HEar provides faithful reproduction of a stereo or surround mix with a pair of conventional stereo headphones. It relies on proven technology to model the various phenomena that occur when playing back audio material through a loudspeaker system.
This allows monitoring a full surround mix in situations when a surround-capable environment is not available or practical. Another typical use of HEar is doing precise checking of a mix, which is convenient with headphones as these provide asurgical and very detailed, microscope-like rendering of the audio.
HEar can also prove very useful in a project studio context, and whenever noise isolation is a concern, as it helps achieving a more realistic sound environment.
A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required. USB displays are not supported.
In order to use the software, an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).