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post #556 of 597
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Originally Posted by OPrwtos View Post

you dont use wasapi? also the "metallic highs" might be to do with your eq settings with ur particular headphones, i dont think i get this with mine.


No, not using wasapi but since I have volume control on my ZO2 amp now I might be able to start using it now in low gain. Anyway if using channel mixer to get a config that sounds more according to your preferences I bet this would sound a whole lot better for you than the settings I posted:

 

laidback-channel1.pnglaidback-channel2.pnglaidback-dolby.png

 

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/6/12 at 8:30am
post #557 of 597
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post


No, not using wasapi but since I have volume control on my ZO2 amp now I might be able to start using it now in low gain. Anyway if using channel mixer to get a config that sounds more according to your preferences I bet this would sound a whole lot better for you than the settings I posted:

 

laidback-channel1.pnglaidback-channel2.pnglaidback-dolby.png

 

 

ok ill try it and btw where did u get dolby dll version 1.20.0.276? lol mine is 1.10.0.270

 

- i just saw now in another forum "I did not notice audible differences between versions 1.10.0270 and 1.20.0.276 of this library (though I did just a very fast comparison)."

 

I probably wont either.

 


Edited by OPrwtos - 1/6/12 at 8:44am
post #558 of 597
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Originally Posted by OPrwtos View Post

ok ill try it and btw where did u get dolby dll version 1.20.0.276? lol mine is 1.10.0.270

 

- i just saw now in another forum "I did not notice audible differences between versions 1.10.0270 and 1.20.0.276 of this library (though I did just a very fast comparison)."

 

I probably wont either.

 

 

I don't remember where I got it but u can grab it in the foobar2000 package I posted previously but yea I doubt you hear any differences, don't think I ever did.
 

 

post #559 of 597


 

hm i tried those but i find it isnt as clear and has a slight veil plus it adds some echo like im in a tunnel or something lol
 

- i think u should do some quick ab comparisons with the settings i gave u and the ones u just gave me and see if u can hear the same as i do.


Edited by OPrwtos - 1/6/12 at 8:55am
post #560 of 597
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Originally Posted by OPrwtos View Post


 

hm i tried those but i find it isnt as clear and has a slight veil plus it adds some echo like im in a tunnel or something lol
 

- i think u should do some quick ab comparisons with the settings i gave u and the ones u just gave me and see if u can hear the same as i do.


Well those settings I just posted was based on like 5 min quick testing, I'd say reduce Rear volume from 2.00 to 1.50 and Dolby Headphone amplfication from 113 to 100% and it would already sound more neutral. Weird sideeffects happens when you go overboard on settings. :P

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/6/12 at 9:03am
post #561 of 597

lol :)

post #562 of 597

I actually enjoy those above settings quite a bit after reducing DH amplification to 100% and (EDIT: Oops my bad not front in rear but the rear "volume") rear volume slider to 1.50. Doesn't sound as forward as my other config obviously but I can still enjoy this kind of sound for classical or my console RPG games music library especially. It just seems the highs sound better for me with channel mixer, seems more accurate to me.

 

I will probably have to save this config as it's a nice change to listen to every now and then I suppose with a more relaxed sound & airy soundstage.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/6/12 at 9:20am
post #563 of 597
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

I actually enjoy those above settings quite a bit after reducing DH amplification to 100% and (EDIT: Oops my bad not front in rear but the rear "volume") rear volume slider to 1.50. Doesn't sound as forward as my other config obviously but I can still enjoy this kind of sound for classical or my console RPG games music library especially. It just seems the highs sound better for me with channel mixer, seems more accurate to me.

 

I will probably have to save this config as it's a nice change to listen to every now and then I suppose with a more relaxed sound & airy soundstage.

hm, i dont know, i used to find channel mixer more natural when i used to use it, also as it was the first one i used but now i find freesurround to sound more natural and also i prefer freesurround  because of the way you can arrange the place of the instruments and also the separation, its just more configurable in my opinion.
 

 


Edited by OPrwtos - 1/6/12 at 9:30am
post #564 of 597
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Originally Posted by OPrwtos View Post

ok ill try it and btw where did u get dolby dll version 1.20.0.276? lol mine is 1.10.0.270

 

- i just saw now in another forum "I did not notice audible differences between versions 1.10.0270 and 1.20.0.276 of this library (though I did just a very fast comparison)."

 

I probably wont either.

 

 Dolby Headphone 1.10.0270 was included in Power DVD 7 and  Power DVD 8,9,10,11 include 1.20.0276.

 


 

 

post #565 of 597
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Originally Posted by musicreo View Post

 Dolby Headphone 1.10.0270 was included in Power DVD 7 and  Power DVD 8,9,10,11 include 1.20.0276.

 


 

 

oh ok, have u noticed any difference between them?
 

 

post #566 of 597

I can't hear  any differences. The files produced with DH 1.1 and 1.2   have the same size so I think that if there is a difference it is very small.  But it's strange because the file size of DH 1.2 is 752 KB and of DH 1.1 656KB.

I thought that I heard a difference when I compared Power DVD  7 with Power DVD 8 a few years ago. Maybe  it is the dynamic Compression that have changed.

post #567 of 597

I prefer Isone Surround ( http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isonesurround/ ) over Dolby Headphones (yes it works in foobar with http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=84947 ) using the Home Cinema preset with 50% distance. I use it for movie playback in JRiver too. 

 

Anyone else? DH has an annoying bass boost IMO and doesn't sound quite as clean as Isone. 

post #568 of 597
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Originally Posted by kalston View Post

I prefer Isone Surround ( http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isonesurround/


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post #569 of 597
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Originally Posted by kalston View Post

Anyone else? DH has an annoying bass boost IMO and doesn't sound quite as clean as Isone. 

 

Yea as well as treblerange reduction why I use Dolby Headphone + Electri-Q VST to EQ out the modified FR balance.
 

 

post #570 of 597

I'm only up to page 13 of this thread, but I find this pretty interesting.

 

I only got my first 'serious' pair of headphones recently and didn't know about all the enthusiasm for headphone surround sound.  I find this interesting because in the home audio community, listening to music with surround processing seems to be universally frowned upon, although that's how I enjoy it on my 5.1 system.  Sure stereo is purer, but with atmospheric music like shoegaze, ambient, or electronic stuff like IDM, Pro Logic can sound amazing.

 

Any reason surround for music is embraced by you headphone guys and not home audio audiophiles? 

 

I've noticed though that surround processing can bring out distortion in files prone to it.  The same way 'Theater 5CH' mode on my receiver exaggerates sibilance on vinyl records to the point of audible distortion, the more processing I add in the channel mixer, the more distortion is revealed in some files. 

 

Anyway, I've been playing around with this and am enjoying the following settings:

 

foobardolby.bmp

 

 

 

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