SADIE II Database

Binaural and anthropomorphic measurements for virtual loudspeaker rendering.

The Original SADIE Binaural Database (depreciated) may be found here





Below, you may find the links to view / download the following data from the SADIE II Database:

  • Head Related Transfer Functions (.wav and SOFA format)
  • Binaural Room Impulse Responces (.wav and SOFA format)
  • Headphone IR / EQ Filters (.wav format)
  • Anthropomorphic Data
    • 3D Head Scan
    • Hi-Res Pictures of the Ear

  • A List of anechoic measurement angles (Points)
  • Intensity, ITD and ILD plots for HRIRs measured about the horizontal plane

You may download the entire database, each subject, or individual data.

HRIRs were measured for each subject for a regular latitude-longitude distribution (15° elevation and variable azimuthal resolution) and for at least 12 key Ambisonic loudspeaker configurations: Octahedron (x3 orientations), Cube, Bi-Rectangle (x3 orientations), Icosehedron, 7-Design, 26pt Lebedev Grid, Pentakis Icosedodecahedron and 50pt Lebedev Grid. They were taken using Genelec 8010s at a radius of 1.2m from the center of the subject's head.
BRIRs were measured for each subject for a 50pt Lebedev Grid Configuration. They were taken using Genelec 8030/40s at a radius of 1.5m from the centre of the subject's head.
Headphone Responces were measured for beyerdynamic DT990 headphones.

Audio data is available in 44.1K - 16bit, 48K - 24bit and 96K - 24bit .wav and AES 69 SOFA format. Measurements are labeled by azimuth and elevation in degrees accurate to 1 decimal place. Azimuth is measured anti-clockwise (to the left) about the horizontal plane. 0° marks directly in front of the subject. Elevation is measured above (positive) and below (negative) the horizontal plane. These data sets are specifically supported the Ambix Ambisonic decoder configuration files found here . By default, the config. files were designed to load measurements at 48KHz.

All data was recorded and developed at The Audio Lab, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, UK by Cal Armstrong, Lewis Thresh and Gavin Kearney. For any further details please get in touch.



This database is distributed under the Apache 2.0 License (LICENSE, NOTICE) *. The original dataset must be referenced
whenever used in original or modified form.


Latest Release: v1.0 (20/06/2018)


SADIE II Database | 20 Subjects DOWNLOAD DATABASE

D1D1 Subject: D1 Info: KU100 Points: 8802 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
D1 D1 D1 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
D2D2 Subject: D2 Info: KEMAR Points: 8802 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
D2 D2 D2 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H3H3 Subject: H3 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H3 H3 H3 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H4H4 Subject: H4 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H4 H4 H4 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H5H5 Subject: H5 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H5 H5 H5 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H6H6 Subject: H6 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H6 H6 H6 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H7H7 Subject: H7 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H7 H7 H7 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H8H8 Subject: H8 Info: Human Subject Points: 2818 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H8 H8 H8 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H9H9 Subject: H9 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H9 H9 H9 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H10H10 Subject: H10 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H10 H10 H10 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H11H11 Subject: H11 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H11 H11 H11 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H12H12 Subject: H12 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H12 H12 H12 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H13H13 Subject: H13 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H13 H13 H13 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H14H14 Subject: H14 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H14 H14 H14 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H15H15 Subject: H15 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H15 H15 H15 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H16H16 Subject: H16 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H16 H16 H16 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H17H17 Subject: H17 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H17 H17 H17 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H18H18 Subject: H18 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H18 H18 H18 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H19H19 Subject: H19 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H19 H19 H19 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
H20H20 Subject: H20 Info: Human Subject Points: 2114 Data Sheet: Linear / Log Download Subject
H20 H20 H20 HRIR (wav) BRIR (wav)
HRIR (SOFA) BRIR (SOFA)
DT990 Headphone IR / EQ
Anthropomorphic Data
Version Release Date Comment
1.0 20/06/2018 Initial Release

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