So immersive. So real.

360 Reality Audio

Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.

The 360 Reality Audio ecosystem

Sony provides a complete ecosystem for immersive music experiences. Our 360 Spatial Sound technology lets you build and experience immersive audio, on a range of platforms, content, and devices with 360 Reality Audio.

Explore 360 Reality Audio

If you’re looking for new directions in music creation, distribution, or simple enjoyment, there’s plenty to discover in 360 Reality Audio.

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Create in 360 Reality Audio

Discover workflows and tools to bring immersive music to life, in renowned professional studios and home studios.

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Experience 360 Reality Audio

Experience the immersion of 360 Reality Audio for yourself, on your choice of music and devices.

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Join us, in 360 Reality Audio

Interested in getting immersed? Find out more about the licensing programs for content distribution and hardware solutions.

Experience 360 Reality Audio

Experience 360 Reality Audio

Compare 360 Reality Audio and conventional stereo sound to understand how it sounds differently when you experience 360 Reality Audio with speakers and headphones.

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How it sounds with speakers

In stereo, sounds are sourced from just two speakers. With 360 Reality Audio, sound sources—vocals, instruments and effects—are each placed on a 360 sphere that surrounds the listener and creates an immersive experience.

Diagram showing how 360 Reality Audio works.
How it sounds with Headphones

In stereo, music plays inside your head. With 360 Reality Audio, music surrounds and immerses you, with different sounds materialising from points all around your head.

Compatible music streaming services

Enjoy a growing library of 360 Reality Audio tracks, major artists frontline contents as well as legendary catalog contents, through our music streaming service partners.

How it works with headphones

Once you subscribe to a compatible music streaming service, you can enjoy 360 Reality Audio with your headphones and smartphones.

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Download a music streaming service app to your smartphone
Streaming service
Subscribe to a premium music streaming service
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Listen with any headphones
Upgrade your experience with personalisation

With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimize your experience by analyzing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.

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Download the Sony│Headphones Connect app and connect it to the Sony headphones
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Capture images of your ears for a personalised analysis
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Select and download the 360 Reality Audio Live app to enjoy personalised immersive music samples
360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones/Neckband Speakers

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio from some of the world's leading audio brands and products.

360 Reality Audio Certified Smartphone

Get 360 Reality Audio immersion on the go, with a Certified smartphone.

Head tracking function

Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing.

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Conventional use

With conventional headphones, when your head moves, the sound moves with the headphones. This disconnects the sound from its position in space, impairing the 3D effect and presence.

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With Head tracking capability

With head tracking, when you move your head, the sound field retains its original position in 3D space – for a realistic viewing and listening experience.

Headphones & Speakers Experience

360 Reality Audio can be enjoyed with both headphones or the built-in speakers, with automatic switching for spatial processing.

Headphones & Speakers Experience
360 Reality Audio Upmix
360 Reality Audio Upmix

With Sony’s 360 Reality Audio Upmix (360 Upmix) you can enjoy a spatial, immersive listening experience from regular stereo music and movie audio sources.

Easy Setting

The Personal Optimiser is available in the smartphone’s settings menu. With automatic support for all compatible music services and headphones, there’s no need to configure settings for each app.

Easy Setting
360 Reality Audio Certified Smartphones

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio from some of the world's leading audio brands and products.

360 Reality Audio Certified Speaker/Home Theatre System

Upgrade your experience with 360 Reality Audio Certified speakers and home theatre systems. Music surrounds you, with authentic spaciousness just like listening to your favourite artist right in the recording studio or concert hall.

How it works with speakers

Subscribe to a 360 Reality Audio music streaming service and enjoy a new music experience with 360 Reality Audio certified speakers and Home Theatre Systems. With the varied certified devices, you can experience 360 Reality Audio tracks.

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Connect your smartphone and 360 Reality Audio device to the same Wi-Fi®  network.

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Download compatible music streaming subscription apps (Amazon Music Unlimited, nugs.net, TIDAL) to your smartphones. 

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Tap the Cast icon in your music streaming app to stream 360 Reality Audio tracks to Certified speakers and AV receivers from brands like Sennheiser, Sony and more. Control playback directly from your smartphone.

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360 Reality Audio is available on Amazon Music. Connect your 360 Reality Audio Certified speaker to an Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2nd Gen), or Fire TV Stick 4K (2nd Gen)via HDMI.

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360 Reality Audio Certified speakers, include sound bars and AV receivers from DENON, Marantz, McIntosh and Sennheiser.

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Complete the connection with your TV using HDMI.

You can enjoy 360 Reality Audio across a range of audio brands and devices,using wireless casting or a wired HDMI connection.

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DENON AVR-A1H/X4800H/X3800H
AVC-A1H/X4800H/X3800H
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Marantz CINEMA50/40/AV10 Icon image of a green tick on a grey background
McIntosh MX123 Icon image of a green tick on a grey background
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Sony SRS-RA5000/RA3000
STR-AZ7000ES/AZ5000ES/AZ3000ES/AZ1000ES/AN1000
HT-A9/A7000/A5000/A3000
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BRAVIA Theatre Quad (HT-A9M2)
BRAVIA Theatre Bar 9 (HT-A9000)
BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 (HT-A8000)
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360 Reality Audio Certified Speakers/Home Theater Systems

Upgrade your music listening experience with 360 Reality Audio from the world's leading audio brands and products.

*Available music services vary by manufacturer and device. For details, please check the website of the collaborative partners.

Experience the Future of 360 Reality Audio

Bring new life to live music with 360 Reality Audio. Download the Artist Connection app and the nugs.net app to have an experience of mind-blowing live performances with 360 Reality Audio. 

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360 Reality Audio Live

Download the 360 Reality Audio Live app with your mobile device.

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Artist Connection

Download the Artist Connection app with your mobile device.

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nugs.net

Download the nugs.net app with your mobile device.

* Model availability may vary by regions

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Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio Certified Headphones

Sony Support provides practical information about how to experience 360 Reality Audio technology with your Sony certified headphones. Visit the website and find everything you need to know about this new technology.


* Model availability may vary by regions

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Sony Support for 360 Reality Audio Certified Speakers

Sony Support provides practical information about how to experience 360 Reality Audio technology with your Sony certified speakers. Visit the website and find everything you need to know about this new technology.

Music experience
Create your immersive music experience

Discover the workflow and tools needed to create music in 360 Reality Audio.

Ecosystem
Join the ecosystem for content distribution and playback

Licensing for Service Providers and Hardware Manufacturers to become a part of 360 Reality Audio ecosystem.