Knoxville, TN, March 15, 2018 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, announces that its Waves Nx technology has been implemented to power Audeze Mobius headphones, the first 3D audio headphone to provide an unsurpassed level of detail, clarity and 3D positional accuracy.
Designed with pro audio users in mind, Audeze Mobius is especially suited for audio professionals working in the VR / 360 creator market. Engineered for durability and comfort, this headphone is designed to replicate true, real-world listening experiences. Manufactured by Audeze, the world’s leading manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones, the Mobius is equipped with Audeze planar magnetic drivers in a feature-rich package. It is the first headphone to truly deliver on the promise of 3D audio, creating that elusive “you are there” listening and mixing experience.
The Mobius’s built-in Nx technology equips the headphones with full 360-degree head tracking, enabling complete immersion in the 3D audio field. Nx also allows Audeze Mobius headphones to communicate with the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room and Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder plugins, designed specifically for VR / 360 / 3D mixing and monitoring in Ambisonics formats, as well as for immersive 3D headphone monitoring of any stereo or surround content.
Audeze Mobius headphones with built-in Nx technology will be offered in a standalone package, and also as part of a “Creators Edition” that also includes the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room and Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder plug-ins.
Gilad Keren, Waves CEO and Co-Founder, shared, “Audeze headphones have achieved worldwide acclaim among music industry professionals and audiophiles alike for their amazing sound and for innovation that has kept them on the cutting edge of technology. With Mobius, Audeze is offering its award-winning audiophile sound with integrated Waves Nx head tracking, sound localization, and virtual room emulation technology for a monumental game-changer within audio.”
Sankar Thiagasamudram, Audeze CEO and Co-Founder, comments, “Audeze is delighted to be joining forces with Waves. Waves’ 360 Ambisonics Tools, which include the B360 Ambisonics Encoder and the Nx Virtual Mix Room plugins, all seamlessly interact with the Audeze’s Planar headphone for diverse uses, be they in gaming, 360/VR mixing or mixing in non-acoustic environments, and from surround monitoring to consumer-listening experience.”
Lucas Wilson, Founder and Executive Producer of VR/360-degree company Supersphere, says, “We do a lot of audio for 360 and VR. The Mobius streamlines those audio workflows and solves a major pain-point with audio creation for VR. It allows you to mix, monitor and modify ambisonics and regular mono/stereo/multichannel audio in an ambisonics field, with full head-tracking, and represents a huge step forward in the audio-for-VR world.”
Key features of Audeze Mobius with built-in Waves Nx technology:
• Extremely powerful, fully-customizable Planar Magnetic Headphone (100 mm Planar Transducer)
• USB-C, USB-A, Analog (3.5 mm) and Bluetooth
• Integrated NX technology with head-tracking, Virtual room emulation, and 3D sound localization
• Supports 2.0, 5.1, 7.1 3D Audio in real time
• Supports Ambisonics for VR/AR content creation with the B360 Ambisonics Encoder & the Nx Virtual Mix Room plugins
• Anatomy Calibration
• 10+ Hours of Battery Life
Audeze Mobius will be available through Indiegogo at a special early-bird price starting at $249 (regular retail price $399). The Creators Edition, which includes Audeze Mobius headphones plus the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room and Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder plug-ins, is offered on Indiegogo at a special early-bird price of $599 (regular retail price $797).
Shipping begins in June.
Advancing Headphone Technology – Audeze LLC is a California-based premium audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of their critically acclaimed products.
About Waves Audio Ltd.
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.