Audeze Announces Mobius: Immersive Cinematic 3D Audio Headphone
Audeze, the world’s leading manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones, yesterday announced the Indiegogo launch of Mobius, the first premium fully immersive 3D cinematic audio and head tracking-enabled headphone designed specifically for gamers.
In the first 24 hours since the announcement, Audeze has achieved 830% of its initial Indiegogo goal and surpassed $420,000 in funds raised. The Indiegogo campaign will continue to run for 29 more days with early bird, introductory pricing available starting at $259 (retail value $399).
Audeze headphones have achieved worldwide acclaim among music industry professionals and audiophiles alike for their pure, spacious, and highly detailed sound and for innovation which has kept them on the cutting-edge of audio technology for a decade. With Mobius, Audeze is bringing their award-winning audiophile sound to the gaming world.
Conceived under the steadfast belief that audio quality should never be compromised, Mobius will be the first headphone to provide the unsurpassed level of detail, clarity, and positional accuracy afforded by planar magnetic drivers in a feature-rich package oriented specifically around the needs of both professional and casual gamers.
Mobius features full 3D emulation with support for surround sound modes along with a fully integrated 3D head-tracking system that interfaces seamlessly with today’s most popular video games. Coupled with state-of-the-art room emulation technology and anatomy calibration, Mobius is truly optimized for the way your brain processes sound, in a manner consistent with real-world listening. The built-in Waves Nx technology enables the complete immersion in the 3D audio field.
The headphones’ advanced technology and lightweight ergonomic design, delivers comfortable, long-term use and reduced listening fatigue. This comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of fully replaceable, contoured memory foam ear pads and an adjustable, durable, memory foam padded headband.
Mobius also comes with a flexible and detachable boom microphone with built-in noise attenuation, mute/unmute functionality, and independent microphone volume control in order to provide crystal-clear voice quality. This allows users to dictate team strategy without having to worry about the details getting lost in translation.
While Mobius includes a wealth of ground-breaking features: it remains intuitively compatible with all of your favorite devices and provides USB, USB-C, and auxiliary connections. Mobius also features LDAC Bluetooth functionality with almost three times the data bandwidth as other Bluetooth headphones. This level of versatility allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of Mobius on whichever platform you prefer.
“Audeze has raised the bar for premium audio quality and innovation based on our award winning planar magnetic technology. It’s a standard that impresses the most ardent audiophiles,” said Sankar Thiagasamudram, founder and CEO of Audeze. “There is really no medium that can benefit more from our product than gaming, so we’re setting our sights on establishing the best headphones in the gaming industry today. We think Mobius is going to change the way people experience games and may just give them an edge in head-to-head play.”
An extremely powerful, fully customizable headphone, Mobius is on the cutting edge of audio technology, offering gamers top tier technologies:
– Planar magnetic audio quality
– 3D Audio (7.1, 5.1, 5.0, 2.1, 2.0) + Ambisonics Support using Plugins from Waves
– Integrated low latency head tracking
– 3D sound localization
– Room emulation
– Anatomy calibration
– Bluetooth enabled (AAC, LDAC)
– USB-C, USB-A and 3.5mm analog
– 10+ Hours of battery life
Mobius is not just the world’s most innovative gaming headphone, it is a truly immersive, mixed media platform. With fully-integrated surround sound functionality, you can immerse yourself into your favorite movies to a degree that will rival even the experience of being inside a theater.
The optional Mobius Creator Package comes bundled with the latest 3D audio plugins from Waves, including the B360 Ambisonics Encoder and the NX Virtual Mix Room; both crucial tools for anyone working with Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.
Advancing Headphone Technology – Audeze LLC is a California-based premium audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of their critically acclaimed products.