Is there any way to change the input of the Sony MDR-HW700DS using BRAVIA Sync/HDMI CEC. Don't want to have to switch inputs when not using the headphones by manually pressing a button on the unit.
Perhaps the Harmony Ultimate remote with Wi-Fi can do this?
I'm tempted to just say, "Yes" from memory. But I'll go home this weekend and demo a couple good surround sound scenes from my 5.1 system, then the headphones and compare.Does the system really offer a clear imagination of the rear surround channel (7.1) (sound from behind)?
Only works with their wireless set. No jack to plug in another set.Does this unit only work with the included headphones, or can you plug another set in wired? My old Pioneer surround headphones had a wired output so you could ditch their wireless ones and use your own (I like to use my Grados).
I tested with Super 8 chapter 14, the bus attack, and Judge Dredd throughout the movie. Whenever there were good rear surround effects in the movie, I backed up and listened with the headphones right after.Does the system really offer a clear imagination of the rear surround channel (7.1) (sound from behind)?
Good stuff. But you also have to take into account the fact that of course any decent 7.1 system is going to sound better because the soundstage is much larger than the claustraphobic sound stage any set of headphones can create - even a good pair like theseI tested with Super 8 chapter 14, the bus attack, and Judge Dredd throughout the movie. Whenever there were good rear surround effects in the movie, I backed up and listened with the headphones right after.
Bottom line, it doesn't replicate rear channels that well. Instead of it sounding like it comes from directly behind you, it is more of an "in the head" effect that is kind of hard to explain. It was still a good experience, but it just didn't compare with even my cheap pioneer 5.1 system sound stage.
My review is still the same - that for people that live in a place where they can't turn up real speakers, these offer a very good alternative They gives you a lot of positional feedback, better than plugging standard headphones into an AVR jack. But no, it doesn't compare to a real system. The bass is good for headphones, but is quickly exposed in scenes that drop down below ~ 60 hz. Turned all the way up in those scenes, it just turns to distorted mush.
No problem. I was impressed by the 11.1 DTS soundcheck on the Dredd bluray as you can see in post #8 of this threadGood grief. I forgot that was in the extras! I had remembered there was supposed to be good surround sound in that movie, but had forgotten that "feature" was on the disk. Thanks.
Dredd 3D was probably the best movie I tried on these so far - but it has encoding to go up beyond 7.1 via DTS Neo X mix (Up to 11.1). I didn't think these could decode Neo X until I checked the manual and in fact they do decode Neo X!!!
The 11.1 DTS soundcheck in the Extras on Dredd was VERY well represented in all directions including the Wides, Height, and Back channels. Count me impressed. I think maybe these should be called 11.1 instead of 9.1. The main problem now is that The Expendables 2, Dredd, and Step Up Revolution are the only blurays I could find that support Neo X