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post #76 of 238

Oae Ui

1) They carry the FULL frequency range. You lose nothing in the transmission.

2) Crazy as it might sound getting a pair of CD3000's or HD600's may be completely unnecessary. The supplied headphones are that good; in fact some even consider them to be superior when it comes to movie watching

3) Take the money you saved by not buying a pair of CD3000's and get yourself a nice receiver with digital optical in/out's.

Adam
post #77 of 238
Thank you very much for the prompt response.

I intend to use this setup primarily for gaming, I don't watch many DVDs i'm afraid (if i've seen a movie once it takes a damn strong force to make me sit through it again). So you are probably correct that the supplied headphones will be more than adequate.

Thanks,
-Oae
post #78 of 238
Even though I am waiting for the Philips reviews I still think the Pioneer will still crush the competition. Music listening is a little overated since dolby itself recommend that users of the pioneer utilize the prologic II feature for listening to music, reason is that this feature probably moves the music perspective to more inback of the listener.
post #79 of 238
Hrm.

It looks like pretty soon Harman Kardon will be releasing its new line of recievers. The two top models will both include Dolby Headphone support. If I am going to be spending the money on a reciever anyway, I may just wait for one of these to come out and pick up a pair of CD3000s or HD600s...

I've seen reports that the AVR 630 and AVR 430, the two models with DH, will be shipping late this month.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://www.dba-pr.com/clients/harman...wcedia2003.htm

Thanks,
post #80 of 238
Not worth it, too pricey. According to Headwize.com those retail for 800 USD. Too expensive, either one can wait till the reviews come in for the philips or buy the pioneer now. For me I am so close to making a decision, I'm just waiting to see if the Philips DH product will sound any better. I think the chances between the Philips HP1500 sounding better than a pioneer are 2 to 4.

For 200.00 the amplifier shouldn't be as impressive as the Pioneer for 400.00, that's common sense.

Anybody know anything bad about Philips headphone's at all?
post #81 of 238
Its pricey if ya just take it at face value, but if i need a new reciever anyway, then its not such a bad deal. Something i wonder, will all dolby headphone implimentations be equal?
post #82 of 238

Harman Kardon recievers

Dolby Headphone iimplimentation should be the same across the board. But the quality of the amp will play a role. The one thing you lose with the Harman Kardon's is the (somewhat) portable nature of the Pioneer or Philips's models. If your never going to want your Dolby Headphone in another room, or take it with you somewhere then the Harman Kardon's will work. I think you are paying a premium for the feature however. You can get the Pioneer DIR1000C's for about $400, the new DIR800C's will be less than that. ($300?). You can get a very good reciever with optical outs for $250 or less.
post #83 of 238
Yeah, the component/s-video switching of the harman kardon was attractive, but i suppose i could just use a couple switches...
post #84 of 238
please stop starting threads like this, based on this thread alone i just ordered these from audiocubes, you bastards!
post #85 of 238
Congrats fyrfytrhoges, you won't be disappointed!
post #86 of 238
Thread Starter 

Re: Harman Kardon recievers

Quote:
Originally posted by Astropin
Dolby Headphone iimplimentation should be the same across the board. But the quality of the amp will play a role. The one thing you lose with the Harman Kardon's is the (somewhat) portable nature of the Pioneer or Philips's models. If your never going to want your Dolby Headphone in another room, or take it with you somewhere then the Harman Kardon's will work.
Exactly...I have hauled mine into the bedroom several times and taken it when I have visited Mom...and its easy to transport...plus...it's gonna make a couple of meets over the next month or 2.

Congrats on the purchase!
post #87 of 238
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by sfxjames
John, how many ohms are the wireless pioneer headphones?

Is it possible you could give me a sample of the specs?
I would love to , but the entire instruction manual and spec text on the box is in Japanese.

If you can translate...heres a couple of pages with specs and stuff:

Pioneer Dolby Headphone Japan

More Pioneer Dolby Headphone
post #88 of 238
There's not much in the way of specs in either of those pages or the links. If you can post a picture of the spec page from the manual then it's probably better.


A question from me: How many optical inputs does it have?
post #89 of 238
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by bangraman
There's not much in the way of specs in either of those pages or the links. If you can post a picture of the spec page from the manual then it's probably better.


A question from me: How many optical inputs does it have?
Just one optical and one set of analog inputs. Let me scan the manual specs and I will upload em in a bit.

John
post #90 of 238
Thread Starter 
Here are BIG scans of the Japanese spec pages in the manual:


scan1

scan2
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