The Swedish digital audio company Dirac and U.S.-based audio company Cleer Audio have announced the two companies have collaborated to integrate Dirac’s patented spatial audio solution Dirac Virtuo into the Bluetooth chipset of the all-new ALPHA over-ear, active noise-cancelling headphones.
“Cleer Audio has established itself as a leading designer of ultra-high-quality headphones, earbuds, and smart speakers that offer premium performance at affordable prices,” states Lars Isaksson, Dirac’s head of business development, streaming & headphones.
“By collaborating to include Dirac Virtuo in the new Cleer ALPHA, our companies have shown that headphone users can have easier access to better sound quality and more immersive sound experiences.”
Spatial audio is becoming mainstream. However, most consumed content is still stereo and not spatial. Dirac Virtuo for wireless headphones is designed to turn any stereo content into an immersive sound experience with an accurate soundstage and perfected sound quality. With Dirac Virtuo integrated into the new Cleer ALPHA, listeners experience a more balanced sound and an expanded soundscape that includes all spatial cues of the original stereo content – as if it were coming from a pair of high-end home speakers.
Dirac Virtuo uses a high-resolution Binaural Room Impulse Response (BRIR) to bring out the spatial cues already embedded in stereo recordings, recreating the listening experience as originally intended by the artist. The solution also includes measurement-based frequency response correction technology to digitally enhance the sound quality of headphones, removing undesired resonances and colorations – creating a clean acoustic canvas for the spatial experience.
“Our collaboration with Dirac underscores Cleer Audio’s efforts to combine high-performance hardware and software to create the best sound experience possible from our headphones,” comments Patrick Huang, president & CEO, Cleer Audio.
“Regardless of your media player or playback device, Cleer ALPHA users can now always experience immersive sound.”
The Cleer ALPHA headphones include adaptive technology to sense a user’s surroundings and provide a quiet, focused listening experience. They include patented 40mm Ironless drivers the headphones provide up to 35 hours of playback time.