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JVC Exofield Technology: Making headphones sound like speakers

Discussion in 'Headphones & Amps' started by TitaniumTroy, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    Well I got a 20 minute appointment at 2 pm Thursday, in the JVC room at AXPONA 2018. I tried something similar last year, with a company called Smyth Audio, and their A-16 Realizer. Their purpose was aimed much more towards movies, they had some rig of speakers surrounding you. That you could compare the headphones vs surround speakers, I was was not really impressed with it. Price was $1950.00, it seemed rather cumbersome and complicated to me. However JVC seems to be aimed at music.

    Anything has to be better than a couple of years ago when I heard some HP's that tried to simulate bass like a speakers. By vibrating on your head, it had a variable knob so you could adjust to suit your taste. No sex toy jokes please, those things were so bad I was dumbfounded. Here's hoping for the best.


    From the AXPONA website.
    Be among the FIRST to experience JVC's REVOLUTIONARY EXOFIELD technology. EXOFIELD replicates the acoustic space of a room in a pair of headphones. EXOFIELD headphones make you feel like you're in front of fine stereo speakers, with the sound coming at you. JVC factory engineers will CUSTOM measure and create an algorithm based on your individual results using proprietary microphones and software. EXOFIELD makes possible what has been seemingly impossible . . .a headphone experience that is not binaural.
  2. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    I think the vibrating headphones were these or very similar. They might have been from a different company as I don't believe Skull Candy goes to AXPONA shows. Same for Bose, you gotta admit Skull Crusher is a cool pretty name for a HP. Well maybe if your a 14yr old teenager.
  3. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    The Denon AH-D5000 (and 2000/7000) can already produce extremely clean deep bass that one can feel, as well as hear. (As well as all but a small percentage of "consumer" loudspeakers.)

    I would think that if someone thought something was missing from that experience, that strapping a butt-kicker system to the chair they sit in to do their headphone listening in would be a much cheaper way to go.

    But for those with more coin, perhaps a whole-body tactile suit based on active piezos? (If nobody has thought of that before, dibs!)

  4. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

  5. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    Well, the demo of this 3D technology went pretty good. Definitely made the sound seem closer to speakers playing than conventional HP's How they implement and sell this technology seems to be evolving, via their own HP's or thru hardware which can be used with other HP's.
    PaulyT likes this.

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