Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headphones

Beyerdynamic Headzone Headtracking Virtual 5.1 Headphone System

540573.jpg

The audio specialist beyerdynamic has come up with an entirely new type of space sound headphones.

Three new models for the U.S. surround market.. Headzone Home, Headzone Home HT (with Head Tracking) and Headzone Game.

The foremost feature of the Headzone Home system is its patented Headtracking function that reacts to the listener’s head movements and automatically adapts the space impression on a real-time basis. That’s why the voices of actors the viewer sees on the screen are also in front when the viewer turns his head to the side. Normal headphones move the sources of sound along with you, which keeps you from having a natural surround feeling — the sound pattern seems less credible than with a real 5.1 loudspeaker set. But, that’s not the way it is with the Headzone system from beyerdynamic: thanks to its Headtracking system, the invisible loudspeakers stay where they belong.

The painstaking signal processing not only gives you perfect left/right and front/rear positioning; it makes the cinema enthusiast hear unparalleled space no matter how poor the acoustic conditions may be in your home. Even music programmers in HiFi Stereo profit from our elaborate Room Modeling: the headphones form the typical stereo triangle so that even the Hifi enthusiast gets his or her money’s worth. beyerdynamic consciously decided against radio interfacing because this will never be able to transmit the full dynamics of a digital music signal. All systems are plug and play.

The Headzone HT system has three components: the processor, headphone and handy Headtracking receiver. The processor is linked by digital cable with a commercially available DVD player or AV receiver and its high-performance signal processors (DSPs) give the same distinct pulse and frequency patterns to the audio signal that the human ear recognizes the direction of sound events with in actual space. This technique known as HTRF (head related transfer function) has already proved it worth in the studio: sound engineers all over the world use professional Headzone systems to control and mix surround productions.

A controller on the headphones enables you to change the size and reflection properties of virtual space. That means that the cinema enthusiast can decide whether he or she would rather enjoy a DVD in the feature film atmosphere or take in the acoustics of a movie theatre. We developed the algorithms needed in painstaking measuring series that are much more intricate and high-performance than the computer processes in the common garden-variety surround headphones or virtual surround switches.

The headphone itself, a special version of the well-known beyerdynamic DT 880, is constantly transmitting information on its position by ultrasound to the headtracking receiver. Then, it passes on the data to the processor for analysis where it is made part of the current calculation.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Headzone Game system includes the new MMX 300 multi media headset.

The Headzone Home is available with and without Head Tracking.

With all systems, the outcome is a stable and absolutely astounding space sound that makes you immediately forget that you’re wearing headphones at all. With the Headzone system, sound aficionados have all of the benefits of a large-scale home cinema system, or gaming experience, exceptionally tuned to the space without any of the downsides. There aren’t any bulky loudspeakers in your living room, no complicated wiring and no angry neighbors — just awesome and completely natural surround sound.

Visit the beyerdynamic booth #26811 in South Hall 2 for more information.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Digital Music Systems

$129 hi-res audio digital music streamer supports Spotify, Qobuz and TIDAL at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.

LED TV

The Frame is a head turning 4K QLED TV that hangs on your wall and looks like a piece of artwork.

Bookshelf Speakers

You don't need to speak french to hear how good a pair of $990 bookshelf speakers sound.

NAD Electronics

At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

Over-Ear Headphones

Impressive, neutral sounding $500 over-ear headphones should appeal to audiophiles who want to hear everything, not just feel the bass.

Digital Music Systems

Easy to setup and use all-in-one wireless music player combines a stereo integrated amplifier, DAC, streaming player and app for audiophile-grade listening.

You May Also Like

Headphones

Apos Audio is a new online headphone store for audiophiles offering free shipping, 2-year warranty, price protection and a 30-day return policy.

Headphones

Jonathan Forster, former Spotify executive and current angel investor, joins Dirac’s Board of Directors to help catalyze the company’s expansion into the streaming market.

Headphones

Sonarworks True-Fi mobile app brings calibrated headphone listening to users with iPhone or Android smartphones.

Headphones

Very few product surprise me. Sonarworks True-Fi software just happens to be one of them. This $79 download for Mac or Windows PC desktops...

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.