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OnePlus partners with Waves to bring MaxxAudio to the One

OnePlus has announced a partnership with digital-audio developer Waves to bring the MaxxAudio suite to its One smartphone in a January update.

Published onDecember 16, 2014

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OnePlus may be in the middle of expanding into new regions, but the company is also focused on refining its flagship One smartphone too. Today, the company announced that it has partnered up with Waves to bring MaxxAudio software to the OnePlus One.

Waves may be a familiar named to audio enthusiasts, the company is a leading developer of studio grade digital audio plugins and professional audio hardware solutions. OnePlus is interested in the company’s MaxxAudio software suite, which is designed to enhance the quality of audio playback on your PC, TV, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Wave’s MaxxAudio has numerous other partnerships with big names the smartphone industry, including with ARM, Qualcomm, and Wolfson.

The full MaxxAudio suite contains familiar equalization options, along with surround sound, spatial imaging, noise reduction, and compression options, among others. OnePlus seems to be making partial use of the suite, absorbing MaxxAudio’s EQ, Phycho-Acoustic Bass Enhancement, High Frequency booster and Spatial Imaging technologies into the One’s AudioFX app.

Our team worked closely with MaxxAudio to perfect the software integration through the new version of the AudioFX app we developed. – Steve Kondik, CTO of Cyanogen Inc.

OnePlus has also apparently tuned MaxxAudio specifically for the handset’s speakers, as well as Silver Bullet and JBL E1+ headphones. The app also includes a selection of 10 EQ presets, where you will find the usual array classical, jazz, metal, hip hop and other options.

These MaxxAudio improvements will be making their way to the OnePlus One via a “major” CyanogenMod update in January.

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