The effects of headphones on listener HRTF preference

Braxton Boren, Agnieszka Roginska

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Abstract

Listener-selected HRTFs have the potential to provide the accuracy of an individualized HRTF without the time and resources required for HRTF measurements. This study tests listeners' HRTF preference for three different sets of headphones. HRTF datasets heard over the noise-cancelling Bose Aviation headset were selected as having good externalization more often than those heard over Sennheiser HD650 open headphones or Sony MDR-7506 closed headphones. It is thought that the Bose headset's frequency response is responsible for its superior externalization. This suggests that in systems where high quality headphones are not available, post-processing equalization should be applied to account for the effect of the headphones on HRTF reproduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication131st Audio Engineering Society Convention 2011
Pages386-393
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event131st Audio Engineering Society Convention 2011 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2011Oct 23 2011

Publication series

Name131st Audio Engineering Society Convention 2011
Volume1

Other

Other131st Audio Engineering Society Convention 2011
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period10/20/1110/23/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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