Paper: Improvement of the reporting method for closed-loop human localization experiments

At the 142nd Audio Engineering Society Convention conference we presented the contribution:

F. Winter, H. Wierstorf, and S. Spors, “Improvement of the reporting method for closed-loop human localization experiments,” in Proc. of 142nd Aud. Eng. Soc. Conv., 2017.

Additional Material and the Slides can be found here. The results of the listening test are avaivable on zenodo.


Abstract:
Sound Field Synthesis reproduces a desired sound field within an extended listening area using up to hundreds of loudspeakers. The perceptual evaluation of such methods is challenging, as many degrees of freedom have to be considered. Binaural Synthesis simulating the loudspeakers over headphones is an effective tool for the evaluation. A prior study has investigated whether non-individual anechoic binaural synthesis is perceptually transparent enough to evaluate human localization in sound field synthesis. With the used apparatus, an undershoot for lateral sound sources was observed for real loudspeakers and their binaural simulation. This paper reassesses human localization for the mentioned technique using a slightly modified setup. The results show that the localization error decreased and no undershoot was observed.

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