LINKS TO OTHER AUDIO SITES
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A unique web index combining site listings with reviews and editorial content
(formerly The Mining Company). Each of their categories is managed by a
human guide who makes all decisions about which sites get listed. This link
goes directly to one of their home electronics-oriented guide's page.
AKG HEADPHONES Page
Major manufacturer of quality headphones; their K 1000 headphones are
the current reference phones used at THE BINAURAL SOURCE.
Information assembled by Richard Elen on the best surround sound format,
Ambisonic. Ambisonic UHJ-encoded CDs (Nimbus, Conifer, others) also sound
better than standard stereo on headphones, though not actually binaural.
FAQ, discography, articles, links to other surround sound sites.
Short explanation of Ambisonics from graduate student at the University
The Ambiophonics Institute is an educational group formed to promote realistic
music reproduction in the home, using a baffle running from between two
speakers up to the listener's head. Gives a binaural-like effect with both
binaural and stereo sources. <email@example.com>Rockleigh
Designer and manufacturer of digital chips for many audio applications,
including digital processors and the Circle Surround system.
Site of another producer of several of our binaural CDs. Edward Wolfrum
uses a HEAD Acoustics system and is in the Detroit area.
AUDIO & HOME
THEATER ENTHUSIAST'S PAGE
Interesting online site for audio and home theater fans.
New audiophile newsletter without advertising, issued alternate months.
The best little audio web magazine in cyberspace! New site for high end
audio, music on recordings (classical & jazz), home theater and associated
subjects. Monthly and weekly features, reviews, survey of the old-fashioned
print audio press, plus MP3 audio interviews.
Another good E-Zine of subjective high-end audio journalism, coming from
Canada. What's New, Show Reports, Archives of reviews, Letters, New Recordings,
Gordon Gilbert's CD reviews and recommendations for the serious audiophile
who cares not only about content but about audio quality as well. Heavy
on soundttracks and pop; special section on Japanese anime.
David Simpkin's personal site with musings on various approaches to audio,
This unique E-zine offers product and recording reviews By consumers For
consumers. A forum for audio buffs to share experiences & ideas. Reviews
are automated and posted immediately; sounds like this would be a mess,
but site is skillfully laid out and enjoyable to access.
Commercial site with reviews and info on many audio manufacturers and audio
classified ads. Very useful search engine to component reviews in all of
the online magazines - great way to get a quick cross-section of opinion
on a component in which you are interested!
(Acoustic Renaissance for Audio)
Non-profit organization dedicated to higher standards for digital audio
in all its forms; proponents of the HQCD format for DVD.
AUDIO AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL
Interesting links to 3D Sound and Spatial Sound-related sources on the web
The international professional organization for audio people.
Shopping mall for classifieds and auction items in high end audio, also
live chat feature.
The World-Wide Audio Link Site; claims to be the largest register of audio/hifi
magazines and manufacturers on the web. Based in Sweden.
Used high end component reviews and classified marketplace.
This site makes the slightly exaggerated claim of having links to ALL the
audio sites on the entire Net. Check it out if you know of a really obscure
one. They also have a form for adding additional sites. They also supply
parts for loudspeaker builders.
A totally non-commercial site at MIT with still more links.
Massive variety of audio-related links around the world, also video and
GUIDE TO BINAURAL RECORDING
A one-page basic introduction to what binaural is; part of a site devoted
to studio recording techniques.
Duen Yen's own MPEG binaural recordings of two dogs running around,
plus some music, plus links to many other sites with downloadable true binaural
and computer-simulated binaural samples.
AND SPATIAL HEARING
Details on a book reporting extensive scholarly research on the many
intriguing phenomena of spatial and binaural hearing. Papers from a four-day
conference on the subject at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
BINAURAL SOUND SITE
Part of Web audio & home theater site, this is the section on Binaural.
One of several sites offering special recordings utilizing something
known as "binaural beats;" different frequencies supplied alternately
to the two ears via headphones to aid in achieving various states of relaxation/meditation.
Everything to do with the technology of the compact disc, CD-ROM, and
DVD, including encoding, decoding, manufacture, standards, mp3 etc.
Details on this matrix encode or decode process (single or double-ended),
which sounds terrific using binaural CDs as sources. More at
SMART Devices site.
Both for those just getting their feet wet in the classics and for the
seasoned fans. Essays on the classics, reviews, basics on top works and
their composers, Where Do I Start? section, many lists of recordings, classical
Large base of informational files/reviews/articles about classical music
of all types; non-commercial.
Articles and features on classical music, composers, performers, recordings
with a British slant. CD listings and reviews.Tied-in with Classic CD magazine.
New search engine strictly for the classical music internet community.
Well-organized - makes sense of the net for those with a real interest in
good music. Provides a user-friendly interface plus fast download times.
Makers of one of the few consumer-level binaural microphone systems available.
Dick Olsher's Audio Mecca Link Extravaganza
Major list of audio links from around the world, assembled by this audio
writer and speaker designer.
