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Date: 01/27/11 02:29 PM

83 Responses to Holophonic Sounds: Tricking Your Brain To Hear 3-D

  1. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Link: Holophonic Sounds: Tricking Your Brain To Hear 3-D - These virtual reality sounds will mess with your head. (Requires headphones)
  2. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    The virtual Haircut is better done
  3. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Was gonna mention the virtual hair cut but was beaten to it. This isn`t horrendously difficult to do at a basic level either; a bi-naural mic placement or a Neumann dummy head would do the trick
  4. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I guess I missed something. What was supposed to be 3-d about the 2-d sound?
  5. Profile photo of Padiddle
    Padiddle Female 13-17
    192 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    ...that was like the MOST AMAZING THING EVER
  6. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Her voice gave me a boner.

    The barbershop one is a better example of 3d sound though.
  7. Profile photo of Cindrum
    Cindrum Male 18-29
    77 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Yo im high and this sucks
  8. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Eh, that was not very interesting.
  9. Profile photo of bryantm3
    bryantm3 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    this is like some lame demo of stereo from 1962. it`s stereo, you only hear right and left and places in between— i don`t know what`s so new and different about that.
  10. Profile photo of lisalezah
    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Isn`t this the same as surround sound?
  11. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    if we are suppose to close our eyes then why do they have pictures in the videos..
  12. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    the barber shop one IS better, but this was pretty good.

    @thelonious you obviously didn`t get it hah or your mind couldn`t grasp the idea, or you didn`t put headphones on... The idea is if you suspend the fact that there`s no one there, you can picture these things going on and where due to how the sound moves between the two speakers of the headphones
  13. Profile photo of BoredIAm
    BoredIAm Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Not sure what is so great here. Bands like Pink Floyd were recording with Holophonics as far back as 1982.
  14. Profile photo of Llamakhan
    Llamakhan Male 18-29
    26 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    That was totally weird, I actually felt the blow dryer, I know it sounds crazy but it happened.
  15. Profile photo of Kleidermotte
    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
    168 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    I`m not high, but lack some sleep. And as I heared the hairdryer I really felt an airstream on my head. Right where it should be. I got goosebumps on my head... brrr...
  16. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    hey you know another good use for this crap? Turtle Beach X-41 Headphones and Black Ops. Or Dead Space 2. how is this new, amazing, or even something worth looking BACK on as it has been out since like what, the 80s?
  17. Profile photo of statesgarden
    statesgarden Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    OMG its stereo!! welcome to the 60`s.
  18. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    Learned how to do this in my audio class at school. 5.1 sound is a great thing.
  19. Profile photo of SilentFart
    SilentFart Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    lol i got the goosebumps aswell
  20. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Meh... It`s hard to be "fooled" by it when it`s mostly just sound pointed directly at the speakers and then turned away from the speakers.
  21. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    If this is real holophonic sound it`s FAR more complicated than regular stereo.
  22. Profile photo of the_phantom
    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    this was really badly done, by 3d stereo standards.
  23. Profile photo of hellrazor236
    hellrazor236 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    This is crap compared to ambiophonics.

    First things first, I don`t need headphones.
  24. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    OSigmaO, that would be true if that`s all they did. There`s a lot more to it than that. It`s a different form of sound recording involving an algorithm that mixes the sound in a way that is more natural than how a microphone normally records it.
  25. Profile photo of Ska_Machine
    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    So they learned how to pan sound? Good for them.
  26. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    tis just tweaking left to right and lowering the sound. old news
  27. Profile photo of GregH7
    GregH7 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    with the bose qc15s this is just scary. i like the virtual haircut more though
  28. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    I couldnt do it, I had to take the headphones off. A part of me kept thinking something was going to scream in my ear >_>
  29. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Wow. I remember when it was first invented... it`s called `stereo`
  30. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    @Fatninja01

    Actually, they`re using 2condenser microphones with different panning settings on the opposite side of a fake head, and recording around it, to synthesize 3D audio effects.

    But I guess if you over simplify it, I guess you could say it`s just panning, EQ-ing, and panning effects.
  31. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    virtual barber shop=waaaaaaaay better, but def still cool
  32. Profile photo of frEbAsnSuga
    frEbAsnSuga Female 18-29
    133 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    That was crazy. I had my eyes closed and I couldn`t help it that my eyes followed the sounds. Especially when the airplane sound was on... my eyes followed to look in the direction the plane was zooming.
  33. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    I`m sorta scared to try, good thing I lost my headphones.
  34. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    I`ll stick with my 5.1 surround, that way everything "sounds 3D".

