Surround Sound Headphones?

Yep, you heard correctly, you can now listen to your DVDs in glorious surround sound using only a standard pair of headphones. MGI Software have announced their new SoftDVD MAX software for PCs which is the world's first DVD software to contain Dolby Headphone technology.

Roger Dressler from Dolby says, "Using sophisticated room modeling techniques, the Dolby Headphone process transforms conventional audio into a believable 3-dimensional reality that you can enjoy with any pair of headphones. The result is the natural, spacious sound you would experience from a stereo system or a 5.1-channel home theater, using regular headphones."

The software, which costs $39.99, claims to offer high quality video without the need for a separate hardware decoder on a PIII 450 with 32Mb or above. More details on the DVD Max webpage.

Carl Prescott

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