Audeze and Waves Partnership Creates Improved 3D Headphone Listening Experience

The new Mobius headphones benefit from an Audeze and Waves partnership in which Audeze utilizes Wave Nx technologies.


A new Audeze and Waves partnership has been formed to provide audio professionals and consumer enthusiasts with a high-performance 3D headphone listening experience. 

With a partnership between Audeze, a manufacturer of headphones for professional and audiophile applications, and Waves, a DSP solutions company for various audio markets', the two companies set out to create a “true, real-world” listening experience via the Audeze Mobius headphones.

“Audeze is delighted to be joining forces with Waves,” states Sankar Thiagasamudram, CEO and co-founder, Audeze. 

“Waves' 360 Ambisonics Tools, which include the B360 Ambisonics Encoder and the Nx Virtual Mix Room plugins, all seamlessly interact with the Audeze's planar headphone for diverse uses, be they in gaming, 360/VR mixing or mixing in non-acoustic environments, and from surround monitoring to consumer listening experience.”

Audeze Wave Partnership Utilizes Waves' Nx Technology

The Mobius planar magnetic headphones incorporate Waves' Nx technology that enable 360-degree head tracking to support complete immersion within the 3D sound field. 

Waves says the Nx technology also allows the Mobius headphones to communicate with its Nx Virtual Mix Room and Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder plugin that are specifically designed for VR/360/3D mixing and monitoring in Ambisonics formats.

Additionally, Waves' Nx technology also enables immersive 3D headphone monitoring of any stereo or surround content. 

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“Audeze headphones have achieved worldwide acclaim among music industry professionals and audiophiles alike for their amazing sound and for innovation that has kept them on the cutting edge of technology,” adds Gilad Keren, CEO and co-founder, Waves.

“With Mobius, Audeze is offering its award-winning audiophile sound with integrated Waves Nx head tracking, sound localization, and virtual room emulation technology for a monumental game-changer within audio.”

Some of the Audeze Mobius' other features include:

  • USB-C, USB-A, analog (3.5mm) and Bluetooth connectivity options
  • Supports 2.0, 5.1, 7.1 3D audio in real time
  • The headphones incorporate 100mm planar transducers
  • Reported 10+ hours of battery life

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.




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