What is Windows Sonic?

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Surround sound through headphones, known as spatial audio, is a hot topic in the audio world. But there isn’t a singular implementation of this idea. Microsoft’s entry in the field is Windows Sonic for Headphones, which comes as part of the eponymous operating system.

But what exactly is Windows Sonic, and how does it work? Here’s what you need to know about the Windows Sonic surround sound standard.