Breaking the boundaries of surround sound
PROXIMITY is an audio technology standard that raises the gaming experience to the next level of realism. Audio effects have never been closer, more intensive and more supportive to the game story than with PROXIMITY. This new technology has been developed to expand the gaming experience past the boundaries of conventional stereo and surround sound. PROXIMITY brings effects such as shots, voices, environments and explosions into the inner circle of the surround field – letting the audio event itself appear right next to your ears. This approach allows for a superior sound localization, longer playtime and closer identification especially with shooter and adventure games.
PROXIMITY Top 10 key benefits:
1. Gaming on a new level of realism, making sound effects more lifelike
2. Breaking the boundaries of surround with sounds appearing next to your ears
3. Superior game performance through ideal orientation in the virtual world
4. Strongly supports the game story and playing dynamics
5. Constantly adapts to the player’s position in the game
6. Seamless integration of PROXIMITY speakers into any stereo or surround setup
7. Mobile application for system individualization and operation
8. Makes headphones redundant
9. Wireless sound distribution, no audio cables needed
10. Fully-automated system tuning at the touch of a button
Easy installation. Better playing results. More fun!
PROXIMITY is a new, patented IOSONO technology that is based on years of development and has been developed especially for the gaming market. The system consists of two dedicated loudspeakers that can work as an addition to any stereo or surround setup. The speakers can simply be placed on your left and right. Fiddling around with audio cables and taking care of room positioning belongs to the past - the PROXIMITY speakers rely on wireless sound distribution. Once installed, PROXIMITY unfolds its incredible audio placement capabilities within seconds, allowing for a precise localization of important game events. You will be astonished by the sound intensity – and the fact, that alien enemy attacks seem to get out of the screen right to your sofa!
Throw away your clunky headphones!
For decades, headphones have been the non plus ultra in terms of sound perception. Pack them away. With PROXIMITY, you’ll never need clunky headphones anymore that let your ears become heated after a short time. PROXIMITY delivers a "close" sound similar to your headphone – and beyond – without the need of ever wearing them again. Even image the possibilities in regards to other applications, such as audio books or music listening!
The gamer in the center of the action - the idea behind PROXIMITY
The reproduction of reality means more than conventional surround systems can deliver. Virtually 3-dimensional sound should be the equivalent of what people perceive when watching 3D pictures - sounds that come closer with depth, extending into the room from the speakers all the way to the listener's position. Thus, especially in a game context, common 5.1 surround systems lack the most crucial part of creating a realistic gaming environment - proximity effects.
A bullet that is shot against the player in a shooter game seems to fly along the wall in a conventional surround setup – from the front row directly to surround speakers, leaving out the interaction with the game player completely. With PROXIMITY, the bullet flies into the direction of the player, whizzing past the ears, beyond his shoulder and makes the shoot as realistic as reality - just as a real shoot has just missed the player scarcely. No other sound system is able to reproduce distance dependent game audio events in a way that can even roughly be described as being "natural" or "wow".
Situations in which PROXIMTY effects can be recognized best are fighting scenes, car racing (radio messages, car damages), adventure (character itself, environmental noises, spook) and many more. The system also stands for clearly better intelligibility in multiplayer-scenarios.