New App-Based Approach to Dramatically Improve the Listening Experience Extends to Streaming Radio Services
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 18, 2013 -- Audyssey, a leader in audio technology for the home, automotive, mobile and movie theater markets, today announced its AmpIT ? software development kit (SDK). AmpIT ? makes Audyssey's advanced audio technologies available to any streaming radio application, giving users a more immersive listening experience.
Streaming radio services are clamoring to differentiate themselves from the competition. Presently these services are compared based on their library of songs, user interface, monthly fees, social sharing capabilities and song recommendation engine -- none of which has anything to do with sound quality. It's widely accepted that sound quality is an important consideration when purchasing headphones, so it stands to reason that the sound quality of streaming radio services themselves will become increasingly important as the market continues to mature.
"It's typically thought that to get better audio quality, you have to increase bandwidth," said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey's founder and CTO. "What we've found in our research is that bandwidth is not the leading cause of poor sound quality. It's actually the acoustical problems of the playback devices."
Audyssey developed AmpIT ? to give streaming radio services the ability to deliver a superior listening experience. This turnkey solution, available for iOS and Android, accesses a cloud-based collection of headphone profiles created using Audyssey's proprietary ExpertFit ? calibration technology. The database today includes more than 200 headphone models from 55 different manufacturers and will grow to include many more headphones in the months ahead. Additionally, Audyssey plans to include profiles for speakers, docks, sound bars, cars and even the internal speakers for mobile phones and tablets. Consumers simply have to choose which playback device they are using and download the corresponding profile from the Audyssey cloud database.
AmpIT ? is currently available for licensing by streaming radio service providers. Contact Audyssey at [email protected] for further details.
Established in 2002, Audyssey is the industry leader in research-based audio technologies that correct acoustical problems to improve the sound quality of any device or listening environment. The company's technologies are integrated into home theater products, automobiles, TVs, mobile phones and movie theaters from industry-leading manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.audyssey.com.