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Old 12-22-2020, 10:59 PM   #1
tripletopper tripletopper is offline
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Cool Headphone surround sound processors?

I don't where exactly to go with question, because I'd about laser discs, I asked how to hear the best Laser Disc sound. They told me to get an AC3 RF to DD converter, a technology unique to laser discs. And they said if my headphones decode Dolby Digital and turn it to a headphone mix, then my Turtle Beach DSS should concert it to headphone surround.

By the way, they kicked me off by referring to me by username, almost begging me to come in their discussion, then they threaten to kick me off. I told the mod I was invited on a topic I most comment about, getting my Turtle Beach to listen to movies in perfect surround sound.

And I haven't been on the website in over a year, and I was invited just to get kicked off.

I never had and surround system except for my Turtle Beach. I understand the secret is controlling the acoustics around your ear in a standardized way instead of hiring a tech to "program" the sound system FOR A PARTICULAR ROOM, and only got the guy in the sweet spot. For forgive me if I'm ignorant of such devices outside Turtle Beach and similar gaming companies.

Does there exist either a current or retro device that takes Dolby and DTS and LPCM 7.1 and convert it into a headphone mix which sounds 360x360 when listen to in headphones?

I don't know if they currently make stuff because most gaming headphones now rely on the software base solution instead of a peripheral add-on. Where do I find the peripheral add-on? I assume this peripheral add-on will work equally as well in Dolby DTS and lpcm. Dolby movies sound great on my Turtle Beach decoder but not DTS or lpcm. 70% of my blu-rays are DTS, and 5% are lpcm.

That's a big chunk to be missing in our living room.

I'm looking for one that can work with dad's TV and Blu-ray upstairs and one that can work downstairs with DTS laserdiscs if I happen to find any in the wild at thrift stores.

I know there are software-based solutions on the Xbox one like the Dolby Atmos headphone app and the DTS X headphone app. Where were they find a hardware base solution that does all three conversions?

And by the way why is there no options to select match likes with lights so that Dolby Atmos movies are mixed using the Dolby Atmos headphone app and DTS movies are mixed using the DTS X headphone mixing app, and I assume Windows Sonic does the LPCM version of that. Why is there no match Media mode as an option for headphone mode in the Xbox One?
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Old 03-16-2021, 02:32 PM   #2
Hydra Spectre Hydra Spectre is online now
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There is the Sound BlasterX G6:
It says it does 7.1 but that's only for PC via. USB. However, it does have an Optical input which only supports LPCM 2.0 and Dolby Digital.
This is currently one of the cheaper options.

The only other option would be the Smyth Realiser which is thousands of dollars and I can't afford it even if I want it.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:54 PM   #3
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Hello. I found another hard to explain thing about headphone languages and Surround languages.

I just saw a few year old movie called Tomorrowland. The movie said in the end credits that it was mastered in Dolby Atmos.

Before I put it in my Xbox one I looked and saw it said it was encoded in DTS 7.1.

So if the three head coach phone converters that are available for the Xbox One namely Windows Sonic for lpcm Dolby Atmos headphone and DTS headphone I chose DTS headphone because I thought that was the closest match.

When I heard the sound of the movie, the directionalism was very underwhelming.

If one wants to go for maximal directionalism should one go with the format partner of the original film in this case Dolby Atmos or that of the physical disc format in this case DTS 7.1? Or should stuff with mixed languages be dealt with like lpcm and use Windows Sonic?

Anyone else have a similar directional problem?
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