- Object-based audio: Dolby Atmos uses an object-based approach in which audio elements are regarded as "objects" that can move freely in three-dimensional space. This allows for more precise placement of sound elements.
- Flexibility in speaker arrangements: It allows for flexible speaker placement and can be used with ceiling speakers or special Dolby Atmos speakers that reflect sound to the ceiling.
- Widespread use: Dolby Atmos is already used in many films and home cinema systems, so there is an extensive library of compatible content.
- Compatibility: Most Auro 3D-capable AV receivers are also Dolby Atmos-compatible.
- Vertical sound plane: Auro 3D provides a clear vertical sound plane that enables a three-dimensional sound experience.
- Three-level listening room: In advanced setups, such as the 11.1 version, the listening room is divided into three vertical speaker zones, which ensures very clear and separate sound placement.
- Upmix capability: The "Auro-Matic Upmixer" allows users to convert conventional audio sources into 3D sound, which is particularly useful when not many native 3D sound sources are yet available.
- "Voice of God" channel: A unique channel placed directly above the listener provides a unique sound experience.
- Speaker limitation: Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers that reflect sound to the ceiling are not compatible with Auro 3D.
- Installation: For the ideal Dolby Atmos experience, the installation of additional speakers is necessary, which could be problematic in some homes or home cinema environments.
- Chargeable update: The update to Auro 3D must be purchased and installed online.
- Speaker compatibility: The Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers are not compatible with Auro 3D. Special ceiling speakers are required for the Auro 3D process.
- Complexity: Some Auro 3D setups, such as the 11.1 version, require additional amplifiers and specific speaker arrangements that may be difficult to achieve in some home cinemas.
- Limited content: At the time of the information provided, there were not that many Auro 3D films or content available, although this may change over time.