Long time lurker, first time poster.
Have been (over the last few months) looking at the various options available for Wireless Headphones. So far the ones that interest me the most are the Astro A50 with MixAmp and the Sennheiser RS170 headphones.
To me, the main requirements for me are they need to be a closed design as I don't want others around me to hear what I am playing and they are able to output 7.1/5.1 Surround Sound.
I know the Sennheiser RS180 does not have Optical audio however I have not come across many other headphones that offer the features these ones do (along with the Astro's).
Just to give you an idea on my home theatre setup my amplifier has an optical cable which goes in to the back of my LCDTV. The HDMI cables then go from the back of the TVs to the peripherals carrying the audio through the HDMI cable. I am not sure if pass through with this setup would work with the MixAmp?
What are your thoughts on the A50's for someone who has never purchased pro-grade headphones. FYI, the only headphones I own at the moment are the Bose QC3.
Thanks in advance for your advice.