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 phenomenons 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. Another typical use of HEar is when doing precise checking of a mix. It’s more convenient with headphones on, as these provide asurgical and very detailed rendering of the audio.
HEar can also prove very useful in a studio environment, and whenever noise isolation is a concern, as it helps achieving a more realistic sound environment.