On the Differences in Preferred Headphone Response for Spatial and Stereo Content

@article{Engel2022OnTD,
  title={On the Differences in Preferred Headphone Response for Spatial and Stereo Content},
  author={Isaac Engel and David L. Alon and Kevin Scheumann and Jeff Crukley and Ravish Mehra},
  journal={Journal of the Audio Engineering Society},
  year={2022}
}
When reproducing spatial audio over headphones, ensuring that these have a flat frequency response is important to produce an accurate rendering. However, previous studies suggest that, when reproducing nonspatial content such as stereo music, the headphone response should resemble that of a loudspeaker system in a listening room (e.g., the so-called Harman target). It is not yet clear whether a pair of headphones calibrated in such way would be preferred by listeners for spatial audio… 

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