Music constantly evolves, and when creativity strikes, it’s only logical that a new way of experiencing sound would be the talk of the town. Remember the first time you experienced 3D? Like me, you probably went to the cinema, got the little red and blue glasses, and had a mind-blowing experience. Imagine the same feeling but in music.
8D audio has sprung from seemingly nowhere to everywhere across social media. I learned about it after receiving a WhatsApp message containing 8D audio that was making the rounds a few months ago. Simply put, it’s an audio effect that creates the illusion of hearing sounds from all around as if you’re experiencing them firsthand.
Have a listen for yourself, and make sure to do it with the assistance of your headphones for full effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9aNEvvQDx4&feature=youtu.be
So does 8D mean 8-dimensional audio?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the technology involved in creating the sound does not actually have 8 dimensions. Binaural sound is the term used to describe this sensation. It fools your brain into believing that sounds are originating from various directions. This is exactly why you’ll be getting a different and dynamic experience, almost like being in a concert. It’s also extremely popular in VR, AR, and gaming.
Now the only thing you’ll need to jump on board and experience the 8D audio for yourself is a good pair of headphones. And if you’re looking for one, we recently released the Life Q35 headphone. Try it for yourself and you’ll soon see how those two simple sound sources from the left and right earpiece have suddenly been gifted the ability to achieve something remarkable. Trust me, it surrounds your ears like a hug
Before we end this, we’ve got a little surprise waiting for you. Something that’s very 8D-related and we hope you’ll like it!
So, does anybody here already enjoy 8D audio? Do you have a favorite song in 8D that you’d like to share? Any ideas what the future holds for this technology? Let me know in the comments below!