By >Andrew DAISH
Sony unveils the MDR-DS6500 wireless headphones with 7.1ch digital surround sound!
Sony Europe has just unveiled its latest stylish wireless headset. The MDR-DS6500 features digital 7.1ch sound using Sony’s Virtualphones Technology (VPT) which “reproduces the soundstage of multi-channel speakers to create an immersive acoustic space.” Sony also boasts “interference-free CD-quality” up to a 100m range, great if you are cooking or cleaning! A 3 hours charge of the headset will give you approximately 20 hours of playback. The easy setup means you just have to connect the headset to a multi-channel source (including your PS3!) to experience the 3D 7.1 sound.
Sony has also released an in-ear headset with some of the same features, you can find out more about the MDR-RF865RK in-ear phones here.
According to Sony, the MDR-DS6500 headset will be available in Europe from May 2011.
Exclusive to Sony, Virtualphones Technology (VPT) reproduces the soundstage of multi-channel speakers to create an immersive acoustic space. Even if you’re listening to a stereo 2ch or 5.1 channel programme, VPT builds a virtual 7.1 channel soundstage that stretches ‘behind and beyond’ the screen. There’s also a choice of selectable surround sound modes to optimise listening for movies, gaming or speech.
With a generous operating range of up to 100m (approx.), the MDR-DS6500 lets you wander freely around the house while enjoying uncompressed CD-quality sound.
All-digital wireless transmission resists noise and interference from other devices in the home. Automatic tuning switches seamlessly between RF channels to optimise signal reception at all times, with no glitches or drop-outs.
Aside from superb audio quality, the MDR-DS6500 is beautifully easy to use. Just connect the headphone’s processing unit to any multi-channel source and enjoy an immersive, 3D listening experience.
The sleek, monolithic design of the charging cradle makes a dramatic match for your BRAVIA home theatre system. When it’s not being used, just rest the MDR‑DS6500 on its elegant wireless charging dock. 3 hours charging time provides power for a generous 20 hours (approx.) listening time.
The new MDR-DS6500 digital wireless headphone system by Sony is available from May 2011.