MWC 2019: Waves Announces Optimization of Nx 3D Audio Technology with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

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Waves, a leading provider of intelligent audio processors for professional audio and consumer electronics, announced the expansion of its Waves Nx® 3D audio processing solution optimized with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Waves is demonstrating more details on this optimization at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

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With Waves Nx® optimized for Snapdragon 855, OEMs can deliver mobile games, AR & VR, streaming media, VoIP, and other content with immersive 3D audio regardless of the headphones their consumers use. In addition, Waves Nx® can work with any stereo or surround sound source and doesn’t require the user to be tied to any given ecosystem, apps/software, or other interfaces.

Since Waves Nx® was initially created for sound engineers to mix on headphones emulating professional speakers in control rooms, it’s designed to maintain the audio quality of the original sound source with zero degradation. Finally, Waves Nx® used with Snapdragon 855 gives manufacturers, professional audio, and mobile game developers the freedom to create pristine 3D audio content specifically for mobile devices for immersive audio on the go, said a press release.

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“Audio is on the rise and spatial audio is at the forefront. With Waves Nx used with the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, we are thrilled to give manufacturers the means to deliver the most engaging 3D audio experience on the market,” said Tomer Elbaz, EVP & GM, Consumer Electronics Division of Waves. “Immersive 3D audio on mobile devices with any headphones is a giant leap in light of rising consumer demands.”

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Manvinder Singh, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, commented:

“The Snapdragon 855 was designed for top tier manufacturers to deliver top tier solutions to consumers. With the optimization of Waves Nx, we are confident of delivering on our goal from an audio solutions standpoint.”

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