2014 Workgroup Topic Proposals

Reinventing audio for headphones

According to a 2013 survey by Motorola, more people watch TV and movies on tablets than on television sets/home theatres. More people than ever consume most of their sound over headphones, rather than speakers.

  • How do we adjust our creative practices for headphone listening?
  • What improvements to headphone sound do we need?
  • How can we prevent people from damaging their ears when so much sound is consumed loudly on headphones?
  • What other questions do we need to explore and address related to¬† headphone listening?

There are elements that could tie in with the binaural tracking workgroup proposal.