What separates good sound from phenomenal audio is the ability to transport you right into the action. Whether it’s knowing the precise location of enemy gunfire, or embracing the moment as you stand in the center of an arena, THX Spatial Audio delivers a performance greater than 7.1 surround sound to make your audio come alive.
THX Spatial Audio technology is an advanced positional audio solution that gives listeners a heightened, immersive entertainment experience. Designed for pinpoint positional accuracy, here's how it benefits your gaming:
The unique sound design and engineering of every game is optimized by THX Spatial Audio to deliver the best audio experience possible. From a burst of gunfire to the strange noises of an alien habitat, THX Spatial Audio creates sound that is life-like and immersive, bringing out the best in these effects to transport you into the world of the game.
By delivering 360-degree sound with pinpoint positional accuracy for greater awareness during gameplay, THX Spatial Audio allows you to locate sneaking enemies, avoid whizzing bullets, and detect nearby threats before anyone else.
THX Spatial Audio delivers such a natural listening experience, it can help to reduce ear and brain fatigue because you’re able to figure out where every sound is coming from instinctively. This life-like placement of sound is achieved by adjusting its virtual speakers to match the audio source’s actual distance and location in-game.
THX Spatial Audio continually expands its capabilities with the addition of new features, placing users at the forefront of audio technology.
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.
THX Spatial Audio also improves microphone and voice processing features that allow greater control and clarity during team communication.
While channel-based audio is recorded with predetermined listening devices in mind such as 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.
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.
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
Spatial Audio takes any number of sound sources (ie. stereo, 7.1, object and scene-based audio) and uses head-related transfer functions to create lifelike audio environment that mirrors real-world spherical hearing. Spatial Audio delivers positional accuracy that’s typically needed in FPS gameplay. This is also ideal for movies and other entertainment content, in order to achieve total immersion.
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No matter what game you’re playing or preferred sound mode, discover your perfect headset and start enjoying lifelike audio.