Tempest 3D AudioTech is accessible directly from your built-in TV speakers when you’re playing games and watching videos on your PS5 console.
*not available in ps+ titles No they probably didn't say that but I'm just getting ahead of the curve.
Bro, I thought you were serious at first lmfao.
And not supported on psnow haha
Does this work with sound bars?
In the comments on the page people are saying it does work but it sounds terrible. You have to set the audio to TV rather than soundbar, and it sounds muffled from what they've said. Support for soundbars is probably coming down the line.
I can attest to that. I have a pretty good Sony soundbar and it does sound awful. Switchng to TV audio I can definitely hear the 3D effects (albeit weak) but the overall soundscape and audio clarity is better than listening through the Soundbar (which is leaps and bounds better than the TV speakers, ironically). Hopefully Sony will be addressing this sooner rather than later.
@UltraNova “I can attest to that. I have a pretty good Sony soundbar and it does sound awful.“ I have a Sonos Arc with surrounds. What should my settings be on for it to work properly?
What about AVRs/Home Theaters? Does it sound good there? Or is it only for TVs?
It is not supported yet. If you go through a av receiver, you cannot used 3d audio settings.
No not yet, but its coming...
I think this is for anyone. The thing is though it isn’t all games I think. Playing returnal or ratchet, actual PS5 games, it sounds excellent. Still prefer the headset though. In the headset it REALLY shows. With the TV speakers it clearly sounds better than regular. I think because you can crank the headset up so much without waking up your whole house you can appreciate it more. On the TV you can’t exactly do too much. Eitherway, awesome tech. I still feel like returnal is the best game I’ve ever heard. Ratchet definitely sounds crazy good. The sound of club nefarious in the distance with millions of other sounds is crazy. Returnal though. Some of those weapons literally made me jump. NBS crack of thunder in your ear. It’s amazing.
Isn't this a few months old news?
I've got an Atmos home theater complete with in ceiling hight channels. My reciever does a nice job of turning the 3d audio into fake atmos. I do dig the 3d audio when I'm playing with headphones before my wife gets up. It does a good job faking the height channels with 5.1 too. In Days Gone when it's raining and you go into a stricture with a tin roof its amazing. So is the thunder when you're outside.
I might be old fashioned but I still just prefer good old 2.0 stereo. I’ll try it out tho.
2.0? You are literally missing more than half of what they are intending you to hear. I understand wanting to listen to an old recording on vinyl in 2 channel if that's how it was recorded but 4 channel has been around since the late 50s. Surround has been around since the 80s. To listen to something that has been produced for 5.1 or higher in 2 channel is doing a disservice to the creator, as well as listening to a lesser form of the audio. It's like saying, I may be old school but I prefer a steam engine in my Ferrari. I may be old school but I would rather kill a goat and skin it and wear its skin as a coat rather than buy a jacket. I may be old school so I will light my house by oil lamp rather than just flip the light switch. I prefer hitting a log with a rock to using a drum stick to play this brand new Tama drum kit. Past Script: With all I've said, I bet that I'm older than you. I was born in May 1974. I've just realized that this may come off a little harsh. I used to record audio for bands including mine and I obsessed over how sounds moved along the 5 channels that I was using in my recordings. Back then it was a lot of work to be sure that a source moved around the sound stage properly. Sorry if I came off like a dick. Kinda hit a nerve.
I hear you, I love surround sound, I’ve had 7.1 set ups in the past for home theatre. My issue with this specific audio codec is that is “3d audio” from a 2 channel tv. It’s fake. You need individual channels not mashing 7 into 2.
it is terrible through tv speakers, better off without it, though sounds surprisingly great through headphones especially the sony 3d headset, i dont know how they did it but those unremarkable plastic headphones are perfectly tuned for PS5, i heard things in returnal i hadnt heard with headphones 3 times the price, i was pretty stunned actually. I am looking forward to seeing how it fairs through home theatre speakers in the future, will still probably be worse than what my denon x3700h can muster.
Returnal has to be heard to be believed.
But the fact that Sony's cheap official headset is so perfectly tuned for ps5 makes returnal sound even more amazing.
What type of TV are you using? The 3D audio is designed to take advantage of Sony's Bravia XR chip only found in their Master Series Devices.
Noppe, it works on all brands of TV's but..not so good as on a headset
"i heard things in returnal i hadnt heard with headphones 3 times the price" Were any of those made by Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic? Both make headsets priced in a similar ballpark I would think would be quite competitive with the Pulse headset, especially with recent holiday sale prices. I've seen the PC37x selling for less than the Pulse at $95 recently.
Audeze penrose and philips fidelio x2hr. Playstation really have tuned theirs specifically for ps5 3d audio and it works.
Another awesome device to use with 3D audio is Sony's NS7 Neckband. It creates 3D spacial sound around your head and it sounds out of this world. Love taking it off and putting it back on just to hear the difference. They're only $199 now, but a great addition to your audio options. Next is Sony's A9 surround sound system, nothing like it. There are a lot of great toys to play with out hear. Note: Both devices only work with Sony's Master Series TVs.
Sony need to stop taking the piss, releasing the a9 with ONE hdmi input is a joke and the marketing for it, jeezarse! you'd think it was the best home theatre in existence. Not gonna beat my amp and atmos set up.
It makes games sound a bit better on my LG CX but nowhere as good as headphones , that’s my experience anyway .
I have a Sony TV and a Yamaha true 7.1 soundbar and can confirm this 3d audio in its current form sounds complete garbage through either. Just get a proper set of headphones or sound system. My soundbar working as it should works fine for surround sound although not as good as my headphones but tv or soundbar trying to emulate this software 3d sound is a waste of time. There is not a single iota of spatial sound involved it just adds pointless reverb and muffles sounds etc. sounds terrible. If your relying on this being even remotely conceivable as decent option your going to be disappointed. 3D sound is 100% about positional/directional audio. This simply doesn’t do that so as far as I’m concerned this is not 3d audio. There is free pc software that will do a much better job. In fact you can search for recordings on YouTube that do a better job and they require no custom built engine or hardware/software to reproduce. I’m interested to see what they do with the promised personalised ear customisation options. But don’t think it holds any merit at all for now.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.