On another note, I've hooked up my Yamaha again. First, the amp in this is pretty nice... Not detecting any treble fatigue in my k712's (with Q701 pads) and power delivery is smooth. Well, sometimes it seems like the bass is clipping a little... But that could just be the downloadable Guardians of Light. Halo: Reach is as good as I remembered this way, with my now-knowledge of Dolby Headphone it does indeed sound very similar, though the "standard" movie DSP has a bit more reverb and basically is what I'd imagine DH mode 3 to be like. You can adjust the strength of Silent Cinema's surround effect, so it's like a more granular adjustment between DH Mode 1, 2, and 3. Very much a "Dolby headphone" clone. Haven't fiddled with every single setting yet. For example, I wonder what happens if I apply Dolby Pro llz to a 5.1 DDL signal?
The most evident thing, however, was getting used to the TV here... It's a 55" LED 3D "Smart TV" by Panasonic, I turned on game mode and as many enhancements as I could to "off;" I can't actually "see" a delay, I just can't pull off the super-fast aim adjustments as frequently as I could using a VGA cable to my monitor. It's also hard to understate the effect of going from sitting in front of a 20" monitor to trying to find the optimal distance (sitting on a table, lol) to take in a 55" screen and not be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of what you're taking in. It definitely has intensely good picture quality though. Call me weird... but I may have to switch to my smaller 42" plasma, once I get that set up (somewhere).
Edited by Evshrug - 2/26/14 at 2:18pm