DTS Headphone:X technology offers an immersive 3D sound experience through any pair of headphones or earbuds. The goal is to improve the sound quality and offer a virtual surround sound on games and videos. Games, movies and music sound better on Helio X20 enabled phones. This is a system-level integration of DTS Headphone:X technology and it will work across all applications. All you need to do is to select the option in system settings menu.
MediaTek believes that it can provide a superior audio quality and a offer a nice performance from its Helio X20 and X25 SoCs at the same time. We expect to see quite a few phones having these SoCs. The fact that they will support DTS Headphone:X technology will gain some fans among audio lovers.
Maybe the generation X might appreciate audio quality better than the beats audio loving Millennial generation, but today everyone from 10 to 110 years has a phone and use better sound.
DTS Headphone:X technology sound quality is enhanced using a high-performance codec on the new processor which boasts a 110-decibel signal-to-noise ratio. In case that you don’t speak Audiophile, the 110-decibel signal-to-noise ratio is really good.
A demo of the Headphone:X 3D difference can be checked at the DTS company's website.
DTS chairman and CEO Jon Kirchner, said:
“With MediaTek’s large customer base of top OEMs, smartphones users around the world will soon be able to enjoy their favorite mobile entertainment in immersive sound that fully realizes the intent of the content creator. DTS is dedicated to sound, and this MediaTek partnership is another way we are fulfilling our promise to deliver a premium sound experience to as many people as possible on every imaginable platform.”