The clubhouse is about drop-in audio chat rooms, so it would not make sense if they sounded more like rooms? They will now, if you have the right hardware. The company rolls out spatial audio support for the clubhouse app for iOS, and gives you and the participants a more “lifelike” conversation. You may remember who is speaking based on where their voice is coming from, not just how they sound.
The feature will “slowly” reach all new iOS users from today, and will be the default experience (you can turn it off if you prefer). Android is coming “soon,” Clubhouse said. We have asked the company if you need earbuds or headphones that explicitly support spatial sound, such as AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
This add-on will probably not make you choose Klubbhus over Facebook̵
Update 29/8 14:12 ET: The clubhouse told Engadget that all wired and wireless headphones support spatial sound. You will not hear it when talking to Bluetooth audio due to technical limitations, but the effect will still be used. The company hoped to solve this problem with “mobile OS manufacturers” (read: Apple and Google).
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