Netflix and Sennheiser offer immersive rendering on stereo systems thanks to Ambeo technology

Netflix leverages Sennheiser’s Ambeo 2-Channel Spatial Audio technology to deliver more immersive audio with standard stereo equipment for certain content.

Preview software running on a Mac

Sennheiser’s Ambeo 2-Channel Spatial Audio rendering tool used by Netflix thus makes it possible to rely on Dolby Atmos mixes to offer an incredibly immersive audio experience with simple standard stereo speakers, such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, headphones and computers. Sennheiser insists its software delivers much deeper immersion than any 2-channel speakerall without any negative effect on the mix, if on the tonal balance.

Netflix and Sennheiser offer immersive rendering on stereo systems thanks to  Ambeo technology

From stereo mix on the left to Ambeo effect on the right

According to Dr. Renato Pellegrini of the Ambeo Division, true to Sennheiser’s reputation, processing is done seamlessly without interfering with the original sound. In other words, Sennheiser 2-Channel Spatial Audio faithfully reproduces the intention of the creator of the mix, without adding to it.. Processing is done in the cloud from files in ADM or IAB formats and a preview tool allows you to compare the two renderings in post-production and adjust the settings if necessary. It is possible to keep the music on the left and right channels and apply the immersive rendering only to certain tracks. Mark Paterson indicates that it was thus possible on Stranger Things Season 4 to ensure that the voice of Vecna wraps around you which intensifies the feeling of power and dread. Just enter Spatial Audio in the Netflix search bar to view all compatible content.

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