Sennheiser has unveiled the Ambeo AR One in-ear headphones, the first spatial listening accessory to receive official certification by spacial computing company Magic Leap.
The Ambeo AR One in-ear headphones work with the new Ambeo Augmented Audio Lab app, which provides users with full control over their sound world. Developers and creators can craft powerful spatial computing experiences in which real sounds seamlessly blend with virtual audio.
Sennheiser worked in close collaboration with Magic Leap to develop the new Ambeo AR One in-ears and the Ambeo Augmented Audio Lab companion app to complement the Magic Leap One Creator Edition.
"It is exciting to be able to offer the first spatial listening accessory certified under the ‘Works with Magic Leap' program, along with a completely new way to create spatial soundscapes with the Ambeo Augmented Audio Lab," says Véronique Larcher, co-Director of Ambeo at Sennheiser. "Now with control over how much their audio composition is overheard by those around, and how much they wish to stay connected to the outside world, developers can create spatial audio worlds with Magic Leap One according to their own sound rules."
The Ambeo AR One in-ear phones enable spatial computing developers and creators to craft thrilling experiences where real-world sounds blend with virtual audio, while securing their focus and control in the process. The Ambeo AR One features transparent hearing, whereby at the touch of a button, developers and creators can choose how much of the outside world's sound, captured by the headset's built-in microphones, blends into their spatial audio experience. By mixing the right level of external acoustic environment with the virtual audio world, developers can create immersive and social experiences.
The ‘phones offer effective sealing through Comply ear tips, which expand to perfectly fit the ear canal. This enables creators to shut out external noise to focus on the audio content undisturbed, and also ensures optimum bass reproduction.
Lightweight and discreet, they can also be used simply for enjoying music. The ear hook design and silicon adapters keep the earphones secure and comfortable.
Priced at US$250, the Sennheiser Ambeo AR One will be available starting in November.