JVC KENWOOD has unveiled a new highly customized wireless home theater system that returns a rich multichannel sound field while listening to headphones. JVC XP-EXT1 uses JVC’s proprietary EXOFIELD spatial localization of the sound field to allow headphone users to experience the full effect of multi-channel audio sources, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. In addition, the sound field is optimized according to the listener and the listening environment to ensure the most realistic and engaging experience possible.
XP-EXT1 consists of two parts: headphones and a digital processor, also has an associated mobile app. Using the microphones integrated into the headphones and the dedicated smartphone app, users can measure the acoustic characteristics of the listening environment, speakers as well as the listener’s ears and face. These are compared with a database that collects various acoustic measurements and a corresponding algorithm is selected to provide a listening experience built to measure according to the surrounding sound environment. As a result, home theater enthusiasts can experience multichannel audio up to 7.1.4 channels using headphones, but with the feeling that the sound is coming from virtual speakers. All without disturbing those who are nearby. The system also supports 5.1-channel stereo material upmix on 7.1.4 channels.
The headphones connect to the processor via a 5GHz bandwidth wireless transmission. In addition, the processor has an HDMI input / output terminal that supports output on 4K compatible displays and projectors and three HDMI inputs to allow the connection of up to three devices. Custom settings can be stored for up to four users and can be adjusted remotely via the app, including selecting one of the four sound modes: Cinema, Music, Game and Custom.
The headphones are equipped with a 40 mm high magnetic force neodymium driver unit and large soft ear cushions that guarantee comfortable listening for many hours. JVC XP-EXT1 headphones will be available from spring 2020 at a price of 1000 euros
- JVC XP-EXT1 Wireless Theater System