AVTOREVIEW: What to prefer - Bowers & Wilkins in Volvo (powered by Dirac Live) or live sound?

Dirac software allows "to feel" the premises – to measure its acoustics. It updates the sound offsetting all the defects. Henrik Svensson demonstrated it in the reference room. The room covered with special panels on the walls seemed to be acoustically ideal, but as they turn on "room correction" the tone balance is getting perfect, the sound is more dimensional and bass is getting denser.

Dirac's technologies demonstrated at CES 2017

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity article

"I selected what ever track I wanted and as I listened through the phones and turned my head, the performance stayed fixed in the same spot but it was as if I had turned in a real performance and it was effectively simulated. It was eerily convincing."

"Turning the enhancement on and off through the app quickly illustrated a much wider and fuller soundstage, without fuzziness or bloat was able to be experienced with Dirac Panorama Sound. It was a very enlightening experience!" 

InnerFidelity and Tyll Hertsens describes Dirac VR and interviews Mathias Johansson

"First of all, I think we're still a few years away from really convincing 3D audio on headphones. There are still too many unknowns that need sorting through—personalized HRTFs; better headphone transducers; how to economically get all number crunching with head movement in order to commercialize it. To my mind, any solution out there right now will be largely incomplete, bleeding edge technologies. Previous to CES, that idea tainted my expectations; I really didn't think I'd hear anything really impressive when it came to 3D audio. I was wrong."

CE Pro Europe: VR Audio Reimagined

"While the visual and interactive elements of these headsets have been iterated and improved, the audio has been somewhat of a stumbling block. Sure 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D can give the illusion that you’re actually standing in a 3D space – but it’s not enough to trick the brain that you’re actually there.

That’s where Dirac comes along."

"The Arcam AVR850 stands out as one of the best sounding receivers that I have ever had in my system."

Arcam AVR850 featuring Dirac Live digital room correction software

Review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

"One more point – the unit makes it easy to toggle the Dirac Live on and off. When I would turn it off while listening to vinyl, the soundstage collapsed dramatically. When on, the Dirac spread the stage as wide as possible and opened up the top end in a way that I cannot fully explain with just words. It is something you must experience for yourself." Read it!

Review on OnePlus 3 optimized by Dirac Power Sound

Review by Mostafa Wael on XDA Developers

Check out this in-depth review on OnePlus 3, OnePlus’ latest smartphone model using Dirac Power Sound for its speaker system. The audio performance of OnePlus 3 is thoroughly introduced and highly rated by the reviewer.

“Moving on to the star of the show, the OnePlus 3, I moved my usual set of music sets, which involve some club, trap, EDM, PDB mixes and some trances, and fired up a club set…Overall it was very balanced produced sound and a very enjoyable experience…I favor the speaker of the OnePlus 3 over the iPhone's, since it is much more accurate when playing the music and sounds a lot louder with no audible distortion that may ruin your experience…This device is a definite green light for audiophiles on a budget. This phone swears to be an audio veteran...” Read it!

Arcam AVR850 - taking room correction to a new level with the help of Dirac Live

Review by AVForums:

"If that was all the AVR850 was capable of we would have been impressed but as soon as we applied the Dirac Live room correction then entire performance just stepped up a gear. It's an over-used cliché but when applying Dirac Live the room and the speakers simply disappeared, creating a wonderfully realistic audio experience. Any sonic characteristics that could have been caused by the room itself evaporated and all that was left was the original sound design."

"The combination of Class G amplification and Dirac Live results in one of the best-sounding receivers we've tested." Read it!