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Virtualized Audio

Schutte, Carl S. and Abel Ndabambi (2004) Virtualized Audio. Technical Report CS04-25-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a study of human auditory perception which focuses on sound localization and speech intelligibility. We present the results from experiments (n=4) which directly compared stereo headphones to 5.1 surround sound speakers. The results show that although localization ability is worse on headphones, it can be significantly improved by simulating free-field conditions. The results further show that speech intelligibility can be improved by using headphones and by separating speech and noise.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Audio, Localization, Sound, Speech Intelligibility
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
I Computing Methodologies: I.6 SIMULATION AND MODELING
ID Code:173
Deposited By:Ndabambi, Abel
Deposited On:21 October 2004