Press Release



QSound Labs Licenses Its QHDT Technology to



New Internet Music Player, Earjam IMP-™ Deluxe, Includes Exciting New Features For Greater Listening Pleasure



Calgary, Alberta - March 7, 2000 -- QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSND), a leading supplier of software audio solutions announced today that, a leading developer of software and services for the Internet music market, has licensed QSound's QHD technology for their new Earjam IMP (Internet Music Player) Deluxe software. This enhanced product integrates QSound's latest technology - QHD: High Definition Audio for the Internet. The Earjam IMP Deluxe will be available in March as a $29.00 upgrade to Earjam customers.

"QSound is continuing to align itself with the most aggressive, innovative Internet audio partners to strengthen its leadership role in this arena," stated David Gallagher, President, CEO, QSound Labs. "Earjam is one of those innovative companies and we are very pleased that they have chosen QSound's technology to enhance its pioneering IMP-Deluxe software."

"The superior audio quality of QSound's algorithms and its significant, established presence with the major players in Internet audio, made them the perfect choice for our new IMP-Deluxe," said David Ulmer,'s founder and CEO. "We're thrilled to continue to push the envelope for our consumers' music experience, with exciting new 3D sound and environmental effects that can simulate everything from a Night Club to a Bavarian Beer Hall."

About QSound's QHD (High Definition Audio for the Internet):

QHD was designed specifically to enhance and improve Internet audio. It is a powerful suite of audio tools that includes several innovative QSound technologies:


  • QXpander™ a proven 3D stereo sound field enhancement technology
  • QVerb™ immersive room effects
  • QBass™ restores low frequency energy
  • QSizzle™ synthesizes and restores high-frequency


About Earjam IMP:'s new IMP software provides music fans with a direct connection to the music and artists they like, while making it easy to find, download, play and burn music off the Net. The Earjam IMP is the world's first free universal Player/Burner that solves the problem of conflicting music file formats, security measures and hardware standards, by supporting all popular formats and hardware devices. Users can play MP3s, Windows Media files, audio CDs, plus over a dozen additional formats, and transfer their music to popular devices such as the Diamond RIO and Creative Nomad, as well as burn CDs they can play in any standard CD player. The Earjam IMP automatically handles all downloading, ripping, unlocking and transcoding, without requiring any user interaction or technical knowledge. The consumer simply selects the music they want and sends it to the desired device.

Founded in October 1999, by executives from the CD-recording and Internet software application markets,, Inc. ( is a privately-held corporation and a leading supplier of Internet music software and services to the online music market. is an active member of SDMI, the Secure Digital Music Initiative, and DiMA, the Digital Media Association, and is dedicated to making it easy for mainstream music consumers to find, download, play and burn music off the Net. has distribution or technology agreements with, INTERVU, Oak Technology, Inc., Thomson/Fraunhofer IIS, QSound, CDDB, Microsoft Corporation, Diamond Multimedia, Muze,, and Creative Technologies, and is a member of's and CDNow's affiliate networks.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 concerning, among other things, the anticipated introduction of new products and future financial results, including statements made by Mr. Gallagher. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the Company's ability to carry out its business strategy and marketing plans, availability of sufficient resources for the Company to timely and cost effectively carry out the Company's business plans and strategies, dependence on the performance of third parties who have agreed to market the Company's technologies, dependence on intellectual property, uncertainties relating to product development and commercial introduction, rapid technological change and competition, continued growth of the Internet, general economic and business conditions and other risks which may be detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, projections and opinions of the Company's management, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to such forward-looking statements which may be made, for example to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.





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