Sony has just announced what they are claiming to be the world’s first wireless headphones to offer digital surround sound capabilities. The model in question is part of Sony’s MDR lineup, the MDR-DS7500 and will feature Sony’s latest audio processing chip.
The processing chip is said to be able to provide support for up to 7.1 channel audio and Dolby ProLogic II z decoder support for surround sound reproduction. Sony has also taken users who enjoy 3D televisions in mind, and thanks to the redesigned leather cushions and improved flexibility in the material, users who use 3D glasses for watching their shows will apparently not feel as uncomfortable. We’re guessing that for those who wear prescription glasses will also be able to enjoy the comfort as well.
The integrated battery is said to give the wireless headphones about 18 hours worth of continuous usage. For those interested in getting their hands on the MDR-DS7500, they will be available in Japan come this October for ¥50,000 which roughly converts to $651. No word on when they will be made available for the rest of the world.