Advanced audio solutions company Hear360 and Sonical, an open software platform for hearables, have announced a strategic partnership they say will deliver value to headphone manufacturers and end consumers. At launch, Hear360’s real-time spatial audio engine will be available in CosmOS’s growing ecosystem of plugins and apps, enabling manufacturers to offer customizable experiences that users can enjoy on any wired or wireless headphones or earbuds supporting Bluetooth, ultra-wideband and WiFi.
Professional and consumer markets demand superior audio quality on headphones, but manufacturers have, until now, faced challenges with protracted development and integration of spatial technology. Sonical says CosmOS meets the demand by providing access to and streamlining the integration of audio technologies like Hear360’s proprietary solutions, making it easy for headphone manufacturers to deliver premium audio.
Hear360 adds that headphone manufacturers will be able to deliver a world-class immersive spatial audio experience and access a full assortment of feature sets, including head-tracking, dialogue enhancement and clarity, and custom headphone profiles and tuning.
Fully scalable cinema-grade sound quality
Hear360’s spatial audio engine is designed to work seamlessly with existing content libraries, streaming audio and OTT content delivery platforms, ensuring that all users can access what the company calls “unprecedented levels of immersion elevating any and all everyday listening scenarios, live or on demand.”
Matt Marrin, CEO and co-founder of Hear360, says, “We are thrilled to work with Sonical to fast-track our ability to raise the bar for the next generation of premium sonic experiences while continuing to deliver on our value proposition — fully scalable cinema-grade sound quality for all users on all headsets without complicating or changing workflows.”
Sonical’s CEO, Gary Spittle, adds, “The addition of Hear360 to our platform perfectly aligns with our mission to offer users the most frictionless way to tap into unique and flexible headphone listening possibilities. We help to bring the recording studio to your ears with this leap forward in audio experiences.”