At CES last year, Sennheiser showed off its first 3D audio product, the Ambeo VR Mic. This year, the company is bringing that 3D audio tech to consumers by way of the Ambeo Smart Surround, a pair of earphones that let you listen to and record 3D sound.
Binaural audio sounds like a no-brainer. Humans have two ears, so we should record sounds with two microphones, right? But the late 1800s technique of sticking microphones inside a pair of life-like ears mounted on a fake head has never been more than a novelty. Which is a shame, because as you're about to hear,…
French company 3D Sound Labs is showing off a new set of headphones called Neoh. They're a personal 3D sound system capable of reproducing surround sound from any movie. But more than just a 3D virtualization of the kind we've seen before, the Neoh headphones create something closer to a virtual reality experience.
Before you get yourself in a tizzy about how 3D audio is an inventive gimmick worse than 3D TV's, watch and listen to the video. What you're hearing is raw audio—none of the sound has been tinkered with.