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By spatial audio we refer to the investigation of techniques for sound
- recording and encoding
- manipulation (postproduction)
taking into account the spatial properties and the spatial nature of sound. Spatial audio would be a term of widespread academic usage.
By 3D audio we mostly refer to the spatial audio techniques which go beyond traditional stereo or 5.1/7.1 surround and which normally include height. It is rather a commercial term.