Binaural Audio – how it works

Binaural audio works on the premise of capturing the audio from the 360º space surrounding the microphones, making the playback very similar to our normal hearing. As sound reaches the listener, depending on the origin of the sound, it reaches each ear at different times and at different volumes – binaural audio recordings catch the very smallest detail of the surrounding sounds to create an immersive audio experience for the user.

Stereo recording does not account for the physical intricacies of our hearing – binaural audio also takes into account the shape of our ears, and how the sound moves around the outer ear, before reaching the inner ear canals. Binaural recording tricks your brain into thinking that what you are listening to is actually occurring in the space around you.

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