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post #211 of 238
HeadKase, Music Fanatic any of you guys listen to star wars attack of the clones, first scene where the senator's ship pass overhead. Did you hear any clipping there. That's a good test right there.

If not, it might be an engineering change.
post #212 of 238
What is prologic II for in terms of DVDs.

Let's say for movie like Excalibur which has just a basic dolby digital music soundtrack. This kind of movie you'd want to use prologic II which is meant for basic stereo tracks.
post #213 of 238
Oh God don't make me watch AOTC ever again! So far though, I've had nice deep base and no clipping.
post #214 of 238
Quote:
Originally posted by sfxjames
HeadKase, Music Fanatic any of you guys listen to star wars attack of the clones, first scene where the senator's ship pass overhead. Did you hear any clipping there. That's a good test right there.

If not, it might be an engineering change.
No problem here.
post #215 of 238
Attention all users of the Pioneer headphones, I have just come onto something original. Finding the right setting is time consuming, for me I think DH1 setting does seem like the best setting for my room, but as with any setting in doesn't have that same depth like a real home theater system.

THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION!

TRY THIS!

Put a speaker on top of you TV just to improve the illusion of seeing and hearing a center speaker sounding off. Play anything with dialogue or talking.

Then turn the volume way down, than slowly very carefully raise the volume to point where you can HEAR THE DIALOGUE SEEM TO EMANATE FROM THE CENTER SPEAKER, BY THIS YOU WILL HAVE A PERFECT DH IMAGE ALONG WITH LESS DISTORTED BASS AND BETTER INFRONT IMAGING.

THE EXPERTS ARE RIGHT!

DH NEEDS A PERFECT VOLUME SETTING OTHER WISE IT DISTORTS AT LOUDER LEVELS.

As with every home theater you have to find the perfect volume right!? Well why can't the same principle apply with a "virtual home theater" same concept. If the imaging sounds to infront lower the volume.

I have my setting below 3/4. It seems perfect but the seperation has improved slightly under lower setting rather than blaring in your ears.

Of course this is all conjecture.

It seems to help however, otherwise I might use DH3. DH2 doesn't sound right, I suppose I should leave it on for a long time let my brain get use to it.
post #216 of 238
What does it matter what size room your in? That's the whole point of a virtual soundfield, correct?
post #217 of 238
Quote:
Originally posted by sfxjames
DH NEEDS A PERFECT VOLUME SETTING OTHER WISE IT DISTORTS AT LOUDER LEVELS.
Well, every speaker distorts at a sufficiently high level, but I haven't noticed any problem with my DIR1000C even at reasonably high levels. I also have a 3-D effect at many different volumes.
post #218 of 238
Quote:
Originally posted by Eric F
What does it matter what size room your in? That's the whole point of a virtual soundfield, correct?
It doesn't matter what size your room is. The different "room sizes" DH1, DH2, DH3 cause the headphones to sound like a small, medium, and large room, respectively.
post #219 of 238
It doesn't matter true, but one of those effects make the whole surround field seem more convincing than others.

DH does seem to do something at slightly lower levels. There is a slight amount of seperation with front right and left sounds in which, they sound more spread-out rather than foreword in respect to the screen.

It doesn't matter what room your in, I can somehow cope with DH1 and 3 setting. One has more echo than the others. DH3 for outdoor scenes sounds to echoey but does give a realistic sense of depth.

I might try closed headphones also, I have a pair of 60 ohm headphones, 40 mm dome type these are circumraural.

It seem to do the trick with Pearl Harbor bonus track, when I used them with a portable dvd player.
post #220 of 238
Ever since I put a speaker above my set, I beginning to see DH2's magic.

The dialogue seem to radiate from the center speaker more closely.

Sure there is a noticable echo but it seems to help the overall soundfield.
post #221 of 238
Great. Whatever works the magic for you, sfxjames, keep on doing it!

For me, I don't need any visual stimulus to "hear" the 3-D effect.
post #222 of 238
Well, like others have done, I ended up switching it back to DH1 again, when I played another movie. The Dialogue seemed to upclose so DH1 for some reason seem to place it back even more further than DH2. I was watching a different movie this time, clockwork orange.




I so confused
C3PO
post #223 of 238
Quote:
Originally posted by sfxjames
Well, like others have done, I ended up switching it back to DH1 again, when I played another movie. The Dialogue seemed to upclose so DH1 for some reason seem to place it back even more further than DH2. I was watching a different movie this time, clockwork orange.
Was Clockwork Orange recorded in 5.1 sound? I thought it was artificially converted to 5.1. That may be the source of your problems.
post #224 of 238
Artificially converted so obviously it's suppose to sound very thin anyhow. So I suppose that the atificial 5.1 Sound is for DH1 while the real 5.1 soundtracks are for DH2.

Whose to say?
post #225 of 238
John Medeiros is right about the wireless open headphones. There is an apparent air to each sound while when using closed headphones the air is very tight. Like listening to a home theater within a closet rather than a room. When using closed headphones, there is better focuss of dialogue on screen but when it comes to dialogue on right hand of the screen or left hand it is very tied to the center of the screen. So the problem of using wired closed headphones is that there is no seperation of center channel dialogue onscreen and no air between the listener and virtual speaker. The wireless headphones do a lot for the soundfield. The sound is more relaxing to the ears and improves upon the illusion of the center channel being more out-of-head.
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