Online auction site for new and used audio, pro audio, video, musical
instruments and associated gear. Musicians may list free three times monthly.
DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEMS
Information on their propriatary surround sound process in theatrical use
and on their high-end consumer 5.1 channel surround process for CDs, Laserdiscs
"So, you want to build a pair of binaural microphones?" clearly
describes the process, using a pair of Panasonic electret capsules, and
lists all the parts and how to assemble.
Recommended recordings, tweaks, interviews, and free stuff! firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturers of dynamic in-the-ear-canal headphones similar to those used
in HRTF and hearing measurements. For those who don't mind stuffing things
in their ears, these Canal Phones shut out most external noise and deliver
profound bass response with low distortion. For reviews and more information
contact them Here.
Home electronics guide, audio and general interest commercial site. Writers
are five of nation's leading experts on consumer electronics. Searchable
product review database, buyers' guide and message board.
AL FASOLDT'S ARTICLES
Straight-ahead, no-nonense articles on audio by columnist for the Syracuse
Newspapers as well as author of The Common-Sense Audiophile in Fanfare
magazine. Titles include How to Choose Good Headphones, Generating Low-Bass
Notes in my Headphones, Surround Sound Done Right.
FOCAL POINT 3D AUDIO
Equipment and software for convoluting binaural from mono or stereo
sources in real time using head tracking. Demo downloads at site.
are also among our favorites for binaural listening; even their low-end
SR-60 is a great buy. For more information, Email a request
HEAD ACOUSTICS INC.
U.S. Distributors of the Aachen HEAD Acoustics binaural systems, used both
for precise sound measurement and for commercial recordings.
Another DIY binaural head page with photo of cute spherical heads and
MPEG samples to download.
Catalog specializing in headphone amps (using their special circuit to improve
listening to standard stereo on 'phones), various headphones, portable carriers
and many other headphone accessories. <Tyll@headphone.com>
A headphone resource site; non-commercial information about everything
to do with headphones: large headphone FAQ section, educational links, library
archives, simple circuits for hooking up headphones, commercial links. Any
answers you don't find here at THE BINAURAL SOURCE you'll probably find
This San Francisco label records most of their CDs in binaural, which they
call 3D Sound, and we carry them at THE BINAURAL SOURCE .
A shopping/comparison resource for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts;
major link directory of manufacturers, components, including auto stereo
and used equipment.
General interest commercial site in Canada: articles, forums, has a free
This Norwegian audio buff has reviews of new products, audio news, reports
on hi-fi shows worldwide with photos and a very large audio link list; one
of the best pages on the net.
DIY project from binaural recording fan Doug Brown.
Index site to find out about the options you have in making your own
excellent audio recordings without spending a bundle.
TO BINAURAL TECHNOLOGY
A detailed paper on binaural perception and its application by engineers;
University of Miami site. Finds there are three "modules" in the
process of binaural hearing: the two-ears-head array for reception, the
subcortical auditory system for perception, and the cortex of the brain
German record label recording much of their catalog in binaural using an
Aachen Head Acoustics system. THE BINAURAL SOURCE exclusively carries all
of their binaural CDs.
Now transitioned from a printed newsletter to a web-only magazine. General
interest articles and news of interest to Southern California audiophiles;
some DIY articles.
Mike Silverton's recorded-music webzine with classical CD reviews, features
on various classical labels, and other articles. Sponsored by Madrigal Audio
Advanced hardware and computer software for binaural "convolution"
- taking mono sources and placing them anywhere around the listener
to either headphones or speakers. Originators of Dolby Headphone circuit.
Site includes some short binaural demo material to download. Sydney, AU.
LODES TONE CATALOG
Unique interactive catalog specializing in Audio Theater productions
on cassette, CD & videotape (not old-time radio shows). If you enjoy
the binaural audio dramas handled by THE BINAURAL SOURCE you will also be
captivated by the many non-binaural audio dramas available here.
The Binaural Panorama mode offered on some Lexicon surround processors
is discussed elsewhere at THE BINAURAL SOURCE as the only way to properly
experience the binaural effect using loudspeakers instead of headphones.
Well, Kevin Brown has at his site two other simple approaches which will
cost little or nothing, using three identical speakers. The simpler of the
two needs nothing else, but the speakers must be full-range drivers without
Another maker of consumer-level binaural miniature microphone systems; Marc
Reasoner also offers accessories for portable recordists.
Makers of high quality professional microphones, including the KU-100 binaural
dummy head system. Email: email@example.com
OADE BROTHERS AUDIO
Another supplier of binaural microphones & accessories, with the
most extensive list of different models to fit individual needs.
ONLY NEW AGE MUSIC
This site has complete details on the 20 different Sounds of Nature binaural
CDs which are introduced via their Sampler which is listed at the end of
our Environmental Sounds page.
