Listen to what professionals are saying:
"This new technology will go a long way with
anyone who has a true musician's ear. The
all-encompassing sound of ‘AstoundSound' allows
for the elements of a track to breathe properly
and for them to be heard the way they are meant
to be heard."
Musician/DJ Perfecto Records
"This is pretty amazing technology. With only 2
speakers (or headphones) the audio field is dramatically
expanded. It makes a pan pot go to "11"!
I'm very impressed that it doesn't make music
sound gimmicky like surround does – it just opens
up the palette for placement. When available, the
Pro-tools plug-in will rock. Once you compare a mix
with, and then without, it's almost like going back
to mono. This could also really benefit home theater
users who don't want to deal with rear speaker
placement and wires. Wow."
Producer/Engineer Music, TV and Film
"I was amazed by the first audio demo I heard.
AstoundSound significantly extends the sound field
beyond the traditional stereo mix. The audio
recording was so true-to-life that it actually
Producer U2's "Beautiful Day"
"AstoundSound is a very interesting product. It
makes mixes seem like they have more depth and
creates much more of a 3-D imaging-type feel as
well. I look forward to seeing what it can do for
Dan the Automator,
"You have begun an audio revolution, and started
what I believe will be a new era in professional
audio production---truly coherent, multi-dimensional
audio reproduction. It is truly the most
amazing 4D technology I have ever heard. I am
sure it will become the industry gold standard."
Producer/Engineer/Mixer Grammy Award Winner
"AstoundSound will change the world of audio
forever, it's amazing, no more panning "left or
right" you can actually position the track in 3-D
space, giving the producer total control over the
audio, that's power!"
"AstoundSound is the most effective, natural
sounding four-dimensional audio positioning
processor. It's ability to process audio at very high
sample rates produces stunning results especially
when coupled with the very high quality DSD program
here at the Super Audio Center."
President Super Audio Center LLC
"I am totally deaf in my left ear due to a diving
mishap. To my astonishment the movement of the
sound was so clearly defined that I swore that I
was hearing from my left ear..."
Managing Partner Spartan Securities Group, Ltd.
"This technology will change the way we experience
film, video, video games and music. I believe it
can be applied creatively in live environments as
well. As an advocate of surround sound for film,
music and broadcast, I am excited about what your
technology has to offer to the entire industry..."
Manager of Audio Operations Starz! Entertainment
"The technology being pioneered by GenAudio
stands to redefine our preconceived notions of what
is possible in audiology. It will change our relationship
with sound and, for those affected by chronic
illness, has the potential to effect lasting change in
the quality of life of millions."
"For me, AstoundSound was the runaway best product of
MacWorld 2009. You deserve the grand prize best of show
for this product! I am so pleased with how vibrant and
rich my computer plays music now."
Reviews from the media
"It really does create an illusion of depth that I'd not heard before - Certain sounds appear nearer to you than others.
Read the full article at PCWorld...
Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld. September 3, 2010.
"We have a 5.1 surround sound system in our media room
and we could definitely hear some very clear and distinct
surround sound effects . . . the Hellboy II audio effects
Rainy Day Magazine
"The demo I heard was, well, astounding. First, I listened to a clip on headphones and found myself turning around to see if someone had closed a door behind me while helicopters flew convincingly overhead. Next, I listened to Beyonce's 'If I Were a Boy' on two speakers, switching between conventional and processed 2-channel versions. The difference was striking ... I'm very impressed with this technology, and I look forward to hearing it grow."
Electronic Musician Magazine
"This is perfection brought to your doorstep. I wholeheartedly recommend listening to anything that GenAudio remixes in the future. They are the future of music and sound mixing."
"Think of when you finally arrive at a graphic equalizer setting that's perfect for a certain song, and how it simply sounds "better." Now, imagine that effect increased ten-fold and applied to all of your system's audio, and that's the AstoundSound Expander."
"When we tested this product, we actually ducked because we thought an airplane was flying overhead... turns out it was just the crazy-good sound quality of
"GenAudio's AstoundSound's Expander software is truly a great piece of software to behold." "After listening to AstoundSound's demo on the CES show floor, I REALLY wanted to replicate that experience on the Val-cave's laptop, because that was just crazy! The one minute demo they had on the show floor was so scary that I wasn't sure if what I was hearing was through the headphones or happening right next to me."
The Other View
"I've downloaded the free 30-day trial from Astound's website, and am running it on my MacBook, my Mac Mini, and my MSI Wind netbook. On each, the audio experience is dramatically improved; on the netbook, whose speakers deliver output that's generously described as tinny, the experience is night and day."