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post #136 of 238
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Originally posted by Music Fanatic
Well, I must disagree vehemently with this. From an electrical engineering perspective, since the signal is transmitted digitally, replacement of the optical cable will only provide psychological improvements, not actually measurable improvements. Since the signal is digital, as long as the optical cable is functioning, it will function at maximum performance. I'd go with the cheapest possible digital cable. Since the included cable is free, that would seem to be the cheapest.

As far as clipping is concerned, check the power on your portable headphones. Are you sure they are really fully charged? Weak power can definitely lead to noticable distortion. This is mentioned prominently in the manual (unfortunately, in Japanese.) Otherwise, unless the source material contains distortions, the headphone shouldn't distort.
well it's my opinion. And try to think about those big companies like monster cables. Why would they produce bigger thicker and high end toslink cables if it has no effect at all??? Maybe u would think that smaller and cheaper toslink cables are good but for me it's different. That's the bridge that connects the audio from one trasnfer to another. So the better cables you have the better is the performance.
post #137 of 238
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Originally posted by john-se
well it's my opinion. And try to think about those big companies like monster cables. Why would they produce bigger thicker and high end toslink cables if it has no effect at all???
Ahem, maybe beacuse there are a lot of people like you out there?

As "Music Fanatic" said the signal is digital and just can't improve beacuse the signal is already perfect. The thickness of the cable just doesn't matter at all, what matters is the purity of the optical fibre inside the cable and for normal length interconnects the supplied cable is most certanly good enough. Spend your money on CD's/DVD's instead!
post #138 of 238
yeah maybe
post #139 of 238
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Originally posted by john-se
well it's my opinion. And try to think about those big companies like monster cables. Why would they produce bigger thicker and high end toslink cables if it has no effect at all??? Maybe u would think that smaller and cheaper toslink cables are good but for me it's different. That's the bridge that connects the audio from one trasnfer to another. So the better cables you have the better is the performance.
There is certainly a psychological effect associated with "pride of ownership" if you own bigger and more expensive equipment. And, to be sure, psychological effects are real to some people. For them, the music really does sound better if the equipment is more expensive. (In the same way, when people take placebos in medical experiments, they often really do get better.) However, in fact, the digital signal transmitted by an expensive cable and a cheap cable is identical.
post #140 of 238
FINE FINE FINE I"M OUTNUMBERED

Lets just see what others have to say about the DH forget about the wire thing!
post #141 of 238
John Medeiros what DH setting do you use the most for movies.
DH1 or 2?
post #142 of 238
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by sfxjames
John Medeiros what DH setting do you use the most for movies.
DH1 or 2?
I use DH1

John
post #143 of 238
I think which DH setting you prefer has a little to do with your setup. How big your TV is, how far away you sit, how big the room is ect.

For example: With my setup, a 61" DLP TV sitting 12ft away in a 16x14 room that is only seperated from the kitchen by a half wall & has a cathedral ceiling, I definately prefer DH2 for movies.

I prefer DH3 for Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding of CD's

& I prefer DH1 for playing X-box games.
post #144 of 238
Thread Starter 
I agree..depends on the room you are in and display...I sit 7 feet away from a 36" direct view Sony and my living room is approx 12 x 14.

John
post #145 of 238
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Originally posted by Astropin
With my setup, a 61" DLP TV sitting 12ft away in a 16x14 room that is only seperated from the kitchen by a half wall & has a cathedral ceiling, I definately prefer DH2 for movies.
I see you and I are using similar setups. I have an HLN567 and also use a Bravo D1. I think you'll agree that DVDs are taken to a whole 'nother level.
post #146 of 238
I find that the DH2 sounds just about perfect for me -- just like in a movie theater! I also have listened to music in DH2 and found that to work well also.
post #147 of 238
Hello,

This is my first post (I've been lurking here for almost a year now). After reading this great review by John Medeiros, I went out and got the XB1. I chose the XB1 because of the color rather the bass. I've had them for a while but only had about 30 hours on them.

I have the same problem as Bonkura. There are some clippings and distortions at high volume (over 3/4). The THX intro, the opening scene of SW II, Blade II, any scene with the deep bass or explosions. I've been playing with the DH settings and clippings/distortions are there. I'm very positive that the batteries were at least 3/4-1/2 full.

I'm not that worried about this problem (yet). At this point, I assume they need some break-in like any other headphones or speakers. I'll give them a variety of diet to break them in for another 30-40 hours. Hopefully they'll get better. If not, I'm still very happy with them.

Thanks for reading

Am
post #148 of 238
spad:

Yes, there was a dramatic improvement when I switched to a DVD player with a direct DVI connection. DVD's are darn near high def quality (at least the more recent high production value DVD's like LOTR, Matrix Reloaded ect... and PIXAR stuff just looks insane!).

Sorry for the off topic.
post #149 of 238
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by Music Fanatic
I find that the DH2 sounds just about perfect for me -- just like in a movie theater! I also have listened to music in DH2 and found that to work well also.

I just watched three episodes of Taken with the the unit set on DH2...and you know what?...it IS better. Much bigger soundstage....I didn't know what I was missing
John
post #150 of 238
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Originally posted by JMedeiros
I just watched three episodes of Taken with the the unit set on DH2...and you know what?...it IS better. Much bigger soundstage....I didn't know what I was missing
John
I'm so glad to hear this! I think Dolby Headphone technology is just great -- I only wish more products included it.
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