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Originally Posted by GregLee
I find it difficult to figure out what Headphone:X actually is, after reading through much of this thread. Is it a method for downmixing multichannel sound to stereo that is especially tailored to headphone listening? Am I warm?
I don't understand what is remarkable or interesting about that. If there were some customization of the downmixing to a particular listener's room or his ears, that might be new, but that doesn't seem to be part of it. So what is the point? Isn't it just a form of headphone stereo? Why should it take any special processing on the listener's end to hear it?
By the way, my Turtle Beach XP400 headphones, which downmix DD 5.1 to headphone stereo, do allow for some customization -- supposedly you can adapt them to your ears by fiddling with the virtual angles of the virtual 5.1 speakers you're listening to. (I haven't yet experimented with this feature.)
Its more geared for the mobile market, for those on cellphones and tablets that watch movies.
Projector: BenQ w1500 + ES Sable 135" Screen AVR: Onkyo TX-NR646 ATMOS/DTSX + Darbee 5000
Speakers: Polk Audio TSX550t (FL/FR), CS2 Series II (C), Monitor40 Series II (RL/RR),
Onkyo THX Bookshelf Speakers (Ceiling L/R), (2) JL Audio 12" Subs + (2) Dayton 15" Subs + (2) ButtKicker LFE
Arrangement: 5.1.2 Source: HTPC, Roku 4, Nexus Player, Samsung UBD-K8500 4k Bluray Player