AMSTERDAM, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hi-fi enthusiasts know the effect: when loudspeakers are in view, it's difficult to experience a truly spatial stereo image. The eyes see a space that doesn't correspond with what the ears are experiencing. Musicmask switches off visual perception, effectively suppressing this deception and distortion - an effect that science has also proven.
Musicmask completely shuts out light, while allowing the eyes to remain open. Our hearing is more alert with open eyes than with closed ones. This is why listening with Musicmask is a much more intense experience than listening with your eyes closed. The effect is as magical as listening to music in a completely darkened room, a setting that cannot always be created at home.
Musicmask was developed by Acoustic Projects in Amsterdam. Developer Corly Bedacht: 'The idea for Musicmask came about during a meditation session in a darkened room. The music played sounded particularly spatial. When the light was switched on later, the spatial effect was diminished. Supported by scientific research, Musicmask was then developed.'
Science about listening in the dark
In their scientific research, the Center for Neural Science in New York and Tel Aviv University stated that people hear better in the dark. Senses always 'fight' for the brain's attention. By removing vision, the ears are given more processing power to digest sound. As a result, you hear more details, sounds appear more spatial and the emotional experience is heightened.
Musicmask can be used for listening to music at home, in recording studios when reviewing recordings, and for assessing and objectively comparing hi-fi equipment.
Responses from hi-fi reviewers and users are enthusiastic, and the first sales results from our webshop in the Netherlands are very promising. Accordingly, Acoustic Projects has decided to open up its webshop to the world.
Musicmask was developed by Acoustic Projects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Acoustic Projects develops innovative hi-fi products, improves existing hi-fi products, records music, and performs general research in the audio field. Note for the editors
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SOURCE Acoustic Projects