Are any "5.1" headphones any good?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by inteificio, Jul 14, 2005.

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    inteificio

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    I have seen quite a few reviews for 5.1 headphones as of late.

    Unfortunatly i tend to not trust reviewers for products like that.

    So I am putting faith in you guys....who i have never met.

    Has anyone hear heard a set of 5.1 phones?

    Are they any good?
     
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    Which ones were you looking at? Pioneer and Philips do sets which are apparently pretty decent, but they are around £200+ i think.
     
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    How exactly are they supposed to work?
     
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    I have only seen reviews for the £50 mark, i had not heard about those ones.

    They have many different speakers inside the one pair of headphones and have seperate inputs for all the channels.
     
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    Are you sure about that? I always thought they only had one driver per earpiece... basically i just thought 5.1 headphones worked with 2 drivers and used algorithms to attempt positional audio. At least thats how Dolby Headphone works...

    Anyway, cheap ones are shit. Dont bother.
     
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    I was gonna say - I mean, I can understand 4.0 (1 "front", 1 "rear" in each can), but with 5.1, you'd have to place a cup on your forehead (think that scene in "Back to the future" when Marty meets Doc Brown, 1955, for the first time) and use your skull as a subwoofer/speaker driver - he he... A bit like those 1970s "Bone Fones"...
     
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