THX Spatial Audio app brings 360 degree sound to any headphone

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by Andy Bassett
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THX Spatial Audio app brings 360 degree sound to any headphone

The THX Spatial Audio app is now available to add a fully immersive audio experience to any headphone or earbuds and new audio profiles are available for 18 games. 

When George Lucas founded THX in 1983 to provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, his ultimate goal was to see that experience end up in people’s homes. Now owned by gaming company Razer, THX Spatial Audio is pushing forward to integrate with headphones, gaming devices, laptops etc to provide a realistic and immersive 360° audio-scape for games, digital music and even online festivals. 

The THX Spatial Audio App is now available to add THX Spatial Audio to any headphones or earbuds so a fully immersive audio can be experienced and there’s more on the way with THX Spatial Audio coming to mobile phones and more laptops by the end of 2020.

Not only that but THX has launched the first ever THX Spatial Audio digital album with the release of the new Beauz EP.

Now, recently launched with the new Razer BlackShark V2 esports headset, THX Spatial Audio Game Profiles for 18 titles are available to gamers around the globe with any headphones or earbuds from within the THX Spatial Audio App for Windows 10, as well as with the extended line of Razer headsets and headphones. THX Spatial Audio transforms the traditional audio experience into immersive fully 360° sound and brings a competitive edge to the gaming experience.

Jason Fiber, general manager and senior vice president of mobile technologies, THX Ltd, said, “THX is dedicated to improving the entertainment experience across devices. 

For this launch, we partnered with both Razer and game developers to optimize the audio immersion and realism for game play with the launch of 18 new game profiles. Providing this elevated experience for gaming is the right next step in the evolution of the THX mission to bring content to the user the way the creator intended it to be enjoyed."

THX Game Profiles has launched with 18 of the most popular multiplayer and competitive titles with developers for each game creating custom room and environment specifications. The titles include; 

Apex Legends
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Valorant
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Call of Duty: Warzone
Destiny 2
Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy XIV
Half Life: Alyx
Metro Exodus
Monster Hunter: World 
Red Dead Redemption 2
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Battlefield 1 

with more titles expected to be added in the coming months.

The games-specific, customized profiles feature two distinct modes:

  • THX Environmental Mode for lifelike sound and the most immersive experience, and
  • THX Competitive Mode, with more emphasis on spatial awareness and directional cues, for the quicker and more accurate locating of enemies.

And user-customization, available through the THX Spatial Audio technology itself, allows players to tune their game sound to perfection.

The THX Spatial Audio Game Profiles is a specific feature update to both Razer Synapse and the THX Spatial Audio standalone application available at Razer.com. The THX Spatial Audio Windows 10 app is US$19.99 for new users, and for existing users of Razer 7.1 surround sound to upgrade to the full THX Spatial Audio app the cost is US$9.99. For Razer headset owners who are already utilizing THX Spatial Audio, there is no added cost for Razer users to access these new Game Profiles feature.

Source: Press release
Image Source: THX

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