Razer’s new Windows 10 app delivers immersive and incredibly accurate THX tuned positional audio to every brand of headphones
June 16, 2020 at 8am PT / 5pm CEST / 11pm SGT, IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer THX® Spatial Audio App for Windows 10. Featuring advanced 7.1 surround sound with adjustable virtual speakers for superior positional accuracy, the Razer THX Spatial Audio App enhances gameplay and is available for use with all headphones and earbuds. Now, every gamer can upgrade to the very best spatial audio experience, using their existing 3.5mm, Bluetooth or USB headphones.
“Together with THX, we have developed an immersive audio solution that addresses the core gamers’ needs – dynamic and accurate positional audio,” said Alvin Cheung, senior vice president of Razer’s peripherals business unit. “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.”
“THX is pleased to work with Razer to offer our THX Spatial Audio technology to enhance the gaming experience,” said Jason Fiber, senior vice president and general manager of THX Ltd. mobile technologies. “It also provides for more true-to-life sound when enjoying music and movies.”
Accurate Positional Sound for the Best in Gaming Audio
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.
Full Customization for a Personalized Surround Sound Experience
As THX knows from its years of experience in modelling 3D sound, everyone hears sounds differently and has their own preference for audio; volume, frequency and direction are unique to each individual. 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.
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.
ABOUT THE RAZER THX SPATIAL AUDIO APP
- Superior Positional Accuracy from all sources: With sound that goes beyond 7.1 for more precise positional localization
- THX tuned: Creating a lifelike, realistic cinematic-quality sound stage
- Surround Sound Calibration: Providing the most accurate positional audio, based upon on personalized hearing preferences
- EQ Customization and THX Pre-sets: Whether the listener prefers deeper bass or more clarity, the app can be balanced with mid, high, and low frequencies
- 3.5mm, Bluetooth and USB Compatible
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$9.99 USD / 12.49€ on upgrade from 7.1 Surround
$19.99 USD / 24.99€ standard purchase
Available now on Razer.com
For more information, please visit https://www.razer.com/thx-spatial-audio
Please find the press kit here
Please find the demo video here
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ABOUT THX LTD.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past 35 years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems, and live entertainment. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide. THX Ltd. is owned by Razer and operates as a fully independent subsidiary. For more information visit THX.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and follow us on Twitter.
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