Is Dolby Atmos worth it?

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Dolby Atmos is sound reimagined

Dolby Atmos® is an immersive audio format first created for the cinema that connects you deeper with the stories you love. While Dolby Atmos at a cinema is still the best way to fully experience this multidimensional soundscape — it’s not the only way. You can now experience sound that fills your space at home, and on the go, thanks to the range of devices enabled with Dolby Atmos.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. You might be asking, ‘What is Dolby Atmos?’ or ‘Does it make a difference?’

Dolby Atmos is a pioneering spatial audio technology. What does ‘spatial audio technology’ mean? Simply put, it means that sound is no longer limited to coming out of a specific speaker. Even in multi-speaker surround sound home cinema setups, the sounds are played back through individual speakers to create your audio experience. In Dolby Atmos, sounds can be placed in 3D space. A helicopter can hover overhead. A race car can roar past you and then weave in front of you. A mosquito can drive you crazy buzzing around your head. Dolby Atmos is entertainment you can feel. For a creator, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. For film lovers, it means being inside the story.


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The value of Dolby Atmos

One of the best things about Dolby Atmos is that there’s a way to experience it that suits you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Some TV sets are enabled with Dolby Atmos and can deliver the experience right out of the box. You can also use a TV soundbar enabled with Dolby Atmos and listen as it places and moves sounds around the room. You can go full cinephile too with a multi-speaker setup, combined with either a soundbar or a dedicated AV receiver. You can also watch your films and series on a phone, tablet, or computer enabled with Dolby Atmos, using the device’s speakers or, in many cases, headphones. Dolby Atmos means you can have the best possible sound experience from the cinema to your home and devices.

Accessing content in Dolby Atmos is easy. In many cases, it’s included in the streaming services you already have. Netflix has films and series in Dolby Atmos, you just need a premium tier subscription to enjoy it. Disney+ and Apple TV+ let you dive into the sound, with content in Dolby Atmos available at no extra cost. Other streaming services also offer Dolby Atmos to subscribers. And when you combine the bold, beautiful sound of Dolby Atmos with the phenomenal frame-by-frame quality of Dolby Vision®, also available on most streaming platforms, it will transform your entertainment at home.

It’s not just films and series that benefit from Dolby Atmos. It transforms music, too. You can enjoy the latest hits and rediscover old favourites in Dolby Atmos when you stream music from services such as Apple Music or TIDAL. There is a growing library of music recorded or remastered in Dolby Atmos, allowing artists unparalleled freedom to let you hear music exactly as they imagined.

And if you are into gaming, the Xbox X/S series consoles both support games enabled with Dolby Atmos so sounds move all around you with 360º pinpoint accuracy. 


Dolby Atmos is easy, affordable, and ready for you

Whether you’re gearing up to the roar of engines in Formula 1: Drive to Survive or nervously anticipating each and every sound during A Quiet Place, Dolby Atmos will keep you on the edge of your seat. If music is your jam, you can watch Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry and catch every nuance, every sound. If you want to close your eyes and just listen to music, you can enjoy tracks by Bad Bunny, BTS, The Weeknd, Queen, Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and The Beatles, among many more, available from multiple music streaming services. Dolby Atmos is ready for you, whether you’re a cinephile, a TV-binger, a music fan — whatever you’re into — so you can experience detail that grabs your attention.

With so many Dolby Atmos-enabled devices — including phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, soundbars, and TVs — bold, beautiful sound is available no matter what your budget, or how you like your content. Whether you want to relax to a nature documentary inside the multidimensional soundscape or you want full-throttle thrills that hit deep, Dolby Atmos lets you hear from every angle.

So, is Dolby Atmos worth it? Absolutely. It’s a new wave of sound that gives you the best possible experience. You choose the content, the format, and the budget that’s right for you and get audio that elevates your experience, making it time and money well spent.

Ready to dive into Dolby Atmos? Get started building your own personalised home cinema today with our helpful interactive setup guide.


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