DTS:X is a technology that enables directional sound reproduction, ensuring a more immersive sound experience. It can be used to enjoy sports, listen to music or even watch movies and series on TV at home. The audio reproduced by the feature gives the feeling that the sound comes from different directions. Thus, there is a technology similar to DTS:X Dolby Atmos,
However, unlike its rival feature, DTS:X doesn’t require compatible equipment – even the simplest speaker and headphone systems can handle the technology. The only requirement is that the device that plays the content— room, computer, to console, TV e.t.c. – Ensure format support.
Investing in a soundbar can make a difference when it comes to enjoying more immersive sound from your TV – Photo: Disclosure / Samsung
DTS:X has a standard surround sound Appeared in 2015 and aims to make voice signal reproduction more effective. This is because it allows ordinary audio equipment to reproduce sounds coming from different directions.
For example, a game with DTS:X will be more immersive because the background noise will reach the player through “different ways”. The same goes for a movie: with so many different channels exploring different frequency bands, it looks like the viewer is in the middle of the scene.
While using multiple speakers improves the experience, investing in additional—and often expensive—equipment isn’t necessary to enjoy DTS:X sound. This feature is different from the rival’s technology. Dolby Atmos originally intended to create a similar effect, but its adoption has depended on the use of technology-friendly equipment, something that is often reflected in higher prices.
Top-of-the-line models from various brands support DTS:X sound – Photo: Yuri Hildebrand/Techtudo
From a technical point of view, DTS:X also has some advantages over Atmos. For starters, it can handle more channels (up to 11.1) and up to 32 different speakers. In addition, DTS:X uses a higher bitrate (the amount of data that makes up the sound) than Atmos, something that can translate to higher quality sound. On the other hand, the creators of Dolby defend themselves by arguing that their algorithm is more efficient – and therefore uses less data per second.
In addition, DTS:X allows finer control over channels. suppose you are looking for a blue Ray, but having trouble hearing the dialogue in the scene. As long as the filmmaker has enabled this feature, you can isolate specific audio tracks from dialogue and increase its volume. There is nothing like this in Dolby Atmos.
Home Theater Sound (And In Your Ears Too)
Headphones are an inexpensive way to interact with DTS:X – Photo: Yuri Hildebrand/Techtudo
In the previous examples, what we aimed for is DTS:X: 360-degree sound. The technology is designed in such a way that even the simplest system — like your TV’s built-in audio — can produce DTS:X sound, but you need to understand the limitations.
Movie theater sound seems to come from multiple directions, in effect the projection of the audio from various sound sources to the viewer. The movie theater is surrounded by multiple loudspeakers, each of which is charged with a specific frequency range – in order to more accurately represent the direction of sound.
Because of this, to truly experience something similar to a movie theater, you’ll need a multi-channel system – such as a home theater and soundbar of 5.1 or 7.1 channels or more.
Another way to enjoy sound more is to use DTS:X-compatible headphones. These types of models allow you to simulate directional sound as if they were created by multiple speakers and usually surprises those who have first contact with the technology.
Another example of application of headphones with DTS:X sound is music. Live concert or studio recordings can be produced for samples from various directions.
DTS:X is present in consoles, TVs, cell phones and laptops – Photo: Philip Garrett / Techtudo
While more open-ended than Atmos, DTS:X still relies on some level of hardware support to function. While traditional sound systems are generally compatible, you need the device responsible for playing the sound to be supported. This time, Smartphones And video games are a great way to get exposed to technology. But compatible notebooks and televisions already exist: It’s all a matter of researching and informing yourself before buying.
In fact, the sources of the material are probably more important than the equipment. You will not experience DTS:X sound if the content being played back on the player is not DTS:X-ready. This goes for movies and series, but also for sports and music.
Netflix And amazon prime videoThere are, for example, content sources that provide some content with DTS:X sound, although Dolby Atmos options are much more common on both platforms. In terms of games, both PlayStation 5 (PS5) like xbox series x,s are in large numbers Play Being able to play DTS:X content from streaming platforms along with directional audio.
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