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ABOUT.COM
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.
AMBISONIC SITE
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.
AMBISONICS Explained
Short explanation of Ambisonics from graduate student at the University of Waterloo.

AMBIOPHONICS
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. <rglasgal@sm.glasgal.com>Rockleigh NJ USA
ANALOG DEVICES
Designer and manufacturer of digital chips for many audio applications, including digital processors and the Circle Surround system.

AUDIOGRAPHICS
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.

audioMUSINGS
New audiophile newsletter without advertising, issued alternate months.

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
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.

audiophilia
Another good E-Zine of subjective high-end audio journalism, coming from Canada. What's New, Show Reports, Archives of reviews, Letters, New Recordings, Links etc.
THE AUDIOPHILE ASYLUM
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.
AUDIO RECORDING
David Simpkin's personal site with musings on various approaches to audio, including binaural.
AUDIO REVIEW
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.

AUDIO WEB
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!
ARA (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 SOUND LINKS
Interesting links to 3D Sound and Spatial Sound-related sources on the web

AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY
The international professional organization for audio people.
AUDIOGON
Shopping mall for classifieds and auction items in high end audio, also live chat feature.
AUDIONOVA
The World-Wide Audio Link Site; claims to be the largest register of audio/hifi magazines and manufacturers on the web. Based in Sweden.
AUDIO SHOPPER
Used high end component reviews and classified marketplace.

AUDIOPHILE LINKS
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.
MORE AUDIOPHILE LINKS
A totally non-commercial site at MIT with still more links.
AUDIO/VIDEO EXTRAVAGANZA
Massive variety of audio-related links around the world, also video and home theater
BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BINAURAL RECORDING
A one-page basic introduction to what binaural is; part of a site devoted to studio recording techniques.
THE BINAURAL PAGE
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.
BINAURAL 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.
BRAINWAVE GENERATOR
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.
CDPage
Everything to do with the technology of the compact disc, CD-ROM, and DVD, including encoding, decoding, manufacture, standards, mp3 etc.
CIRCLE SURROUND
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.
CLASSICAL BEGINNERS
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 music links.
CLASSICAL NET
Large base of informational files/reviews/articles about classical music of all types; non-commercial.
CLASSICAL NET UK
Articles and features on classical music, composers, performers, recordings with a British slant. CD listings and reviews.Tied-in with Classic CD magazine.
CLASSICAL SEARCH
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.
CORE SOUND
Makers of one of the few consumer-level binaural microphone systems available. <moskowit@panix.com>
Dick Olsher's Audio Mecca Link Extravaganza
Major list of audio links from around the world, assembled by this audio writer and speaker designer.

DIGIBID.COM
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 & DVD.
Do-It-Yourself Binaural Mikes
"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.
ENJOY THE MUSIC
Recommended recordings, tweaks, interviews, and free stuff! afn12686@afn.org
ETYMOTIC RESEARCH
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.
E/TOWN
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.
GRADO HEADPHONES
are also among our favorites for binaural listening; even their low-end SR-60 is a great buy. For more information, Email a request Here.
HEAD ACOUSTICS INC.
U.S. Distributors of the Aachen HEAD Acoustics binaural systems, used both for precise sound measurement and for commercial recordings.

HEADMICS
Another DIY binaural head page with photo of cute spherical heads and MPEG samples to download.
HEADROOM
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>
HEADWIZE
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 at HeadWize!
HEYDAY RECORDS
This San Francisco label records most of their CDs in binaural, which they call 3D Sound, and we carry them at THE BINAURAL SOURCE .
HI-FI HEAVEN
A shopping/comparison resource for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts; major link directory of manufacturers, components, including auto stereo and used equipment.
THE HI-FI PLAYGROUND
General interest commercial site in Canada: articles, forums, has a free classified section.
HIFI PAGES
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.
HOMEMADE BINAURAL MICS
DIY project from binaural recording fan Doug Brown.
HOME RECORDING
Index site to find out about the options you have in making your own excellent audio recordings without spending a bundle.
INTRODUCTION 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 for interpretation.
KLANGRAUME MUSIC
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.
L.A. AUDIO FILE
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.
LA FOLIA
Mike Silverton's recorded-music webzine with classical CD reviews, features on various classical labels, and other articles. Sponsored by Madrigal Audio Laboratories.


LAKE DSP
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.

LOUDSPEAKER BINAURAL -New!
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 crossovers.
MARCSOUNDS
Another maker of consumer-level binaural miniature microphone systems; Marc Reasoner also offers accessories for portable recordists.
NEUMANN
Makers of high quality professional microphones, including the KU-100 binaural dummy head system. Email: info@neumannusa.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
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. ..... <dd@philomel.com>
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!
REFERENCE RECORDINGS
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.
REVIEW OF THE "COCKTAIL PARTY EFFECT"
The complete buzz from the MIT Media Lab about this important aspect of our innate binaural hearing.

RG's AUDIO AND MUSIC LINKS
Like it says; all alphabetically arranged for you.
SENNHEISER HEADPHONES
Complete line of headphones, all excellent for binaural. We especially like the HD-600.
SOLID BRASS
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.
SONICS ASSOCIATES
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.

SONIC STUDIOS
Suppliers of DSM mikes (semi-binaural, clip on glasses' temples), portable recording accessories, and tips on recording.

THE SOUND PROFESSIONALS
Another manufacturer of binaural microphones and other pro gear; in business since 1979.

SOUND SITE AUDIO AND VIDEO
General interest commercial site devoted to information and knowledge of consumer audio and video technology.
THE SOUNDTRACKER
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 survey.

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: <sursound@darkwing.uoregon.edu> -
SURROUND 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 ones only)
SURROUND 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.
TCHAD BLAKE
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 Finnish).
ULTIMATE 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.
VIRTUAL 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 to download.

VIRTUAL AUDIO BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index of articles including some on binaural, mostly academic/professional journals but some consumer publications.
WEB AUDIO MAGAZINE
(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.

ZBS FOUNDATION
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:

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 industry figures.

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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