How to Use Spatial Audio on Mac: Enabling Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos

If you’re an Apple user, you may have heard of spatial audio, which provides a more immersive listening experience. Spatial audio is available on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, and in this article, we’ll explain how to enable spatial audio on your MacBook Pro and other Mac products.

First, open the Music application on your Mac and click on “Preferences” in the upper-left corner. Under “Playback,” you’ll see an option for “Audio Quality,” where you can enable lossless audio and Dolby Atmos. Note that lossless audio only plays in lossless when using headphones directly connected to your computer, not through Bluetooth. For high-resolution lossless, you need extra equipment. For Dolby Atmos, you can choose “Automatic” or “Always On” to enjoy the feature regardless of your listening device. You can also download music in Dolby Atmos for offline use.

Moving on to spatial audio, note that your Mac may not yet support the feature to turn it on or off. With your AirPods connected, play music and click on the control center in the upper-right corner. Click on “Sound” and look for “Spatial Audio.” Once it’s fully available, you’ll be able to turn spatial audio on and off from this option. Note that spatial audio is currently only available on the newest operating system that will be launching this fall, so this feature may not be available on your Mac just yet.

Enabling lossless audio, Dolby Atmos, and spatial audio on your Mac can provide you with a more immersive and high-quality listening experience. These same settings should work across various Apple Macintosh products, including the iMac, MacBook Pro (Intel and M1), Mac Mini, and MacBook Air, as long as you have the latest operating system. Keep in mind that for lossless audio and high-resolution lossless, you may need additional equipment to fully enjoy the feature.

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