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So immersive. So real.

360 Reality Audio

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.

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The 360 Reality Audio ecosystem

Sony provides a complete ecosystem for immersive music experiences. Our 360 Spatial Sound technology lets you build and experience immersive audio, on a range of platforms, content, and devices with 360 Reality Audio.

Core Technology

360 Reality Audio is a new immersive music experience that uses Sony‘s (object-based) 360 Spatial Sound technology. Individual sounds such as vocals, chorus, piano, guitar, bass and even sounds of the live audience can be placed in a 360 spherical sound field, giving artists and creators a new way to express their creativity.

Delivering a new music ecosystem

Our aim is to get the creative potential of 360 Reality Audio into the hands of all creators. We’re continuously expanding our creation, distribution and music streaming partnerships to enhance music experiences.

Creative and professional tools

360 WalkMix Creator™ helps both professional and amateur creators transform their stereo audio mixes into limitless 360 Reality Audio. Sound stems can be placed above or below, at front, to the side or behind, to bring music-loving fans right to the centre of an elevated musical experience.

Used and prized by professionals

Producers and sound engineers in music studios worldwide are finding new ways to connect with listeners, beyond conventional stereo, with 360 Reality Audio.

More immersive music, every day

The 360 Reality Audio catalog is growing rapidly – from legendary remasters to immersive live shows, and even Grammy Award® winning new creations like the latest Alicia Keys album, ‘Alicia’. Every day there are new things to stream and enjoy from your favorite artists and those you’re yet to discover.

Listen on major streaming services

Be immersed wherever you are with 360 Reality Audio video and audio content on the world’s best streaming services. Enjoy listening on headphones or 360 Reality Audio Certified speakers and home theater systems.

Designed for the music greats

You can experience 360 Reality Audio with your favorite pair of headphones thanks to the immersive sound field. Leading consumer electronics brands offer 360 Reality Audio Certified products, from headphones to home theater systems, for an elevated experience.

Explore 360 Reality Audio

If you’re looking for new directions in music creation, distribution, or simple enjoyment, there’s plenty to discover in 360 Reality Audio.

Create in 360 Reality Audio

Discover workflows and tools to bring immersive music to life, in renowned professional studios and home studios.

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Experience 360 Reality Audio

Experience the immersion of 360 Reality Audio for yourself, on your choice of music and devices.

Join us, in 360 Reality Audio

Interested in getting immersed? Find out more about the licensing programs for content distribution and hardware solutions.

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Experience 360 Reality Audio

Compare 360 Reality Audio and conventional stereo sound to understand how it sounds differently when you experience 360 Reality Audio with speakers and headphones.

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Compatible music streaming services

Enjoy a growing library of tracks, contents from major artists, as well as legendary catalog contents, through our music streaming service partners. Visit Music.com for a simulated 360 Reality Audio music experience.

How it works with headphones

Once you subscribe to a compatible music streaming service, you can enjoy 360 Reality Audio with your headphones and smartphones. 11

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Download a music streaming service app to your smartphone

Music Streaming Service

Subscribe to a premium music streaming service

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Listen with any headphones

Upgrade your experience with personalization

With 360 Reality Audio certified 12 headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimize your experience by analyzing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.

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How to personalize and enjoy immersive music samples

Headphones Connect

Download the Sony│Headphones Connect app and connect it to the Sony headphones

360 Reality Audio Set Up

Capture images of your ears to create a personalized analysis

360 Reality Audio Set Up

Select and download the Artist Connection app to enjoy personalized immersive music samples

360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones/Neckband Speakers

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio from some of the world's leading audio brands and products.

360 Reality Audio Certified Smartphone

Get 360 Reality Audio immersion on the go, with a Certified smartphone.

Headphones & Speakers Experience

360 Reality Audio can be enjoyed with both headphones or the built-in speakers, with automatic switching for spatial processing.14,15

360 Reality Audio Upmix

With Sony’s 360 Reality Audio Upmix (360 Upmix) you can enjoy a spatial, immersive listening experience from regular stereo music and movie audio sources.

Easy Setting

The Personal Optimizer is available in the smartphone’s settings menu. With automatic support for all compatible music services and headphones, there’s no need to configure settings for each app.16

360 Reality Audio Certified Smartphones

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio from some of the world's leading audio brands and products.

How it works with speakers

Subscribe to a 360 Reality Audio music streaming service and enjoy this new music experience with 360 Reality Audio certified 7 speakers or Home Theater System.

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Connect your smartphone and 360 Reality Audio device to the same Wi-Fi network.

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Download compatible music streaming subscription apps (Amazon Music Unlimited 2, Deezer 4, nugs.net 18, TIDAL) to your smartphones.

Tap the 'Cast' icon in your music streaming app to stream 360 Reality Audio device to your speaker or AV receiver with playback control from your smartphone.19

Experience upgraded immersive sound with speaker systems

Upgrade your experience with 360 Reality Audio Certified speakers and home theater systems. Music surrounds you, with authentic spaciousness just like listening to your favorite artist right in the recording studio or concert hall.

360 Reality Audio Certified Speakers and Home Theater

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio and some of the world’s leading audio brands and products.

*Available music services vary by manufacturer and device. For details, please check the website of the collaborative partners.

Experience the Future of 360 Reality Audio

Bring new life to live music with 360 Reality Audio. Download the Artist Connection app to have a trial experience of mind-blowing live performances with 360 Reality Audio.

