I am setting up a home theater in my living room and here is my probable setup:
Roku player ->( HDMI )-> HDTV -> (digital audio out) -> 5.1 stereo receiver -> IEM ( Senn IE80)
So my question is will I get surround sound on my ie80's?
Does your receiver support Dolby Headphone, Silent Cinema, or other surround sound processing technology? Either way, you'll (obviously) only be getting 2 channel stereo, but DH, SC, etc. do a pretty good job of simulating 5.1 surround sound.
Also, make sure your TV is outputting the full 5.1 on the optical out, as I've heard about some TV's reducing it to 2.1.
The receiver I am planning to get is the Yamaha RX-V373. I have decided that it makes more sense to connect everything to the receiver and then connect the receiver to the TV. So I will be connecting the IEM's to the receiver, will I get decent surround sound?
Agree. Tried before with dolby surround on f2k with iem and headphones. IMHO, headphones are a better choice at playing with DSPs.
I think it's due to the distance between the drivers and the ears.