Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sony DS7500 becomes first wireless, 3D surround headphone

updated 02:20 pm EDT, Tue August 30, 2011

System adds 3D "height" to listening experience

Sony is set to launch a new headphone system designed to be used while watching 3D media. The MDR-DS7500 is the first with Sony's new 3D VPT (Virtualphones Technology) which recreates 3D surround sound, and is optimized for 3D content. The headphones are also ergometrically designed to allow the user to wear both 3D glasses and the headphones simultaneously and comfortably.

To create the sound, Sony has integrated Dolby's ProLogic IIz 7.1 channel decoder with a specially adapted DSP processor. Sony claims this adds "height" to the sound, resulting in a more three-dimensional surround sound field.

The system recognizes Blu-multi-channel audio format and an HDMI audio input. It also offers several listening modes including cinema, game, and voice options. Volume is adjustable through a remote RF controller.

Price for the system is 49,350 Yen ($643 USD). Additional headphones are available for 24,675 Yen($322 USD). Sony will begin demonstrating the headphones in its Japanese showrooms tomorrow. The company has not given any official availability date or said when the headphone set might reach the US. [via Akihabara]





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News