Audio specialist Sennheiser and technology company Continental presented their next-generation solutions for premium in-car audio at an exclusive event at the Sennheiser Store in Berlin on 3 September 2020. Participants enjoyed an incredibly immersive in-car entertainment experience, created by the combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated Sound system. The in-car sound system on show included several new elements that are considered the next break-through since the Sennheiser and Continental system was first presented at this year’s CES.
The Sennheiser and Continental in-car sound system allowed for full audio individualization for each seat. The driver needs to make a call, while their passenger wants to keep listening to an audio book? No problem at all: From crystal-clear call quality to personalized content playback, AMBEO Mobility enables a wealth of new sonic possibilities, while reducing listening fatigue. A key element in creating these personalized listening zones are the specially designed headrests with integrated high-fidelity transducers. By adding this personal near-field playback source close to the driver’s and passengers’ ears, the listening experience is augmented considerably.
To create fully enveloping sonic experiences, the AMBEO Mobility software analyses and distils the fundamental components of any native stereo music track and plays them back immersively through the appropriate loudspeaker or actuator. Thanks to the integration of Continental’s further developed Ac2ated Sound system, this concert-hall experience can be delivered with minimum hardware, allowing the vehicle to be lighter and offering more flexible design possibilities.
The software also includes a new feature to enhance and enrich the bass response: AMBEO Mobility reproduces low frequencies with optimum power and punch while effectively limiting noise bleed to the outside of the vehicle. All AMBEO Mobility features can be selected and combined as desired, ensuring tailor-made audio systems for any car audio concept.