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The listener property of the BaseAudioContext interface returns an AudioListener object that can then be used for implementing 3D audio spatialization.




An AudioListener object.


Note: for a full Web Audio spatialization example, see our panner-node demo.

var AudioContext = window.AudioContext || window.webkitAudioContext;
var audioCtx = new AudioContext();
// Older webkit/blink browsers require a prefix


var myListener = audioCtx.listener;


Specification Status Comment
Web Audio API
The definition of 'listener' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 10.0webkit (Yes) 25.0 (25.0)  No support 15.0webkit
22 (unprefixed)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) 26.0 1.2 ? ? ? 33.0

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