Back in 2019, Sony introduced their object-based spatial audio technology called 360 Reality Audio, which is capable of simulating a virtual sphere of speakers around the users head for an immersive sound experience. Sony has now announced two new wireless speakers at CES 2021 that feature this technology built-in, namely the SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000.
The SRS-RA5000 are wireless speakers are the more premium speaker of the two, featuring 3 upward firing speakers, 3 mid-speakers and 1 subwoofer that can play audio in 360 degrees. It is High-Resolution Audio certified, and it features support for Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in.
The SRS-RA3000 on the other hand are compact speakers, featuring 2 tweeter units, 1 full range and 2 passive radiators. The speakers have support for Auto Sound Calibration, Multi room music, an Auto volume feature, Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in.
Both speakers feature Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology, which uses 3 dimensional sound location data and Sony’s Immersive Audio Enhancement algorithm to fill the entire room with simulated audio sources. They both also support Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and the Google Assistant.
Sony also announced that they are expanding support for the 360 Reality Audio experience with partnerships with other consumer electronics companies, and they are releasing the 360 Reality Audio Creative Suite, which will help musicians and creators create 360 Reality Audio content.
The Sony SRS-RA5000 will cost approximately €599 (Approx. Rs. 53,611), and the SRS-RA3000 is priced at about €359 (Approx. Rs. 32,134) and they will be available sometime in Spring 2021.