JVC XP-EXT1 Exofield Theater headphone-virtualization system review: 7.1.4 immersive audio without the speakers

The promise of immersive audio from headphones is enticing, but is only partly fulfilled here.

JVC has entered the headphone-virtualization space with its Exofield Theater technology. The first Exofield product, the XP-EXT1, is said to create an immersive soundfield in its proprietary headphone that’s equivalent to a 7.1.4 speaker system. Unfortunately, I found that it doesn’t fully live up to that claim.

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