- Innovative surround sound. By blending the sound from your television and headphones, we can replicate envelopment and localization sounds to give you a new way to enjoy your surround sound experience.
- Immersive game play. Immerse yourself into your video games with Audyssey Personal Surround Sound. Realistic whispers, bullets flying… you’ll feel the action all around you.
- Simple surround sound. No need for lots of speakers or wires, just add headphones to enjoy theater-like surround sound at home.
- Future audio mixes. Audyssey Personal Surround Sound opens the door to a whole new audio field by letting sound engineers control the distance of sounds in the content.
How Personal Surround Sound Works
There are two key elements in surround sound: envelopment and localization. Speaker systems provide great localization, but to achieve envelopment you must use a lot of speakers. Most systems today use a 5.1 setup, which creates a seamless bubble of sound at some distance from the listener. However, it cannot replicate the sound of something nearby, such as a person whispering in your ear.
Headphones, on the other hand, can be used to create envelopment behind the listener and also render sounds up close. But sound and dialog from the front tend to appear “inside your head” instead of at the screen.
Audyssey Personal Surround Sound uses a new set of acoustical and perceptual algorithms to blend speaker and headphone sound delivery for a truly immersive surround sound experience. Not merely the best of both worlds, but a whole new capability altogether.