Differences in Human Audio Localization Performance between a HRTF- and a non-HRTF Audio System

Camilla Horne Larsen, David Skødt Lauritsen, Jacob Junker Larsen, Marc Pilgaard, Jacob Boesen Madsen

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Abstract

Spatial audio solutions have been around for a long time in real-time applications, but yielding spatial cues that more closely simulate real life accuracy has been a computational issue, and has often been solved by hardware solutions. This has long been a restriction, but now with more powerful computers this is becoming a lesser and lesser concern and software solutions are now applicable. Most current virtual environment applications do not take advantage of these im- plementations of accurate spatial cues, however. This paper compares a common implementation of spatial audio and a head-related transfer function (HRTF) system implemen- tation in a study in relation to precision, speed and navi- gational performance in localizing audio sources in a virtual environment. We found that a system using HRTFs is signif- icantly better at all three performance tasks than a system using panning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Audio Mostly Conference
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationPiteå, Sweden
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2013
Article number5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2659-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAudio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction with Sound - Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Piteå, Sweden
Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
Conference number: 8

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ConferenceAudio Mostly
Number8
LocationInteractive Institute Swedish ICT
CountrySweden
CityPiteå
Period18/09/201320/09/2013

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Larsen, C. H., Lauritsen, D. S., Larsen, J. J., Pilgaard, M., & Madsen, J. B. (2013). Differences in Human Audio Localization Performance between a HRTF- and a non-HRTF Audio System. In Proceedings of the 8th Audio Mostly Conference [5] Piteå, Sweden: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2544114.2544118
Larsen, Camilla Horne ; Lauritsen, David Skødt ; Larsen, Jacob Junker ; Pilgaard, Marc ; Madsen, Jacob Boesen. / Differences in Human Audio Localization Performance between a HRTF- and a non-HRTF Audio System. Proceedings of the 8th Audio Mostly Conference. Piteå, Sweden : Association for Computing Machinery, 2013.
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Larsen CH, Lauritsen DS, Larsen JJ, Pilgaard M, Madsen JB. Differences in Human Audio Localization Performance between a HRTF- and a non-HRTF Audio System. In Proceedings of the 8th Audio Mostly Conference. Piteå, Sweden: Association for Computing Machinery. 2013. 5 https://doi.org/10.1145/2544114.2544118