Get closer to the artists

Experience 360 Reality Audio. This astonishing breakthrough in music creation and reproduction brings artists and their listeners closer than ever before possible. Music has never been so real and so immersive.

Music experience closer to the artists

Concept of 360 Reality Audio

Conventional stereo format

Conventional stereo format

In conventional stereo, the speakers are fixed in number and position.

360 Reality Audio

360 Reality Audio

Spatial sound field all around you by creating multiple virtual speakers

Artists & Content

Get closer to the artists and creators

Watch the initial reaction of an artist experiencing 360 Reality Audio, and see how this is bound to change how you listen to music.

MAX

(Sony Music Entertainment)

MAX, a New York-born pop-soul singer, actor and dancer known for a powerful acrobatic tenor commands attention on his RIAA-certified Platinum single “Lights Down Low” ft. gnash and current hit single “Still New York” featuring Joey Bada$$. 

Technology

Spatial audio technology to realize 360 Reality Audio

It may sound like magic, but there is real technology behind the difference you hear.

Conventional, channel-based, audio

Conventional, channel-based, audio

In conventional stereo or 5.1 ch surround sound, instruments can only be panned around a fixed speaker pattern and on a horizontal plane.

Spatial audio technology

Spatial audio technology

It converts instruments into independent 'objects,' placeable anywhere in true 360-degree space. When played back on multiple virtual or real speakers, they can be heard precisely in front, behind and even above and below you.

Technology to revolutionize the headphone experience

A new dimension for headphone sound

Conventional headphone playback

Conventional headphone playback

With conventional stereo playback on headphones, music is reproduced from a fixed position on your head. This makes it impossible to accurately reproduce the directionality and soundstage of a performance.

Technology for a new headphone experience

Technology for a new headphone experience

This technology for a natural headphone experience grew from long acoustic and physiological study of how we hear and place sounds. Sony’s digital processing can create spatial sound images at any point or distance from your ears.