There’s been great advancements in gaming, over the years. From graphics, narrative, and accessibility to sound. Sound, especially, has come a long way. From the bloops and bleeps of 8-bit to the spatial audio and sweeping orchestral scores of today.
One of my favorite features of the Xbox ecosystem is Dolby Atmos. I’ve had the chance to experience this in a fine-tuned setting and let me tell you: Wow.
You can try Dolby Atmos, yourself. Download the Dolby Access app, from the Microsoft store, and plug in any headphones that you own (yes, literally any!). The app offers a chance to sample how Atmos changes the way you hear things. I’ve been really impressed with it, when I use it while playing Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Dolby Atmos is also available for Blu Ray movies that are encoded with the technology. The technology also works for both Windows 10 PCs, as well as Xbox One consoles.
Tip: If you want to own a license for Dolby Atmos for Headphones, you pay a one-time $15 charge. If you get a full Dolby Atmos sound setup, then the use of it is (obviously) free.
I’m curious to hear from people who use Dolby Atmos: What do you think, and where do you use it?