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MrHenko
MrHenko
Microcast: Ambisonics and Binaural blog.henrikcarlsson.se
jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko Very interesting. I've always wanted to play with binaural; do you think it would work using two small Sony ECM-50s attached to ear hooks, or do you really need in-ear microphones?

MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas ECM-50s (or similar) placed close to your ears would certainly create some kind of binaural effect and would give much more of a 3D experience than traditional stereo techniques but probably not as good as an actual dummy head, or in ear microphones. (Like these, for instance: www.thomann.de/se/sennhe...) Even something like an ORTF placement (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORTFstereotechnique) gives more of a 3D experience than something like a traditional spaced pair or X/Y stereo. My advice is if you have two ECM-50s, try it!

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko Thanks. Those Sennheisers look really interesting. Expensive at first glance, but then, you get in ear speakers too. At the moment the only buds I have are some horribly distorting Beats. Might have to start saving my pennies.

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MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas I haven't tested those myself but Sennheiser is one of the pro audio companies that I put a lot of trust into, so they are probably a great purchase. However it seems like they are for recording with an iOS device only which limits their appeal a bit to me.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko Agreed. The lightning connector is a bit restrictive. I’m sure someone will come up with lightning to 2xXLR at some point.