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2014 Product of the Year Entrant

XTZ Sound Earphone Sport

MSRP: $99.00

The limited mechanical space in an earphone makes it difficult to create a perfectly balanced sound over the entire audio frequency range. The solution to the problem is applying Dirac Research DSP technology. The XTZ DSP by Dirac Research uses premium mixed-phase speaker correction technology. Unlike equalizers and other sound correction systems, Dirac’s DSP also optimizes the transient reproduction of the device which is a critical factor for accurate staging and clarity. First the frequency response of the XTZ Earphone Sport is measured in a dummy head then it is carefully corrected with DSP technology. The advanced algorithm optimizes and corrects for any imperfections having to do with the devices frequency response (amplitude) and also impulse response (time domain) which yields to a pure and accurate reproduction of the original source material. Also to effectively reduce the influence of background noise found in most environments higher noise floor attenuation was designed into the Earphone Sport leading to a much more natural and detailed sound. The drivers found in the XTZ Earphone Sport are 8.6mm in size, are comprised of treated PET, and utilize neodymium magnets. The frequency response of the earphones is 18Hz to 22 KHz with a sensitivity of 94db and has an impedance of 16ohms. The casing for the earphones is comprised of robust polished aluminum in an “L” shape for ease of placing them in ones ears. Another innovative product feature was to include neodymium magnets inside the aluminum earphone enclosures so that the earpieces snap together when removed from the ears and can be conveniently worn around the neck when not in use. For the Earphone Sport’s cable to not get tangled a flat strip-shape type cable with stiff characteristics was used as well as two cable lengths with an easy to use adjustable slider. The Earphone Sport also contains adjustable and removable ear hooks, two sets of soft rubber (S/M) and one set of memory foam sleeves, a 6.3mm adapter, airplane stereo adapter, and a carrying case.

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Features

The XTZ Earphone Sport is a revolutionary in ear monitor that uses advanced DSP in the form of an iPhone App to provide a flawless sound! Obviously, as you could expect from XTZ, we went for something completely new. The idea behind this product was not only to create a good earphone, maybe with an excellent price/quality ratio, but to build something revolutionary, something that expresses our passion for music and technology. The XTZ DSP iPhone App was developed by Dirac Research who owns the markets most advanced technology in audio digital signal processing (DSP) and consequently it’s used by several luxury brands like BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce, etc. It is only natural for XTZ to release such a product as the company has always been forward thinking and innovative. By applying the XTZ Dirac DSP optimization, the result is an impressively balanced and flawless sound, which can only be described as stunning and breathtaking. This means that for the first time ever listeners who use the Earphone Sport can enjoy an accurate and flawless sound reproduction when listening to music in their iTunes library. A problem and its solution The limited mechanical space in an earphone makes it difficult to create a perfectly balanced sound over the whole frequency response. The solution of the problem is advanced DSP technology. First frequency response is measured in a dummy head, and then it is carefully corrected with DSP technology. This combination leads to a perfect result without compromise. Quiet and relaxing To effectively reduces the influence of background noise found in most environments higher noise floor attenuation was designed into the Earphone Sport leading to a much more natural and detailed sound. For comfort the XTZ EarPhone Sport has a unique feature in that it contains magnets within the backside of the earphones, this way when you’re not using them you can just have them snap together to wear around your neck.

Benefits

The revolutionary innovation of the XTZ Earphone Sport comes in the form of the custom designed XTZ DSP iPhone App by Dirac Research. This advanced DSP optimization provides for a truly detailed and flawless sound. Now you will be able to enjoy a pure detailed sound when listening to music in your iTunes library. When it comes to earphones wearing comfort has a high relevance. A unique feature of the XTZ Earphone Sport are the built-in magnets on the backside of the earphones, this way when you’re not using them you can just have them snap together to wear around your neck. The earphones are also out fitted with removable and adjustable ear hooks which provide for a comfortable and secure fit. Each Earphone Sport comes with two sets of soft rubber (S/M) and a one set of conforming memory foam sleeves that go over the ear buds, a 6.3mm (1/4") adapter, an airplane stereo adapter, and a carrying case. To avoid damaging the cable and having it get tangled we decided to use a strip-shape cable, which benefits from a kind of “built-in” stiffness. The EarPhone Sport also works as a standard earphone without using the XTZ DSP app and can be used with any consumer electronics product that has a 3.5mm or 6.3mm (1/4") headphone output jack.

Company Info

XTZ Sound
Gamla Nissastigen 19
Torup, Outside US and Canada
314 41
Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)345-20049
www.xtzsound.com

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Room Analyzer II Pro

The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro is a complete room acoustic analysis and calibration system which offers an easy solution to analyze, calibrate, and optimize your home theater or Hi-Fi sound system and remains your number one option for room analysis! You no longer have to spend countless hours researching and trying to get various pieces of hardware and software to work with one another. The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro provides a complete turn key system with everything you need in a convenient package. The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro includes a wide array of advanced features and tool sets yet is easy enough for the average home theater or Hi-Fi enthusiast to use. In the Room Analyzer mode the program will also provide suggestions and list information about the room modes found within the 16 – 250 Hz frequency range after a measurement is taken. The room analyzer kit includes everything you would need in order to measure and calibrate your sound system. The Room Analyzer II Pro kit contains the full blown analyzer and calibration software suite, a high grade precision microphone, the interface to the computer with an integrated microphone pre-amplifier, all the cables, a microphone stand, and an aluminum carrying case. http://www.xtzsound.com/en/products/measurements/room-analyzer-ii-pro

Earphone Sport

The XTZ Earphone Sport is a revolutionary in ear monitor that uses advanced DSP in the form of an iPhone App to provide a flawless sound! Obviously, as you could expect from XTZ, we went for something completely new. The idea behind this product was not only to create a good earphone, maybe with an excellent price/quality ratio, but to build something revolutionary, something that expresses our passion for music and technology. It is only natural for XTZ to release such a product as the company has always been forward thinking and innovative. The XTZ player by Dirac Research for the EarPhone Sport is a state of the art DSP optimizer and player app for iOS providing a truly balanced and flawless sound, which can only be described as stunning and breathtaking. Dirac Research is one of the top developers of advanced audio digital signal processing (DSP) technology and their technology is used by several luxury brands like BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce etc. This means that for the first time ever listeners who use the XTZ Earphone Sport can enjoy an accurate and flawless sound reproduction when listening to music in their iTunes library. http://www.xtzsound.com/en/products/earphone/earphone-sports

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