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"The Future of Audio/Headphone 3.0" AES Europe - Round-up and Slides

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Were you in the room for "The Future of Audio/Headphone 3.0" at the AES Conference held in the stunning surroundings of Aalto University, Espo, Helsinki?

Described as "historical" by audioXpress magazine's Joao Martins, this workshop saw the Headphones 3.0 and wireless Hi Res audio agenda take a significant step towards realisation.

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Jonny Mc Clintock introducing the Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 at AES Europe 2023
The panel for The Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 Workshop at AES Europe 2023
Raphael Apfeldorder of Qorvo presenting at Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 at AES Europe 2023
Standing room only The Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 Workshop AES 2023
Gary Spittle of Sonical presenting at Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 at AES Europe 2023
Jonny Mc Clintock presenting Antenna Wares Body Wave at Future of Wireless Audio Headphone 3 0 at AES Europe 2023
Job Done Thanks to all who participated

Image source: AudioXpress


The panel confirmed their enthusiasm and commitment to offering UWB as an alternative to Bluetooth for wireless audio connectivity with Lenbrook revealing they will bring a UWB-based wireless headphone solution to the market very soon.

Represented on the panel were:

  • Chair - Jonny McClintock (Audio Codecs)
  • Sonical - CosmOS / Operating System for the Ear (Gary Spittle)
  • Qorvo - UWB / wireless (Raphael Apfeldorfer)
  • Antennaware - Bodywave / addressing RF issues (Jonny McClintock)
  • MQA - SCL6 / audio options (Bob Stuart)
  • Lenbrook - End device for the consumer (Torben Sonderskov)

After the event, Chair Jonny McClintock commented, "With the interest and commitment demonstrated at today's workshop plus all the positive discussions, this feels like a significant step towards bringing Headphone 3.0 and hi-res wireless audio to market."

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