Verizon (the parent company of Engadget) has created a version of spatial sound that says it does not require specific headphones, earbuds or speakers. The first device to use the Verizon Adaptive Sound tech is the Motorola One 5G UW Ace smartphone, which is available starting today.
Verizon suggests that adaptive audio converts just about all content into spatial audio, while Apple’s Spatial Audio or Sony’s 360 Reality Audio require special content. It works with Dolby Atmos, as does Apple’s version of the technology.
Play any music, video, or game, and Adaptive Sound optimizes the contents of your device automatically, according to Verizon. You will be able to adjust some settings, such as treble, bass, spatial and voice options. You also have audio profiles to choose from.
Verizon plans to bring the technology to more upcoming devices. Some current devices will also access Adaptive Sound via software updates.
It remains to be seen how well Adaptive Sound works compared to other takes on spatial sound and content designed to play 360-degree sound. In any case, it is interesting to see that an operator develops its own spin on spatial sound.
Meanwhile, the Motorola One 5G UW Ace looks like the One 5G Ace that appeared earlier this year. It has a 6.7 “Full HD + screen, Snapdragon 750G 5G processor and 48MP camera. The phone costs $ 300 directly.
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