Apple Music lends prestige to new Mercedes-Benz music system

Apple today announced that Apple Music’s acclaimed Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support is now available for the first time as a native experience on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, bringing the prestige of the best music experience to Mercedes-Benz drivers around the world. .

Thanks to a partnership between Apple and Mercedes-Benz, Spatial Audio on Apple Music is now available for the first time natively in the car.
Thanks to a partnership between Apple and Mercedes-Benz, Spatial Audio on Apple Music is now available for the first time natively in the car.

Stephen Williams for AutoBlog:

Not often Apple offers its name to products or technologies that emerge from beyond the walls of the Fortress of Cupertino. Could a partnership with Mercedes-Benz mark the beginning of something new?

The new Mercedes audio system unveiled last weekend focuses on integrating Apple Music’s spatial audio with Dolby Atmos surround, an enhancement to music generally heard in headphone listening environments, in selected (and optional) Burmester sound systems. . The plans are to offer the components initially in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, S-Class, as well as EQE, EQE SUV, EQS and EQS SUV. No option pricing has been announced.

The Universal Music Group, one of the world’s leading music publishers, also collaborates on the project.

According to Mercedes, Dolby technology “allows musicians and sound engineers to place discrete audio elements or objects in a three-dimensional sound field, which is beyond the capabilities of standard stereo productions. The system adapts to any playback environment, which means fans can hear music with unprecedented clarity that matches the artist’s original vision in the studio. “

We wouldn’t expect anything less from 31 speakers in a Maybach, powered by a pair of amplifiers churning out 1,750 watts.

MacDailyNews takes: Without Apple, Spatial Music would be just another oddity. With Apple, we have new music releases in Spatial Audio and thousands of artists returning to their masters to mix versions of Spatial Audio.

Note from MacDailyNews: Apple Music subscribers using the latest version of Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV can listen to thousands of Dolby Atmos music using any headset. When you listen with compatible Apple or Beats headphones, Dolby Atmos music plays automatically when it’s available for a song. For other headphones, go to Settings> Music> Sound and set Dolby Atmos to Always On. You can also listen to Dolby Atmos music using the built-in speakers on a compatible iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac, or by connecting your 4K Apple TV to one of the following: HomePod speakers configured as default speakers, a Dolby Atmos compatible soundbar , a Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver, or a TV that supports Dolby Atmos audio. For the full list of compatible devices, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212182.

Note: Dolby Atmos is not available with the Apple Music Voice plan.

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