White Noise Designed for Headphones
White Noise & Co. is probably the most popular noise generator on this website. Its calibrated sliders produce all the classic spectral noise colors, but also any color yet to be named! The noise on this page may sound similar at first glance but differs by allowing headphones users to alter its stereo image. Wide Noise achieves a greater sense of spaciousness and comfort through headphones at the expense of being slightly less versatile in the range of spectral colors it can produce. Yet, all the classic colors are present.
Wide Noise groups sliders in. Each pair has two variations of the same signal: in-phase (+) and out-of-phase (-). Playing the produces the classic monaural sound. The version will produce something that sounds monaural too, but with a strange auditory feeling: the noise will sound as if it was twisted between your ears. Mixing these two components produces different widths in the stereophonic field. It is remarkable how mixing two components that sound monaural creates such a sense of depth through headphones. Have a try!