    I got the shivers listening to this with my eyes closed.
  35. Profile photo of Porcelyn
    Porcelyn Female 18-29
    27 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    What is this supposed to accomplish. Huzzah I can hear in both my ears?
  36. Profile photo of Sonic2001
    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    Anyone else feel like that back of their head got warm on the last one?
  37. Profile photo of metalownsyou
    metalownsyou Male 18-29
    27 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Meh. It`s nothing that listening to Phish when you`re baked out of your mind doesn`t do, IMO.
  38. Profile photo of kingpong
    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    Barbershop is way better
  39. Profile photo of CreamKreator
    CreamKreator Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Yeah, sort of warming experienced in the back of my head. Could be that i`m almost as baked as i would be on a Phish concert.. Have to learn more about the technique used. Usual phase-shifting don`t cover back-to-front transitions, they can trick your ears to believe that the sound comes out side the speakers/headphones.. hmm.. I wonder if it`s still so clear when mixed with multiple channels and positions.
  40. Profile photo of CreamKreator
    CreamKreator Male 30-39
    69 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    Feel stupid now, it`s recorded with artifial head.. Of course, how could i forget that.
  41. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    The lady whispering close to my ear was freaking me out man.
  42. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    My soundcard simulates surround sound on headphones for games. This doesn`t sound any different.
  43. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    I dont think im on enough drugs at the moment to truly appreciate this
  44. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    Woah! Loved the lady in heels walking around me and talk, talk, whispering in my ears.
  45. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
    128 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Yeah I have real 3D surround sound headphones and the soundcard for it. Great for movies, but yeah I couldnt tell any difference with this. Sounds more flat.
  46. Profile photo of vmartinezww
    vmartinezww Female 18-29
    24 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    yeah creepy woman... gah!
  47. Profile photo of SuperBeast
    SuperBeast Male 18-29
    96 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    all their doing is moving specific sounds from the left to the right speaker, You can do the same thing with most equilizers...
  48. Profile photo of ericka225
    ericka225 Female 18-29
    219 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    I agree with plague555 i admit i had to open my eyes a few times made me uneasy
  49. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    I found myself listening to it again.

    .... That`s a sexy voice.
  50. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    that...was...AMAZING!
  51. Profile photo of niceguy191
    niceguy191 Male 18-29
    169 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Couldn`t do it... I couldn`t shake the feeling that it was going to be a "screamer" and suddenly get really loud to scare the crap outta me. See what you`ve done IAB? I can`t trust you anymore. I`ve been hurt too many times... D:
  52. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    i started moving around at points. that was insane
  53. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    No SuperBeast, that is only 2d, this will actually move the sound in front and behind you.
  54. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Audiolicious.
  55. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    I started laughing at the blow dryer. i almost actually felt the dryer. really drated with my mind. that was nuts.
  56. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Cool. It`s just not as interesting when they don`t have a unifying theme like the barber shop one.
  57. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    This has been around for a long time.
  58. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Didn`t work for me.
  59. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    Blow dryer was definitely the best.
  60. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:00 am
    yeah the Barber shop is way better!
  61. Profile photo of 9000penguins
    9000penguins Male 18-29
    228 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 2:21 am
    the matches sounded like someone was shaking matches and running around me in a circle.
  62. Profile photo of 10Bears
    10Bears Male 30-39
    452 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 2:32 am
    nothing beats the virtual barber shop
  63. Profile photo of 9000penguins
    9000penguins Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:40 am
    After i did this, i looked up the LSD I-Doser, and they really work, kinda scary, afterwards everything sounded very distant.
  64. Profile photo of infantry0
    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:55 am
    Not so new. Pink Floyd did this 25 years ago in the beginning of Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 I think when they shot out the tv sets all the way around your head.
  65. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 7:50 am
    Now I have a headach.
  66. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:54 am
    I had a feeling what this was going to be from the beginning, and it proved to be right. Simple transitions from left to right speakers in the head phones. It sounded cool though, I will give them that.
  67. Profile photo of MyJobSucks
    MyJobSucks Male 18-29
    177 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 8:55 am
    I`ll take my 2 minutes 48 seconds back now, please.
  68. Profile photo of quick1dunkno
    quick1dunkno Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 9:24 am
    emm this is just surround sound :/
  69. Profile photo of Ozmose
    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Virtual haircut is better.
  70. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 10:22 am
    i think u need really good headphones to truly appreciate .. im genna retry this when im home on my denon`s ... those buggers make Black Ops sound like a 3D world
  71. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    771 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 10:41 am
    It worked just fine with my surround speaker setup.
  72. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    lame.
  73. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Freaking awesome. I love stuff like this.
  74. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Its called stereo.
  75. Profile photo of Owanie
    Owanie Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Durdikkimeng:

    I don`t think this is stereo because stereo only allows you to pan your sound to left, right and in between those two extremes. This works as if the sound rotates around you in "depth and heighth", rather than just in "length". Unless I`m wrong.
  76. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    yeesss the barber ones better still
  77. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Yeah its fake the only thing that felt real was when my eyes were closed and that women`s voice went to the right side of the headphone talking, it made me laugh and smile for no reason.
  78. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    This technology is old & why do they say close your eyes and then show images?
  79. Profile photo of popsiclemyk
    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    i like the haircut 1
  80. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Meh, all I heard were some rather mundane sound effects panning from left to right and right to left.
  81. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:40 am
    If you don`t close your eyes it doesn`t work. Not being able to see it what helps make the illusion feel real. If you can clearly see that nothing is happening around you, you brain won`t be tricked and you won`t hear the 3D sounds properly.
  82. Profile photo of Random3
    Random3 Female 18-29
    115 posts
    February 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    heh. That was kinda cool.
  83. Profile photo of Levon1
    Levon1 Female 18-29
    85 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    that was so weird i loved it

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