Swedish sound solutions pioneer, Dirac Research has announced the latest version of Dirac 3D Audio at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The latest audio technology has been developed for the next line of mobile devices, headphones and VR/AR headsets and enables positional audio reproduction with one degree of resolution in all three dimensions.
Dirac 3D Audio enables positional accuracy through its patent-pending Dynamic HRTFs (head-related transfer functions) technology. The same technology also offers a one-degree resolution in all three dimensions, thus ensuring realistic audio reproduction with minimum distortion and errors. It’s also accompanied by a 3D audio reverberation engine which produces convincing sound externalisation and a true sense of space.
Dirac’s 3D audio will also offer energy-efficient sound solutions for smartphone manufacturers including the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus and Motorola. It’s also been adopted by the new Tritton Kunai Pro gaming headphones for PCs.
Speaking about their latest launch, Dirac XR Audio GM, Lars Isaksson said “With Dirac 3D Audio, games feel more realistic than ever before, as high-quality sound emanates from all directions just like in the real world. Players can, therefore, recognize the distances and locations of characters and objects by sound alone. For videos with multichannel audio, Dirac 3D Audio provides a truly cinematic listening experience, where sound encompasses the space surrounding the viewer, putting him or her at the centre of the action with a stunning sense of immersive realism”.
About the upcoming switch to 5G, Isaksson remarked “With the imminent launch of a 5G network that will enable enhanced real-time mobile gaming and multi-channel audio streaming, consumers will expect their latest smartphones to capitalize on the expanded audio capabilities. Dirac 3D Audio allows OEMs to meet these consumer expectations by equipping their smartphones with the ability to deliver a completely unique and never-before-heard 5G aural experience”.
Dirac 3D Audio is currently being demonstrated at the MWC19 using a VR headset and a smartphone.