Virtualized Audio

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

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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.

Item Type: Technical report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audio, Localization, Sound, Speech Intelligibility
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Computing methodologies > Modeling and simulation
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35

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