Waves Nx lets Spotify users listen to music in 3D Audio following an update of the Waves Nx application. The update which goes live today, pairs with the Waves Nx head tracker device which can be attached to any headset to provide users with the more immersive sound of their favorite music. The head tracker, which will costs users $49, tracks the movement and position of the wearers head, and with the link between the head tracker and the app is able to provide the newly added 3D audio feature when users are listening to music through Spotify.
While the tracker will cost you $49, the Waves Nx app on Android is completely free and doesn't have ads or in-app purchases which means it will be an easy installation onto your device. While today's update adds 3D audio for Spotify, the app is already able to provide users with 3D audio for other types of audio and it doesn't need to encoded in any specific audio format. This means that if you want to use Waves Nx to add 3D audio to games and video as well as music, you can so long as you have the tracker.
With the use of the app and the tracker audio content gains a surround sound-like quality, making it sound as if the audio is coming into the headphones from all directions. The app will also allow for compatibility with 5.1 and 7.1 audio so long as the content itself supports it. Since the tracker can be attached to any pair of headphones, you can take it with you while out and about and use it with multiple pairs, so if you have a pair that you keep at home you can use it while actually at home then transfer it to another pair that you use when you leave, allowing you to have 3D audio no matter where you are. Since Waves Nx can be used for any type of audio content, the technology and the app are a perfect fit for virtual reality content especially if you're looking for a way to make your VR games more immersive than they already are. If you're looking to give Waves Nx a try you can grab the app from the button below, and you can grab the tracker off of Amazon.