IOGEAR Audio Adapter Brings DTS Surround Sound to Stereo Headphones in North America

The USB Theater Sound Xperience adapter with DTS technology provides a complete audio-processing package for stereo headphones.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. - June 28, 2011 - IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, announces the USB Theater Sound Xperience (GUADT51), the first USB audio adapter with DTS® Surround Sensation | Headphone™ technology, is now available in North America. Connecting directly to a computer's USB 2.0 port, the USB Theater Sound Xperience simulates a surround sound experience on stereo headphones.

Utilizing a transparent vacuum tube -style design - a classic look for audio enthusiasts - the USB Theater Sound Xperience takes two -channel (stereo) audio and processes it with DTS Surround Sensation | Headphone to give the effect of sounds occurring outside the boundaries of the two channels. Audio that is already encoded in 5.1 -channels gains more life with the LFE (low frequency effect) mixing, which enables low frequencies to be mixed with front channels for superior performance. The result is a three -dimensional wall of sound that exceeds the limitations of just two channels.

Three proprietary DTS Surround Sensation technologies are present in the IOGEAR USB Theater Sound Xperience:
• Voice Clarification Technology: Enhances the signal clarity to improve the audio quality of dialog derived from Blu -ray Disc™ or standard DVD
• Bass Enhancement Technology: Restores the perception of fundamental low -frequency tones by dynamically augmenting harmonics, yielding improved bass performance without the additional hardware costs of adding a subwoofer
• Soundstage Expansion Technology: Broadens the soundstage and creates a phantom center channel for improved clarity and audio crispness
The USB Theater Sound Xperience offers music and movie modes that optimize the listening experience for music or dialogue and sound effects driven content, even with a pair of computer speakers. Two 3.5mm jacks are provided for stereo microphone -in and stereo headphone -out connection.

"Consumers who depend on their computers for watching DVDs and listening to music can provide a significant boost to audio performance with the IOGEAR USB Theater Sound Xperience," said Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager for IOGEAR. "Sometimes having five speakers or $500 headphones is simply not practical, so we created a surround sound alternative."

Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer, DTS, Inc., added, "Simply put, sound matters to consumers who are enjoying content across many devices, especially their computers. With the recent availability of IOGEAR's USB audio adapter, consumers will finally experience the immersive and spacious sound that they've always wanted from their PC devices."

The USB Theater Sound Xperience retails for $39.95 US MSRP and is available from, and other online retailers now.

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IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and "Road to a Million Trees" campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

© 2011 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state -of -the -art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS -licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi -channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu -ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network -connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set -top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu -ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, Calif. with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2011 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.

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