Holophonic Sounds: Tricking Your Brain To Hear 3-D

Submitted by: Webz 6 years ago Entertainment

These virtual reality sounds will mess with your head. (Requires headphones)
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Female 85
that was so weird i loved it
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Female 115
heh. That was kinda cool.
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Male 1,582
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.
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Male 15,832
Meh, all I heard were some rather mundane sound effects panning from left to right and right to left.
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Male 531
i like the haircut 1
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Male 1,745
This technology is old & why do they say close your eyes and then show images?
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Male 958
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.
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Female 2,027
yeesss the barber ones better still
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Male 240
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.
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Male 754
Its called stereo.
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Male 2,988
Freaking awesome. I love stuff like this.
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Female 631
lame.
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Male 941
It worked just fine with my surround speaker setup.
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Male 2,376
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
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Male 448
Virtual haircut is better.
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Male 99
emm this is just surround sound :/
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Male 177
I`ll take my 2 minutes 48 seconds back now, please.
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Male 229
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.
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Male 6,694
Now I have a headach.
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Male 164
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.
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Male 228
After i did this, i looked up the LSD I-Doser, and they really work, kinda scary, afterwards everything sounded very distant.
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Male 473
nothing beats the virtual barber shop
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Male 228
the matches sounded like someone was shaking matches and running around me in a circle.
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Male 3,076
yeah the Barber shop is way better!
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Male 10,339
Blow dryer was definitely the best.
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Female 901
Didn`t work for me.
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Male 1,815
This has been around for a long time.
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Female 683
Cool. It`s just not as interesting when they don`t have a unifying theme like the barber shop one.
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Male 426
I started laughing at the blow dryer. i almost actually felt the dryer. really drated with my mind. that was nuts.
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Male 1,081
Audiolicious.
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Male 1,451
No SuperBeast, that is only 2d, this will actually move the sound in front and behind you.
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Male 1,584
i started moving around at points. that was insane
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Male 169
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:
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Female 1,205
that...was...AMAZING!
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Male 10,440
I found myself listening to it again.

.... That`s a sexy voice.
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Female 219
I agree with plague555 i admit i had to open my eyes a few times made me uneasy
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Male 96
all their doing is moving specific sounds from the left to the right speaker, You can do the same thing with most equilizers...
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Female 24
yeah creepy woman... gah!
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Male 133
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.
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Male 2,549
Woah! Loved the lady in heels walking around me and talk, talk, whispering in my ears.
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Male 1,249
I dont think im on enough drugs at the moment to truly appreciate this
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Male 12,365
My soundcard simulates surround sound on headphones for games. This doesn`t sound any different.
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Male 553
The lady whispering close to my ear was freaking me out man.
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Male 69
Feel stupid now, it`s recorded with artifial head.. Of course, how could i forget that.
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Male 69
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.
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Male 639
Barbershop is way better
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Male 27
Meh. It`s nothing that listening to Phish when you`re baked out of your mind doesn`t do, IMO.
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Male 160
Anyone else feel like that back of their head got warm on the last one?
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Female 27
What is this supposed to accomplish. Huzzah I can hear in both my ears?
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Male 10,440
I`ll stick with my 5.1 surround, that way everything "sounds 3D".

I got the shivers listening to this with my eyes closed.
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Male 1,523
I`m sorta scared to try, good thing I lost my headphones.
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Female 133
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.
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Female 1,190
virtual barber shop=waaaaaaaay better, but def still cool
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Male 552
@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.
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Male 8,302
Wow. I remember when it was first invented... it`s called `stereo`
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Female 5,222
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 >_>
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Male 49
with the bose qc15s this is just scary. i like the virtual haircut more though
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Male 25,416
tis just tweaking left to right and lowering the sound. old news
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Male 153
So they learned how to pan sound? Good for them.
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Female 3,562
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.
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Male 58
This is crap compared to ambiophonics.

First things first, I don`t need headphones.
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Male 510
this was really badly done, by 3d stereo standards.
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Female 3,562
If this is real holophonic sound it`s FAR more complicated than regular stereo.
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Female 525
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.
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Male 113
lol i got the goosebumps aswell
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Female 1,589
Learned how to do this in my audio class at school. 5.1 sound is a great thing.
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Male 29
OMG its stereo!! welcome to the 60`s.
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Male 2,700
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?
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Male 168
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...
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Male 26
That was totally weird, I actually felt the blow dryer, I know it sounds crazy but it happened.
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Male 146
Not sure what is so great here. Bands like Pink Floyd were recording with Holophonics as far back as 1982.
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Female 1,324
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
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Male 208
if we are suppose to close our eyes then why do they have pictures in the videos..
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Female 255
Isn`t this the same as surround sound?
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Male 179
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.
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Female 779
Eh, that was not very interesting.
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Male 77
Yo im high and this sucks
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Male 1,548
Her voice gave me a boner.

The barbershop one is a better example of 3d sound though.
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Female 192
...that was like the MOST AMAZING THING EVER
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Male 3,310
I guess I missed something. What was supposed to be 3-d about the 2-d sound?
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Male 1,231
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
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Male 15,510
The virtual Haircut is better done
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Male 541
Link: Holophonic Sounds: Tricking Your Brain To Hear 3-D [Rate Link] - These virtual reality sounds will mess with your head. (Requires headphones)
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