Apple Music is bringing spatial audio to cars with Dolby Atmos, but not everyone can use it


For the first time ever, you’ll be able to play music on your car’s speakers with spatial audio and Dolby Atmos. But you must have an Apple Music account and more importantly, be in one of the select cars to be able to experience it. Apple has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to announce that Apple Music’s popular spatial audio feature, along with Dolby Atmos support, will be available on later cars.

Apple Music with Spatial Audio will be fully integrated into the MBUX infotainment system, giving users a seamless experience across models such as Mercedes-Maybach, EQS, EQS SUV, EQE and S-Class. Eligible models will need a 31-speaker Burmester 3D or 4D audio system to take advantage of Apple Music’s spatial audio feature with support for Dolby Atmos. But it won’t be free. You will have to pay an additional cost of $4,550 for the 3D system and $6,730 for the 4D audio system.

Of course, you’ll need an Apple Music subscription to be able to stream music to Spatial Audio on your Mercedes-Benz car, more than the cost of the dedicated sound system.

both companies, in one joint statementclaimed that the new audio system with Spatial Audio “will equip these vehicles with studio-quality sound comparable to that of any concert hall, and give riders a fully immersive listening experience with unparalleled, multidimensional sound and clarity ”

Apple announced that lossless streaming would be available on car infotainment systems last year. Its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz is the first such implementation, but it is unclear whether Apple will work with more auto companies to make spatial audio available with the Dolby Atmos feature. Obviously, for the Spatial Audio feature to work, the sound system must have multi-channel speakers. Apple said that Mercedes-Maybach makes the cut because of its high-class sound system.

The limited edition Mercedes-Maybach by Virgil Abloh, which was launched last month, became one of the first cars in the world and the first in the Mercedes-Benz lineup to offer an “improved, multidimensional soundscape” powered by the Burmester high-end 4D done. Sound system.” The car’s sound system includes 31 speakers including six 3D speakers that pump out sound from above, four near-ear speakers in the front seat, and a subwoofer. The rest of the sound system’s components include eight. Sound transducer and two amplifiers are included, which use 1,750W of power.The rest of the models will get this feature soon.

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