May 18, 2024


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What is Apple Spatial Audio? What devices support it, and is it like Dolby Atmos?

During its WWDC keynote briefing in June 2020, Apple announced something that really piqued our interest and sounded like a potential game-changer: spatial audio. Nearly four years on, this 3D audio technology has really gained traction in the Apple and wider world.

Essentially Apple’s take on ‘Dolby Atmos for Headphones’ and Sony’s PS5 3D Audio and 360 Reality Audio, Apple spatial audio is designed to deliver surround sound and 3D audio through headphones – and in optimal fashion (with dynamic head tracking) through specific AirPods and Beats models.