Article

Just noticeable notch smoothing of head-related transfer functions

* Presenting author
Day / Time: 20.03.2018, 17:20-17:40
Room: Interim 1
Typ: Vortrag (strukturierte Sitzung)
Abstract:

Head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) are essential for binaural reproduction over headphones and modern 3-D audio systems such as Crosstalk-Cancellation (CTC). Distinct peaks and notches are a main factor of coloration in perceived sound when it comes to mismatched HRTFs, e.g. when using artificial head HRTFs. As a countermeasure, smoothing algorithms are used to reduce this effect. Strong smoothing however results in poor localization performance as crucial cues vanish. To find the best trade-off the just noticeable difference of smoothed HRTFs are determined direction-dependent in an expert listening test using individual HRTFs and headphone transfer function compensation.