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post #61 of 238
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Re: pioneer xb1

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Originally posted by john-se
hey john thanx for al the reviews it really helped me a lot and I've ordered the pioneer xb1 to audiocubes. I've been reading your reviews and it really helped me a lot. Where did you connect you optical input from the DH??? did you connect it to your amplifiers output??? or direct to your DVD player??? how long is the supplied optical cable from your DIR1000C???? IN the covered range of 10meters from the can do you get any static noise or any awkward sound????

No noise whatsoever...it's an infared signal...so its dead quiet... I have my optical and analog connections coming from my home theater receiver "outs" to the Pioneer unit. The supplied optical cable was 5 foot and 3 inches...but I needed a longer one for my system setup, so bought an inexpensive one from Acoustic Research at Best Buy.
post #62 of 238
Well thanx a lot hopefully I get my XB-1 ASAP. does the DIR1000c comes with a chrager??? how did you charge your unit??? how many batteries it needs???
post #63 of 238
Welcome to the club john-se, you will not be dissapointed. My supplied optical cable was about 5ft. I've had the headphones as far as 28ft with no noise. When I do move out of "line of sight" the sound just stops.....no "pops" or funny noises.

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"also Pioneer has a new model coming out soon."


It looks as though the new model is a "lesser" model. DIR800C vs. DIR1000C. It has smaller 40mm drivers and it will retail for less. Additional headsets retail for $170 on the DIR800 and $225 for DIR1000.

Has anyone else noticed the new SE-A1000 Corded Headphones form Pioneer that match the style of the 1000C's? They look really cool and come with a 6m cord, and will retail for $145.
post #64 of 238
thanx
post #65 of 238
one more ,thing astrophin how many batteries does the DH need??? does it come with the package??? how long do you charge the headphone??? where do you charge it???
post #66 of 238
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Originally posted by john-se
Well thanx a lot hopefully I get my XB-1 ASAP. does the DIR1000c comes with a chrager??? how did you charge your unit??? how many batteries it needs???
The charger is built right into the unit...a short cable connects between the processor and the phones while the batteries in the headphones charge (takes overnight)...a red charge LED lights on the processor till it is fully charged.

If you can't wait to try it out when it gets there...just pop in some regular alkaline AA batteries and enjoy! I think that's what Spad did.

John
post #67 of 238
Geeminee Christmas, boy that's interesting news, my teeth our now on edge. Another version of the Pioneer but wired. I'm sure this amp will blow up the competition, that is if this product uses the same amp used for the old Pioneer.

However the cheaper these are the less quality the amplifier maybe, the amplifier is what can really make the difference.
post #68 of 238

Spent some time with them

Well now that I have been using them a little I've made a few observations. At first I thought I would find a DH mode that I preferred and that would be it. But so far I definitely prefer different DH settings depending on the source.

For Movies I have a strong preference for DH2. DH1 seemed too closed in for my taste, and DH3 added to much echo to the voices. DH2 seems just right. Effects are well spread and voices sound good.

For Music I prefer DH3! For some reason the voices sound just fine (must be the difference between Dolby Digital decoding and Dolby Pro-Logic II). This setting really gives me the feeling of being in the middle of a big show, without the other distracting noise.....just the music.

Now for X-box I prefer DH1 (go figure). DH2 & 3 just seem to add too much. Too much echo, and it is difficult to pinpoint where the sound is coming from, which can be very important when you are playing games like Splinter Cell or HALO.

Again, my opinion with my setup....YMMV
post #69 of 238

audiocubes

well nice to hear that astropin. I've been having a problem with WESTERN UNION and Audio cubes. I have been trying to pay for the money transfer from western union and my first transaction was "MONEY ORDER STOPPED" I just dunno what seems to be the problem. Then I was asking audiocubes to give me their exact address and any people who is employed with them so that western union can send the money order to that person in c/o audiocubes. mymymy problem!!!!! whew!!!!
post #70 of 238
by the way I used bidpay for that. any help would be much appreciated. one more thing bidpay always asks for the "ITEM/AUCTION NUMBER" so i just put there "1pc. SE-XB1"
post #71 of 238

john-se

why not just use PayPal? AudioCubes has the option to use PayPal right on their site, thats what I used and the transaction went through without a hitch.
post #72 of 238

Re: Spent some time with them

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Astropin wrote:

For Movies I have a strong preference for DH2. DH1 seemed too closed in for my taste, and DH3 added to much echo to the voices. DH2 seems just right. Effects are well spread and voices sound good.

For Music I prefer DH3! For some reason the voices sound just fine (must be the difference between Dolby Digital decoding and Dolby Pro-Logic II). This setting really gives me the feeling of being in the middle of a big show, without the other distracting noise.....just the music.

Astropin
with movies I have it set to DH2, and because it is a bit far from where I sit (and alas, no remote) I haven't really experimented with the other settings. I just went with what others (John, Spad) recommended. But now I am considering bringing the unit within arms reach, to further experiment.

I am soon to be the owner of a pre-loved Denon DVD5000, which by all accounts gives good video playback but excels in the cd-replay department. Will just use a longer S-video cable to the TV, as all the sound/video items will then be close to me (source, HPs, Pioneer, HP amp etc)

I have played some cds on the pioneer in PLII, and even though my current sony dvd player is only entry level, i found the surround sound much more enjoyable than through a better NAD cdp and Corda HA-1. So, hopefully, the Denon will give me a quantum leap in enjoyment!
post #73 of 238

Re: john-se

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Originally posted by Astropin
why not just use PayPal? AudioCubes has the option to use PayPal right on their site, thats what I used and the transaction went through without a hitch.
Yeah but the problem is PAYPAL does'nt include my country.
post #74 of 238
John, how many ohms are the wireless pioneer headphones?

Is it possible you could give me a sample of the specs?

This information may convince me to believe the pioneer state of the art amplifier is far superior than the philips HP1500 amplifier.

I know the pioneer's amplifier can power up to 300 ohm headphones like HD600 atleast from talking to the designer on email.

I'm guessing the philips amplifier is not going to be as powerful sense the wired headphones are only 32 ohms.

The more ohms a headphones has in conjunction with a good amp, the more detail you will have.
post #75 of 238
I was looking in to building a 5.1 or greater home theater setup a couple days ago, since then i've stumbled upon this site and this thread. Because of cost issues, the hassle involved with setting up a surround system (cabling etc), and this newfound interest i have in minimalist interior design, these look pretty neat to me.

I do have some questions if anyone with the DIR1000C can help me out. Bear with me here, I am still quite new to hi-fi audio. My listening experience in the realm of headphones involves borrowing my brothers HD600s from time to time, so I know good quality sound, but much of the technical detail is still foriegn to me.

1. I've read through the thread and sound quality has been mentioned a couple times, but certain things i haven't seen answered. I read somewhere that wireless headphones have the limitation of not being able to reproduce sound better than that from a radio. I would assume this wouldn't be the case as i think its been mentioned that these headphones are IR or something similar, but wanted to make sure.

2. If i upgrade the phones to a pair of HD600s or CD3000s, I gather that my setup would go source->DIR1000C->headphone amp->headphones, is this correct?

3. It sounded like this only has one optical plug, is there some kind of switcher i can get? i'll be wanting to use this with multiple sources and don't really wanna have to mess with unplugging and plugging in cables. Or will i just have to suck it up and lay down the money to upgrade my reciever to one that handles optical in/out?

Thanks in advance for any help that you can offer.
-Oae
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