When I first heard Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology at CES 2019, I was quite impressed with its implementation on headphones. The company was also demonstrating 360RA on a specially designed speaker, but the line to get into the demo booth was long, and my time at that point was very short, so I missed hearing what it could do from a speaker in a room.
About a year later, I wrote a full review of 360RA on headphones with a detailed explanation of the technology. More recently, I wrote an update on Sony’s plans for and demos of the technology at virtual CES 2021. But I still hadn’t experienced the technology from a speaker—until now.