Experience a Virtual Haircut

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, millions of people use headphones to listen to their favourite music, radio shows and TV programmes, but headphones can give the inaccurate impression that the sounds are coming from inside your head, rather than around it.

To address this, the BBC’s Research and Development team and others are developing new tools for the creation and delivery of bin-aural audio - a production technique that mimics natural hearing cues created by the head and ears. We’ll be keeping a close eye/ear on the development of this technology as it offers exciting potential to change the way we listen with headphones, but for the time being, put on some headphones, close your eyes and prepare to be amazed by this YouTube sound link below, created by a company called Q-Sound which shows the potential of this technology.