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post #106 of 238
I can understand why music listening would be different.

Ever here music in a theater, it does seem to be more so infront and not all around.

So with dolby headphone the music would sound more infront and less inback.

I've always wanted to see a live action horror movie in outstanding surround.

With how cheap theaters are in my city, it will take awhile until the movie nutt morons figure out that movies are recorded in 6.1EX now and not dolby digital. Their surround systems are not THX-EX certified yet! When they are the profits for movies are going to blow the roof off our whole shopping mall.

When you walk into a theater you should see one big rear center speaker inback instead of for rear speakers placed inback. Where I live are theaters are not yet ready for the new movies yet.
post #107 of 238
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Originally posted by sfxjames
The more ohms a headphones has in conjunction with a good amp, the more detail you will have.
Sorry for butting in, but headphone impedance has nothing to do with detail, sfxjames. Low impedance models such as the R-10, W2002, CD3000 and RS-1 are at the top of the dynamic headphone heap in terms of perceived detail.
post #108 of 238
I actually prefer to listen to music using the Pioneer (Using the Prologic II mode). It seems to "open up" the music and adds depth. It also gets the music "out of my head" which can become somewhat tiring after awhile.
post #109 of 238
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Originally posted by Astropin
I actually prefer to listen to music using the Pioneer (Using the Prologic II mode). It seems to "open up" the music and adds depth. It also gets the music "out of my head" which can become somewhat tiring after awhile.
I see your point...it's like the ultimate "crossfeed" device. ..

Maybe I should listen to music more with it.

John
post #110 of 238
at long last my XB1 arrived and testing it right now. Just left it on for burning periods. But I tested it and it was the BEST!!!! Thanx to all you guys for the tips!!!
post #111 of 238
How far does the center speaker sound, does it sound more than 1 foot away?

How does it perform with bass feature switched on for movies?
post #112 of 238
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Originally posted by sfxjames
How far does the center speaker sound, does it sound more than 1 foot away?

How does it perform with bass feature switched on for movies?
well it do needs some more burn in periods but the center is nice i just can't get what you mean by 1 foot away. if you wear the DH it sounds awesome in the left center and at the back. I was tricked by the DH when i was testing monster inc. on the first track I thought the sound was coming from my center speaker. I 'm still looking for the bass feature cause I just opened the headphone and left it on. I'll post again when I find the switch of the bass. But for starters the bass is already good enough.
post #113 of 238
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Originally posted by sfxjames
How far does the center speaker sound, does it sound more than 1 foot away?

How does it perform with bass feature switched on for movies?
The bass feature is always switched on for the XB1. It can not be switched off. So, unless you like bass a lot, the DIR1000C is probably a better bet.
post #114 of 238
How does it handle the extra bass?

The cans dont really play that loud. And I bought the star wars ep 2 dvd to test them a bit and when I played some scenes on it on my ht system first (I had previously rented the dvd and watched it with my old dvd player) with my new dvd player, I noticed there was a lot more bass. If u know the movie, in the start there is a scene with a large starship flying in over the screen that has a loud, deep sound from its engine. I had to turn the volume on the pioneers down quite a bit to avoid distrotion in that scene, at full volume it distroted like hell
post #115 of 238
First -- to clarify -- my knowledge of the XB1 is based on reading the Japanese reviews I've seen of it in some Hi Fi magazines and also on the web. I bought the DIR1000C instead.

The XB1 has a bass boost, just as some DVD players or portable CD players have a bass boost.

The extra bass is always on with the XB1. If your DVD player is also boosting bass then you are already getting increased bass.

My understanding is that the bass boost is done by the DSP in the transmitter. Note that even if data comes in the analog lines, it must be digitized.

Because my audio components already have provision for boosting bass, I decided to go with the DIR1000C.

However, user reviews of the XB1 (in Japan) suggest that the bass boost in the XB1 is not so high as to be offensive or unpleasant.
post #116 of 238
John-Se please comment on how effective the bass feature is.

Is there noticable distortion for bass especially for attack of the clones. For more money that thing has got provide more bass.

Your last anwer has already just blown me away.

har far do you sit from the screen, 5 feet, 7 feet via?

Are the headphones annoying in anyway, uncomfortable?

How close does it match the same surround sound experience from your home theater for Monster's Inc?

Does it have tighter imaging than your home theater?
post #117 of 238
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Originally posted by sfxjames
Are the headphones annoying in anyway, uncomfortable?
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The headphones are really large, and if you lie back with them, you do run the risk of generating some pinging noise (as noted by others here.) But they are reasonably comfortable.

You can plug your favorite headphone into the transmitter unit to hear Dolby headphone on that.

Personally, I prefer to hear a good speaker set-up, but since that is often impossible (because of the noise, or on hot days when I run a noisy fan, because I am using noise-cancelling headphones)I think Dolby headphone is a good second choice -- especially if you like hearing stereo sources through Dolby Prologic 2.
post #118 of 238
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Originally posted by sfxjames
Is there noticable distortion for bass especially for attack of the clones.
I experienced this with the 1000c's, albeit at full or near full volumen, and I believe my 963 was boosting the bass cause there wasnt that much bass with my previous dvd player. I guess I can test the move from my laptop and see if the same thing happens.

But in my general impression, the amp on the headphones is not so powerfull, it is loud eanugh for normal use, its just not _loud_ (others welcome to comment what they think of this)

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Are the headphones annoying in anyway, uncomfortable?
They are big, but light. If I bend way forward then they will fall off my head, but its easy to avoid and bending forward like that isnt something you usually do when watching movies. Generally I find them nice eanugh in the comfort section, the big circumaural cups doesnt irritate you ears
post #119 of 238
SFXJAMES here it goes. There is absolutely no distortion or whatsoever in the DH even if it is at high volume on DVD, DVD's usually produces best sound and best music that tends to make you step up the volume but no distortion at all It's a masterpiece considering these DH are far the best headphone I've experienced. The bass is somewhat soft but makes u believe that the bass is intended for soft or hard. It's in your brainn that makes you believe that it's hard or soft bass.
I sit 11ft away from the tv and THERE IS NO PINGING SOUND that they are saying or when U lie back. Maybe it's in the position of the processor which I mounted it above the TV so that signals won't be hard to transmit going down rather than you are higher than the processor.
At first you maybe annoyed but considering the fact that you have the outmost pleasure in carrying your HT on your head it's not annoying at all. IT"S VERY LIGHT COMPARED to other headphones Like the SENNS. and the SONY MDR DS5100. The sony has smaller cups than the PIONEER.
If you want a good sorround experience for full volume and the feel I would always prefer my B&W HT speakers but if you want privacy with the same effect you can go with the DH.
post #120 of 238
I just tested attack of the clones again, this time on my laptop with the pioneers connected thru a xitel hifi link pro. And the distortion was the same, if anyone that has the pioneers and this dvd could test and confirm this that would be nice, since john is saying there's no distrotion.

And there was another thing Id like comments on, I briefly tested connecting a different pair of phones to the jack of the processor but it didnt feel as 3d as the wireless phones... anyone else tried phones out of the jack? (considering I had an amp on the other phoens, the bass didnt distort at all, which was why I tested this method)
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