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So immersive. So real

Immerse yourself in sound all around you.
As real as if you are there at a live concert or
with the artist recording in a studio.
With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been
so immersive and so real.

About 360 Reality Audio

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What is 360 Reality Audio?

360 Reality Audio starts a new music era and sets the next standard for music listening.

  • 360 Reality Audio defines a new music ecosystem utilizing an object-based spatial audio technology based on MPEG-H 3D audio.
  • 360 Reality Audio relies on an open format standard that extends across content creation, delivery & playback devices.
    • Creation tools to empower labels, mixing studios, producers and audio engineers
    • A Playback library optimized for music streaming on mobile applications
    • Open format for hardware makers and platformers
  • 360 Reality Audio gives artists and creators a new way to express their creativity from individual instruments to audience with complete dynamic control of each and every sound within a 360 spherical sound field.

More immersive sound with a new audio format

For more information, please visit “360 Reality Audio Site”

What you can do with 360 Reality Audio license

Join a new music ecosystem for content creation, distribution and playback.

Create 360 Reality Audio content. Distribute 360 Reality Audio content. Develop 360 Reality Audio compatible devices. Create 360 Reality Audio content. Distribute 360 Reality Audio content. Develop 360 Reality Audio compatible devices.

Details of 360 Reality Audio license – Content Provider

Create 360 Reality Audio content

  • 360 Reality Audio license enables editing and encoding of 360 Reality Audio content.
  • A format license agreement is required.
Create 360 Reality Audio by editing and encoding new recording sound sources and archived sound sources

Click here to inquire about Sony's content creation tools.
360 Reality Audio content Editing Tool / 360 Reality Audio content Encoding Tool

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Distribute 360 Reality Audio content

  • 360 Reality Audio license enables playback of 360 Reality Audio content on supported music service apps.
  • A format license agreement is required.
  • Development requirements:
    • Implementation of 360 Reality Audio Decoder/Renderer/Virtualizer
    • Receive parameters from the headphones companion app
Implementation of 360 Reality Audio Decoder/Renderer/Virtualizer and Receiving parameters from the headphones companion app brings playback capability of 360 Reality Audio content on supported music service apps.

Click here to contact us about Music Service App development.

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Develop 360 Reality Audio compatible headphones

  • 360 Reality Audio license enables adding a personalization feature to your headphones which optimizes the listening experience when using supported music service smartphone apps.
  • Development requirements:
    • Implementation of personalization features in the headphones companion app
    • Passing a sound quality test
Implementation of personalization features in the headphones companion app and passing a sound quality test brings adding a personalization feature to your headphones which optimizes the listening experience when using supported music service smartphone apps.

Click here to inquire about Sony's personalization feature.

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Develop 360 Reality Audio compatible speaker

  • 360 Reality Audio license enables developing 360 Reality Audio compatible speakers.
  • Development requirements:
    • Implementation of MPEG-H 3D Audio Decoder/Renderer/Virtualizer
    • Implementation of Cast Receiver for 360 Reality Audio content
    • Passing a sound quality test
Playback of 360 Reality Audio content on speakers via Cast Receiver


Chromecast built-in™ Supports playback of 360 Reality Audio content. Learn about Chromecast for Audio.
Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC.
<https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/audio/>

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360 Reality Audio

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MPEG-H 3D Audio

For more information about MPEG-H 3D Audio
Please visit http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/mpeg-h

Fraunhofer iis