Originally Posted by quovadis123
I am using the headphone out, going to a Shiit magni amp.
I have both the Beats studio and the V-moda crossfade M1 headphones.
I can tell you the sound is amazing.
This tv has an on board DAC. The sound is much better than the sound coming from my sound card on my PC.
I have to agree that the sound is amazing, Lee seems to have some sort of super ears :-)
The answer to the question about the internal speakers is that while you can NOT turn off the TV "sub" you can use the TV equalizer to roll off the frequency so that it doesn't do much below 100 Hz. When I calibrated I found the TV "sub" was useful for very high bass, low mid. Your mileage will vary because you don't live in my long narrow 100 year old house…
I used the $100 "MiniDSP" calibrated mic. Want good sound/? Buy one. No I don't work for them,
I found that it took a little doing (30 minutes) to get the TV EQ, sub crossover, sub volume all balanced out for my room. Then I fattened up the sub so those car chases sound "real" even if its not "correct". :-)
I now have great sound where I used to have "bass thud", "AM radio sounding mid" and "shrill" treble. In particular this TV and the "Zepplin Air" in the office were simply transformed. People that spend big on stereo usually think they can calibrate by ear. I usually challenge them to show me :-) It's just real hard to tune an equalizer by ear. Any sound gear always sounds better with calibrated equalization, (period) so much so most people can't believe it. Even if your $20k stereo is absolutely positiviely flat, your room isn't. It has resonances etc. For $100 you'll be amazed by the improvements. No lie.
The mic and the free SW they mention calibrated a mess into clean sound. Not 120dB levels but clean. The sound and trilumious color are what make me happy to have forked out $4k to watch 1080p :-)
My only caveat is that while Mac users can use the MinDSP and free Room EQ Wizard, you'll need to google/troll around on the Room EQ wizard to find the various little tweaks needed to get it working. In particular, Apple doesn't make it easy to get sound to Java apps like this one, so you need to use another free "LineIn 2" app and fiddle around. Well worth the hassle. Easy but pay attention…
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/rew-forum/65896-getting-around-limitations-javasound-os-x.htmlEdited by jjnbos - 12/31/13 at 3:51am