Yarra 3DX is an immersive 3D audio sound projector for video games, movies and music. In a nutshell, the Yarra 3DX is a 21 inch soundbar with a subwoofer that thanks to the magic of beam forming technology is able to project 3D sound throughout a room. The sound is produced and distributed through discrete left and right audio channels and the result is a sound experience comparable to 5.1, 7.1 or even Dolby Atmos 11.2 surround sound. This is a product where hearing is believing but a comparable experience would be a sound experience comparable to the digital surround sound found in high end Turtle Beach, Razer or other quality gaming headsets but taking place in the area around the user.
At a tech demo presentation featuring a prototype of the Yarra 3DX, clips from games, movies and songs were displayed to showcase the sound quality and the immersion of sound occurring in the space surrounding the listener, but the most prominent example of the 3D sound was a clip of a barber using electric trimmers. The sound of him talking and using the razor moved where I was sitting, as if an actual person was circling me with the razer sound moving closer to my ear when he moved in to administer the haircut. The Yarra 3DX is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2018 and can be preordered at a discount from their Kickstarter page. More technical information and videos are available on the Kickstarter page but those do not quite capture the experience of actually listening it. This is something I am personally excited about, and something any audiophile should at least look into.