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So I just noticed the Dolby Headphone surround options, DH1, DH2, DH3 on my Nvidia purevideo audio configuration screen.

Selecting any of them while using my rather dated Sony MDR-600's yields a noticeably wider sound field ... broader stereo effect and all ... but do you need special headphones for the surround or what?

I mean ... are the DH1 and other varieties of Dolby headphone surround supposed to work with regular old cans like my sony's?

    
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Yeah they probably will. But headphones with a wider soundstage would help a little more.
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Yeah they probably will. But headphones with a wider soundstage would help a little more.
So the DHx variety of headphone surround doesn't need a special set of headphones then ...

That's sort of what I was thinking ...

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I think it just sets a (simulated) wider and wider surround field according to preference. Damn it's so hard to describe sounds with words.
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I think it just sets a (simulated) wider and wider surround field according to preference. Damn it's so hard to describe sounds with words.
From what I could hear when testing it ...

It didn't really seem like "surround" per se ... just like a wider *stereo* effect.

Sort of like widening the stereo of a .wav file with sound forge or something.

But certainly not like real surround as I'd get from my 5.1 speakers or anything ...
    
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