In this paper we investigate whether the selection of an individual preferred HRTF via a simple perceptive evaluation method based on a tournament mode also leads to a good localization accuracy. For many everyday application scenarios for which such a selection process could be useful it is also helpful to perceive the real acoustic environment at the same time. Therefore, it is also examined whether the use of bone conducting headphones differs from that of regular headphones. The results show that the tournament task is suitable for selecting an individual HRTF which at the same time allows a good localization of the acoustic stimuli. No difference could be found between bone conducting headphones and regular headphones.
Authors: Tray Minh Voong (Osnabrück University), Christoph Reuter (Musicological Department of the University of Vienna) and Michael Oehler (Osnabrück University)