3. I'd have to spend several thousand dollars on a new receiver and speakers, which would be even more of a mismatch between all of my speakers (yeah, I could buy new everything but I can't justify the cost).
4. Sounds silly but I have a big problem with putting holes in the walls (I waited 5 years in this house before I hung anything on the wall!).
but isn't that what everyone said about quad and then 5.1?I don't want the cost to upgrade hardware and buy more speakers, neither do I have a large enough listening space to feel it is worth my while, let alone the mess of installing ceiling speakers.
I went from stereo to 5.0. I'm too young for buying into quad when it was new: no ignorance, but practicality in terms of cost, hassle, mess and family. 5.x works fine for films which is more of a family/couple thing and it's fine for usually me for music. It's a niche format for music, Atmos even more so.but isn't that what everyone said about quad and then 5.1?
I just don't get why everyone here upgraded from stereo to quad and then 5.1 and suddenly declared 5.1 the winner and no need to go any further.
seems rather arbitrary and, well, ignorant to me??
why is 5.1 the be all end all?
+1 & + the cost of a whole new system; somewherrrrre over the - way up high...I would go Atmos if
A) I was younger and had the drive to totally revamp my system; from receiver to additional speakers not to mention all the wiring involved.
B) I would really want to do it right which would mean ceiling mounted speakers. Unfortunately, that would be very difficult in my listening room.
C) I am more of a content person, so I will be quite happy listening to a really good sounding 5.1 system if it's an album I really want to listen to.
D) I listen to music more than watching movies and I'm guessing ATMOS is more effective with connected visual content.
E) I'm lazy.
you bought 3 more speakers and a new receiver and discs to achieve your 5.0 niche (from stereo)?I went from stereo to 5.0. I'm too young for buying into quad when it was new: no ignorance, but practicality in terms of cost, hassle, mess and family. 5.x works fine for films which is more of a family/couple thing and it's fine for usually me for music. It's a niche format for music, Atmos even more so.
Welcome to the forumI have one Atmos SACD. I would buy more if I could get them to work with headphones on the hardware that I have (my AVR will do Atmos with speakers). I have seen ads for Atmos headsets, but they require an Xbox One, which I am not going to buy just to listen to a few CDs. FWIW, I also have some Quadraphonic (Surround Sound) CDs and SACDs.
Does anyone make an Atmos optical drive and Atmos headphones that will work with a Windows 7 PC?