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Wireless Surround Sound Headphones

I'm looking for the best pair of surround headphones for listening to movies. I mainly watch movies at night after the wife and kids have gone to bed so it is not worth spending the money on a traditional surround setup. I currently use the Sennheiser RS120 but would like something a little more robust. Ideally I would like something RF that I can connect to my optical port on my LG65UH8500, but if a Bluetooth pair will provide the best sound then I can by a separate Bluetooth box for the TV. I've done a little research but most wireless headphones seem geared towards music, not movies. Since this would be in place of a receiver and speakers my budget is a little higher than normal for a pair of headphones. Any guidance is appreciated!
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Unfortunately, none exist right now. At least, none with HDMI inputs for audio - you can find dinky boxes that take optical and coax and do Dolby digital and DTS, but no current unit does TrueHD or master audio formats.

5 years ago, Sony had the HW7000DS I believe which were wireless surround headphones, but they're no longer sold.

The closest to a headphone processor we have is the much delayed Smyth Realiser A16 which costs a whopping $3500 but will process all audio formats (including 3D like Atmos and dtsX) into any set of headphones. But it is delayed and not out yet.

If you have a htpc, there are various software solutions that work, including out of your head (OOYH) to give a realistic effect.
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Unfortunately, none exist right now. At least, none with HDMI inputs for audio - you can find dinky boxes that take optical and coax and do Dolby digital and DTS, but no current unit does TrueHD or master audio formats.

5 years ago, Sony had the HW7000DS I believe which were wireless surround headphones, but they're no longer sold.

The closest to a headphone processor we have is the much delayed Smyth Realiser A16 which costs a whopping $3500 but will process all audio formats (including 3D like Atmos and dtsX) into any set of headphones. But it is delayed and not out yet.

If you have a htpc, there are various software solutions that work, including out of your head (OOYH) to give a realistic effect.
Thanks for the information. My current pair use composite audio run through a box that connects to the optical port on the TV, so almost anything would be an improvement from what I have.

I was looking at 2 different Sony pairs, the MDR-DS6500 and the WH-L600. Both claim to have virtual surround sound but I'm curious how good the effect is. I'm sure either would be a substantial upgrade over what I have, but I'm looking for the best I can get for around $500.
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Not much help here, but reminiscing a bit, back in the day I was in a similar situation of wanting to watch DD / DTS movies with headphones while the kid was sleeping. I had a full 5.1 system, but couldn't really use it after 8-9 p.m. My Marantz reciever had Dolby Headphone built-in and, I swear, it was the best thing since sliced bread back then. Ran the signal into a headphone amp and then into some Senn HD 595s and I was happy as pig crap. Kind of wish Dolby Headphone was still around in receivers.
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