Sennheiser a deployed a firmware update for the Ambeo sound bar, which brings to Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio At the phone. Sony showcased the technology at CES 2019, where it demonstrated how it can create an immersive experience by placing individual tracks on a 360-degree sphere “around” the listener. This can make it seem like the drums are coming from behind the listener, for example, while the song’s voice is coming from either side.
However, when Sony introduced the technology, it only worked with its then-flagship WH-1000XM3 headphones. Its availability has only expanded to a handful of other devices since then, but Sony revealed at CES this year that it is working with other phone and audio equipment makers to make 360 Reality Audio. available on more devices.
While Ambeo now supports the technology, it can’t magically turn a song into an immersive listening experience. Listeners will only be able to enjoy the new feature if they have access to Tidal HiFi or Amazon Music HD, which are the most expensive subscription levels of streaming services. Another option is nugs.net, a service that focuses on streaming live music on demand. Additionally, Ambeo owners will only be able to enjoy 360 Reality Audio content through their soundbar if it is streamed through Google Chromecast.
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