[ProAudio] stereo perception through headphones

moskowitz lenmoskowitz at optonline.net
Sun Feb 2 13:39:42 EST 2020

Personalized HRTFs can currently be derived in two ways.

The first is to sit in a large anechoic room, with binaural microphones in your ears, while you get rotated as a loudspeaker gets positioned around you on a boom. It's not something you can do at home.

The second is to use the recent methods of determining your personal HRTF from a photo of either one or both of your ears. 

Here's one:

Here's another:

These work well.

Sony announced another one at the last AES, but it's not yet available:

There are  also a few databases of HRTFs that you can go through to find one that works for you. NYU has a repository for them.


Len Moskowitz (moskowit at core-sound.com)
Core Sound LLC
Home of OctoMic and TetraMic


> Edward Gosfield III via ProAudio <proaudio at bach.pgm.com> wrote:
> Len M mentioned individualized HRTFs and 'corrected' headphone EQ  (also 
> presumably individualized for the listener) as helpful solutions, but i 
> wonder how that could be accomplished objectively...not just 'sounds 
> better'.  I tried a couple of methods, including teh procedure Linkwitz 
> described, and some of the canned correction curves for Sennheisers 
> available with commercial 'correction' software and it didn't impress me 
> as a noticeable improvement.

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