For those who tune in to the BBC radio frequently, you may or may not be pleased to hear (pardon the pun) that BBC will be launching a new experiment with its radios that supposedly will give listeners using headphones a surround sound experience.
The experiment involves music that BBC is offering in the binaural format, so that when users plug in their headphones, they will be able to enjoy an immersive experience without the need for any extra special kit. This is achieved by using only four channels as opposed to the standard 5.1 system that one can typically find in home cinema systems.
The recording that BBC used is that of Nine Lessons and Carols from 2007, so if you’re interested in seeing how BBC’s experiment paid off, pop on down to their website where there are multiple versions of the recording being offered for listeners to try out.
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