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Old 21st July 2022
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How stereo-compatible is Sennheiser AMBEO ?

Reading between the lines of this article, prefacing the following development :

"Netflix and Sennheiser have announced a massive audio improvement for all viewers that access streaming (OTT) content with standard stereo equipment: AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio is now streaming on Netflix and delivers an incredibly immersive audio experience with standard stereo speakers.

The AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio renderer translates original immersive mixes into 2-channel audio with a spatial experience far beyond stereo. During development, Sennheiser worked with Netflix and other industry partners to fine-tune the system, which is now available to license from Sennheiser.

Netflix is the first streaming platform to deliver this significantly improved experience for select titles"

https://www.audiotechnology.com/news/netflix-thrill

...there seem to be repeated implicit promises and assurances that listeners/viewers won't experience a disappointing 'listening paradigm shift' between Spatial Audio and stereo.

Anybody here have any direct experience comparing the 2 delivery formats ?