Simple Reduction of Front-Back Confusion in Static Binaural Rendering

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Day / Time: 20.03.2018, 16:40-17:00
Room: Interim 1
Typ: Vortrag (strukturierte Sitzung)
Abstract: The confusion of front and back directions is a typical problem in static binaural rendering due to ambiguous interaural cues and thus solely monaural spectral differences. The ambiguities can be resolved by dynamic rendering that incorporates head movements. Moreover, spectral differences are more distinct when using individual head-related impulse responses (HRIRs). However, in many applications, binaural rendering is static and cannot use individual HRIRs. This contribution proposes a simple approach to reduce front-back confusion and investigates its effectiveness in a listening experiment, using static binaural rendering.