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Evaluating the Perceived Quality of Binaural Technology
  • C. Pike
  • Computer Science
  • 2 January 2019
Two web-based studies show that appropriate combination of techniques can lead to improved experience for typical audience members, compared to stereo signals, even without personalised rendering or listener head-tracking, and methods and findings can be used to improve the quality of current binaural technology applications.
On the Use of a Haptic Feedback Device for Sound Source Control in Spatial Audio Systems
Next generation spatial audio systems are likely to be capable of 3D sound reproduction. Systems currently under discussion require the sound designer to position and manipulate sound sources in
An Assessment of Virtual Surround Sound Systems for Headphone Listening of 5.1 Multichannel Audio
A subjective assessment of the sound quality of 12 state-of-theart systems for converting 5.1 surround sound to a two channel signal for headphone listening.
Designing an Interactive and Collaborative Experience in Audio Augmented Reality
This paper proposes an experiment to examine how spatial audio can prompt and support actions in interactive AAR experiences; how distinct auditory information influence collaborative tasks and group dynamics; and how gamified AAR can enhance participatory storytelling.
An Audio-Visual System for Object-Based Audio: From Recording to Listening
An end-to-end object-based spatial audio pipeline, from sound recording to listening, is introduced, which includes novel audio-visual interfaces to supportobject-based capture and listener-tracked rendering, and incorporates a proposed component for objectification, that is, recording content directly into an object- based form.
Qualitative Evaluation of Media Device Orchestration for Immersive Spatial Audio Reproduction
A thematic analysis of positive and negative listener comments about the MDO system revealed three main categories of response: perceptual, technical, and content-dependent aspects, and the quality of listening experience was partly dependent on loudspeaker quality and listener position.
A common lexicon for spatial sound quality assessment - latest developments
The latest developments in ongoing research to establish a common lexicon of sound quality attributes agnostic to the application under study are reported, with detailed definitions, scale labels and examples provided for the attributes.
Next generation audio system assessment using the multiple stimulus ideal profile method
The paper presents the multiple stimulus ideal profile method for the practical assessment of next generation sound systems, taking best practices from a number of different well-recognised methods as well as some novel ones from other industries.