Personalised 3D Audio For Gaming

Personal Audio has announced the launch of MyEars, a service that provides personalised 3D headphone audio for gamers.

Developed by Personal Audio, MyEars is a patented technology, invented and developed in Australia, which is personalised to your ears so that you can discover what it means to video game in true 3D audio.

Personal Audio has announced the launch of MyEars, a service that provides personalised 3D headphone audio for gamers.

Developed by Personal Audio, MyEars is a patented technology, invented and developed in Australia, which is personalised to your ears so that you can discover what it means to video game in true 3D audio.

The manufacturer of MyEar claims that gamers experience an enhanced sense of presence, making them feel as if they are actually part of the virtual world they are playing in.

MyEar™ launches as an annual subscription service with MyEars Connect, Personal Audio’s PC-gaming solution, with other platforms to follow later this year. MyEars Connect enables 7.1 surround sound over headphones in all Windows legacy games that support surround sound.

The introduction of the MyEars service follows the collaboration started in March 2009 between Personal Audio and Firelight Technologies to integrate MyEars™ with the premier audio games engine FMOD. This integration will enable the native delivery of MyEars’ fully immersive 3D audio to forthcoming FMOD based games for PCs.

The MyEars engine enables the creation of an audio profile for each user, which is what separates the service from other headphone based 3D audio technologies. The MyEars personalisation process allows the web-based prediction engine to understand the unique qualities of each user’s ears and how they filter sound – which is what your brain has calibrated to. Each user profile is created using a combination of responses during the personalisation process and MyEars prediction engine’s knowledge of how those responses correspond to the user’s individual hearing profile characteristics.

The web based service will store multiple profiles for any subscriber depending on the type of headphone they are using (different headphones also need to be calibrated to get the optimum performance) and users can download and install the software any number of times and on as many computers as they like while their subscription is current.

MyEars’ audio features will be continually updated to deliver the perfect 3D audio experience and subscribers will receive each of these upgrades as part of their ongoing subscription. The annual subscription service for MyEars is available for $60 per year.
MyEars will be moving from beta to a full subscription model before 1st August 2010 so early subscribers will be able to try the beta service for free.

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