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Old 01-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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The DTS Headphone:X experience first requires surround content to be encoded as a DTS-HD® bit-stream with the room information embedded in the stream. Next, the DTS Headphone:X solution embedded on a PC, tablet or phone calibrates to the headphones in use. Finally, the reference data is decoded and post-processing enhancement techniques are employed to deliver a truly amazing, home theater quality surround sound experience over headphones.

INFO: http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/DT...-CES2013.shtml

Can't wait to give this a try!
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Would definitely buy into this, although the lack of Dolby in this technology misses half the battle. Unless they include something comparable. Id hate to buy new equipment for a single codec.

But the idea is great!

...reminds me of the talk about 3D audio. Never seemed to catch on though...guess each company wants something proprietary.

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Damn interesting, I would love that for late night viewing and DTS does have the majority of BDs. Applid to Dolby would be better but hey you can't win the all
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Would definitely buy into this, although the lack of Dolby in this technology misses half the battle. Unless they include something comparable. Id hate to buy new equipment for a single codec.

But the idea is great!

...reminds me of the talk about 3D audio. Never seemed to catch on though...guess each company wants something proprietary.
Dobly has their version of this, called Dobly Headphone.
"Dolby® Headphone delivers up to 7.1-channel headphone surround sound over any headphones for richer, more spacious headphone audio."


"DTS Headphone X isn't a headphone or an amp, it's a new surround virtualizer technology. DTS demoed it by playing channel ID announcements (i.e., "left channel," "right side surround channel," etc.) through an 11.1-channel speaker system, then playing the same announcements through Sennheiser HD 239 headphones. So uncanny was the simulation, I actually took the headphones off to make sure the speakers weren't playing. Existing headphone virtualizers such as Dolby Headphone don't simulate a center speaker well, but through Headphone X, it really sounded like there was a speaker sitting several feet right in front of me. DTS had no announcements to make about licensing deals, but presumably we could see this incorporated into A/V receivers, Blu-ray players, and perhaps even smartphones."
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from: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/pho...uide-m?image=7


"In 2012, DTS acquired SRS Labs, a leader in audio processing and enhancement. The acquisition combined two highly complementary product and technology portfolios, bringing together DTS' suite of audio codec solutions and SRS Labs' range of audio processing technologies."

SRS Labs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Retrieval_System


DTS Headphone X is a result of the DTS & SRS Labs merger.
3DAudio aka MDA( Multi Dimensional Audio ) is still being worked on. DTS will be ahead of Dobly with this also, due to their acquisition of SRS Labs.
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Damn interesting, I would love that for late night viewing and DTS does have the majority of BDs. Applid to Dolby would be better but hey you can't win the all
Me too.

Dolby owned the DVD era, while DTS owns the Blu-ray era. Most of the Blu-rays I've purchased over the last 4 years have DTS audio.
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I went to CES too and I listened to the new DTS-X in their demo theater.
can't wait to try it at home -11.1 surround sound at night on full blast while everybody sleeping?
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Yea, I heard this and it sounds absolutely amazing. It doesn't seem to have that trademark giveaway sound quality that it's processed. For quiet headphone listening, this is awesome!
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The Z Plus app supports the first gen iPad but needs iOS 6 (which doesn't support iPad 1) !! I can't believe there is no way to try DTS Headphone X without an iOS device!
Any iOS emulators for Windows/Mac?

Has anybody tried this?How does it compare to Dolby Headphone or Surround Sound Headphones?
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I tried it yesterday and it is definitely amazing. For a moment there, during the tutorial, I thought my speakers were giving the sound and not my headphones. Each channel sounds perfectly placed and very very clear. It would be awesome if it came to blu rays as an additional track or as a download (especially for late night). Huge achievement for DTS.
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I tried it yesterday and it is definitely amazing. For a moment there, during the tutorial, I thought my speakers were giving the sound and not my headphones. Each channel sounds perfectly placed and very very clear. It would be awesome if it came to blu rays as an additional track or as a download (especially for late night). Huge achievement for DTS.
How do you compare it to surround sound headphones?
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^ It is definitely better. Even though it does not have the individual speakers within (you can use practically any earphones or headphones) it sounds as if you are using a genuine 11.1 theater system. The sounds from the different channels come at you as if they are being reproduced outside the headphones and you are not even wearing them. It sounds "open" I guess? Like not constrained within whatever earphones or headphones you are using. And the 11.1 channels go like this: so you have your standard 5.1 channels (like from a movie mix) plus the surround back channels (2), front high channels (2), and surround back high channels (2). All of them sound clearer as well.
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Sound quality is very good,It's great! , and I liked !
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Even though the DTS headphones may sounds good, I'll still prefer to listen to movie soundtracks without the headphones, to emulate a full theatrical audio experience, like being in a commercial theater. A moviegoer doesn't go to the theater, and watch a movie with headphones on. I can't imagine watching a movie for 2 or even 3 hours long with headphones. To me, that can become very uncomfortable sooner or later.

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