Sennheiser has recently announced to partner with Samsung and bring its 3D audio earbuds to the Android platform. The 3D audio earbuds were initially revealed at CES this year and were compatible with iPhones only.
Like the 3D video, 3D audio is finding a lot of takers in the audiophile market. The concept of 3D audio is fairly simple – it delivers audio to your ears in a way that feels quite natural. Your standard earphone is capable of delivering stereo sound effects through both the speakers. A 3D earphone will emulate variable direction of the sound and pass it to your ears.
If the above description flew above your head, consider this example – while playing computer games, have you ever noticed the way a sound is delivered from a distinct subject on the screen? While playing Grand theft Auto, you will notice passing cars emit sound naturally, i.e. the sound of a car comes in from one direction and fades out in a particular direction as it goes away. Imagine that effect while listening to songs on your phone; you could actually live the song instead of hearing it, forcing it through your eardrums.
The Ambeo earbuds have two microphones built-in to record multi-directional audio. By releasing the earbuds for the Android community, a larger section of the smartphone market will be able to access the technology, regardless of any platform restrictions. It will also allow the German company to rake in larger profit figures as well.
In an interaction with The Korean Herald, Andreas Sennheiser said, “We are working with Samsung on the AMBEO smart headset to make it available for Android devices because a dominant layer of the smartphone market is Android-based phones. We are working (with) Samsung because we need credibility,” he said. “And we are doing this technology collaboration for compatibility.”...