Originally Posted by ShadowCND
Does the system really offer a clear imagination of the rear surround channel (7.1) (sound from behind)?
I'm tempted to just say, "Yes" from memory. But I'll go home this weekend and demo a couple good surround sound scenes from my 5.1 system, then the headphones and compare.
Worth noting - I screwed up by initially running sources through my AVR, and then into the headphones, and then to the TV. By doing so, I was only getting the 5.1 channels my AVR supported.
I now have my sources going directly into the headphone box, and then into my AVR, then the TV. (It makes it more difficult for the family, as there is no remote control to easily switch inputs - aside from the button on the box or the button on the bottom of the headphones.)
This gives me all the best audio my blu-ray, DirecTV box and XBOX ONE can output into the headphones. I only noticed it a couple weeks ago so feel a bit chagrined. I rewatched the The Hobbit after I made the switch and listened to it in all its DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 glory. I think there was more going on then before, but admit it could just be placebo effect, as it has been a month since watching it last before I reconfigured the cables.
Listening to it with the headphones turned up, and the Buttkicker cranked on my recliner, I almost feel satisfied, despite having toured some showrooms over the last year and becoming obsessed with having a real system. I suspect when I finally get an Atmos system demo, it will make things even worse.
Reminder - they support: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Express, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS, DTS Neo:X and Linear PCM.