The flagship earphones demonstrate the first results of a successful collaboration between the two Swedish sound innovators.
UPPSALA, Sweden, March 3, 2022 — Swedish audio pioneers Dirac and Sudio today announced their collaboration on Sudio’s new flagship E2 true wireless stereo earphones, featuring Dirac’s groundbreaking Dirac Virtuo spatial audio solution. Dirac and Sudio sit firmly at the center of Sweden’s world-leading, visionary audio tech scene and the cutting-edge Sudio E2 earphones reflect the companies’ unrivaled strengths in combining breakthrough sound performance and elevated product design.
“The new E2 earphones look amazing and produce rich, immersive, high-performance sound – raising the bar significantly on headphone audio experiences,” said Lars Isaksson, Dirac’s Head of Business Development, Streaming & Headphones. “This is just the beginning of a long and rich collaboration between two Swedish audio innovators. We look forward to further pushing the envelope of design-plus-performance as our companies continue revolutionizing sound together.”
Sudio E2 earphones include a dual-core chipset with embedded Dirac Virtuo solution so users can enjoy spatial audio from stereo content regardless of playback device or media player. Featuring Sudio’s trademark minimalist design, the E2 earphones were created for early adopters of innovative technology who also value premium experiences.
“Dirac Virtuo makes listening to music like sitting in the studio with the artists themselves,” said Sudio CEO Johan Gawell, “The audio just comes to life, with richer detail and an immersive soundstage. With Dirac Virtuo included in the Sudio E2 earphones, consumers can hear music the way the musicians and producers intended it to be heard.”
Dirac Virtuo for Bluetooth earphones employs a high-resolution binaural room impulse response technology so that sound seemingly comes from a pair of premium stereo speakers in front of the listener, rather than from inside their head, creating a soundstage previously unattainable.
It also uses Dirac’s patented magnitude response correction technology to remove unintended resonances or sound colorations caused by the headphones themselves. The result is an immersive audio experience; a more accurate stereo soundstage; and significantly better, more balanced, and richly detailed sound quality.
“Sudio is all about immersive sound experiences, and we always strive to outdo ourselves. Many brands slap on an audio codec and claim the sound is better, but we believe that truly great sound needs more care and intention,” said Sudio Head of Product Tobias Alvbäck. “We share this belief with Dirac, and we appreciate their thorough, scientific, data-driven approach to actually improving sound quality rather just hoping to.”
The Sudio E2 earphones feature hybrid noise cancellation and bleeding-edge, beamforming directional microphones for the best possible performance. They support both wireless charging and quick charging and come with liquid silicone ear tips that have been tested extensively to guarantee a universal site.
The Sudio E2 earphones are scheduled to be available in February 2022.
Dirac is here to change the world of sound. We’re inventing the future of audio with superior experiences for any content, device, and space. For the many, not the few. Based in Sweden, Dirac optimizes digital audio, perfecting sound for better listening in any environment. The patented sound solution technology spans across mobile, gaming, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, headphones, streaming, automotive, residential and commercial AV, boosting whatever sound you’re listening to, wherever you’re listening. For professionals, Dirac produces the industry’s most powerful suite of audio tools for signal processing. Some of the world’s most respected brands, including Rolls Royce, Volvo, Polestar, BMW, BYD, Harman, Datasat, NAD, ASUS, and OPPO bring the Dirac sound experience to their customers. Dirac is a global company with headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden and R&D facilities in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bangalore, India, with representation in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and USA.