The world of streaming audio may get a bump with Sony 360 Reality Audio. A new technology designed to provide a 3D surround sound in all your headphones is heading to Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music HD in the near future.
The concept is not new to music lovers because audiophiles and editors use lots of different software to get that surround sound effect. Sony is going a step ahead by partnering with official music record owners. They are also going to work with live stage artists to record instruments from different directions.
Based on the position of the instrument, the singer and the overall acoustics of the recording studio, it will be balanced in a 360-degree manner. You will feel as if you are sitting inside the studio while violin and flute plays in the background, a piano on a platform and so on.
Everything is recorded precisely and when it comes to older songs that are already available, it will be balanced in such a way to feel that immersive music. Sony 360 Reality Audio is a software tuning which works on any headphones but in order to feel it on speakers, you should buy the Amazon Echo Studio.
Amazon is already experimenting and will bring the Amazon Music HD with high-quality FLAC lossless format to the masses. They may have a much better reach compared to Tidal because of their widespread user base around the globe. Along with it, the company will also bring in Sony 360 Reality Audio and introduce it to the masses.
A large collection of 1000 songs will be available at launch including new artists like Pharell Williams and old classics like Bob Dylan. The choices provide lots of different tracks to test how amazing this new 3D sound technology is which might appease audiophiles and those who have invested a lot in headphones to hear the difference.