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Is 3D Audio The Future Of Listening?

With virtual reality on the rise, engineers are looking for ways to improve audio to match the images you see. How does 3D audio work?

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“For decades, binaural recording was a novelty, and overlooked for less technically demanding methods. But with the rise of virtual reality hardware like the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Morpheus, and Samsung’s Gear — systems dependent on realistic 3D audio to fully immerse their users — binaural audio is on the cusp of a renaissance.”

Microsoft’s “3-D Audio” Gives Virtual Objects a Voice

“Headphones that make sounds seem to come from specific points in space could be the perfect counterpoint to virtual reality goggles.”

3D audio microphone image provided by: 3diosound.com
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