A few decades ago people were struggling with 3D art, and now?
We have a freaking 9D Audio!
I know it sounds so weird, but it actually exists.
If your browser through youtube, I am sure that at least once you have stumbled to those 3D,8D, and now even 9D songs.
In today’s article, we will elaborate on this topic and see if it is actually a thing.
Multi dimensions Audio, is that real?
I am going to be straightforward and transparent.
There’s no such thing as audio being 3D, 8D, or even 9D, no matter what the videos you stumbled across the claim. Sound/Audio doesn’t really possess any dimensions at all, they are just click baits.
But that’s not all, this is where things start getting interesting.
Maybe the Sound/Audio cannot be multi-dimensional, but our brain and ears sure can interpret the incoming sounds in dimensions. It’s the same thing how we can tell the difference between a sound that is coming from behind us or from angles.
What is 9D Audio:
9D audio uses the proposition of a binaural recording to trick our brain into thinking that sounds come in “9D”, different places in a three-dimensional space.
Simply put, it makes a normal stereo sound come in as a surround sound; the dimensional number implies the number of speakers that are simulated, e:g 9D, 9 directions.
It is a trick that works only with headphones since it adds artificial echoes that manipulate the brain to think that music is coming from different directions.
It won’t work with speakers no matter how loud they are.
The difference between 8D and 9D audio:
8D format was the first one to become popular, and then people tried to improve other concepts. 9D follows the same concept as 8D music where the tones/music must move in different directions, but 9D is a bit different.
Even though they have different styles, they still use the binaural effect. It is a concept that was created to mimic the way humans hear a sound.
In 8D, both the music and vocals move together in one direction, you can tell when your right ear feels empty because all the tones went left, and then they come back to the right ear, simply put, a ping-pong effect.
In 9D, which I think is way better and more relaxing, the music has a smooth transition that moves the sound and instrumentals all together, while the vocal doesn’t follow where the instrumental goes.
In the end, I can confidently conclude that all these are just marketing terms or say gimmicks and click baits.
However, I can’t lie that those are indeed great effects and whoever invented them did a great job of tricking our brains.
They sure give a unique feeling and somehow they provide the music in a more relaxed manner.
There’s no actual evidence that it might damage your ears, but listening to music in high volumes will damage your ears in general, so take care.
If you don’t know how feel free to read my article regarding hearing loss.
As I mentioned 9D audio, I think that you guys should also have a clue about 8D audio and find out if it is dangerous!
However, here I would like to mention something else, and I will include speakers mostly! I would like to mention for you guys a comparison between Audioengine HD3 and A2 as they are some amazing speakers, while also having in mind some of the greatest KRK speakers on the market! You can also find out some amazing speakers for Fluance RT85 if you need one!
You’ll never find anyone more passionate about audio as me. I love to share my knowledge with others and help people find the right equipment for them.