Back in July when we reviewed the JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod, one feature was teased but not yet ready for release: Dirac Panorama Sound. The functionality started rolling out slowly about a month ago and now Dirac has announced that it is now available globally through the My JBL Soundboost2 app for anyone who owns a Moto Z smartphone with the JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod.
“The JBL Soundboost 2 transforms a Motorola Moto Z smartphone into a complete entertainment system, and that’s never been more true than with the Dirac Panorama Sound-equipped app,” said Peter Liu, VP and General Manager of HARMAN Embedded Audio. “It’s our unwavering mission to provide customers with the best possible listening experience, regardless of their location – be it a subway, an airplane, or in the confines of their home. With the Dirac-enabled Soundboost 2, Motorola customers can rest assured that their mobile listening experience is one that’s unparalleled in the market and truly best-in-class.”
As I mentioned in my review, there wasn’t much to set the JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod apart from its predecessor. After checking out the Dirac Panorama Sound feature last night, its definitely an improvement over the original JBL Soundboost Moto Mod. Not only does music sound louder and more full, it’s richer and more defined as well. There’s still a lack of bass given the speaker size, but with Dirac Panorama Sound and the equalizer in the My JBL Soundboost2 app, it’s an entirely new sound experience.
“Through this collaboration, we are changing what the world thinks is possible from their mobile devices,” said Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s General Manager – Mobile. “This isn’t just more volume or a fake surround sound gimmick. Dirac Panorama Sound combines new mobile audio developments with breakthroughs we’ve made in the Hi-Fi home theater audio market to create a surround sound experience from a device smaller than anyone thought possible – where the individual speakers are only inches apart from one another. It only takes one listen to be blown away by the incredible stereo channel separation and resolution of sound sources – your brain hears far more than it expects or is used to hearing from a such a small device.”
Check out the full press release below, and if you have a Moto Z device with the JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod, make sure to snag the My JBL Soundboost2 app for a better sound experience. If you’ve already snagged the app, let us know what you think of the Dirac Panorama Sound in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.