I’ve been using the AuSIM Binaural Probe Micset for many years now, which is pretty much plug and play. (http://www.ausim3d.com/eC/transducers.html). We use them with a pair of Sound Devices microphone preamps (MP-1) to provide the 12V phantom power that is needed to drive the microphones. They are very good and pretty easy to use. For hygiene/holding them in place, we use a combination of surgical tape and/or Etymotic foam rings.
I recently came across much cheaper, consumer binaural microphones but don’t have much experience with them. (http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/category.cgi). I bought a pair of MS-EHB-2 for some work I was doing and was pretty impressed. I wouldn’t use them for HRTF recordings (microphones are in the wrong position) but they’ve been useful for prototyping signal processing algorithms for things like hearing aids/cochlear implants.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Elena Grassi
Hi Thibaud, years ago i carried out HRTF's measurements using microphones Knowles FG3329 and I have used other similar microphones by the same company. You can find a description of the procedure in http://www.isr.umd.edu/Labs/NSL/Files/grassi_ICAD2003.pdf
The microphones were surrounded by a layer of swimming ear plug silicon and then embedded into silicon moulding material (normally used for making ear impressions for hearing aids). The compound hardens within minutes, conforming to the shape of the ear canal and sealing it.
For hygiene purposes, the ear molding impression material was changed for each subject (also to have a better seal of the earcanal). The microphone itself never came into contact with the ear canal, and we cleaned the wires with alcohol.
Hope this helps, good luck with your measurements.
On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:52 AM, Thibaud <thibaud.leclere@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: