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Modern counterpart of quadraphonic headphones?

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Now that I've successfully managed to hear a few old quadraphonic recordings and FLAC files on my Onkyo Home Cinema, I was wondering if modern headphones are available that might sound something similar to a friend's quadraphonic headset I used briefly in 1975. I know there are several brands that can play "virtual" surround sound from one driver per ear, but, are there any that are "truly" surround, i.e., having two or more drivers per ear? I suppose that nowadays, ideally, such devices ought to have Bluetooth connectivity so that they can be paired wirelessly with the amplifier. Are you guys aware of the existence of something like this? Is there one brand or particular model that you can recommend?

Edit: I've just watched several videos about a forthcoming "Ossic X" 3D-headphone that look promising. Is there anyone here based in San Diego or elsewhere in California that has had the opportunity of demoing these cans? Would they do the job of truly emulating old quadraphonic headphones? Are they even better? What do you think?
 
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...It's still very expensive, but will eventually be affordable. This is pretty exciting stuff!
Indeed! Thanks for the link. Their closed-loop approach makes a lot of sense.

I wasn't able to watch the video. How much are we talking about for this thing?
 

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Indeed! Thanks for the link. Their closed-loop approach makes a lot of sense.

I wasn't able to watch the video. How much are we talking about for this thing?
I got quoted US$2395 in February, I'm on the waiting list if anyone drops out of their purchase. I expect the price to go up though so it depends if there is any money in the piggy bank.
 

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hey B, I thought the new one was going to be priced in the 1200.00 - 1500.00 range, still slightly out of my reach but getting closer. Whatever happened to that?
 

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hey B, I thought the new one was going to be priced in the 1200.00 - 1500.00 range, still slightly out of my reach but getting closer. Whatever happened to that?
People who signed up for the A16 via Kickstarter will get a discounted price.
It will cost more for new purchases going forward.

Here's a video from InnerFidelity where the reviewer said the 9.6 channel playback over Stereo Headphones "blew my mind"
 

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Main problem for stuff like this is where to audition them. There's no way I'd spend that kind of money without trying them first.
I've tried Dolby Headphone, DTS solution, Yamaha's Silent Cinema and so on and so forth... pale imitations of the real thing. I've no reason to doubt this is (far?) better but I would need to judge by myself.

Edit: although... I have to be honest with myself. Reading the description of this product had me pretty much salivating at the idea. :D
 
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Main problem for stuff like this is where to audition them. There's no way I'd spend that kind of money without trying them first.
I would assume these will be sold online, perhaps direct from Smyth, with a money back guarantee or free trial period.
 

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I would assume these will be sold online, perhaps direct from Smyth, with a money back guarantee or free trial period.
Or you can audition them at any CanJam in your part of the woods. Smyth goes to many although they skipped this year's NYC show.
 

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Kal, I hope we can look forward to a MITR review on the A16 at some point. Have you auditioned these yourself, or the A8 version?
 
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