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Certified Headphones and Wireless Neckband Speaker

Enjoy optimized sound with 360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones 6

WH-1000XM5

Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Headphones

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LinkBuds

Linkbuds Truly Wireless Earbuds

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SRS-NS7

Wireless Neckband Speaker

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WF-1000XM4

Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds

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WH-1000XM4

Wireless Over-ear Industry Leading Noise Canceling Headphones with Microphone

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WH-XB910N

Wireless Over-ear Noise Canceling EXTRA BASS™ Headphones with Microphone

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Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones

Sony Support provides practical information about how to experience 360 Reality Audio technology with your Sony certified headphones. Visit the website and find everything you need to know about this new technology.

Certified Smartphones

360 Reality Audio Certified Smartphones for enhanced listening on the go.

Xperia 1 IV

4K HDR 120fps video recording with a 4K HDR OLED Display.

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Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones

Sony Support provides practical information about how to experience 360 Reality Audio technology with your Sony certified headphones. Visit the website and find everything you need to know about this new technology.

Certified Speakers and Soundbars

Experience fully immersive sound at home with 360 Reality Audio Certified speakers and soundbars.

SRS-RA5000

Premium Wi-Fi Enabled 360 Reality Audio Wireless Speaker with Ambient Room-Filling Sound

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SRS-RA3000

Wi-Fi Enabled 360 Reality Audio Wireless Speaker with Ambient Room-Filling Sound

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HT-A7000

7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos® Soundbar

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HT-A9

High Performance Home Theater System

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HT-A5000

5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos® Soundbar

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Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio Certified Speakers

Sony Support provides practical information about how to experience 360 Reality Audio technology with your Sony certified speakers. Visit the website and find everything you need to know about this new technology.

Create your immersive music experience

Discover the workflow and tools needed to create music in 360 Reality Audio.

Join the ecosystem for content distribution and playback

Licensing for Service Providers and Hardware Manufacturers to become a part of 360 Reality Audio ecosystem.

Footnotes

  1. Personalisation is not supported at this moment.
  2. Amazon Alexa setup is required to listen to Amazon Music Unlimited.
  3. Available countries and Regions: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.
  4. Activation of Chromecast built-in is required to listen on Deezer.
  5. Available countries and Regions: https://developers.deezer.com/guidelines/countries
  6. Activation of Chromecast built-in is required to listen on nugs.net.
  7. To get your music on PeerTracks go to www.MusicXR.com for all your 360 Reality Audio production and distribution.
  8. 360 Reality Audio contents on PeerTracks service can only be experienced by the headphones. (Personalization available.)
  9. Available countries and Regions: Canada, United States.
  10. Available countries and Regions: https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/202453191-TIDAL-Where-We-re-Available
  11. Headphones Connect app needs to be downloaded from App Store for iOS devices, or from Google Play for Android TM devices. 360 Reality Audio requires a subscription to a compatible online music service, and third party terms, conditions, account, and fees may apply.
  12. Certification Requirements: 1) Support for personal optimization: Able to use image capture, and analysis of the wearer’s ear shape within a smartphone app, to optimize the sound field for individual headphone users. 2) Support for device optimization: Able to optimize the audio output to suit the unique acoustic characteristics of the headphones. 3) Pass the sound quality test.
  13. It’s human nature to want to dance to music with deep bass, but getting that bass from in-ear headphones requires a secure fit that doesn't allow the sound to escape. The wireless ATH-CKS50TW combines advanced acoustics and a comfortable, reliable fit for audio with stunning bass for up to 20 hours on a full charge. All you have to do is let the music wash over you.
  14. Xperia10 IV does not support 360 Reality Audio playback on the smartphone’s speaker.
  15. The automatic switching for spatial processing cannot be applied to smartphone speaker when the 360 Reality Audio contents are streamed from Amazon Music Unlimited and Deezer at this time.
  16. The personal optimized function on smartphone setting for headphones is not available when the 360 Reality Audio contents are streamed from Amazon Music Unlimited and Deezer at this time.
  17. Certification Requirements: 1) Incorporates a 360 Reality Audio compatible decoder. 2) Compatible with 360 Reality Audio music streaming services via:Wireless casting of 360 Reality Audio content from a smartphone or device and/or HDMI input from 360 Reality Audio compatible devices. 3) Pass the sound quality test.
  18. Activation of Chromecast built-in is required to listen on nugs.
  19. For optimized playback of 360 Reality Audio, Bluetooth® streaming to speakers is not recommended
  20. Supported products: AVC-X8500H, AVCX6700H, AVC-X4700H 220-230V version sold in UK, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and China.
  21. Supported products: AV8805, AV7706, SR8015, SR7015 220-230V version sold in UK, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and China.
  22. Artist Connection is an app owned and managed by Streamsoft Inc. Please note that Sony is not responsible for any damages resulting from the service.
  23. To experience 360 Reality Audio with Neckband Speaker, connect with smartphone to stream contents from Music Streaming Service apps.
  24. WH-1000XM5, WH-1000XM4, WH-1000XM3, WH-1000XM2, WH-H910N, WH-H900N, WH-H810, WH-H800, WH-XB900N, WH-XB700, WH-XB910N, WF-1000XM4, WF-1000XM3, WF-1000X, WF-C500, WF-H800, WF-L900, WF-LS900N, WF-SP800N, WI-1000XM2, WI-1000X, WI-H700, MDR-XB950N1, MDR-XB950B1, MDR-Z1R, MDR-Z7M2, MDR-Z7, MDR-1AM2, MDR-1A, MDR-7506, MDR-CD900ST, MDR-H600A, MDR-M1ST, IER-Z1R, IER-M9, IER-M7, IER-H500A, XBA-Z5, XBA-N3, XBA-N1, SBH90C, SRS-NS7, STH50C

    Model availability may vary between regions
  25. Model availability may vary by regions.
  26. For Wireless Neckband Speaker (SRS-NS7), please refer to Certified Headphone's information.
  27. Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.