Spatial Audio is one of the features of the Apple Music music service, which can be found on most of the company’s new gadgets. But third-party manufacturers are also gradually introducing support. Of course, this mostly applies to manufacturers of headphones and other sound reproduction devices.
Now cars have entered such a list, and Mercedes-Benz is the first brand to announce support for spatial audio. But this applies only to certain models and configurations. And when it comes to Mercedes, it becomes clear that support will be a valuable pleasure.
So Dolby Atmos, and, accordingly, Spatial Audio, will get the top Maybach and S-Class models, and now the company’s EQS and EQE electric cars. They come with the new MBUX user interface and have Burmester audio system options with 31 speakers and 3D or 4D sound.
“Sound quality is incredibly important to Apple Music, which is why we are so excited to be working with Mercedes-Benz to make Spatial Audio on Apple Music available natively in the car for the first time,” commented Apple Music and Beats Vice President Oliver Schusser.
Given that these models already cost more than a hundred thousand dollars, optional audio systems will still add $4,550 (3D) or $6,730 (4D) to the price of the car. So Spatial Audio “will cost a penny”.