Philomel Records has released a compact disc entitled "Musical Illusions
and Paradoxes" which brings together for the first time a number of
compelling musical illusions and paradoxes that hearing researcher Diana
Deutsch has created. ..... <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RECORD COLLECTING RESOURCES
One of the biggest link pages on the web concerning everything to do with
the purchase, sale and collection of CDs, vinyl records and even 78s. Huge!
Leading audiophile CD label, classical and jazz direct-two-track, most HDCD
encoded (gives enhanced soundfield on matrix surround decoders), Grammy
nominee for Best Classical Producer of 1997.
OF THE "COCKTAIL PARTY EFFECT"
The complete buzz from the MIT Media Lab about this important aspect
of our innate binaural hearing.
AUDIO AND MUSIC LINKS
Like it says; all alphabetically arranged for you.
Complete line of headphones, all excellent for binaural. We especially like
Home site of the talented ten-piece brass ensemble whose most recent
CD, "Gershwin to Sousa" is C-19 in THE BINAURAL SOURCE catalog!
Tech info on the recording of that CD, plus their other non-binaural CDs
and their concert appearances.
This firm researches, designs and builds all the IMAX theaters and rides.
Now entering the consumer field with their PSE binaural headset for 3D audio
use with computers and multimedia.
Suppliers of DSM mikes (semi-binaural, clip on glasses' temples), portable
recording accessories, and tips on recording.
Another manufacturer of binaural microphones and other pro gear; in business
SOUND SITE AUDIO AND
General interest commercial site devoted to information and knowledge of
consumer audio and video technology.
Devoted to the work of the nationally-recognized nature sound recordist,
artist and teacher Gordon Hempton. His untampered, natural environmental
recordings are all made binaurally and THE BINAURAL SOURCE carries his complete
Earth Sounds series. This site has an unusual audio FAQ section.
STEREOPHILE Magazine Web Site
Adjunct to the print publication with late-breaking news, reviews, reports,
audio links, articles on subjects not covered in the magazine, audio links,
events, "soapbox," details on back issues. Weekly user opinion
SURROUND SOUND MAILING LIST
Primarily an Ambisonic technical discussion group, but has some general
discussion about many aspects of binaural and surround sound. A number of
dailiy postings. To subscribe: <email@example.com>
SOUND DISCOGRAPHY Comprehensive list of recordings
issued in all surround formats, past and present: Ambisonic/UHJ, Circle
Surround, Dolby Surround, DTS, Quadraphonic (all formats), Binaural (deleted
SOUND INFORMATION SOURCE
Chris Kantack provides a detailed description and comparison on everything
related to surround sound with an emphasis on ambience recovery (a la Haefler
circuit) and matrix surround. He supports our claim that binaural recordings
provide excellent surround sound on matrix or ambience recovery decoders.
This leading record producer does many binaural recordings of world music
performers (we offer them at THE BINAURAL SOURCE). His own page, with a
section on "Binauralisms," is at this site. It includes the only
consumer-level online discussion area about binaural! [launched 8/97]
TNT AUDIO E-ZINE
Zine based in Italy; covers the expected hardware and software; has
no advertising or user subscription fee. English & Italian versions.
TOMI ENGDAHL HOME PAGE
Young computer programming student heavily into audio. Huge links list
covers audio electronics, computer audio, virtual reality, etc. (some in
SPATIAL AUDIO INDEX
An extensive resource/index for spatial audio as it relates to the Web,
computer multimedia and virtual reality. Though most of the approaches deal
with speaker-based psychoacoustics, some delve into binaural headphone processes,
and there are downloadable samples.
ACOUSTICS PROJECT IN THE ISVR
The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton
in Britain researches the use of digital signal processing to improve sound
reproduction on both headphones and speakers. They call their process a
"virtual imaging system;" site includes some short sound samples
Index of articles including some on binaural, mostly academic/professional
journals but some consumer publications.
(Not to be confused with Audio Web); Peter Kant's E-zine with features on
Binaural, Headphones, Sound Recording, loudspeakers, other components, glossary,
reader's corner and amazing number of audio links plus $10 classifieds.
Source of the exciting binaural audio dramas offered by THE BINAURAL SOURCE,
as well as many more inventive aural adventures in good old stereo. This
takes you to their catalog.
MOST ACTIVE USENET GROUPS FOR AUDIO BUFFS:
- rec.audio.marketplace (a great place to buy and sell audio components
at no charge)
AOL has audio discussions and classified ads under "Consumer
Electronics," and STEREO REVIEW and AUDIO have an AOL site.
COMPUSERVE has an active high end forum called CEAUDIO with a
library of useful files, schematics, and participation by several audio
THE AUDIOPHILE NETWORK is the oldest online meeting place for
audio buffs. TAN is a text-only BBS with forums on all aspects of high
end audio. Paid subscribers can download data to read and respond after
logging off. A number of audio writers participate and the general level
of discussion is more consistently responsible than most of the newsgroups.
Dataline phone number: 818-988-0452. They now have a web site at www.tanet.com/
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