Good priced if you want to enhance your surround sound experience.
Edit: The price is USD$99 (AUD $139). I changed it in title but it is not reflecting in it. Dunno why.
How much are they normally?
I'm guessing delivery will cost a fortune for those…
$64 delivery to Melbourne
Still cheaper than local buy.
Warning to those who are thinking about atmos…its still fairly new and support for it is all over the place. I got a JAMO atmos speaker package during the boxing day sales and discovered i had no devices that could pass-through the atmos signal to my amp.
Ended up having to buy an nvidia shield cause it supported atmos and dts-x for kodi and amazon prime. But even that didnt support netflix atmos.
If you want netflix atmos then you need to by a new TV (sony and LG i think), or a new xbox one.
Great points. Some blurays have it and older players can pass through.
Or most 4k Uhd disc have it.
Yeap it's very new. For video content you've got Blu-Ray players (not all work) & Xbox One for disc playback, Apple TV 4K & Xbox One for best streaming support and Xbox One X for gaming support (Not all games supported on One S). So my recommendation Xbox One X to cover all Atmos options.
I had a One S ( used in my Atmos Demo video ) but later found not all Games (e.g Tomb Raider Series) would support the sound, and some games which tried Like Assasins Creed Origins, would glitch audio now and then, and sometimes when opening the map cut audio completely forcing to restart the game to get a Signal back to the Reciever. And playing some larger files through Kodi the One S would sometimes just give up and not play any sound. Since upgrading the One X has performed flawlessly with Atmos.
Also look at what your receiver can do with Upmixing, which can take a 5.1 (normal movie or game) and make up a height channel using some fancy magic. This can make any content feel more immersive, and tbh when I switched the receiver to standard 5.1 only the room felt empty. You really get used to having the "dome" of sound around you. If you're a purist then you would probably not want this feature enabled, but it is a nice to have.
Have you tried Apple 4k TV should pass through atmos
You are absolutely right. Apple 4K TV is the cheapest option to play Netflix Atmos content. For offline Atmos content, Nvidia Shield is the best option with full support for pass-through to your AV Receiver. So you have the best of both worlds with tvOS and Android TV!
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/64066 and https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204069
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Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X
Yeah that has it for iTunes, Netflix, and amazon but from what I remember reading, you can install kodi on the Apple TV but it still wouldn’t pass through atmos or dts-x, that was the deal breaker for me.
Tbh atmos is overrated, I should have stuck to the classic 5.1 set up
Dolby Atmos enabled.
I'm not sure if it's a marketing ploy with manufacturers these days or not, but at one stage getting a Dolby Certified device meant it passed Dolby's stringiest testing for quality, and you knew you were getting a top quality receiver/speakers/etc.
Even today, only very few top of the range TVs are Dolby Vision (or whatever it's called) certified. This means that dolby has certified the TV to be used with their proprietary technology, but tge TV has to pass a stringest test of tv quality.
This can then be used as manufacrers not only as another display system, but a sign of quality to a prospective consumer (and a great marketing advantage for the seller).
So I'm wondering if Dolby audio and Dolby Atmos compatible or enabled (in this case speakers) imply good quality? Because if it does, it's a bargain set of speakers.
But if they're just Dolby compatible or Dolby enabled rather than Dolby Certified then that may not be the case.
I don't know if that makes sense to anyone, but it may make sense to look into it.
I can't be bothered spending too much time checking every set any more (gone are the days I would spend months or years studying speaker and room acoustics, and the underlying physics, just to build my own huge cone, electrostatic, or ribbon speakers, just to have the best of the best).
But my best friend from childhood still does it, in fact he's invested into making his own brand, too bad he's in the US now and I lost touch with him. I could catch up on tge latest tech from him, but audio is not where my head is at these days.
It makes sense what you're trying to figure out.
My understanding, after a lot, and I mean a lot of research (I've read both Atmos and DTS:X setup specifications), the enabled purely translates to 'capable'. So being angled means they'll bounce the sound from the ceiling back towards the listener, provided they're connected to an ATMOS capable receiver.
I see it more as a way to push a buyer into the correct direction. For example, if you saw a speaker like this in a store but had never heard of Atmos, and Atmos was nowhere on the box you'd think "Why the heck would I want my roof to hear music? the speaker should point at me". But by putting that label gets someone to google "Dolby Atmos enabled" to then see it's use-case.
I also like to plug my demo vid on Atmos showing how "lifelike" the movements of objects around a room is. This demo however is from a Ceiling mounted Atmos system, but you get an idea.
That is a brilliant video.
You could send it to Dolby's marketing department, see if they'd want to use it in their marketing.
The use of a dog, an intelligent animal but one with with no preconceived ideas about what is going on, was innovative and pretty ingenious really.
Thanks heaps for the kind words about the vid :)!
I made it for that exact reason, it's unbiased and a pure reaction to what is happening in the room. Bruce (my dog) however did not like thinking we were under attack from Birds inside our house haha :D
@camshandez: Lol. I bet. But the reaction is priceless.
Btw. our family dog, who's now sadly passed, was also named Bruce (after Bruce Lee).
Looks like these are upward firing, which means you need a ceiling with suitable acoustics to make the most of these. I’ve read that having ceiling mounted speakers is the best way to go for the ATMOS experience. But like has been mentioned you need a full ATMOS compatible setup to even use these. I was looking into it a month back and the cost seemed prohibitive.
Yup ceiling mounted speakers are best for Atmos, however for those who can't, this is the next best thing. Or just pick any old speakers and point them towards ceiling and it would still do the job.
Can anyone comment on buying from this business as they don’t add GST? What will happen when it arrives in Australia? Is it worth the hassle?
There is no hassle. The item will sail through the border as it is under 1000 bucks.
What about the collection of GST on overseas items?
If the retailer doesn't collect it, which B&H does not, then it won't get collected, as per my comment above.
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