Over the last month we’ve seen virtual reality unfold at an incredible rate bringing with it various headsets and support from some of the biggest hardware and software manufacturers in the world. The internets most recognisable video site has, Youtube, has added functionality for live streaming in 360 VR and added capability for 3D sound. If you’re a fan of VR and 360 then you want to immerse yourself in it properly and that doesn’t include just the visuals but the audio as well. In order to experience this properly your going to need a pair of 3D Audio headphones, and the Ossic X are the best you can get.
Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support form their original KickStarter campaign, these headphones are now available for pre-order. The company were originally looking for $100,000 in crowd funding, but by the end of the campaign they had managed to raise an jaw dropping $2.6m, which makes them the most crowd funded VR product to date, even exceeding that of the Oculus Rift.
So you’re probably wondering what separates them from other headphones and why there has been such a buzz around them. The OSSIC X is branded as the world’s first 3D audio headphone that instantly calibrates to the listener. This increases “the sense of auditory space, and acoustically recreates the way you hear the world everyday”. This has been achieved “by pairing advanced 3D audio algorithms with head-tracking and individual anatomy calibration, to deliver incredibly accurate 3D sound to your ears”. In short this should mean that you experience audio like never before, be it from music, gaming or VR videos.
Due to this huge crowd funded investment the company are now offering the headphones at a price of just $50 more than the original KickStarter buy in cost. You can pre-order the Ossic X from their website now.
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