OnePlus is known for its commitment to quality and recognizes that, sometimes, an outside company will have more expertise than it does. The audio on the OnePlus 6T is one of those instances, as OnePlus has announced that it’s partnered with Swedish firm Dirac Research to deliver powerful digital audio technology to the OnePlus 6T.
The speaker on the OnePlus 6T features Dirac Power Sound, which is a digital adjustment to deliver clearer sound with richer bass. More importantly, OnePlus is utilizing Dirac HD Sound to improve the listening experience through headphone, including the OnePlus Bullets headphones. What is Dirac HD Sound? Dirac states that it “measures and corrects the impulse and frequency response of headphones.”
The announcement comes as the OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus phone without a 3.5mm headphone jack. With customers only having access to the USB-C port, the company is hoping to assure users that they can still get high quality sound.
Additionally, Dirac mentioned that these improvements have been available on other OnePlus devices, but weren’t ever announced.
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“The OnePlus 6T is widely viewed as one of the market’s top smartphones, and for good reason,” stated Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s General Manager of Mobile. “From its all-new OxygenOS to its AMOLED edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon processor, extended battery life, and so much more, OnePlus’ new flagship is simply best-in-class in every respect. As OnePlus considers mobile audio, we’re again honored to be trusted to help deliver a listening experience that’s as premium as the device’s other features.”
The OnePlus 6T represents the latest chapter in a three-year relationship that began with the launch of the OnePlus 2 and most recently included the highly-acclaimed OnePlus 6. Key to this sustained success is close collaboration between the companies’ engineering departments, which integrate premium hardware and advanced software to consistently create a new calibre of mobile listening experience.
The OnePlus 6T features a high-performance micro-speaker that’s optimized by Dirac Power Sound – a breakthrough digital audio solution that further elevates system performance by delivering clearer, more natural sound with richer details and tighter, more powerful bass.
The OnePlus 6T is also the latest smartphone to ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone port in favor of the new USB-C standard, allowing owners to use the latest and greatest headphones designed specifically for USB-C audio delivery.
Dirac and OnePlus also worked closely to ensure the OnePlus Bullet earphones produce a listening experience as refined as the smartphone’s embedded speaker. To elevate the already impressive performance of OnePlus earphone hardware, the company leveraged Dirac HD Sound, a powerful headphone-based digital audio optimization solution that measures and corrects the impulse and frequency response of headphones to improve sound quality and enable the implementation of OnePlus-branded sound characters.
“Our continued collaboration with Dirac is a testament to our collective success in redefining the mobile audio experience,” stated a senior OnePlus representative. “As OnePlus 6T customers benefit from our new OxygenOS, a vibrant edge-to-edge screen, integration of a best-in-class fingerprint scanner and inclusion of the latest USB standard, the Dirac-optimized audio experience continues to stand out as a key component of the best-in-class user experience for which we tirelessly strive.”
The OnePlus 6T, the company’s most advanced smartphone to date, features a 6.41-inch, 2340×1080 Full Optic AMOLED 19.5:9 edge-to-edge display; Snapdragon 845 CPU; upgraded dual 16MP and 20MP cameras; and up to 256GB storage and 8GB memory. The OnePlus 6T is available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black, and Thunder Purple color options.
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Dirac is a world-renowned audio technology company on a mission to invent the future of sound. Dirac’s team of engineers and scientists deliver optimized sound solutions for mobile, automotive, residential and commercial environments through inspired innovation and a keen sense of evolving market trends and demands. Dirac’s digital sound optimization technologies have been adopted by some of the most respected and recognizable electronics manufacturers spanning the globe, achieving dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Dirac Research maintains its headquarters in Sweden and has representatives in Japan, USA, Korea, Germany and China. For more information, visit www.dirac.com.