The Future of 3D Audio
Waves Nx is forever changing the way headphones deliver 3D audio by combining room emulation, human hearing modeling, and— for the ultimate Nx experience… precision motion tracking.
Waves Nx employs these technologies in chorus to immerse listeners into a virtual reality audio environment nearly indistinguishable from being in a game, movie, or concert. Furthermore, it does this without affecting the original sound quality of any source, stereo or surround.
Identical to how you shift your head slightly to recognize where sounds come from in real life, for games, movies, and music, listeners make these same tiny movements to locate and focus on sounds they want or need to hear. With conventional headphones, these movements cause the entire acoustic environment to move with you.
No matter how you focus, the room “follows” you around so your brain must work overtime to correct this deception. Motion tracking fixes all of that. By precisely tracking even the slightest head movements to complete directional turns, Nx intelligently maintains a steady acoustic environment allowing you to move within it.
Not only does Nx deliver a fully immersive audio experience, it provides pinpoint location accuracy and perception for a winning edge.
Listeners can focus on every nuance from sound effects to dialogue, as if they were in the movie.
Listeners can focus on their favorite artists, as if they are in the studio or on the stage with them.
Human Hearing Modeling
Motion Tracking With Webcam
Though ideal for integration into headphones, motion tracking is highly functional with any headphones using a camera on your laptop, or other devices with integrated cameras. When engaged, the camera precisely defines the user’s position while tracking their motions to create a full Waves Nx experience.
For manufacturers, WNX7000 transforms any headphones, allowing them to deliver a fully immersive 3D audio experience with motion tracking quickly and easily. This added capability comes with zero to minimal design changes for your current headphone models.
Waves partnered with Realtek Semiconductor Corp to develop WNX7000, an all-in-one solution for the ultimate Waves Nx experience. This technology enables 3D audio and surround with motion tracking using any headphones.
- WNX7000 SoC
- Motion Sensor Chip
- USB interface
- Fully Integrated Evaluation Board
- Sample Software Application
- Detailed and Comprehensive Support Manuals
- Requires zero additional components or setup
- Beyond SoC, includes an all-in-one reference design package
- Consumer grade plug and play product that doesn’t require downloads or drivers
- Content agnostic to work with any stereo or surround source.
Stereo sources create a surround sound image. 5.1 and 7.1 surround sources create a full 3D audio image
- Can be used as an audio interface for laptops and mobile devices, allowing them to playback surround and 3D audio over regular headphones
- Meets the highest standards of audio performance delivering immersive 3D audio without compromising sound quality