inaural stereo attempts to mimic the human hearing system with a dummy head
(sometimes face, shoulders and chest too) with two omnidirectional microphones
placed in artificial ears just like a real human head. It works well, but only
on headphones. A binaural recording played on speakers doesnt work because
the two channels mix on their way to the listener, spoiling the effect. There
have been a number of systems attempting to make binaural recordings work on
loudspeakers but none has become popular.
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