But in the mobile domain, Audyssey has not been as well known as others (such as Beat's Audio used by HTC), but the company has been steadily growing its presence. The Audyssey Media Player is a standalone app that improves headphone quality on iOS devices. And Audyssey's audio technologies also enable the HQ Audio feature on the Songza streaming music service for iOS and Android.
Audyssey is now hoping to bring headphone audio playback to a new level by introducing their new Audyssey 60° technology. It is designed to give a more accurate recreation of the original recording to deliver a proper blend of acoustical and psychoacoustical cues to both ears simultaneously. This results in spatially expanded sound perception, creating the impression of a much wider soundstage.
The Audyssey 60 degree technology will be on demo at the Mobile World Congress starting February 24th, but don't expect it to show up on your phone anytime soon, as the software technology has to be licensed to phone manufacturers for them to incorporate in future smartphones and tablets.
+- Press Release
Audyssey To Unveil Breakthrough Headphone Technology
at 2014 Mobile World Congress
Audyssey 60° Advances the Headphone Listening Experience
Barcelona, SPAIN – (February 18, 2014) – Audyssey, the leader in high-quality audio rendering, today announced Audyssey 60°. This new technology upgrades the headphone listening experience by bringing depth and spatial awareness that – until now – had been unavailable in mobile audio.
“With headphones it’s impossible to reproduce the soundstage experience of the original recording because headphones can’t deliver sound to both ears,” said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey’s founder and CTO. “As a result, significant portions of the required acoustical and psychoacoustical cues are missing. With Audyssey 60°, we restore this missing information to deliver a natural, more precise listening experience.”
Music and movies are mixed in acoustically calibrated listening spaces – rooms with two or more speakers placed in precise locations that deliver sound to both ears to create a detailed soundstage. To render this soundstage over headphones, previous methods have attempted to feed the signal from each side to the opposite ear with little success. Audyssey 60° takes a different approach, developing an immersive listening experience by sending the proper blend of acoustical and psychoacoustical cues to both ears simultaneously. This results in spatially expanded sound perception, creating the impression of a much wider soundstage.
Audyssey will be at the Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain, meeting with phone and tablet manufacturers that have already expressed strong interest in delivering HD audio to their customers. Audyssey 60° is a software-based solution that’s quickly and easily implemented in any mobile device, mobile application or personal computer.
For more information or to schedule a time to meet with Audyssey at Mobile World Congress, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
in 2002, Audyssey is the industry leader in research-based audio technologies
that correct acoustical problems to improve the sound quality of any device or
listening environment. The company’s technologies are integrated into home
theater products, automobiles, TVs, mobile phones and movie theaters from
industry-leading manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.audyssey.com.