The iconic gaming brand Razer is teaming up with the audio experts at THX to send next-gen audio straight into your ears with a new app for Windows 10 called Razer THX Spatial Audio App.
Razer's Alvin Cheung had this to say about the news: “Together with THX, we have developed an immersive audio solution that addresses the core gamers’ needs – dynamic and accurate positional audio. We’ve achieved this by drawing on THX’s cinematic audio expertise, then adding a wide range of customization tools, to fine tune and personalize the listener’s soundscape.”
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Table of Contents
- Razer THX Spatial Audio App explained
- Razer THX Spatial Audio App specs and features - it even work with stereo sources!
- What can you actually do with the Razer THX Spatial Audio App?
- Which headphones will work with Razer THX Spatial Audio App?
- Razer THX Spatial Audio App price and release date - there's even a free trial!
Jason Fiber from THX adds this: “THX is pleased to work with Razer to offer our THX Spatial Audio technology to enhance the gaming experience. It also provides for more true-to-life sound when enjoying music and movies.”
Keep reading for all the essential info...
Razer THX Spatial Audio App explained
If you're wondering what the Razer THX Spatial Audio App actually does, here's a neat little summary from Razer's official press bumf:
"Featuring advanced 7.1 surround sound with adjustable virtual speakers for superior positional accuracy, the Razer THX Spatial Audio App is available for use with all headphones and earbuds, so now every gamer can upgrade to the very best spatial audio experience, using their existing 3.5mm, Bluetooth or USB headphones."
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Razer THX Spatial Audio App specs and features - it even work with stereo sources!
The press bumf continues: "THX Spatial Audio delivers one of the most authentic positional audio experiences, even from stereo sources, thanks to THX’s advanced rendering engine.
"Traditionally, surround sound systems require a multi-speaker audio source, but THX’s rendering engine is capable of producing a wider, positionally accurate soundscape from just two channels. Whether working with stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 sources, the output from THX’s engine, combined with the unique virtual speaker system, results in a more instinctively natural three-dimensional sound field, bringing games to life.
"As any gamer will agree, locating opponents is often the difference between winning and losing. With the Razer THX Spatial Audio App, being able to pinpoint the location of threats solely based on their noise gives players an advantage over the competition. And this level of accuracy also reduces fatigue – no longer needing to strain to hear their opponents, gamers can play better, for longer."
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What can you actually do with the Razer THX Spatial Audio App?
Here's even more info: "To deliver the most complete hearing experience, the Razer THX Spatial Audio App has a feature-rich suite of customization options, including speaker positioning, volume, and distance, to allow each user to tune the app precisely for their individual hearing preferences.
"Users can further customize their audio for any game or media application to replicate the way creators intended for their content to be heard. Using the Equalizer section of the Razer THX Spatial Audio App, users can select from a range of THX Tuned Presets or modify, create, and store their own EQ settings for a personalized, rich listening experience.
"When a user wants to game, the THX positional audio engine provides accurate sound cues for the win, and when it’s time for some music, a quick switch of profiles in the Razer THX Spatial Audio App delivers room filling, immersive sound for a ‘so good it felt like being there’ experience."
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Which headphones will work with Razer THX Spatial Audio App?
If you've only got crummy old headphones, never fear! This quote from the press release tells us that the app will work with everything:
"The Razer THX Spatial Audio App for Windows 10 has been designed to work with all types and brands of headphones and earbuds, bringing the THX Spatial Audio experience to as many users as possible. Compatible with analogue 3.5mm headsets, USB and Bluetooth headphones, anyone can now upgrade their virtual 5.1, 7.1 or stereo audio experience with the Razer THX Spatial Audio App.
"The Razer THX Spatial Audio App will also include an accompanying widget accessible via the Windows Game Bar for Windows 10 (Win + G) shortly after release, allowing for quick access to core features such as switching EQ profiles on the fly."
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Razer THX Spatial Audio App price and release date - there's even a free trial!
The Razer THX Spatial Audio App is available to buy right now from the Razer website, so you could say its release date has been and gone!
In terms of price, the Razer THX Spatial Audio App will set you back £19.99 GBP / $19.99 USD / 24.99€ for a standard purchase.
Customers that have already paid for 7.1 Surround can upgrade to the new app for a special price of £9.99 GBP / $9.99 USD / 12.49€.
There's also an option to download a free trial version of the Razer THX Spatial Audio App from the Razer website.
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