Microsoft kinda did state that they would re-implememt Dolby D or some sort of alternative for legacy TOSLINK devices, but I would like to see a HDMI receiver that can process uncompressed HDMI 5.1, and play this through headphones.
I'm sure either Microsoft or a third party will do their own version, but without competition or, possibly, no demand, I may be out of luck.
I'm not sure if the LX versions of the HiFi-M8 would work with the Xbox One, so if anyone has that combo can they report back? I might then invest in a FiiO for my Xbox One for better audio, or just stick bypassing the processor in my EarForce DSS v1.
I'm also waiting on Polk's Xbox headphones (the 4 Shot for my Xbox One) and see if that has anything special, especially in terms of sound processing (if at all), but otherwise I'll get the upcoming AntLion MidMic 4.0 mic and attach that to any of my headphones.
I do own the Custom Headset Gear for my Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones, but cannot find a suitable way to deploy them in either my Xbox systems without a mess.
Anyway, still enjoying my AKG K712 headphones with my CEntrance HiFiM8 4XL, playing lossless albums from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Gesaffelstein, Aphex Twin, and Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo live CD (I own the normal version too!).
I bet the AKG K812 will sound killer, but I'd rather invest that money into the Audeze LCD-XC or LCD-X, to have a great planar (or, as I said earlier, if budget constraints are such I can't afford an Audeze, Mr Speakers Alpha Dogs are a great alternative.).
Edited by TheOneInYellow - 1/9/14 at 1:31pm