Evaluation of binaural renderers

Localization

Gregory Reardon, Andrea Genovese, Gabriel Zalles, Patrick Flanagan, Agnieszka Roginska

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Abstract

Binaural renderers can be used to reproduce spatial audio over headphones. A number of different renderers have recently become commercially available for use in creating immersive audio content. High-quality spatial audio can be used to significantly enhance experiences in a number of different media applications, such as virtual, mixed and augmented reality, computer games, and music and movie. A large multi-phase experiment evaluating six commercial binaural renderers was performed. This paper presents the methodology, evaluation criteria, and main findings of the horizontal-plane source localization experiment carried out with these renderers. Significant differences between renderers’ regional localization accuracy were found. Consistent with previous research, subjects tended to localize better in the front and back of the head than at the sides. Differences between renderer performance at the side regions heavily contributed to their overall regional localization accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018 - Milan, Italy
Duration: May 23 2018May 26 2018

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Other144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period5/23/185/26/18

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Headphones
Computer music
Mixed Reality
Source Localization
Computer games
Computer Games
evaluation
Augmented reality
Augmented Reality
Evaluation
Virtual Reality
Music
Experiment
virtual reality
Horizontal
Experiments
music
games
Methodology
methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Reardon, G., Genovese, A., Zalles, G., Flanagan, P., & Roginska, A. (2018). Evaluation of binaural renderers: Localization. Paper presented at 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018, Milan, Italy.

Evaluation of binaural renderers : Localization. / Reardon, Gregory; Genovese, Andrea; Zalles, Gabriel; Flanagan, Patrick; Roginska, Agnieszka.

2018. Paper presented at 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018, Milan, Italy.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Reardon, G, Genovese, A, Zalles, G, Flanagan, P & Roginska, A 2018, 'Evaluation of binaural renderers: Localization' Paper presented at 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018, Milan, Italy, 5/23/18 - 5/26/18, .
Reardon G, Genovese A, Zalles G, Flanagan P, Roginska A. Evaluation of binaural renderers: Localization. 2018. Paper presented at 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018, Milan, Italy.
Reardon, Gregory ; Genovese, Andrea ; Zalles, Gabriel ; Flanagan, Patrick ; Roginska, Agnieszka. / Evaluation of binaural renderers : Localization. Paper presented at 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2018, Milan, Italy.
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