SRS Labs

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SRS Labs, Inc.
Industry Audio Technology
Audio Engineering
Predecessor year tbd: unit of Hughes
Founded 1993: SRS Labs, Inc.
Headquarters Santa Ana, California, United States
Area served
Key people
Tom Yuen
(Chairman and CEO)
Parent DTS, Inc.

SRS Labs, Inc. was a Santa Ana, California-based audio technology engineering company that specialized in audio enhancement solutions for wide variety of consumer electronic devices. Originally a part of Hughes Aircraft Company,[when?] the audio division developed the Sound Retrieval System technology, and in 1993 was separated off to form SRS Labs, Inc. In 1996 SRS Labs became a publicly traded company on Nasdaq, SRSL.

The company develops audio enhancement solutions and licenses those products to companies including Microsoft, Samsung Group, LG Group, Toshiba, Vizio, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and ViewSonic.[1]

In 2008, approximately 36 million SRS-equipped flat-panel TVs were shipped, representing a 30-percent estimated market share.[2]

SRS Labs has more than three hundred consumer electronics manufacturing partners, and holds more than 150 patents for its technologies.[3] SRS has also recently begun to manufacture its own products, including, MyVolume - Volume Leveling Adaptor, SRS iWOW for iTunes, SRS Audio Sandbox for PC, and SRS iWOW Adaptor for iPod.

In 2012, SRS Labs was acquired by DTS, Inc. and run as a subsidiary but has now been fully absorbed into the DTS parent company.[4]


The company licensed and produced a number of products including:

  • TruVolume
  • StudioSound HD
  • TruSurround HD
  • TruSurround XT
  • TheaterSound (Equipped only on high-end Samsung 2010 Televisions.(Series 6 and above) and Samsung 2011 Televisions.(Series 5 and below)
  • TheaterSound HD (Equipped only on high-end Samsung 2011 Televisions.(Series 6 and above) and T27A950 3D TV monitor.)
  • Headphone 360
  • TruSurround HD4
  • TruBass
  • Dialog Clarity
  • WOW HD
  • TruMedia (for Android devices based on Qualcomm MS7x27 series)
  • Circle Surround
  • CS Headphone
  • CS Auto


  1. ^ "Our current partners". SRS labs. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ "SRS Labs Targets 46 Million SRS-Equipped Flat Panel TVs by End of 2009". Business Week - PR Newswire. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  3. ^ "SRS Labs Reports First Quarter 2009 Results". SRS Labs. 09-05-07. Retrieved 2012-06-03.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "In 2012, DTS acquired SRS Labs, a leader in audio processing and enhancement." DTS. Retrieved 2013-07-29.

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