Microsoft joins Wireless Speaker and Audio Association to bring HD wireless audio to Xbox

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The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSAO) Association is an industry group which consists world’s top manufacturers and resellers of audio products including Harman Kardon, Bang and Olufsen, LG and many others. It is dedicated to bring high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market. This week, Microsoft’s Xbox has joined WiSA as a member. With this membership, Xbox can have direct access to current member brands and work with them to deliver an immersive audio experience that sets-up in minutes through the integration of WiSA technology.

“We are excited to welcome Xbox and have them work alongside our speaker brand members to increase the in-market system offerings that can be created through the interoperability of WiSA technology,” said Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. “Xbox delivers a fantastic gaming experience with premier audio alongside a significant amount of content into the homes of consumers, including TV shows, movies and music. Together, we can create simple high-performance audio solutions through the integration of high definition wireless audio for all Xbox fans.”

If the Xbox becomes WiSA certified, gamers can use all WiSA certified audio components from all brands without any issues. On a related note, Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X console will offer great audio experience with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS 5.1.

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