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surround sound from 3.5mm??

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by lhough20, May 12, 2005.

  1. lhough20

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    hi,
    I've been reading some of the threads re: surround sound headphones and i'm thinking of getting a pair purely for connecting to my dvd/amp and NOT my PC sound card. so i can only connect them to the 3.5mm headphone jackon the front of my dvd/amp. Is there such a set of surround sound headphones that can do this?

    Also my denon 500sd has L and R audio out phono connectors on the back if this will work but will connecting to these turn off the sound from the amp?

    Or should i go crazy and buy some Pioneer SE- DIR800C headphones at £300 which accept the optical out from my denon? :eek: but then would the sound from the denon speakers be muted if i connect to this output?

    thanks for any help.

    Lee
     
  2. Eddy Boy

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    What you need to look for is Dolby Headphone. With out this anything you listen to will be just a downmix to stereo.

    Dolby Headphone will actually create surround sound with a standard set of headphones.
     
  3. lhough20

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    jeeze that was a fast reply! just making an edit to my post!

    would the Pioneer SE- DIR800C do the trick? will these accept a stereo signal from a 3.5mm jack?

    thanks
     
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    Yeh those pioneers will give you a 5.1 signal if you have a 5.1 input (not one 3.5mm jack) but it seems that they convert stereo into a simulated surround sound so it sounds like the sounds are coming from around you but its not really 5.1
     

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