What separates good sound from phenomenal audio is the ability to transport you right where the action is. Whether it’s knowing where every cackle of gunfire is coming from or embracing an authentic sense of presence when you’re standing in the center of a battle arena, THX Spatial Audio can bring all your sound sources to life.
THX Spatial Audio is optimized for popular and emerging sound modes to suit a variety of games.
A basic stereo system (2.0) consists of two speakers—left and right—and typically produces native sound without any processing. An all-rounded option that suits all game genres.
Surround Sound takes 5.1 or 7.1 content and uses head-related transfer function to create virtual speakers around you. You'll feel as though you have multiple speakers strategically placed around you, delivering positionally accurate audio that's typically needed in FPS gameplay. This is also ideal for movies and other video content for superior immersion.
Imagine hearing passing gunfire during a game. If you're using conventional stereo speakers, you'll hear the shots move from the right speaker to the left speaker. Spatial sound virtualizes these sounds in a panoramic motion by using integrated object and scene-based audio to create an audio sphere all around you as though you're on multiple speaker channels—except there's no use of "channels". Instead, the technology captures sound's relative position to convey lifelike realism that goes beyond specific positional points. It's 360° immersion so lifelike that you'll duck when you hear gunshots coming at you from every angle, even above and below you.
THX Spatial Audio continually expands its capabilities with the addition of new features, placing users at the forefront of audio technology.
While channel-based audio is recorded with predetermined listening devices in mind such as a 5.1 or 7.1 set up, object and scene-based audio sources are encoded through placement in 3D space, independent of speaker location for playback. This allows for an incredibly accurate and immersive experience.
HRTF refers to how our ears receives sound from a point in space. THX uses years of audio research to create HRTFs optimized for spatial audio processing so you get the best headphone audio experience. Configure each channel individually by increasing or decreasing volume.
Go beyond the flat sound of a horizontal plane and surround sound. With object and scene-based audio, the height dimension is audible – the way it is in real life. Now you can hear planes soaring above you or the sound of your footsteps below.
THX Spatial Audio also improves microphone and voice processing features that allow greater control and clarity during team communication.
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|Communications Enhancement||Incoming Chat Volume||X|
No matter what game you’re playing or preferred sound mode, discover your perfect headset and start enjoying lifelike audio.