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[mass noun] A system of stereophony involving three or more speakers surrounding the listener so as to give a more realistic effect.[as modifier] ‘I am about to purchase a spangly new surround sound system for my living room’
- ‘The accompanying audio is CD-quality with up to six channels of surround sound.’
- ‘The game does offer true 5.1 surround sound if your sound card and speaker system support it.’
- ‘For their release on DVD, the audio has been aggressively remastered in surround sound.’
- ‘It is capable of true 5.1 stereo surround sound, doing all the Dolby Digital encoding in hardware.’
- ‘They get Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so they can hear cars behind them honking their horns in futility.’
- ‘The best gaming PCs come with a complete 5.1 speaker system for true digital surround sound.’
- ‘After a bit of furious web surfing I've decided to go for a new PC, complete with DVD burner, surround sound and all the latest bits.’
- ‘We don't care about surround sound and home cinema hook-ups right now.’
- ‘An entertainment system with surround sound can transform this room into a home theater.’
- ‘Though this is only presented in stereo sound, this was fine, since surround sound would have been overkill.’
- ‘High definition television enables you to enjoy Dolby digital surround sound.’
- ‘The mobile phone manufacturer claims that its E398 is the first handset to feature loud, 3D stereo surround sound.’
- ‘The booming Dolby surround sound that dazzles so many adult ears is turned down so as to discourage tinnitus in the toddlers.’
- ‘They are offering a good stereo stream of it as well as 5.1 surround sound.’
- ‘An antique table in the middle of the room disguises a professional projector, while speakers provide surround sound.’
- ‘Netflix makes home delivery to people whose flat-screen TVs are equipped with Dolby surround sound.’
- ‘No benchmark could ever provide a definitive evaluation system for surround sound.’
- ‘I listened to these in surround sound today, and it was divine.’
- ‘The room wasn't built for a huge entertainment center with surround sound and stereo equipment.’
- ‘There were more speakers standing around the room to give surround sound.’
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