Q: What content can I hear in 3D audio using the Nx app?
A: Absolutely all content played on your desktop or laptop: movies, music, games (even voice conversations), regardless of the source – streaming services, your computer’s library, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.
Q: Does Waves Nx support 5.1 and 7.1 surround playback?
A: Yes, Nx fully supports true 5.1 and 7.1 surround on your headphones, on any content designed for surround playback.
Q: Can I exclude applications from playing back through Nx?
A: No, this is a global system setting – once Nx is installed, all audio on your computer is processed by Nx (when Nx is on), or none (when Nx is off).
Q: Why is head tracking important?
A: Even your tiniest head movements help create and sustain the 3D audio experience. Without head tracking, the virtual sound sources will not maintain a fixed position in the virtual 3D space – when you move your head, the sound-scene will move with you. As a result, the 3D audio experience will be diminished, especially over long listening periods.
Q: How does the Waves Nx app track my head movements?
A: Using either your computer’s webcam or the Nx Head Tracker
device. For more on the Nx Head Tracker, see below.
Q: Can I use Nx with my earbuds?
A: Yes. The Waves Nx app works with any set of headphones or earbuds. If you are using earbuds, you will need to use your computer’s camera for head tracking, and not the Nx Head Tracker
, which must be attached to the arc of over-the-ear headphones.
Q: How many times can I activate a Waves Nx serial?
A: Every serial can be activated up to 3 times.
Q: What can I listen to with the Nx iOS and Android apps?
A: Currently you can use the Nx mobile apps to play music stored on your device, synced to your device from iTunes (if you are using an iOS device), or streamed from SoundCloud. We’ll be adding support for additional streaming services in the near future.
Q: Can I combine tracks from my device's library and from SoundCloud in a single playlist?
A: Yes, you can.
Q: Can I play games and watch movies using the Nx mobile app?
A: No, the current mobile app supports music playback only. Video support will be added in the future.
Q: Can I apply the Nx effect to the audio output of other mobile apps?
A: No, currently Android and iOS do not let one app process the output of another (except for some music creation apps).
Q: How is head tracking done on mobile?
A: With the compact Nx Head Tracker
device which attaches to over-the-ear headphones.
Q: Can I listen to Apple Music through the app?
A: Content that is streamed or downloaded through Apple Music is DRM protected, and cannot be accessed by other music apps.