Netflix and Sennheiser Introduce Spatial Audio For All

Netflix and Sennheiser have introduced that Netflix customers can expertise Spatial Sound, because of Sennheiser’s AMBEO expertise, no matter their playback system, no matter the bodily speaker setup.

Clearly, the {hardware} continues to be related regarding the sound high quality. Nonetheless, which means any speaker or headphones {hardware} can output ‘some’ spatialization. AMBEO is a big umbrella for Sennheiser’s spatialization and sound rendering.

Sound Rendering is a related idea to know right here. The concept is to “render” (compute) a sound sign much like how laptop graphics compute an artificial 3D picture. Older spatialization applied sciences relied on completely different recording and playback channels (entrance/again/left/proper and many others.). As an alternative, sound rendering can compute the ultimate sound sign your ears ought to obtain.

Solely a restricted variety of Netflix content material at the moment help Spatial Audio, however customers can search for “suitable titles” with the 5.1 or ATMOS icons. There’s a devoted assist web page.

There’s no query that spatial sound can considerably enhance the general film expertise, which is a welcome addition. In time, we hope each new title will help it, together with up to date/remastered variations of older content material.

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