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Technology Audeze’s new Mobius headphones have amazing 3D sound processing

19:19  14 march  2018
19:19  14 march  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Audeze announces the price and release date of the Mobius gaming headphones with 3 D positional audio. Audiophile headphone maker Audeze is getting into this gimmick game with the announcement of its new Mobius headset — though the difference here is that Audeze ’ s gimmick is

Audeze ’ s new Mobius headphones have amazing 3 D sound processing .

Audeze Mobius© Provided by The Verge Audeze Mobius

Gaming headphones all tend to come with lofty promises about 7.1 sound, or special spatial audio imaging, or some other gimmick that can entice people to buy them. Audiophile headphone maker Audeze is getting into this gimmick game with the announcement of its new Mobius headset — though the difference here is that Audeze’s gimmick is really rather awesome. I tried out a prototype of the Mobius at CES back in January, and I’ve been excited to see the finished product ever since.

Audeze’s trick with the Mobius is to create a soundstage that is fixed in your real-world environment and doesn’t shift with movements of your head. So if a sound source is on the right edge of the screen in front of you, tilting or turning your head, or even standing up and walking around, won’t alter the position of that sound. Audeze calls this sound localization, and it achieves it by tracking the movements of your head and mapping out the dimensions of your room. It’s a really uncanny feeling to wear headphones and to hear sound as if it’s coming from a speaker at a fixed point.

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Mobius harnesses Audeze ’ s award-winning planar magnetic technologies to unlock the full potential of gaming audio. Unlock the potential of your Mobius 3 D headphone with the Audeze HQ Application. Fully customize your sound experience with HRTF customization, sound profile selection and more!

Audeze Mobius© Provided by The Verge Audeze Mobius

The demo that I listened to during CES was a scene from the movie House of Flying Daggers, where a bean is thrown across a large room and rebounds off a series of drums. The soundstage the Mobius headphones exhibited was immensely wide, which is by design, but — and this is the thing that will especially appeal to gamers — it was the precise positioning of each rebound that was most impressive.

The Audeze Mobius support AAC and LDAC Bluetooth audio, with a promised wireless battery life of more than 10 hours, and they can also be connected via USB-C, USB-A, and a classic old 3.5mm headphone jack. Being gaming headphones, they also come with a detachable microphone.

Now for the bad news: although they are built around planar magnetic tech like the rest of Audeze’s headphones lineup, the Mobius didn’t leave me delighted with their sound. Things might have improved since January, but I can’t see them improving to the degree where I’d recommend the Mobius to audiophiles (which is true of every other Audeze product). Another thing is that these are up for preorder on Indiegogo for $249 (full retail price will be $399) for deliveries in June at the earliest. I don’t doubt Audeze’s ability to build and ship the headphones, but Indiegogo’s involvement still makes me dubious.

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