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Recommendations Please: Looking for headphones (Best for movie music and classical music)

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I am trying to find a headphone that have sound effects of a concert hall or in the cinema hall (5.1 channels). I usually listen to movie and classical music so I think that would be great sound effects.

 

Please give me suggestions on which headphone meets the criteria.

Thank you.

post #2 of 9
So - you are looking for a headphone that can take a 5.1 digital Dolby or DTS signal? Do you mean like these?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/310456-REG/Pioneer_SEDIR800C_SE_DIR800C_Infrared_Wireless.html

I have no idea how effective this would be - conventional 5.1/7.1 surround sound depends on correct speaker placement to optimize the spacial effects. You really can't get that from one speaker millimeters from each ear drum.

However, there is also a specific type of Dolby processing called "Dolby Headphone" that works with any stereo headphone:
http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/home-theater/dolby-headphone.html

Your music would need to be encoded for Dolby Headphone and you would need a playback device capable of decoding the Dolby Headphone signal for your headphones. I think DTS recently released something similar.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you. Do you know any other models besides Pioneer like Audio Technica? 

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by wildsharks View Post

Thank you. Do you know any other models besides Pioneer like Audio Technica? 

Sony has a wireless model that supports Dolby surround sound. The DS6500

Other than that, and the Pioneer mentioned above... The only Dolby headphones I can think of are gaming headsets.
post #5 of 9

You might find this post useful: http://www.head-fi.org/t/496605/5-1-channel-surround-sound-vs-normal-headphones#post_6702655I'm still curious about how well these alternative configurations (5.1, 7.1, Dolby) play music.

post #6 of 9

Just FYI, you do not need virtual surround like Dolby headphone to get a large, spacious sound. Stereo headphones like the AKG Q701 might be able to give you the effect you are looking for. 

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Just FYI, you do not need virtual surround like Dolby headphone to get a large, spacious sound. Stereo headphones like the AKG Q701 might be able to give you the effect you are looking for. 

 

Indeed, I used to use K501 for movies too back when I owned a TV. If I were going to do that today, I'd be curious to hear MA900 because they weigh little and have huge drivers.

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Just FYI, you do not need virtual surround like Dolby headphone to get a large, spacious sound. Stereo headphones like the AKG Q701 might be able to give you the effect you are looking for. 

Indeed, I find the HE 400 had a very 3D sound to it! Watching movies it scared teh tar out of me xD, I'd keep hearing foot steps and doors closing behind me [happening in movie but projected very realisticlly] 

 

still a decent stero movie recording should have the 7.1 sound already. If your have your mic centered on your Actor, then natrually sound from left right, behind, in front ect... would be recorded. Dolby 7.1 more than likely enahces that, but it's still there. An I found the HE 400 did a nice job of projecting that 3D sound  

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys! I was wondering if Audio Technica ath-m50 is suitable for me. What do you think?

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