“Perhaps the biggest surprise is just how good Ambeo is at ‘upscaling’ two-channel content. It genuinely blurs the lines between a natively immersive codec and post-processing. I’m not suggesting you magically get discrete surround sound, or whizz-bang effects emanating from your ears. But the soundstage becomes wider, nuanced and realistic.
Sky One Kung-Fu show Warrior, which is broadcast in stereo, hits harder through this Sennheiser ‘bar. Any disappointment about the lack of 5.1 transmission fades away. And when you do have a multichannel TV mix, perhaps live sport, the ambience that’s created is smooth and naturalistic. You’re not listening to channels panning left or right, you’re simply engulfed by sound.