Originally Posted by LFF
1. A binaural headphone is another name for a stereo headphone. What you are thinking about is a binaural microphone.
2. Search google for how noise-cancelation works and you'll have your answer.
2. Yeah sorry about that. I should have used a Google search beforehand. I knew that some microphones had noise reduction properties, but I didn't think it was noise canceling per se.
Originally Posted by TheWuss
LFF is correct.
binaural may be closely associated with a recording technique, but in actuality it simply means "hearing with two ears".
the same way "binocular" means "seeing with two eyes". but if someone said "binocular" you would think immediately of binoculars.
Ah I see. I haven't heard the term used for a stereo headphone before. I thought it would bea stereo headphone, but I wasn't quite sure. Usually when I think of binaural, I immediately think of binaural recordings where they use the special "dummy head" to create a more realistic 3-D sound environment.