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.

Motion Tracking

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.

For gamers

Not only does Nx deliver a fully immersive audio experience, it provides pinpoint location accuracy and perception for a winning edge.

For movies

Listeners can focus on every nuance from sound effects to dialogue, as if they were in the movie.

For music

Listeners can focus on their favorite artists, as if they are in the studio or on the stage with them.

Room Emulation

By accurately simulating the acoustic behaviors of real physical spaces, which can vary in size and reverberation, Waves Nx® reduces the fatiguing and annoying “in-the-head” effect of conventional headphones by enveloping you with sound that feels external and real.

Now the best seat in house is anywhere you use your Nx enabled headphones.

Human Hearing Modeling

By modeling exactly how humans hear, as well as our ability to make mental maps of the acoustic characteristics of our environments, Waves Nx® re-creates surround sources around you that feel immersive, spacious, and exact. This allows us to construct a sense of reality nearly identical to what we hear without headphones.

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.   

The ultimate gaming headset

82K views on SupraPixel’s review of Audeze’s Mobius powered by Waves Audio Nx 3D technology – watch this raving review now with English subtitles.

Erick Labson Reviews the Audeze Mobius

Erick Labson, who mastered the Matrix & House of cards, praises Waves Nx® 3D w/motion tracking featured in Audeze’s Mobius headphones.

Waves Nx® – Immersive 3D Audio on Any Headphones

Waves Nx® is forever changing the way headphones deliver 3D audio by combining room emulation and motion tracking to immerse listeners into a virtual reality audio environment nearly indistinguishable from being in a game, movie, studio, or concert.


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

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