surround sound


Definition of surround sound

: sound reproduction that often uses three or more transmission channels to enhance the illusion of a live hearing

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In terms of sound, AirPods don’t block surrounding sound, but still manage to pump good-enough sound for pop music right into the ear canal. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "The best way to review wireless earbuds is to have Sammy Hagar headbang with them," 7 July 2019 Google, during its most recent update of its Stadia service, suggested those wanting to stream 4K games with surround sound would need broadband speed of 35 Megabits per second. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Bethesda, id software unveils 'Doom Eternal' and cloud gaming tech to speed game streams," 9 June 2019 Axe Throwing Society has TVs lining the walls, a surround sound system, a menu of wings, hot dogs and pretzels with beer cheese, and select beers and wines available. Catie Wegman,, "Ax throwing: What to know and where to go," 15 July 2019 Broock hoped the bike’s chain clanging around the fishbowl would be ideal for something called ambisonic audio, surround sound hearable above, below, and around the listener. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real," 20 June 2019 The catch is players have to pay a monthly $9.99 for 4K and surround sound. Time, "Missed the E3 News? Here Are the Games and Consoles We're Most Excited About," 11 June 2019 Billed as the world's first ever 3D 5.1 surround sound HiFi earphones, these bad boys deliver unmatched fidelity that even top name brands are lacking. Popular Mechanics, "These High Fidelity Surround Sound Earphones Are Going for Cheap," 8 May 2019 Additional features include an inviting covered front porch with non-skid porcelain tile entry, finished garage space for three cars with extensive storage cabinetry, workbench and utility sink, surround sound, and security cameras. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Hilltop location with panoramic views in Dublin," 18 June 2019 Their most impressive feature is the patented acoustic structure that separates the sound frequencies and dispenses them in different channels, resulting in clarity and surround sound. Popular Mechanics, "These High Fidelity Surround Sound Earphones Are Going for Cheap," 8 May 2019

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First Known Use of surround sound

1954, in the meaning defined above

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