, and second, to identify factors that can affect subjective judgment. The results primarily highlighted the importance of binaural reproduction exposure and training for the appreciation and understanding of a virtual auditory scene. In addition, they offered a means of assessing the effectiveness of the utilized evaluation criteria as a function of user expertise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages1375-1381
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
StatePublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos

Other

Other40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/14/149/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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