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Topic # 94459 12-Dec-2011 11:08
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i am wanting to purchase some surround sound headphones that i can connect to my home theatre system. As well as being able to use them with my laptop and listening to music on my phone.

The primary use will be getting surround sound through my home theatre system when watching blu-ray and also gaming. 

I do not want one with a microphone as i am not into online gaming.


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  Reply # 556881 12-Dec-2011 12:26
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I don't know about surround sound headphones that don't have mics but if you have an ability to get S/PDIF output from your HT system then this device works well.

JVC Surround Sound Adapter

It takes the digital DD signal from any device (receiver, S/PDIF output from your PC, BD player) and creates a surround sound effect using Dolby Headphone in any headphones.

And I think even if you feed in analogue stereo it will produce a surround sound effect.

I have one and while I haven't used it recently, it works pretty well. You can check it what Dolby Volume os here

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/home-theater/dolby-headphone-details.html





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  Reply # 556906 12-Dec-2011 12:53
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I run a headphones website, though I haven't heard any surround sound headphones. Given that headphones are just two speakers I think it's a gimmick. Just get a good set of regular headphones, like the Sennheiser 558 or 589.




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  Reply # 556933 12-Dec-2011 13:35
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Turtlebeach gaming headphones. Most (if not all) have boom mic, but you can just ignore them: http://www.turtlebeach.com/products.aspx

Or Sony's MDR-RF4000K: http://www.sony.co.nz/product/mdr-rf4000k




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  Reply # 556984 12-Dec-2011 14:37
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timmmay: I run a headphones website, though I haven't heard any surround sound headphones. Given that headphones are just two speakers I think it's a gimmick. Just get a good set of regular headphones, like the Sennheiser 558 or 589.


Don't know about surround sound headphones but having read the post I dragged out my JVC device and connected it to the S/PDIF output of a DVD player and played a title with 5.1 audio. The JVC device decoded the digital input and output a Dolby Headphone signal that was startling like haveing 5.1 audio in your ears.

Though there are only two speakers if you will in the headphones, Dolby Headphone createss a very realistic 5.1 soundstage through advanced psychoacoustic processing that's very apparent as you switch it on and off during playback from a true 5.1 source.

I must try it out on my PS3 playing a 5.1 game such as COD (well actually I will have to ask my son :-)  )

It does a pretty decent job of Dolby Prologic II when presented with 2 analogue channels also.




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  Reply # 557304 13-Dec-2011 09:38
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thanks everyone for your help might just get some good headphones from sennheiser 

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  Reply # 557325 13-Dec-2011 10:19
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We only have two ears yet we hear in surround sound.

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  Reply # 557330 13-Dec-2011 10:26
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I have a set of logitech G35's which are surround sound 7.1's all though its a virtual dolby thing. They do work, in BF3 i get positional audio, and movies sound amazing. Also there is enough bass to rattle you head :) My flatmate is a baker and is in bed at 9pm so its perfect for me.
Its not quite what you after as its connects via usb, but just letting you know that surround sound headphones do work and they are worth the extra money.

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  Reply # 557365 13-Dec-2011 11:33
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we can hear surround BECAUSE we have two ears ehich gives direction to the sounds we hear in real life.

i guess the way simulated surround works by simulating the sound signals as they would be IF in the real world the sound comes from front and back and left and right from the 5-7 speakers.





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  Reply # 557894 14-Dec-2011 14:13
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You might find something useful here

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/08/30/ten_gaming_headsets/ 

If your after a very good set of cans these would be my pick

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/03/11/review_headphones_marshall_major/

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