Sony Rocks Out with 3D Sound

By Bob Marshall 

Before you watch the above video, unplug your headphones from your iDevice (you can listen to “Rolling in the Deep” again later) and plug them into your computer. Now, take part in a sensory experiment Sony is calling the “Binaural Sound Experience,” which I assume sounds much better on actual headphones than it does on earbuds.

The Binaural Sound Experience (or the “BSE” as it will be known from here on) matches “3-Dimensional” sounds with the photography of Andrew Scriven, Sony World Photography Award winner. Sony introduces the experience in the above minute-long video, which gives viewers (and listeners) a first-person perspective of a rock-star warmup, ending with taking the stage at London’s famous O2 Academy Brixton.

For those wondering how Sony created the BSE and to see how exactly binaural sound is created, watch the “making of” video after the jump.