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Apple recently added Dolby Atmos to Apple Music. Now, if you are already using Apple Music, you’ll be able to take your listening experience to the next level. With Dolby Atmos, you can listen to a select number of songs in Spatial Audio.
Dolby Atmos means you’ll get a multidimensional experience that will immerse you even more with each song you play.
Of course, to fully enjoy Spatial Audio, you’ll also need to get the right pair of headphones.
As you’d expect, most of Apple’s first-party headphones will work, but there are also a couple of other headphones that might be worth checking out.
Continue reading to browse eight headphones with Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio support you need to try.
There’s no surprise here, but if you want the best and easiest listening experience, Apple’s AirPods Max are an easy choice. Not only does the AirPods Max work flawlessly with each and every Apple device you use, but you’ll also get an amazing sound experience right off the bat, even if you’re not using Dolby Atmos. You’ll also get Transparency Mode and the best Active Noise Cancellation experience from any pair of AirPods. Sure, these headphones aren’t perfect, and it’s only the first generation. But the AirPods Max are still comfortable, produce fantastic sound quality, and work like a charm.
If you don’t want to carry around a big pair of AirPods Max, you’d be better off going small with the AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro have been around for a while now, so you probably already know everything that makes them great. Excellent sound quality, Active Noise Cancellation, and Transparency Mode that works well, and almost five hours of total playback time. The best part about the AirPods Pro is that they’re water and sweat-resistant, unlike the AirPods Max. So you can get into the zone in your most intense workouts without worrying about ruining your AirPods Pro.
You don’t have to stick with the AirPods Max if you want over-ear headphones. Instead, you can go for the Beats Studio3, which are light, comfortable, and a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than the AirPods Max. These headphones offer anything you might need, from real-time adaptive noise cancellation, which actively blocks background noise, to a premium listening experience—all that with a battery that will last up to 22 hours when fully charged. If you don’t have time, you can give them a quick 10-minute charge, and they’ll give you up to three hours of play.
If you’re on a budget, or you don’t want to spend that much on a pair of AirPods, the regular, second-generation AirPods are an affordable option that’ll still let you stick to the Apple ecosystem. The AirPods don’t have the same features the AirPods Pro and Max have, like Active Noise Cancelation, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get a top-notch sound experience when using Dolby Atmos. You’ll still be able to immerse yourself in your favorite tunes without spending all your budget. Overall, the regular AirPods are affordable, powerful, and they’ll get the job done when listening to Dolby Atmos.
Last but not least, there’s the Sony WH-1000XM4. Don’t let the weird name full you; they’re some of the best headphones available right now, and they’re great for Dolby Atmos for Apple Music. What makes the Sony WH-1000XM4 unique isn’t just the name. These are Sony’s premium headphones with industry-leading noise cancellation with Dual Noise Sensor technology. Plus, the sound quality is top-notch, and the battery will last you for up to 30 hours. Sure, these aren’t the most affordable headphones on the list, but they’re still less expensive than the AirPods Max, and you may find even better sound quality and noise cancellation
You’ve probably heard of the new Beats Studio Buds. Whether it’s because LeBron James leaked them or just because you’re a fan of music, either way, you already know these earbuds have been everywhere recently, and for a good reason. The Beats Studio Buds have amazing sound quality (some people agree they’re better than the AirPods Pro), and they can still help you enjoy immersive Spatial Audio in Apple Music. What’s great about these earbuds is that, since Apple makes them, they’ll also work great with your iPhone or iPad. Plus, if you want, you can quickly switch to Android, and you’ll have the same experience without much hassle. Overall, these new pair of earbuds are a solid choice that’s on par with the AirPods Pro for just $150.
If you want a combination of durability and battery life and while still sticking to the Apple ecosystem, the Powerbeats Pro are a great choice. These headphones are perfect for fitness junkies and people who love intense workouts. Not only are they sweat and water-resistant, but they also offer nine hours of listening time. Because of their design, you don’t have to worry about them falling out of your ears. They’re not going anywhere. Another great thing about the Powerbeats Pro is that they come in eight different colors, unlike the AirPods Pro.
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that you can easily use with any system and don’t want to be stuck with Apple products, you could try Skullcandy Crusher headphones. These headphones offer excellent sound quality, with digital Active Noise Cancellation and Adjustable Sensory Bass. The best part is that you can also customize your sound by using the Skullcandy app. Overall, they’re a great option for people looking to use Dolby Atmos on Apple Music but don’t want to stick to only Apple products.