Originally Posted by ireland133
Hey guys, I've been attempting to understand the technicalities of how this technology works, and I'm afraid I'm still confused. I plan on purchasing the MoS score either way, but if I can experience this tech via the deluxe version I'd more than happily throw down for it. The problem is, I don't listen to music on my phone. Is there a way to experience the tech solely on my laptop? For example, If I opt for the deluxe version hoping to hear the audio difference, but have no plans to listen to the soundtrack on my phone, will I just be wasting money?
Unfortunately, the DTS tracks that you get with the CD code are tied to the IOS/Android app on a particular phone. The 6 tracks available for in-app purchase are also tied to the app, but they are at least re-downloadable and can be transferred to other phones and tablets that run the same OS.
I'm going to try to extract the tracks this weekend with iExplorer to back them up, but even if I'm successful, there are no software or hardware players that are capable of decoding the HeadphoneX format. Even if they're a standard format like AAC, they will have additional HeadphoneX profile information that can only be decoded by a compatible player.
I would save $8 and get the regular version of the soundtrack, which is only missing 6 non-essential tracks, and instead buy one or two tracks directly in the app. I recommend Flight and Oil Rig, which are two of my favorites and have some nice effects. (Unfortunately, my favorite track, What Are You Going To Do When You're Not Saving The World, is not available for in-app purchase.) It's a $2-4 in-app purchase, but unlike the tracks you get with the CD code, the in-app purchases can be re-downloaded and transferred to other devices. When all is said and done, this release is a nice proof-of-concept demo, but that's about it.