When I'm listening to music from my iPhone (iOS 14) with my AirPods Pro, I don't want Spatial Audio on because I don't always have my phone near me - will this affect my audio?

I prefer to leave the setting on, instead of toggling it when I listen to music.

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Spatial Audio is only used for video:

Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings a theater-like surround-sound experience to the movie or video you're watching...

You can confirm if the content you're listening to supports spatial audio by toggling it off and on:

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  • Most music is distributed in stereo, whereas most modern movies and tv shows are distributed with more audio tracks. But, if you explicitly add a surround sound track to your music library, I wonder if it would play with spatial audio. I'd certainly hope it would! Sep 25, 2020 at 18:22
  • You mean like DVD Audio at @Wowfunhappy. So, with respect to this answer, it's not limited to only video and yes, I would hope they would play it!
    – Allan
    Oct 25, 2020 at 19:07

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