Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will now come with an ability to record 360-degree sound for videos on users’ phones. Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can record binaural audio, which can then be matched with video from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone running One UI 5.0. Samsung’s new “360 Audio Recording” app, which is now usable for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, allows you to use Galaxy Buds 2 Pro as left and right microphones for videos shot on your phones. When replayed via stereo headphones, the audio gives the impression of being in the location in which it was recorded.
Samsung said in a press release, “The feature picks up 360-degree sound using a microphone in each earbud, placing viewers at the center of a roaring festival crowd or beside a bubbling brook in the middle of a forest. Users can pop in connected headphones and playback the video on their device or social media channel to hear lifelike and immersive sounds that emulate an in-person experience.”
The microphones essentially mimic the human ear to produce a very realistic three-dimensional sound effect. LE Audio expands the spectrum of audio perceptions to produce a more sophisticated and rich sound which can be shared with others. LE Audio introduces binaural recording to the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, utilising both the left and right microphones at the same time.
Starting today, the new 360 Audio Recording functionality will be steadily launched on Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 via software upgrades. It is expected that the upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup will also support the feature.
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro were released in August 2022 and are available in Indian markets at Rs. 17,999. With Samsung Galaxy devices operating Android 12-based One UI 4.0 or higher, these earbuds enable 24-bit Hi-Fi audio. The earbuds have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and three microphones with a high signal-to-noise ratio. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are also configured to differentiate between noise and human voices, allowing them to switch to Ambient mode once they identify speech. This mode effectively reduces media volume, allowing users to converse without having to remove their earbuds.