Background: (you can skip this if you want to jump to the crux of my dilemma.) Just installed my first receiver and 5.1 surround speaker system, and I love it. My brother in-law and nephew (who lives with us) loves it too. And at first, the wife even loved it, but that has changed. The brother in-law and nephew are always cranking up the volume. You would swear they are half deaf, until someone whispers Twinkies, and then the come running.
Anyway, I don't think it is as much of an issue when we are all watching TV, but the living room is centrally located in the house, and it is especially annoying when only a few people are watching, and the others are trying to cook, read, or otherwise hold a conversation. (I have already played with some of the receiver settings to level out the volume of people speaking vs explosions and other louder events.)
Issue: I would love to spit my audio into a controllable combination of speaker output (which can at times be set to low, but present, volume), and multiple wireless headsets, that have independent volume levels so those who want, or need higher volume can have it without driving the others in the house crazy. (I understand that you loose some of the bass effects and other benefits from all the sound coming from the speakers, but if mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.) Any one have any ideas, alternate suggestions, or a link to where this issue has bee previously addressed? Thank you all for your time and consideration.