Originally Posted by ginetto61
Hello and thanks a lot !
i have tried the demo here
the effect is subtle nice but i am afraid not enough
I think the goal is to get the sound coming clearly from the front
I am sure that some of the sound purity will be lost but a good digital dsp system should be the solution
it is strange that in this time of 3D audio video experience nobody feel this need
Nevertheless i see an exceptional future for headphone listening
Me for one i have no other option for serious listening
And after a while the feeling of good sound but inside the head is fatiguing
The demo is nice, but since it is a youtube video, it doesn't give you the opportunity to play with the parameters. Because everybody's head and ears are a little different, the head related transfer function will differ on an individual basis. The actual plugin let's you adjust the crossfed level and cutoff frequency to your own personal preference. My personal choice of setting in the BS2B plugin is a goosed crossfeed.
Be aware that there are only two channels in a headphone. The crossfeed DSP is exactly the DSP which helps headphones emulate a two speaker system. Other than the smyth realizer that adjusts the head related transfer function in real time as you move your head around your listening room to give the effect of spatial variations in the sound field, there is no way a headphone is going to present a two dimensional soundscape in the listening plane.
Keep in mind, your listening experience is also affected by other stimulus as well. If you lack the visual cue of speakers in front of you, it will be much harder to achieve the sensation of front originating sound. This is why the youtube binaural videos often recommend that you a) close your eyes and b) keep your head still during listening. (a), so that you eliminate the visual cue that tells you there are no speakers in front of you (or band/orchestra/singer/etc.. in front of you) and (b), so that you don't detect the lack of spatial variations in the sound field.
You should give the bs2b plugin a second, honest try, and play with the crossfeed settings to see if you can achieve a more realistic audio image. If that doesn't work out for you, sadly, I don't think you will find anything for headphones that gives whatever effect you think you want. In that case, you need to get a 2.1 or 5.1 speaker system and a listening room.