For the time being, listening to an Atmos reference file before uploading the master to the DSP for streaming requires headphones. Listening with stereo headphones will give you a fuller immersive “binaural” experience, but for really spectacular immersive listening we suggest 3D headphones. Mp4 reference listens through Apple AirPods Max wireless headphones represents what the final master will sound like on Apple Music’s Spatial streaming service.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT LISTENING FROM AN iPHONE:
Downloading and listening from an iphone is our preferred method of checking Atmos mixes for approval. If you have AirPods Max headphones, be sure to set the headphones to “spatial” on the phone’s headphone settings. As you download the file on to your phone, it will be placed into the “downloads” folder. Play it from the “downloads” folder, it will sound much better.