The ARI HRTF database contains high-resolution HRTFs of more than 200 subjects. Most subjects were measured using in-the-ear microphones, for a few others we used behind-the-ear microphones placed in hearing-aid devices. 1550 positions were measured for each listener including the full azimuthal-space (0° to 360°) and elevations from -30° to +80°. The frontal space has a resolution of 2.5° in the horizontal plane.

Detailed Description

HRTF positions

Tools and Documentation

These tools and documentation may help you to interact with the HRTFs:


In-the-ear HRTFs

      In-the-ear microphone

Behind-the-ear HRTFs

      Behind-the-ear microphone

Anthropometric Data




is a simple database for subject data management. It uses SQLite database in the backend.

Download setup file:


Download source files:

Please contact the autors Michael Mihocic or Piotr Majdak

History file (release notes)

Required Add-on: ADO.NET 2.0 Provider for SQLite

License: EUPL

Subjects - a simple software for subject data management.

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LTFAT is developed at:

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