Augmented audio with behind-the-head listening device

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This study case explores a novel personal listening device in the context of spatial audio which, in normal use, is located behind the listener’s head. Several techniques were applied to binaural signals with the intention of rendering spatial sound in front of the listener. Implementations of binaural, ipsilateral compensation, crosstalk cancellation techniques and combinations displayed mixed results due to the device’s haptic feedback and proximity to the user’s head. Listening tests revealed that the implemented techniques worked to some extent opening new research questions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio
EditorsTony Tew, Duncan Williams
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-942220-27-5
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Mar 201929 Mar 2019


ConferenceAES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio
Abbreviated titleAES IIA
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • augmented reality audio
  • vibration
  • loudspeaker
  • binaural reproduction


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