Hey guys so here is my situation, want a headphone surround solution for gaming on consoles. Already solved the pc side of things with a asus xonar dg and have dolby headphone. For the console side mixamp pro is best option but after reading PurpleAngel's setup with Yamaha receiver started considering that option.
My current receiver is an onkyo sr508, which I bought when I was on a trip in the us, probably can sell it for around $250-300 if I'm lucky. Receiver market here is rather weak, not a lot of choices, they are overpriced and nobody buys them.
So one option is keep what I have and get an astro mixamp 2013 for $130 or sell my current receiver switch to yamaha and have an all in one solution. The mixamp route worries me because of maybe future headphones might need amping and then will have more cables and more expenses even though I sort of would like to get an amp just for the fun of it.
The cheapest Yamaha´s that I can find locally that are under $400 are these two:
YHT-296 $350+tax (comes with speakers I could sell)
RX-V571 and RX-V671 are available but are almost $500 and $600 respectively.
What do you guys think? Does silent cinema vary depending on the model? There's really not that much info around on silent cinema.
Edited by executioner - 12/21/12 at 6:09pm