Google’s predicted Pixel Buds successor has been making waves online for quite some time, including some appearances in recent FCC filings.We haven’t yet learned exactly what will keep these next-gen eyes. Different from the pack But the new acquisition might give us some clues.Google has acquired Dysonics, a startup specializing in 3D audio.

The acquisition deal, which includes Dysonics IP and patents, was carried out back in December, according to a new report from the Protocol. Since then, some previous employees have confirmed through LinkedIn that it will be working on new hardware at Google itself, possibly including 3D audio technology, with the next pair of Pixel Buds potentially ending up with support for spatial audio. In the footsteps of Apple̵

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If you’ve never heard of Dysonics, you’re not alone.The company was founded as part of the UC Davis Technology Incubator in 2011. To date, its largest project has come from working with Virgin America on the system. Surround sound for aircraft inflight entertainment systems While there’s no guarantee that Dysonics’ audio engineering will make its way into the Pixel Buds specifically, it looks like it’s a match made in heaven to compete with Apple’s best-selling wireless headphones.