For Mac users, who have a decently fast machine and amount of RAM, I can say a VM can handle OOYH pretty effortlessly even for watching movies. (Though it does take a bit of rigging to get it to work right.) I bought OOYH for stereo music but it really shines with multi-channel sound on a 7.1 virtualization preset.
I just bought the Home Theater preset, and with VLC, it decodes multichannel audio flawlessly. It's outrageously good. The imaging is just spectacular. Again, there are other ways of decoding 5.1 or 7.1 on headphones (e.g., Flux Ircam HEar), but nothing like this. This reproduces actual speakers positioned in a sonically treated room. That was always the trade-off of headphone listening. You got rid of all the bad room acoustics (standing waves and resonant peaks), but you also got rid of the room! This gives you back a room, but not your acoustic nightmare of a living room; a professionally treated space. (This is one of those rare cases where you get to have your cake, sonically reproduce it, and eat it too--whenever you want, just as good, without calories.)
For big movies I use the Egyptian Theater preset. When I first heard it, I thought when would I ever use that preset. But, well, movies like "Pacific Rim," because, you know, giant robots. It can't image as precisely as Home Theater because the speakers are so much "further" from you. But, the sense of huge theater space really helps build the psychological scale of the images. Now if only someone could make a video version of this software, you'd never have to go to AMC-Loews again. (If I become anti-social I'm going to blame Darin.)
Happy listening everyone.
Edited by edwardsean - 12/20/13 at 11:45am