Sony has this week announced a new set of headphones dubbed the MDR-HW700DS, they say they are the first to feature 9.1 channel digital surround sound in a set of wireless headphones.

The headphones will use Sony’s Virtualphones Technology, which is said to produce multi-channel speakers and create an acoustic space that’s like a real room.

The headphones will use two virtual surround-back and front-high speakers, to create the 9.1 channel surround sound, that sound perform well and provide proper three-dimensional sound.

They also feature dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity, and can be used with a number of modes that includes Cinema, Game and Voice, Full 4K video can also be fed to the headphones, with a maximum quality will be 192kHz/24-bit uncompressed audio, says Sony.

Sony has also fitted some luxury ear cushions to the headphones, and include 50mm drivers under them that can keep on playing for 12 hours before needing a recharge.

The Sony MDR-HW700DS wireless headphones will be available from April 2014.

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