Good to hear that the shipments are ongoing.
In the meantime I managed to create a better manLOUD HPEQ for the Surrey room for my Hifiman In-Ears. When setting up the manLOUD process you can select a B(P)RIR that you want to optimize the HPEQ to and from the PRIR you can select different loudspeakers: L+R, C, and L+C+R.
L+R seems logical in the first place and I choose this for my LCD2 and it worked fine, but not for the In-Ears. The result there was bad, timbre-wise and localisation-wise.
So I made two new manLOUD HPEQs for the Surrey room, one while selecting the Center C, and one while selecting L+C+R.
Both results are nearly identical (have to compare the EQ settings though, which I saved using the BMP-saving function to SD-card) and much better than the first one. Not as good as the manLOUD HPEQ for my LCD2 but good enough to watch movies, which was the purpose.
So if you have no personal RIR (aka PRIR) and want to try to use the factory defaults (BBC or Surrey) then I advise you to make a manLOUD HPEQ by using a speaker of that specific PRIR and if you don't succeed in the first place, try the other speaker options as well.
I tested magnetic stabilisation now for headtracking with both of my head tops. I tried to calibrate both (connected to User A) as explained in the manual by tumbling around the headphone with the headtop on top in the space where my head will normally be.
For one headtop that worked ok, the other one only works when tilted forward or backward by some degrees. When it is upright on my head there's no stabilisation and the center "leaks" to 0 degree as they describt it in every direction you look.
When tilted (10-20 degress, can't say) it works like the other one in upright position.
But I'm not satisfied. For a while the center is stable but then (without moving my head or something) it shifts 10-20 degree to one side (mostly right side I'd say). Then I have to press the button on the headtop to recenter. After a while it shifts again to one side. So it's not stable.
Does anyone have better experiences with magnetic stabilization?
On the other thread, would it be possible to include something about making the front panel USB OTG port operational for digital audio output?
Optical stabilization only works for user A, as I said. In the setup you can only selsct optical or magnetic, you can't select separately for user A and B. So if you have two users and need stabilisation for both, magnetic is the only way.
With optical stabilisation I also have some problems now. As I said I put the set top behinde me, that worked fine, but now I moved the chair about 30 cm (one foot) forward and then I encountered similar problems with a center that is not stable.
Set top and head top are at roughly the same height.
I suspect that when I lean back in my chair the head top gets tilited to much and points way below the set top and that may cause the problems.
I have a huge screen in front of me with a lot of black masking cloth around it, so it's difficult to mount the set top there, and it would not be level with the head top but either way below or way above and I don't know if it still will work, I suppose it might caue similar problems. Have to try it though but have to figure out how to mount the head top to the cloth...