When paired with your with your mobile device and a pair of standard stereo headphones the DTS Headphone:X system reproduces 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1 channel virtual surround sound from specially encoded content to create, I am assured, a genuinely immersive listening experience. At the CES in Las Vegas, which opens today, DTS unveiled two more elects of its Headphone:X mobile virtual surround sound system, dubbed the “Home Theater in your Pocket” (HTiP); a tuning programme for headphone manufacturers and a new personalized listening profile.
Using the tuning programme, DTS’s headphone manufacturer partners – including Panasonic, Skull Candy, and Republic of Frends – can achieve an improved, consistent sound signature. The personal profile – which can be saved to individual devices and stored in the Cloud for later use – compensates for an individual’s age, biology, environmental exposure, and personal preference to optimise the listening experience.
DTS is hoping manufacturers will licence Headphone:X and embed it in devices in the future so that it becomes ubiquitous across the mobile industry. It will be interesting to hear the feedback following the show and whether this is likely to happen sooner or later, if at all.