I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question. I am new to all of this.
I have a Yamaha YHT-S401 soundbar and pair it with a Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround unit. It's sounds pretty darn good in my small space. For blowing out an action movie, I need to use headphones in my apartment. The soundbar has a speaker jack which is rare and I am using HDMI to connect the audio source to the soundbar to get full advantage of it's multi-channel decoding abilities.
This is the choice I'm debating:
1) Get a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50S headphones and plug them into the soundbar. According to Yamaha's website, "The headphone jack lets you plug in your own headphones and enjoy virtual 7.1-channel sound in private."
2) Or get a wireless surround headphone like the Sony MDR-HW700DS that has a base unit with it's own decoding.
Any idea which will sound better - what's the closest to "surround sound" in a headphone that I can get? Is the surround sound quality of the wireless demonstrably better? Are open-backed phones better for movie sound? What about the Sony MDR MA900's?
And the wireless / corded feature is not a concern.
I know it's all in the ear of the beholder but if anyone has any advice / opinion, I'd appreciate it.