A frame from the movie Pearl.

Stereo vs binaural

Would you like to hear the difference between an binaural and a regular stereo soundtrack? Listen to these two audio clips from Pearl’s opening sequence.

One (Pearl opening sequence regular stereo) is the original soundtrack. The second (Pearl opening sequence binaural) is an enhanced version to which we have added sound effects to make what’s happening clearer and also used binaural audio (a form of surround sound for headphone listening that tricks the ears into thinking that sounds are coming from ‘outside the head’). (López, 2017)


López, Mariana (2017) In Power of Sound - a guest post on Vocaleyes.