Originally Posted by x3angel
Not sure? Do these do Dolby Vision Pass thru?
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I've not tested myself, but in this thread one of them has been doing Dolby Vision pass through. If it says it can do it on Amazon, then you can try it in your system. If it goes belly up then return. I've been returning a lot of hdmi splitters and switches to Amazon. They are easy to deal with, but I did get a bit of static as I've had about 8 returns this Summer.
I use both of those splitters. The newer one is the better (the top one), but I'm not sure which one was being used in this thread which is why I posted the pictures. The one I like looks like an Awakelion (and that is in fact what I have.) Amazon reviewer responded and that was his thoughts on the two.
While here and I'm going to throw some water on the N950 vs the K950 simply based on going price (almost half for new K950). The issue is Atmos upmixing and ARC. When you are playing non-Atmos material via the improved ARC of the N950 you are restricted to the upmixing onboard the N950. It sounds like Samsung has done some impressive stuff for audio with the N950, but for upmixing multi-channel music or non-Atmos sound tracks with the K950 using an Xbox One S (or X or Dolby Access app on windows 10 device) blows away the Samsung's onboard upmixing. PIA to make the K950 to receive Atmos all the time, but for extremists I'm not confident that the N950's new onboard upmixing is better than the Dolby Access app on Xbox and Windows 10.
I am a horrible tight wad so I'm sitting back and waiting for the chips to fall with the N950. I'm also biased because my room is very far from ideal for the new side firing speakers on the N950. I've disabled ARC on my K950 because of erratic behavior and its been wonderful.
As most are reporting here DTS:X is not the best. I can play DTS:X discs on my Xbox which takes them to Atmos and the one I've heard was quite dry sounding much like others are reporting for the N950 doing proper DTS:X. The problem with all sound bars before the N950 and possibly including it is the Dolby Atmos Upmixing which is a large portion of what one listens to despite the rampant success of Atmos. With my K950 I'll often with lesser Atmos soundtracks (the majority) I often prefer to upmix for the more intiment dialog and better music. And yes, for obvious parts of these lesser Atmos tracks where the action indicates real Atmos is best I cheat and switch to the original Atmos track.
I'm also deeply disturbed by the reports in this thread of the neutering (neutralizing) of the bass. The K950 can be crazy boomy and awesome if placed in a corner, but with proper placement it can be tamed to something very neutral and yet still awesome. I love to wallow in bass and apartment dwellers probably should flock to the N950. I know some are saying the bass is similar in this thread, but most say its tighter. I love tight bass so I'm very envious of these reports in some way on the N950. If this is the case this is a huge asset. AVSers need to clarify the differences. I may have a friend of friend who may already have an N950 so I'm hoping to hear the wonders of the N950, but remain skeptical because the K950s bass output is prodigious and wonderful.
Others are talking about music with the K950. I need to read through this thread more on the subject, but here are my takes on the K950. Bluetooth on the K950 is sad with most sources as it just seems to use the front two channels. Youtube through the Xbox one S upmixed just annihilates the blue tooth. So Kudos to the N950 if the bluetooth sounds good now and uses proper upmixing. If you have HD audio files in stereo (OK) or multi-channel (revelation) your best bet is using the dolby access app to upmix with the K950. Audiophiles with expensive two channel systems will be impressed with multi-channel upmixed by Dolby Access app (Xbox or Windows 10).
So please excuse me for throwing some water on the seemingly excellent N950, but for extremists on a budget the K950 may get the job done for less and I'm unclear on whether the N950 or K950 has the most bass.
For 99% of normal people I'd run towards the N950 and the improved ARC and not worry about any upmixing gains of an Xbox over the N950. For extreme enthusiasts I've posted this because Xbox Upmixing so much better than the K950's for at least 95% of material plus the huge, huge music gains with HD multichannel audio upmixed. Pardon the intrusion by a N950 skeptic.