What is 8D audio?
If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, you might have stumbled across videos with titles including ‘8D audio’. Or perhaps you haven’t (yet). Either way, listening to it is a pretty cool experience, and the next time you see the magic words, you may want to click on it.
You’ve probably heard of 3D, heck even 4D – but 8D? Is there actually such a thing as audio possessing eight dimensions? No, there isn’t. In fact, audio doesn’t really have dimensions at all. 8D music is, essentially, a subcategory of music that “tricks” your brain into thinking that you are in a bigger space. Artists and producers manipulate the stereo sections of a track and make you feel like the sounds are coming from different directions around the listener. Pretty cool, if you ask us!
Some say it gives you the impression of listening to live music. Some even suggest it makes you listen to the music “with your brain” as opposed to your ears. Speaking of which, headphones are a must if you want to try out this supersonic experience – without them, you won’t get the 360 illusion.