Evaluation of binaural renderers

A methodology

Gregory Reardon, Juan Simon Calle, Andrea Genovese, Gabriel Zalles, Marta Olko, Christal Jerez, Patrick Flanagan, Agnieszka Roginska

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Abstract

Recent developments in immersive audio technology have motivated a proliferation of binaural renderers used for creating spatial audio content. Binaural renderers leverage psychoacoustic features of human hearing to reproduce a 3D sound image over headphones. In this paper, a methodology for the comparative evaluation of different binaural renderers is presented. The methodological approach is threefold: a subjective evaluation of 1) quantitative characteristics (such as front/back and up/down discrimination and localization); 2) qualitative characteristics (such as naturalness and spaciousness); and 3) overall preference. The main objective of the methodology is to help to elucidate the most meaningful factors for the performance of binaural renderers and to provide insight on possible improvements in the rendering process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Pages861-866
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870703
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017 - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 20 2017

Other

Other143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period10/18/1710/20/17

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Headphones
Audition
Acoustic waves
methodology
psychoacoustics
Subjective Evaluation
Methodology
evaluation
Evaluation
Threefolds
hearing
Proliferation
Leverage
Rendering
Discrimination
discrimination
acoustics
Human
Sound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Reardon, G., Calle, J. S., Genovese, A., Zalles, G., Olko, M., Jerez, C., ... Roginska, A. (2017). Evaluation of binaural renderers: A methodology. In 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017 (Vol. 2, pp. 861-866). Audio Engineering Society.

Evaluation of binaural renderers : A methodology. / Reardon, Gregory; Calle, Juan Simon; Genovese, Andrea; Zalles, Gabriel; Olko, Marta; Jerez, Christal; Flanagan, Patrick; Roginska, Agnieszka.

143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017. Vol. 2 Audio Engineering Society, 2017. p. 861-866.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reardon, G, Calle, JS, Genovese, A, Zalles, G, Olko, M, Jerez, C, Flanagan, P & Roginska, A 2017, Evaluation of binaural renderers: A methodology. in 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017. vol. 2, Audio Engineering Society, pp. 861-866, 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017, New York, United States, 10/18/17.
Reardon G, Calle JS, Genovese A, Zalles G, Olko M, Jerez C et al. Evaluation of binaural renderers: A methodology. In 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017. Vol. 2. Audio Engineering Society. 2017. p. 861-866
Reardon, Gregory ; Calle, Juan Simon ; Genovese, Andrea ; Zalles, Gabriel ; Olko, Marta ; Jerez, Christal ; Flanagan, Patrick ; Roginska, Agnieszka. / Evaluation of binaural renderers : A methodology. 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017. Vol. 2 Audio Engineering Society, 2017. pp. 861-866
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