The binaural sound technology, what is it ?

With Binaural, you can travel in 3D sound

Binaural capturing involves coding the directivity of sound sources via the principles that naturally govern human listening. According to its morphology, the listener will indeed transform with diffraction or absorption the frequency information of the sound sources and modify their temporal characteristics, depending on their origin in the sphere of perception. However, a two-sensor system is sufficient to analyze and reproduce a three-dimensional space: laterality, depth and elevation. In practice, this materializes in the form of a pair of miniature microphones that are inserted into the ears and which allows to pick up the sounds as they are heard. The phase of hearing a binaural recording must be done through a stereophonic headphone in order to reconstruct the three-dimensional space that is familiar to us. This listening provides a very pleasant sensation and can even in some cases induce real hallucinations sound. The relationship between the recording and the listener changes considerably when the recording can give it the status of immediate sensation.

Extract from the “Binaural Sound Recording White Paper” written by Omni Head

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