What is Apple Spatial Audio?
Apple’s spatial audio takes 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos signals and applies directional audio filters, adjusting the frequencies that each ear hears so that sounds can be placed virtually anywhere in 3D space.
Sounds will appear to come from the front, from the sides, from behind, and even from above. The idea is to recreate the audio experience of a cinema where surround sound goes one step further by achieving an impressive sensation
It is not the first technology of its kind. Dolby Atmos for headphones has been around for a long timeWhile Sony has its 360 Reality Audio format for music, it offers 3D audio in some PS4 games through its Platinum wireless headphones and has opted for 3D audio, through its Tempest Audio technology for the PS5.