Originally Posted by JasonS77
Looks like Dolby Atmos for Headphones is the solution for everyone while DTS Headphone:X is specific to some devices.
Actually, this is not the case. There is an iOS app called nPlayer (perhaps available for other OSes as well, I don’t know) which has a DTS:X Headphones decoder and
upmixer. You can use it to play files stored on your device, on a DNLA server, or to browse for online content, and it allows you to use any old pair of ordinary stereo headphones to play this content, or a USB DAC if you prefer.
I really like the DTS:X Headphone effect, especially on the (relatively few) samples posted on YouTube with native DTS:X Headphobes audio tracks. For example, the DTS:X Headphones - encoded trailer for the “Batman: Arkham Knight” game sounds fully immersive to my ears. And I love what the upmixer does to Muse’s “Under Pressure w/ the UCLA Marching Band, posted to YouTube. Though the recording itself isn’t studio quality, I still am given the sense that the band is stretched out in front of me.
For anyone who is interested in experimenting with this format, I highly recommend it!
According to the nPlayer documentation, the paid version of the app, nPlayer Plus, has got a Dolby Atmos Headphones decoder as well. I haven’t tried it [yet], so I can’t speak to how it sounds.