Uplifting news for automotive audiophiles: famous audio brand Sennheiser is working with extravagance automaker Karma Automotive to make an in-car audio system.
Sennheiser will lend its loudspeaker and microphone technology to the project, making an Ambeo sound system for tuning in to audio and accepting phone calls as people drive.
The brand’s Ambeo Soundbar was presented at CES 2018 and dazzled with its 3D sound virtualization technology. Carrying a similar idea to car audio is a surprising choice however it could improve the experience of tuning in to music while driving. The technology can take audio from any source, regardless of whether it isn’t explicitly 3D audio, and transform it into a customizable immersive 3D playback.
The system utilizes a multi-channel speaker set-up in addition to a subwoofer that ought to make a quality audio experience for travelers as well as the driver. Indeed, even the seat headrests have been integrated into the speaker system. What’s more, there are two microphone arrays for clear phone discussions.
Inquisitive audience members can hear the system for themselves at an exhibit at the Monterrey Car Week from August 15th to 18th. There’s no word on pricing yet however given this is Sennheiser, everyone expect the system won’t come cheap.
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