Turtle Beach’s HyperSound Technology Paves Way for Transparent Speakers

July 1, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Imagine yourself standing in front of a small piece of glass sheet. In the present-day world, that would only be a piece of glass sheet, and nothing else. But in the near future, that could just turn-out to be a sound-emitting speaker, because that’s HyperSound for you.

Turtle Beach, developers of the HyperSound Clear 500 P speaker system, has announced its breakthrough, glass-based speaker system called HyperSound Glass. Besides using the HyperSound technology that produces directional sounds, Turtle Beach’s new speaker system also comes in the transparent form that looks like nothing, but a bare piece of glass sheet embedded in frames.

HyperSound Glass uses multiple layers of transparent materials and films, providing a narrow beam of ultrasounds that triggers the directional property to the generated sound. According to Turtle Beach, the sound generated this way are directed for targeted listeners, and becomes nearly inaudible to the rest, depending on their direction with respect to the speakers.


The ultrasounds produced are also of high frequency, and becomes inaudible for hearers standing in front or beyond the target distance. This is the distance that is required by the speakers to convert the ultrasounds to normal, audible sounds.

Turtle Beach has adopted the same HyperSound technology for its HyperSound Clear 500 P speaker system. But that was not designed to be a dedicated speaker system. Instead, the HyperSound Clear 500 P was designed to aid people with hearing problems and their families, and also lacked the transparent trait, which itself can be considered a first-of-its-kind.

The glass speaker system from Turtle Beach was displayed earlier at the E3 event this year. But it may still take time for the product to hit the markets, as the company says that HyperSound Glass is still in its prototype phase. Besides, the company also plans to license the HyperSound technology to others apart from building their own products.

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