What is Binaural Audio?
Binaural recordings are reproductions of sound recorded with special microphones that mimics the way the human ear hears.
For example, when you close your eyes you are able to tell where the sounds around you are coming from. This ability comes from the distance between the ears and the unique shape of the ear. Sounds coming from the left side of your head arrive at the left ear before they arrive at the right ear. This tiny timing difference combined with the shape of the ear allows our brains to localise sounds around us.
Using sensitive microphones arranged within a structure that replicates the human ears and head, binaural audio, when listened back to through headphones lets the listener feel like they are in the same time and place as the recording.
‘Binaural’ can be broken down to ‘bi’ meaning two and ‘aural’ meaning ears.
Both our DuoPop and DuoPop 2 Binaural Microphones replicate the human head and use highly sensitive, low noise microphone capsules to record high fidelity, binaural audio.