Most wireless headphones have recently turned to spatial audio to produce the most immersive listening experience. In a recent software rollout, Samsung is allowing Galaxy devices running One UI 5.0 or above to record surround sound videos by leveraging the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro‘s built-in microphones.
With the buds paired, users can capture the sound that’s in front of them through their phone’s microphones, along with what’s happening on the left and right sides through their Galaxy Buds. The devices are basically working in harmony.
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So now, beyond listening to the spatial audio-enabled soundtracks on Spotify and Apple Music, users can listen to and share their own videos in the most immersive way.
How to use 360 audio recording on a Samsung Galaxy phone
Before we get into how to enable 360 audio recording, note that there are a few hardware requirements. You’ll have to meet the following:
What is the Galaxy Buds 360 audio feature?
Galaxy Buds 360 audio is Samsung’s take on spatial audio, which allows you to experience sound from all directions instead of just in front of you.
What is the 360 audio recording feature?
The 360 audio recording feature is a manual camera setting that allows Galaxy users with either a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Fold 4, or Galaxy S23 model to record video while they’re wearing the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. The 360 audio recording function leverages the microphones from both the phone and earbuds for a more immersive and dynamic audio experience.
Do I need to wear Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for 360 audio recording to work?
Yes. Not to be mistaken with 360 audio listening, 360 audio recording is currently limited to the Buds 2 Pro.
Has the 360 audio recording function been rolled out yet?
Samsung started to roll out the newest feature last month, so be on the lookout and make sure your phone and earbuds are up to date.